Audio Products - A collection of devices used for producing or recording sounds.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Buzzer Elements, Piezo Benders - A device that produces an audible signal usually like a steady high pitched hum that is not encased within a molded housing.
  • Buzzers - A device that produces an audible signal usually like a steady high pitched hum that is encased within a molded housing.
  • Microphones - A device that converts audible wavelengths into an electrical signal for storage, transmission, and/or rebroadcasting.
  • Sirens - A device that produces a loud audible signal or warning. The frequency emitted by the device can be continuous, pulsing, or vary between two or more tones.
  • Speakers - A device that converts an analog signal into audible wavelengths of various frequencies and amplitudes.
Battery Products - Devices that are designed to provide direct current through the use of a chemical reaction.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Batteries Non-Rechargeable (Primary) - Cells that use a chemical reaction to produce electrical current and are designed to be used once and discarded.
  • Batteries Rechargeable (Secondary) - Cells that use a chemical reaction to produce electrical current and are designed to be recharged and used multiple times.
  • Battery Chargers - A device used to replenish the store of electricity in a battery.
  • Battery Holders, Clips, Contacts - A device that contains one or more compartments, chambers or contacts used for holding one or more batteries.
  • Battery Packs - A set of identical battery cells that are connected together either in series, parallel or a combination.
  • Cigarette Lighter Assemblies - A device that is designed to be plugged into the cigarette lighter receptacle (DC Power receptacle) of an automobile so that a power can be supplied to external equipment.
Boxes, Enclosures, Racks - Containers used to mount and house electronic components.
  • Backplanes - Boards with a series of connectors attached to them. These boards are often located on the rear of a card rack. The connectors on the board will mate with the connectors on the boards or devices that are inserted into the card rack.
  • Boxes - A container designed to hold electrical or electronic equipment. Items like displays, knobs, switches and buttons may be attached to the container as interfaces for the components enclosed in the box.
  • Boxes - Accessories - Supplementary items used with boxes.
  • Boxes - Components - Supplementary items used to complete a box or as replacement parts.
  • Card Guides - Devices designed to align a board when it is inserted into a card rack.
  • Card Guides - Accessories - Supplementary items used with card guides.
  • Card Racks - A frame that is designed to hold a series of boards or devices of a specific height, length, and width. These sub racks are often places into a larger rack.
  • Card Racks - Accessories - Supplementary items used with card racks.
  • Handles - Supplementary items that are designed to be added to devices to aid in lifting, pulling, and moving of the device they are attached to.
  • Patchbay, Jack Panels - A grouping of circuits with the same connector style that are usually mounted in a standardized frame. These groupings allow for the circuits to be interconnected and monitored.
  • Patchbay, Jack Panels - Accessories - Supplementary items used with a patch bay.
  • Racks - A standardized frame or enclosure for mounting multiple electronic modules.
  • Racks - Accessories - Supplementary items used with a standardized frame.
  • Racks - Components - Supplementary items used to complete a rack or as replacement parts.
  • Racks - Thermal Management - Devices that are used to provide cooling within a standardized frame.
Cable Assemblies - Insulated electrical conductors of varying colors, lengths, and diameters that are terminated on one or both ends with connectors.
  • Barrel - Audio - Devices with barrel shaped interconnects that are typically used in audio applications. The two most common types would be phone and phono (RCA) styles.
  • Barrel - Power - Devices with barrel shaped interconnects that are typically used in power applications. These types of interconnects are most often defined by an inner and outer diameter.
  • Between Series Adapter Cables - Cable with interconnects of differing styles on each end.
  • Circular - Devices that have a circular shape on the mating end of the device. These items are often distinguished by their shell size or style.
  • Coaxial, RF - Devices designed to connect high frequency circuits together. These devices come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and work best up to a specific frequency.
  • D-Shaped, Centronics - Devices that contain d-shaped interconnects. These devices are often used to transmit data to and from a computer and external devices.
  • D-Sub - Devices that have a "D" look to the mating end. Items in this family will have either male pins or female sockets for contacts. The size and layout of the "D" shape will determine the number and type of contact used in the device.
  • FFC, FPC (Flat Flexible) - FFC cables are a series of single flat conductor wires placed parallel to each other and molded together.
  • FFC, FPC (Flat Flexible), Ribbon - Jumpers - Lengths of flat, thin cable which house flat conductors placed parallel to each other that have the conductors exposed on both ends of the cable.
  • Fiber Optics - Fiber Optics are cables that contains a glass or plastic thread enclosed within a jacketed material.
  • IEEE 1394 (Firewire) - Cables that have a interconnects that meet the IEEE 1394 specification on one or both ends of the cable. These devices are often used to transmit data to and from a computer and external devices.
  • Jumpers, Pre-Crimped Wires - Single conductor devices with different terminal types on the ends.
  • LGH - These devices are designed for use with high voltages (greater than 4000 volts).
  • Modular - Cable with modular interconnects on one or both ends of the cable. These devices are often used in telecom designs.
  • Pluggable - These types of devices include various forms of SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment), SFP (Small Form Pluggable), PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express), and more.
  • Power, Line - Cables with interconnects on one or both ends. These interconnect on these devices are designed to transfer power from a wall outlet to a external equipment.
  • Power, Modular Systems - Cables with specialized interconnects on one or both ends of the cable. These devices are designed as part of a modular wiring system to deliver power to both sides of a workstation that is separated by a panel.
  • Rectangular - Cables with rectangular interconnects on one or both ends of the cable.
  • Smart Cables - Cables with interconnects on one or both ends of the cable. These devices will have electronic components built into one or both of the connector ends.
  • Solid State Lighting - These devices are designed to work with specific solid state lighting equipment.
  • Specialized Assemblies - Cables with specialized interconnects on one or both ends of the cable.
  • USB - Cables that have a USB interconnects on one or both ends of the cable. These devices are often used to transmit data to and from a computer and external devices or used to power/charge an electronic device.
  • Video - DVI, HDMI, WECo - Cables that have interconnects on one or both ends of the cable. These devices are often used for connecting to or between video sources.
Cables, Wires - Insulated electrical conductors of various colors, lengths, and diameters.
  • Coaxial - A single center conductor wire enclosed in a dielectric material, surrounded by a outer conductive shield and all enclosed in a jacket material. Occasionally, this type of cable will have two or three conductors.
  • FFC, FPC (Flat Flexible) - FFC cables are a series of single flat conductor wires placed parallel to each other and molded together.
  • Fiber Optics - Fiber Optics are cables that contains a glass or plastic thread enclosed within a jacketed material.
  • Flat Ribbon - A series of single conductor wires placed parallel to each other and molded together.
  • Modular - Flat Cable - A cable that contains more than one insulated wire conductor contained within a flat jacket. The cable may be left straight or formed into a spring like coil.
  • Multiple Conductor - A cable that contains more than one insulated wire conductor contained within a circular jacket. The cable may or may not contain a shield layer/layers.
  • Single Conductor - A cable that contains only one wire conductor. This conductor may or may not be insulated.
  • Wire Wrap - An insulated single conductor wire with exposed ends that are wound around a contact.
Cables, Wires - Management - Devices used to control, arrange, or guide cables or wires.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Bushings, Grommets - Devices that are used to insulate between an opening in a panel and any items (most often cables and wire) that are inserted into the opening. These devices can also hold the inserted objects securely between the two sides of the opening.
  • Cable and Cord Grips - Devices that are used to hold cables and wires securely through a panel.
  • Clamps and Clips - Devices that are used to hold cables and wires securely to a board or panel.
  • Cold Shrink Tape, Tubing - Cold Shrink tubing is hollow pieces of plastic tubing with both ends open. The tubing remains expanded until the center core of the tubing is removed. The tubing then shrinks to seal the items inserted into the tubing. Cold Shrink Tape provides a covering without any adhesive or mastic. the material of the tape reacts with itself to form a protective layer.
  • Fiber Optics - Fiber Optics are cables that contains a glass or plastic thread enclosed within a jacketed material.
  • Grounding Braid, Straps - Sleeves or strips of braided metal that are used for grounding and/or shielding.
  • Heat Shrink Boots, Caps - Devices that are designed to become smaller when their surface temperature is increased above a preset level.
  • Heat Shrink Fabric - Hollow pieces of plastic with one end open. These plastic pieces become smaller in size as they become warm. Most often used as insulation material when connecting wires together, heat shrink tubing also can be used to group wires together, insulate items from mechanical wear, and much more.
  • Heat Shrink Tubing - Hollow tubes of woven material with both ends open. These tubes become smaller in size as they become warm. Most often used as insulation material when connecting wires together, these tubes can be used to group wires together, insulate items from mechanical wear, and much more.
  • Heat Shrink Wrap - Hollow pieces of plastic with both ends open. These plastic pieces become smaller in size as they become warm. Most often used as insulation material when connecting wires together, heat shrink tubing also can be used to group wires together, insulate items from mechanical wear, and much more.
  • Markers - Small numeric labels used for identification of wires. These devices are secured to wires and cables through a variety of means.
  • Pulling, Support Grips - Devices used to aid in the pulling overhead/underground cables or for support hanging cables.
  • Solder Sleeve - Small hollow pieces of shrinkable tubing that have rings of solder incorporated into them. As these devices are heated, the tube shrinks and the solder melts, in order to splice cables.
  • Solid Tubing, Sleeving - Hollow pieces of plastic or other materials with both ends open.
  • Spiral Wrap, Expandable Sleeving - Hollow tubes of plastic or other materials with both ends open. The tube is split down the length of the tube and the seam is tucked into or over the tube, or the tube has a spiral cut down the length of the tube allowing the item to expand. A special tool is available to aid in installation.
  • Splice Enclosures, Protection - A device that is used to house or enclose several cables or wires that have been attached to each other.
  • Ties - A strip of fabric, metal, or plastic that is used to bundle or secure items together. The two ends of the strip are connected together using a variety of fastening techniques.
  • Ties - Holders and Mountings - Devices that are designed to hold wire ties securely to another item.
  • Wire Ducts, Raceways - Long enclosed contains that are designed to hold wires and cables that are not strung through a wall or ceiling.
  • Wire Ducts, Raceways - Accessories - Parts designed to be used with wire ducts.
  • Wire Labels - Heat Shrink - A piece of some type of material that is attached to a wire or cable in order to supply information about the cable/wire.
  • Wire Labels - Wrap Around - A piece of some type of material that is attached to a wire or cable in order to supply information about the cable/wire.
Capacitors - Devices for storing a charge of electricity.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Aluminum - A device for storing a charge of electricity. These devices are basically composed of an aluminum foil coated with an insulating layer, a sheet of paper saturated with electrolyte, and another aluminum foil. These devices are most often polarized and will be damaged if connected incorrectly.
  • Arrays - A grouping of devices used to store a charge of electricity. The components may or may not be connected internally.
  • Ceramic - A device that utilizes a ceramic material to accomplish its function.
  • Electric Double Layer, Supercaps - A device for storing a charge of electricity. These devices are designed to have energy storage capabilities that are much greater than normal capacitors.
  • Film - A device for storing a charge of electricity. The dielectric of these devices will be some form of a plastic film, a metalized film, or a combination of the two.
  • Mica and PTFE - A device for storing a charge of electricity. The dielectric of these devices will be some form mica or polytetrafluorethylene .
  • Niobium Oxide - A device for storing a charge of electricity. These devices used Niobium Oxide as the anode material.
  • Tantalum - A device for storing a charge of electricity. The dielectric material of these devices will be an oxidized form of tantalum.
  • Thin Film - A device for storing a charge of electricity. These devices are composed of thin film layers deposited on a substrate and separated by a dielectric.
  • Trimmers, Variable - A device for storing a charge of electricity. In these devices the capacity of the stored charge can be changed.
Circuit Protection - Devices that are designed to keep components safe in situations where an excessive amount of current is suddenly introduced to a circuit.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Circuit Breakers - A resettable safety device used to automatically open an electrical circuit when a fault condition, such as an overload or short circuit, occurs.
  • Disconnect Switch Components - Items used to create a device that will isolate a circuit when current flow has been interrupted.
  • Fuseholders - A device used facilitate the easy insertion and removal of fuses in an electronic circuit.
  • Fuses - A device designed to stop current flow when it exceeds a certain limit (overcurrent protection). The devices works by creating an opening in a material situated between two end terminals. The material will melt (blow) from an increase in heat generated by the device as the current flow changes. The amount of time it takes the device to blow is often defined as fast or slow-blow.
  • Fuses - Electrical, Specialty - A device designed to stop current flow when it exceeds a certain limit (overcurrent protection). The devices works by creating an opening in a material situated between two end terminals. The material will melt (blow) from an increase in heat generated by the device as the current flow changes. The amount of time it takes the device to blow is often defined as fast or slow-blow.
  • Gas Discharge Tube Arrestors (GDT) - These overvoltage devices allow current to flow through a gas. This happens when a high voltage (spike) ionizes the gas causing a discharge within the device.
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) - These devices are designed to allow for a stoppage of current flow when the device detects a discrepancy between the current flow in the neutral and hot lines of a circuit.
  • Inrush Current Limiters (ICL) - Items designed to limit and initial large flow of electric charge that occurs when a device is first turned on.
  • Lighting Protection - Devices that are specifically designed to protect LED and other lighting circuits in situations where there may excessive current, voltages, reverse connections and more.
  • PTC Resettable Fuses - A device designed to stop current flow when it exceeds a certain limit (overcurrent protection). The devices works by increasing its resistance as its temperature rises due to the current increase. This trips the device. Once voltage is removed from the circuit, the device will cool and reset. PTC is an acronym for Positive Temperature Coefficient.
  • Surge Suppression ICs - Devices that are designed to keep electrical devices safe from excess voltage and/or current. Components in this family are designed using semiconductor materials.
  • TVS - Diodes - A semiconductor device designed to limit or stop surges in a voltage level. The items in this family are designed using diodes (a components that to conduct in just one direction). TVS is an acronym for Transient Voltage Suppression (Suppressor).
  • TVS - Other Composition - A semiconductor device designed to limit or stop surges in a voltage level.
  • TVS - Thyristors - A semiconductor device designed to limit or stop surges in a voltage level. The items in this family are designed using thyristors (components that allow current flow only when triggered). TVS is an acronym for Transient Voltage Suppression (Suppressor).
  • TVS - Varistors, MOVs - A semiconductor device designed to limit or stop surges in a voltage level. The items in this family are designed using varistors - variable resistors (components that change resistance with the voltage level). TVS is an acronym for Transient Voltage Suppression (Suppressor).
  • Temperature Regulators - Devices that are designed to keep components safe in situations where there is an excessive amount of temperature. Component in this family will open or close a circuit that they are installed in when the switching temperature of the device is exceeded.
  • Thermal Cutoffs, Cutouts (TCO) - Devices that are designed to keep components safe in situations where there is an excessive amount of temperature. Component in this family will open the circuit they are installed in when the functioning temperature of the device is exceeded.
Computers, Office - Components, Accessories - Devices designed to be used with computers or integrated into equipment with microcomputers.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Adapter Cards - Devices that are used to take an input on one side and have an output on the other side. All of these devices have a bracket on them that is used to mount the item in a computer system.
  • Adapters - Devices that take an input using one interconnect type and convert it to an output of a different interconnect type.
  • Books, Videos, CD-ROMs - Classical music and electronic literature.
  • Brackets - A small narrow strip of metal. One end of the metal is designed to fit into a groove on the back of a computer case. The other end is bent at a 90 degree angle and is designed to be attached to the case by a threaded screw. The strip of metal may contain etched openings for different sized interconnects.
  • Cameras, Projectors - Devices designed for transmitting visual signals.
  • Card Readers - Magnetic Strip, Smart Card - An input device that is designed to accept a specialized card. This card contains data that are stored in narrow bands of magnetic material located across the length of the card or the card contains an embedded microprocessor and memory.
  • Card Readers - Memory Card - An input and output device that is designed to accept one or more of several standardized versions of flash based storage cards.
  • Computer Mouse, Trackballs - Devices used to manipulate the position of a cursor displayed on a screen.
  • Films and Filters - Devices designed to be used over monitors and screens that are used to enhance or restrict visibility.
  • Gaming, Flight Simulation Controllers - Input devices that are most often used to control the position of a cursor on a screen or movement of another object.
  • Hubs, Servers - Devices used to provide a network connections between computers, peripherals, and other networks.
  • KVM Switches (Keyboard Video Mouse) - Devices designed to allow multiple computers to use the same inputs and video output.
  • KVM Switches (Keyboard Video Mouse) - Cables - Insulated conductors that are designed to be used with KVM switches.
  • Labels, Labeling - A piece of some type of material that is used to supply information or identification about the device to which it is attached.
  • Modems - Devices designed to allow transmission of data over telecom lines by modulating and demodulating the signal.
  • Monitors - Devices that provide a visual display of video signals from a computer.
  • Printers - Equipment that is used to transfer images and text to a flat surface (most often paper) that is fed through the device.
  • Solid State Hard Drives - Devices that are used to store data but read from or write to the device without the use of any movable parts.
  • Switch - Groupings of devices that are used to turn a circuit on or off (make or break).
Connectors, Interconnects - Devices of the same style that most often mate with another device of the same style but opposite gender in order to transfer signals or power from one area of a device to another.
  • Backplane - ARINC - Connectors that conform to a specific set of specifications (ARINC) for interconnection devices. These devices are used in board or panel systems where other circuit boards may be plugged into them.
  • Backplane - ARINC Inserts - Portions of connectors that can be removed and replaced. These connectors conform to a specific set of specifications (ARINC) for interconnection devices. They are used in board or panel systems where other circuit boards may be plugged into them.
  • Backplane - Contacts - Male or female terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in connectors that are designed for board or panel mount systems where other circuit boards by be plugged into them.
  • Backplane - DIN 41612 - Connectors that conform to a specific set of specifications (DIN 41612) for interconnection devices. These devices are used in board or panel systems where other circuit boards may be plugged into.
  • Backplane - Hard Metric, Standard - Connectors that conform to a set of specifications for interconnection devices. These devices are used in board or panel systems where other circuit boards may be plugged into. These connectors usually have a 2.0mm pitch from row to row and column to column.
  • Backplane - Housings - Connectors that do not contain any contacts. These contactless connectors are designed for board or panel mount systems where other circuit boards by be plugged into them.
  • Backplane - Specialized - Connectors that conform to a set of specifications for interconnection devices and meant to be used in a backplane or rack and panel system.
  • Banana and Tip - Accessories - Supplementary items used with banana connectors.
  • Banana and Tip - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. One end of these devices will always be a Banana Jack, Plug, or Binding Post.
  • Banana and Tip - Binding Posts - A binding post is a threaded device used to connect single conductor wires to other wires through a panel or board. These devices usually include a banana jack within the threaded nut and may also contain other connector types.
  • Banana and Tip - Jacks, Plugs - A banana plug is a single male conductor connector that is composed of curved metal strips along the tip of the device. These strips compress slightly when the plug is mated to a female banana jack. A tip jack is smaller version of a male single conductor without the curved metal strips.
  • Barrel - Accessories - Supplementary items used with barrel connectors.
  • Barrel - Audio - Devices with barrel shaped interconnects that are typically used in audio applications. The two most common types would be phone and phono (RCA) styles.
  • Barrel - Audio - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain an audio style connector.
  • Barrel - Power - Devices with barrel shaped interconnects that are typically used in power applications. These types of interconnects are most often defined by an inner and outer diameter.
  • Between Series Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Each end of these devices will contain a different style of connector.
  • Blade Type Power - Devices that have been designed to work with larger power requirements. Items in this category will have contacts that have a blade style.
  • Blade Type Power - Accessories - Supplementary items used with blade type connectors.
  • Blade Type Power - Contacts - Terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in connectors that have a require a blade style contact.
  • Blade Type Power - Housings - Connectors that do not contain any contacts. These contactless connectors are designed to be used with blade style terminals.
  • Board to Board - Accessories - Supplementary items used with board to board connectors.
  • Board to Board - Arrays, Edge Type, Mezzanine - A connector whose terminals are placed along the edges (inner or outer) of the connector or contain a large grid of contacts. These board mounted connectors are designed to be mated to another connector that is mounted on a different board.
  • Board to Board - Board Spacers, Stackers - A connector that is made to be mounted to a board on both ends of the connector. The terminals are inserted into a plastic supporting base. No mating connector is needed to attach two boards together.
  • Board to Board - Headers, Male Pins - A connector that contains male pins inserted into a plastic supporting base. These board mounted connectors are designed to be mated to another connector that is mounted on a different board.
  • Board to Board - Headers, Receptacles, Female Sockets - A connector that contains female socket inserted into a plastic supporting base. These board mounted connectors are designed to be mated to another connector that is mounted on a different board.
  • Card Edge - Accessories - Supplementary items used with card edge connectors.
  • Card Edge - Adapters - Devices designed to mate two boards with terminal pads to each other.
  • Card Edge - Contacts - Terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in connectors that have a card edge style.
  • Card Edge - Housings - Connectors that do not contain any contacts. These contactless connectors are designed to be used with card edge components.
  • Card Edge, Edgeboard Connectors - Devices designed to mate with a board that has terminal pads positioned along an edge of the item. The devices will vary based on the type and thickness of the board that it is suppose to mate with.
  • Circular - Devices that have a circular shape on the mating end of the device. These items are often distinguished by their shell size or style.
  • Circular - Accessories - Supplementary items used with circular connectors.
  • Circular - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a circular style connector.
  • Circular - Cable Clamps - Device designed to hold a cable securely to a circular style connector.
  • Circular - Contacts - Male or female terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in connectors that have a circular style.
  • Circular - Housings - Connectors that do not contain any contacts. These contactless connectors are designed with a circular mating end.
  • Coaxial, RF - Devices designed to connect high frequency circuits together. These devices come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and work best up to a specific frequency.
  • Coaxial, RF - Accessories - Supplementary items used with coaxial connectors.
  • Coaxial, RF - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a coaxial/RF style connector.
  • Coaxial, RF - Contacts - Terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used with coaxial cable types.
  • Coaxial, RF - Terminators - Devices used to provide electrical termination. Items in this family have a Coaxial/RF connector style on the mating end.
  • Contacts - Leadframe - A specialized terminal.
  • Contacts - Multi Purpose - Male or female terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are designed to be used by several different connector styles.
  • Contacts, Spring Loaded and Pressure - Terminals designed to mate using pressure to hold a pad on a pad or a pin on a pad. The terminals can be spring loaded and will retract into a housing.
  • D-Shaped, Centronics - Devices that contain d-shaped interconnects. These devices are often used to transmit data to and from a computer and external devices.
  • D-Sub - Devices that have a "D" look to the mating end. Items in this family will have either male pins or female sockets for contacts. The size and layout of the "D" shape will determine the number and type of contact used in the device.
  • D-Sub, D-Shaped - Accessories - Supplementary items used with d-sub/d-shaped connectors.
  • D-Sub, D-Shaped - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a D-Sub/Shaped style connector.
  • D-Sub, D-Shaped - Backshells, Hoods - Cases that are used to enclose the portion of a connector where the cables/wires are attached. These shells are used with connectors that have a shield or molded base that is in the form of a "D".
  • D-Sub, D-Shaped - Contacts - Male or female terminals that are used with connectors that have a shield or molded base that is in the form of a "D".
  • D-Sub, D-Shaped - Housings - Connectors that do not contain any contacts. These contactless connectors are designed with a "D" shape to the mating end.
  • D-Sub, D-Shaped - Terminators - Devices used to provide electrical termination. Items in this family have a "D" shape to the mating end.
  • FFC, FPC (Flat Flexible) - Accessories - Supplementary items used with FFC, FPC connectors.
  • FFC, FPC (Flat Flexible) - Connectors - Board Mount - Devices designed to accept flat flexible cables. The items in this family are mounted on a board and do not require a mate.
  • FFC, FPC (Flat Flexible) - Connectors - Free Hanging - Devices designed to accept flat flexible cables. The items in this family are made to be mated to another interconnect.
  • FFC, FPC (Flat Flexible) - Contacts - Male or female terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in connectors used with flat flexible connectors.
  • Fiber Optics - Fiber Optics are cables that contains a glass or plastic thread enclosed within a jacketed material.
  • Fiber Optics - Accessories - Supplementary items used with fiber optic connectors.
  • Fiber Optics - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a fiber optic style connector.
  • Heavy Duty - Accessories - Supplementary items used with heavy duty connectors.
  • Heavy Duty - Assemblies - A collection of components (bushings, contacts, housings, inserts) used to create a connector. These connectors are known for their large size and for having large current and voltage ratings.
  • Heavy Duty - Contacts - Male and female terminals that are used in connectors that are known for their large size and for having large current and voltage ratings.
  • Heavy Duty - Frames - Devices used to hold modules within shells. The completed connectors are known for their large size and for having large current and voltage ratings.
  • Heavy Duty - Housings, Hoods, Bases - Rectangular shells used to hold frames, inserts, and modules. These connectors are known for their large size and for having large current and voltage ratings.
  • Heavy Duty - Inserts, Modules - Devices of various sizes designed to be placed within a shell to help complete a connector. These connectors are known for their large size and for having large current and voltage ratings.
  • Keystone - Accessories - Supplementary items used with keystone connectors.
  • Keystone - Faceplates, Frames - Devices with different number of panel mount openings and sizes that are used to hold connectors.
  • Keystone - Inserts - Devices of different styles that snap into a wall plate to allow connection of external cable into wall run cables.
  • LGH - These devices are designed for use with high voltages (greater than 4000 volts).
  • Memory - Accessories - Supplementary items used with memory connectors.
  • Memory - Inline Module Sockets - Devices designed to accept a board that has memory chips populated on it.
  • Memory - PC Cards - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a memory card style connector.
  • Memory - PC Cards - Connectors - Devices designed to allow connection from a memory storage medium on a small pc board to a main pc board. These items are available in a variety of styles.
  • Modular - Accessories - Supplementary items used with modular connectors.
  • Modular - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a modular style connector.
  • Modular - Jacks - A type of female socket that accepts a male plug. This type of connector was originally designed for telecom usage (telephone, networking).
  • Modular - Jacks With Magnetics - A type of female socket that accepts a male plug but also has wire wound components integrated within the device. This type of connector was originally designed for telecom usage (telephone, networking).
  • Modular - Plug Housings - Shells that are designed to accept and protect modular plugs.
  • Modular - Plugs - A male connector that is terminated to a number of pairs of cable ends and is inserted into a female jack. This type of connector was originally designed for telecom usage (telephone, networking). These connectors are usually a flat rectangular shape.
  • Modular - Wiring Blocks - These devices are groupings of insulation displacement connectors that are most often used for telecom cable distribution.
  • Modular - Wiring Blocks - Accessories - Supplementary items used with wiring blocks.
  • Photovoltaic (Solar Panel) - Connectors designed specifically to be used with solar panels.
  • Photovoltaic (Solar Panel) - Accessories - Supplementary items used with solar panel connectors.
  • Photovoltaic (Solar Panel) - Contacts - Male or female terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in connectors that are designed for solar panels.
  • Pluggable - These types of devices include various forms of SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment), SFP (Small Form Pluggable), PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express), and more.
  • Pluggable - Accessories - Supplementary items used with pluggable connectors.
  • Power Entry - Accessories - Supplementary items used with power entry connectors.
  • Power Entry - Inlets, Outlets, Modules - Interconnect devices used in equipment to receive or supply power. Some of these items will include fuses, switches, covers, etc.
  • Rectangular - Accessories - Supplementary items used with rectangular shaped connectors.
  • Rectangular - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a rectangular style connector.
  • Rectangular - Board In, Direct Wire to Board - Device with a rectangular shape that are used to directly connect conductors to a printed circuit board without the use of a mating interconnect.
  • Rectangular - Contacts - Male or female terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in connectors that will look have a rectangular look to the mating end of the device.
  • Rectangular - Free Hanging, Panel Mount - Devices that contain contacts for connecting to wire or cable conductors. These items either hang freely from the connector or are mounted into a panel opening. All of these devices will have a rectangular look to the mating end.
  • Rectangular - Headers, Male Pins - A connector that contains male pins inserted into a plastic supporting base. These board mounted connectors are designed to be mated to another connector that is mounted on a cable.
  • Rectangular - Headers, Receptacles, Female Sockets - A connector that contains female socket inserted into a plastic supporting base. These board mounted connectors are designed to be mated to another connector that is mounted on a cable.
  • Rectangular - Headers, Specialty Pin - A connector that contains a variety of specialized terminals inserted into a plastic supporting base.
  • Rectangular - Housings - Connectors that do not contain any contacts. These contactless connectors will look have a rectangular look to the mating end of the device.
  • Rectangular - Spring Loaded - Terminals designed to mate using pressure to hold a pad on a pad or a pin on a pad. The terminals can be spring loaded and will retract into a housing or be formed to provide a spring type action.
  • SDL, SEMCONN - Specialized shielded interconnect devices.
  • SDL, SEMCONN - Accessories - Supplementary items used with SDL and/or SEMCONN connectors.
  • Shunts, Jumpers - Devices designed to connect two pin contacts that are separated by a specific distance.
  • Sockets for ICs, Transistors - Devices that are designed to allow easy insertion and removal of semiconductor components.
  • Sockets for ICs, Transistors - Accessories - Supplementary items used with sockets.
  • Sockets for ICs, Transistors - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one socket style to another. Each end of the device will be for a different package type.
  • Solid State Lighting - These devices are designed to work with specific solid state lighting equipment.
  • Solid State Lighting - Accessories - Supplementary items used with solid state lighting connectors.
  • Terminal Blocks - Accessories - Supplementary items used with terminal block connectors.
  • Terminal Blocks - Accessories - Jumpers - Devices used to electrically connect two or more terminal blocks together.
  • Terminal Blocks - Accessories - Marker Strips - Devices used to provide identification for terminal block connections.
  • Terminal Blocks - Accessories - Wire Ferrules - Metal ends that are meant to be attached to wires. These ends are then inserted into terminal blocks.
  • Terminal Blocks - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another.
  • Terminal Blocks - Barrier Blocks - Devices used as a main connection point with one or more terminals separated by a plastic barrier. The conductors are most often attached to the device with a terminating screw.
  • Terminal Blocks - Contacts - Male or female terminals that are used in connectors. These terminals are specifically used in terminal block connectors.
  • Terminal Blocks - Din Rail, Channel - Devices used to join conductors to each other and are attached to a metal rail or channel.
  • Terminal Blocks - Headers, Plugs and Sockets - Devices that mate together to complete connections. Most often the header devices are populated on a circuit board. The plugs are attached to wires or cables and mate to the headers.
  • Terminal Blocks - Interface Modules - Devices most often used to connect equipment and I/O cards together. These devices are usually composed of a grouping of terminal blocks, a standard connector, and other components on a DIN rail mountable circuit board.
  • Terminal Blocks - Panel Mount - Devices used as a main connection point with one or more terminals separated by a plastic barrier. The device is meant to be mounted on a panel and allows connections between circuits on both sides of the panel.
  • Terminal Blocks - Power Distribution - Devices used as a main connection point with one or more terminals separated. These devices are designed to be used in high power situations.
  • Terminal Blocks - Specialized - Specialized devices used to join conductors to each other and are attached to a metal rail or channel.
  • Terminal Blocks - Wire to Board - Device that are used to directly connect conductors to a printed circuit board without the use of a mating interconnect.
  • Terminal Junction Systems - A specialized collection of components (modules, splices, etc.) used to create connection arrangements between devices.
  • Terminal Strips and Turret Boards - A grouping of terminals used as a central wiring point.
  • Terminals - Accessories - Supplementary items used with terminals.
  • Terminals - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a terminal style connector.
  • Terminals - Barrel, Bullet - Mating single conductor electrical devices. The male terminals are bullet shaped and the female terminals look like a hollowed out cylinder.
  • Terminals - Foil - Devices that are designed to be used with an metal foil or strip instead of a wire conductor.
  • Terminals - Housings, Boots - Shells that are designed to accept and protect a variety of terminal types.
  • Terminals - Knife - Non-Gendered single conductor electrical devices. The style of these terminals allows them one of them to be mated to another of the same size.
  • Terminals - Magnetic Wire - Devices that are designed to be used with magnet wire (a thinly insulated wire conductor).
  • Terminals - PC Pin Receptacles, Sockets - Female gendered, single conductor electrical devices. Most of these items are board mounted.
  • Terminals - PC Pins - Male gendered, single conductor electrical devices that are board mounted.
  • Terminals - Quick Connects, Quick Disconnects - Mating single conductor electrical devices. The male terminals have a blade shape of a specific length. These items are designed to be easily connected and disconnected.
  • Terminals - Rectangular - Single conductor electrical connection. These devices have a rectangular shape to the non-cable end and may or may not contain an opening for mounting to a stud.
  • Terminals - Rings - Single conductor electrical connection. These devices have a circular or oval shape to the non-cable end and opening for mounting to a stud.
  • Terminals - Screw - Single conductor electrical connection. These devices have a bolt or screw to which a conductor can be attached.
  • Terminals - Single Post - A post that is designed to be mounted on a board to provide a connection point to that spot on the board.
  • Terminals - Solder Lugs - Single conductor electrical connection. These devices have an opening on one end that can be threaded over a screw or bolt. The other end can be soldered to a wire.
  • Terminals - Spade - Single conductor electrical connection. These devices have an open (fork) shape to the non-cable end.
  • Terminals - Specialized - Specialized devices used to join conductors.
  • Terminals - Turret - Devices that contain one or more circular flanges arranged around a center post.
  • Terminals - Wire Pin - Male gendered, single conductor electrical devices that need to be mounted to a wire.
  • Terminals - Wire Splices - Devices that are designed to provide a single termination point to join multiple conductors.
  • Terminals - Wire to Board - Device that are used to directly connect conductors to a printed circuit board without the use of a mating interconnect.
  • USB, IEEE-1394 (Firewire), DVI, HDMI - Devices most often used to provide a connection port between a computer and some other device.
  • USB, IEEE-1394 (Firewire), DVI, HDMI - Accessories - Supplementary items used with USB, IEEE-1394, HDMI, or DVI connectors.
  • USB, IEEE-1394 (Firewire), DVI, HDMI - Adapters - Devices used to convert from one connector style to another. Both ends of the device will contain a USB, IEEE-1394, HDMI, or DVI style connector.
Crystals and Oscillators - Devices that are used for timing purposes. These items are able to vibrate at a specified frequency when power is applied.
  • Crystals - Devices that perform their function through the use of some form of quartz material.
  • Oscillators - Devices that are designed to produce a periodic alternating output at a specified frequency (rate).
  • Oscillators - Pin Configurable - Devices that are designed to produce a periodic alternating output at a specified frequency (rate). Components in this family will have different frequency outputs based on the interconnection of the terminals of the device.
  • Oscillators - Programmable - Devices that are designed to produce a periodic alternating output at a specified frequency (rate). Components in this family can have their output frequency programmed (set) to a custom rate.
  • Oscillators - VCOs (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) - Devices that are designed to produce a periodic alternating output at a specified frequency (rate). Components in this family can have their output frequency changed by applying a voltage to it.
  • Resonators - Devices that are designed to produce a periodic alternating output at a specified frequency (rate). Components in this family will either use a ceramic material in their manufacturing or will convert signal voltages into acoustic waves at one end of the device that are received at the other end of the device and converted back to signal voltages.
  • Sockets and Insulators - Devices that are designed to house and allow for the easy insertion and removal of crystals and oscillators in a circuit.
Discrete Semiconductor Products - Devices that contain an individual circuit and provide a single function. These devices are built with materials that have an electrical conductivity that falls between the conductivity of a conductor and an insulator.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Bridge Rectifiers - An arrangement of diodes configured to convert the different polarities of an AC voltage into a DC voltage.
  • Diacs, Sidacs - A semiconductor device with two terminals that allows the flow of electricity in one direction but also allows the flow of electricity in the other direction when the voltage reaches a specified value.
  • Diodes - Zener - Arrays - A grouping of zener diodes that may or may not be connected together internally. Each of these diodes allow the flow of electricity in one direction but also allows the flow of electricity in the other direction when the voltage reaches a specified value.
  • Diodes - Zener - Single - A semiconductor device with two terminals that allows the flow of electricity in one direction but also allows the flow of electricity in the other direction when the voltage reaches a specified value.
  • Diodes, Rectifiers - Arrays - A grouping of diodes that may or may not be connected together internally. Each of these diodes allow the flow of electricity in one direction and restrict the flow of electricity in the other direction.
  • Diodes, Rectifiers - Single - Semiconductor devices that are designed to allow current flow only in one direction.
  • FETs - Arrays - A semiconductor device with three terminals where the current flow through the device is controlled by an electric field. FET is short for Field Effect Transistor.
  • FETs - Single - A semiconductor device with three terminals where the current flow through the device is controlled by an electric field. FET is short for Field Effect Transistor.
  • IGBTs - Arrays - A grouping of insulated gate bipolar transistors that may or may not be connected together internally. Each of these transistors that can handle high currents but also have fast switching features.
  • IGBTs - Single - A multilayered semiconductor device with three terminals that can handle high currents but also has fast switching features. IGBT is short for Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor.
  • JFETs (Junction Field Effect) - A semiconductor device with three terminals used as an electrically controlled switch. JFET is short for Junction Field Effect Transistor.
  • Programmable Unijunction Transistors (PUTs) - A multilayered semiconductor device with three terminals that allows several operating characteristics to be programed by the use of external resistors.
  • RF Diodes - A semiconductor device with two terminals that tends to allow the flow of electricity in one direction and restrict the flow of electricity in the other direction. The devices in this family are designed be used in equipment involving radio frequencies.
  • RF FETs - A semiconductor device with three terminals where the current flow through the device is controlled by an electric field. The devices in this family are designed be used in equipment involving radio frequencies. FET is short for Field Effect Transistor.
  • RF Transistors (BJT) - A semiconductor device with three terminals that is used to switch or amplify signals. The devices in this family are designed be used in equipment involving radio frequencies. Bipolar junction transistors are designed as a NPN or PNP style.
  • SCRs - Single - A four layer semiconductor device (PNPN) with three terminals that is used to control current. SCR is short for Silicon Controlled Rectifier
  • Transistors (BJT) - Arrays - Grouping of transistors which may or may not be connected together. Each of these transistors has three terminals and is used to switch or amplify signals.
  • Transistors (BJT) - Arrays, Pre-Biased - Grouping of pre-biased transistors which may or may not be connected together. Each of these transistors is used to switch or amplify signals and include extra components used to set a bias (operating) point.
  • Transistors (BJT) - Single - A semiconductor device with three terminals that is used to switch or amplify signals. Bipolar junction transistors are designed as a NPN or PNP style.
  • Transistors (BJT) - Single, Pre-Biased - A semiconductor device with three terminals that is used to switch or amplify signals. These devices include extra components used to set a bias (operating) point. Bipolar junction transistors are designed as a NPN or PNP style.
  • Transistors - Special Purpose - A semiconductor device with three terminals that is used to switch or amplify signals. These devices have been designed to either work in specific applications or with specific components integrated into the package.
  • Triacs - A multilayer semiconductor device that allows the flow of electricity in either direction when it is turned on. The device will continue to allow this flow until the current falls below a specified value.
  • Variable Capacitance Diodes (Varicaps, Varactors) - A semiconductor device with two terminals that has a capacitance which will vary with the amount of voltage applied across the terminals.
Fans, Thermal Management - Devices used to provide cooling to electrical and electronic components.
  • Fan - Accessories - Supplementary items used with fans.
  • Fans - AC - Cooling devices that are designed to produce a flow of air out of one side or end of the unit. The devices in this family are designed to be used with an alternating current.
  • Fans - DC - Cooling devices that are designed to produce a flow of air out of one side or end of the unit. The devices in this family are designed to be used with a direct current.
  • Fans - Finger Guards & Filters - Devices that are designed to prevent items from accidentally entering or exiting a fan.
  • Thermal - Accessories - Supplementary items used with thermal products.
  • Thermal - Adhesives, Epoxies, Greases, Pastes - Devices that are designed to secure and/or provide for enhanced thermal transfer between heat sinks and components. The items in this family are in a spreadable semi-liquid state.
  • Thermal - Heat Sinks - Cooling devices that work by absorbing heat from an object and then dissipating that heat into the surrounding air.
  • Thermal - Pads, Sheets - Devices that are designed to secure and/or provide for enhanced thermal transfer between heat sinks and components. The items in this family are in the form of a thin, cuttable, rectangular, flexible sheets. Some of these items may be precut to fit on predefined component sizes.
  • Thermal - Thermoelectric, Peltier Assemblies - Devices that are designed for thermal transfer using the Peltier effect (as current passes through the junction of two different metals or semiconductors, heat is produced on one side of the junction and absorbed on the other side). The items in this family will contain a Peltier module, heat sinks and may also contain a fan.
  • Thermal - Thermoelectric, Peltier Modules - Devices that are designed for thermal transfer using the Peltier effect (as current passes through the junction of two different metals or semiconductors, heat is produced on one side of the junction and absorbed on the other side).
Filters - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies and signals from a circuit.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Ceramic - A device that utilizes a ceramic material to accomplish its function.
  • Common Mode Chokes - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. These devices allow equal and opposite current flow through the winding (differential mode) but suppress current flowing through the windings in the same direction (common mode).
  • Crystals - Devices that perform their function through the use of some form of quartz material.
  • DSL - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family are used to provide separation and filtering between digital subscriber line service and analog telephone line services that are transmitted and received on the same phone line.
  • Feed Through Capacitors - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family have a third terminal that is normally connected to ground of the circuit.
  • Ferrite Beads and Chips - Devices that are designed to suppress high frequency noise (EMI). Items in this family are meant to be placed within an electronic circuit.
  • Ferrite Cores for Cables and Wiring - Devices that are designed to suppress high frequency noise (EMI). Items in this family are meant to be placed around a cable.
  • Ferrite Disks and Plates - Devices that are designed to suppress high frequency noise (EMI). Items in this family are meant to be placed directly on a device that produces the noise.
  • Helical - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family use a spiral shaped wire wrapped around a central core.
  • LC Network - Inductor & Capacitor - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family are composed of capacitors and inductors.
  • Line Filters - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family are designed to be inserted between a supply source (line) and components or equipment (load) in order to prevent noise (electromechanical interference, radio frequency interference) from reaching the load.
  • Power Entry - Modules - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. These devices also include a standard interconnection that is used to receive power.
  • RC Network - Resistor & Capacitor - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family are composed of capacitors and resistors.
  • RF Specific - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family are designed to be used in high frequency applications.
  • SAW Filters - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family convert signal voltages into acoustic waves at one end of the device. These waves travel the length of quartz device at a specific frequency. The waves are reconverted back to signal voltages on the other end. SAW stands for Surface Acoustic Wave.
Hardware, Fasteners, Accessories - Small components most often used for buffering and/or fastening between surfaces.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Board Spacers, Standoffs - Devices that are designed to create space between two boards at a specific height. These devices must be connected to the board with an external accessory (like a screw).
  • Board Supports - Devices that are designed to create space between two boards at a specific height. These devices have mechanisms built into the part to attach the device to the boards.
  • Bumpers, Feet, Pads, Grips - Rubber and plastic devices that are designed to provide an soft separation between two surfaces.
  • Channel, DIN Rail - A plastic or metal bar that conforms to one of a set of standard widths and designs. Used to mount industrial control equipment, connectors, power supplies, etc., within a boxes and racks.
  • Hole Plugs - Devices that can be inserted into empty openings in a panel or board.
  • Insulators - Devices designed to separate metal objects or leads from touching other metal objects or leads.
  • Knobs - A rounded handle that you twist to adjust something.
  • Labels, Labeling - A piece of some type of material that is used to supply information or identification about the device to which it is attached.
  • Lockouts, Padlocks - Devices designed to secure cabinets, machines, etc., from being tampered with.
  • Miscellaneous - A variety of devices that are related to parts in this category, but do not fit into a specific family.
  • Mounting Bracket - Devices designed to hold items together, most often at a right angle to each other.
  • Nuts - A type of hardware fastener with a threaded hole.
  • Rivets - Short metal pins. One end usually has a head. The headless end is inserted between two surfaces and then molded into a head shape by the use of some tool.
  • Screw Grommet - Devices that are used to provide insulation and height between a board and a panel or two boards. One end of the grommet is inserted into an opening in the panel or board. A screw is used to hold a board to the other end of the grommet. As the screw is tightened, the grommet expands.
  • Screws, Bolts - A type of fastener characterized by a helical ridge that wraps around a cylinder.
  • Washers - A thin disc with a hole that is normally used to distribute the load of a fastener.
  • Washers - Bushing, Shoulder - A disc shaped object with two levels. The smaller of the two diameters is usually inserted into an opening.
Inductors, Coils, Chokes - Devices that are designed to store energy through the use of a magnetic field.
  • Adjustable - Devices that are designed to store energy through the use of a magnetic field. Items in this family have a inductance level that can be changed by adjusting a central core.
  • Arrays, Signal Transformers - Grouping of devices that are designed to store energy through the use of a magnetic field. Items in this family have a inductance level that can be changed by the rearranging the way the components are connected.
  • Delay Lines - Devices that are designed to provide timing delay adjustments for a set amount of time.
  • Fixed - Devices that are designed to store energy through the use of a magnetic field. Items in this family have a set inductance.
Industrial Controls, Meters - Equipment used to monitor or direct the way a machine operates.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Cam Positioners - Equipment used to monitors the rotation of an encoder and provides output signals based on that rotation.
  • Controllers - Liquid Level - Equipment used to monitor or direct the way a machine operates based on the level of a liquid.
  • Controllers - Power - Equipment used to adjust power based on a setting or on an analog signal input.
  • Controllers - Process, Temperature - Equipment used to monitor or direct the way a machine operates based inputs into the device.
  • Controllers - Programmable Relay - Equipment used to monitor or direct the way a machine operates based on a programmed conditions.
  • Counters - Equipment used to keep a running total and/or control an external device based on that count.
  • Current/Voltage Monitors - Equipment used to monitor for over/under current/voltages.
  • Heater Element Detectors - Equipment used to monitor a device that produces heat from electricity.
  • Meters - Hour - Equipment used to monitor and display a property of a circuit with respect to time.
  • Meters - Panel, Analog - Equipment used to monitor and display a property of a circuit using a analog (pointer over fixed background) display.
  • Meters - Panel, Digital - Equipment used to monitor and display a property of a circuit using a digital display.
  • Meters - Panel, Specialty - Equipment used to monitor and display a property of a circuit for special functions.
  • Monitor - Current Sense - Equipment used to monitor electrical current.
  • Pneumatics - Air Pressure Regulators - Equipment used to monitor and regulate air pressure based on a change in an input signal.
  • Pneumatics - Bases - Portion of a pneumatic device upon which a value rests.
  • Pneumatics - Controls, Valves - Portion of a pneumatic device which controls the flow of air.
  • Protection Relays & Systems - Equipment used to monitor and protect industry devices.
  • Sensor Cable Assemblies - Cable assemblies that are designed to provide connections between a sensor and an controller. Most often the interconnects on the ends of the cable are circular M12 connectors.
  • Specialized - Devices designed to provide a specific function in specialized situations.
  • Timers - Equipment used to display a set amount of time.
Integrated Circuits (ICs) - Devices that contains multiple elements and can provide many functions . These devices are built with materials that have an electrical conductivity that falls between the conductivity of a conductor and an insulator.
Isolators - Devices that are used to electronically separate circuits but still allow for signals to be transferred between the circuits.
  • Digital Isolators - Devices that are used to electronically separate circuits but still allow for digital signals to be transferred between the circuits.
  • Optoisolators - Logic Output - Devices that are used to electronically separate circuits but still allow for signals to be optically transferred between two circuits. Components in this family use some form of a logic gate circuitry on the output of the device.
  • Optoisolators - Transistor, Photovoltaic Output - Devices that are used to electronically separate circuits but still allow for signals to be optically transferred between two circuits. Components in this family use a transistor on the output of the device.
  • Optoisolators - Triac, SCR Output - Devices that are used to electronically separate circuits but still allow for signals to be optically transferred between two circuits. Components in this family use a TRIAC or SCR on the output of the device.
  • Special Purpose - Devices that are used to electronically separate circuits but still allow for signals to be transferred between two circuits. Components in this family use some special circuitry on the output of the device.
Kits - A collection of related parts.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Audio - Devices that are designed to be used in circuits used to broadcast, receive or reproduce sounds.
  • Bumpers, Feet, Pads, Grips - Rubber and plastic devices that are designed to provide an soft separation between two surfaces.
  • Cable Assemblies - Grouping of cables with connectors on the ends.
  • Cables, Wires - Single Conductors - Grouping of single conductor cables.
  • Circuit Protection - Assortment - Grouping of devices designed to stop current or voltage flow when it exceeds a certain limit .
  • Circuit Protection - Fuses - Grouping of devices designed to stop current flow when it exceeds a certain limit (overcurrent protection). The devices works by creating an opening in a material situated between two end terminals. The material will melt (blow) from an increase in heat generated by the device as the current flow changes. The amount of time it takes the device to blow is often defined as fast or slow-blow.
  • Circuit Protection - TVS Diodes - Grouping of semiconductor device designed to limit or stop surges in a voltage level. The items in this family are designed using diodes (a components that to conduct in just one direction). TVS is an acronym for Transient Voltage Suppression (Suppressor).
  • Connector Adapters - Groupings of devices used to convert from one connector style to another.
  • Connectors - Groupings of devices of the same style that most often mate with another device of the same style but opposite gender in order to transfer signals or power from one area of a device to another.
  • Crystals - Devices that perform their function through the use of some form of quartz material.
  • Educational Kits - Boards and components that are meant to be put together by the consumer to provide training in a specific IC function.
  • Fiber Optics - Fiber Optics are cables that contains a glass or plastic thread enclosed within a jacketed material.
  • Hardware - Grouping of components most often used for buffering and/or fastening between surfaces.
  • Heat Shrink Tubing - Hollow tubes of woven material with both ends open. These tubes become smaller in size as they become warm. Most often used as insulation material when connecting wires together, these tubes can be used to group wires together, insulate items from mechanical wear, and much more.
  • Jumper Wire - A length of insulated, stiff, single conductor wire with stripped ends bent at 90 degree angles.
  • LEDs - Groupings of semiconductor devices that emit light (Light Emitting Diode) when electricity runs through the circuit the component is in.
  • Miscellaneous - A variety of devices that are related to parts in this category, but do not fit into a specific family.
  • Optics - LEDs - Light Pipes - Devices designed to transmit light from a source to a different location.
  • Passive - Capacitors - A passive electrical component that can store energy in the electric field between a pair of conductors.
  • Passive - Filters - Grouping of devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies and signals from a circuit.
  • Passive - Inductors, Coils, Chokes - A passive electrical component that can store energy in a magnetic field created by the electric current passing through it.
  • Passive - Potentiometers - A three-terminal resistor with a sliding contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider.
  • Passive - Resistors - A two-terminal passive electronic component designed to oppose an electric current by producing a voltage drop between its terminals in proportion to the current.
  • Prototype Boards - Unperforated - Circuit boards created for use when first designing an electronic circuit. Items in this family do not contain any predrilled openings.
  • RF Shields - Metal devices that are designed to provide protection for components from electromagnetic interference.
  • Semiconductor - Discrete Assortment - Grouping of devices that contain an individual circuit and provide a single function. These devices are built with materials that have an electrical conductivity that falls between the conductivity of a conductor and an insulator.
  • Semiconductor - IC Assortment - Grouping of devices that contains multiple elements and can provide many functions . These devices are built with materials that have an electrical conductivity that falls between the conductivity of a conductor and an insulator.
  • Sensor - Grouping of devices that detect and respond to changes in a property.
  • Static Control Kit - Grouping of products that aid with the control, measurement and elimination of the build up of electrical charge on a device. Also, products that are used inside clean room environments when there can be no contamination.
  • TVS - Diodes - A semiconductor device designed to limit or stop surges in a voltage level. The items in this family are designed using diodes (a components that to conduct in just one direction). TVS is an acronym for Transient Voltage Suppression (Suppressor).
  • Tape - Material, usually in a strip form, that has an adhesive substance layered on at least one side. These items are used to hold or fasten items to each other.
  • Thermistors - Grouping of devices that change their resistance in reaction to changes in temperature.
  • Transformers - Grouping of devices that transfer, usually through the use of a pair of wound coil wires, electrical energy from one circuit to another.
  • Wire and Cable Ties - Grouping of devices made up of a strip of fabric, metal, or plastic that is used to bundle or secure items together. The two ends of the strip are connected together using a variety of fastening techniques.
Line Protection, Distribution, Backups - Devices designed to keep electronic instruments safe from surges, and short power outages. Instruments used to allow several electronic instruments to be used from one power source/outlet. Devices used to convert from direct current to alternating current.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • DC to AC (Power) Inverters - Devices that take a direct current input and provide an alternating current output.
  • Line Conditioners - Devices that provide a steady spike free (clean) output from the normal line power.
  • Power Distribution, Surge Protectors - Devices that provide multiple output connections from a single output connection. In some devices surge protection is provided for the output connections.
  • UPS Systems - An uninterruptable power supply is used to keep power to external devices for a couple of minutes during a power outage.
Memory Cards, Modules - Devices used for storage of data.
  • Memory - Modules - Blocks of memory arranged on a small PC board with a card edge connection.
  • Memory - PC Cards - Devices designed as a memory storage medium on a small pc board that can be easily inserted and removed from an interconnect device. These items are available in a variety of styles.
  • USB Flash Drives - Devices designed as a memory storage medium on a small pc board with a USB interconnect style that can be easily inserted and removed from a USB port.
Motors, Solenoids, Driver Boards/Modules - Devices used to convert electrical energy into motion.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Motor Driver Boards, Modules - Devices designed to start, stop, and/or control the performance of a motor.
  • Motors - AC, DC - Devices designed to turn electricity into mechanical motion. These devices produce a continuous turning of a central shaft do to magnetic fields.
  • Solenoids - Devices that contain a metal cylinder core that moves in and out of the component based on the current flow through the device.
  • Stepper Motors - Devices designed to turn electricity into mechanical motion. These devices take digital pulses and convert them into incremental movements (steps) of a central shaft.
Networking Solutions - Finished devices used for wired/wireless communication.
  • Miscellaneous - A variety of devices that are related to parts in this category, but do not fit into a specific family.
Optical Inspection Equipment - Equipment that aids in visual inspection of electronic circuit boards and more.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Arms, Mounts, Stands - Devices designed to hold other inspection equipment.
  • Cameras - Equipment that produces digital images.
  • Eyepieces, Lenses - Supplementary lenses for optical inspection equipment.
  • Illumination Sources - Supplementary lighting for optical inspection equipment.
  • Lamps - Magnifying, Task - Equipment designed to provide light over an area. These devices also have a magnifying lens incorporated into the item.
  • Loupes, Magnifiers - Equipment designed to view small objects by magnifying them through an optical lens.
  • Microscopes - Equipment designed to view very small objects by magnifying them through optical lenses or digital methods.
  • Video Inspection Systems - Equipment that aids in visual inspection of electronic circuit boards and more.
Optoelectronics - "Devices used to emit, modulate, sense, transform, or transmit visible and non-visible wavelengths."
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Bezels - "Devices that are used to hold and define another device in a panel."
  • Display Modules - LCD, OLED Character and Numeric - Devices that use a liquid crystal display or an organic light emitting diode to provide a visual representation of alpha-numeric characters.
  • Display Modules - LCD, OLED, Graphic - Devices that use a liquid crystal display or an organic light emitting diode display to provide visual graphics.
  • Display Modules - LED Character and Numeric - Devices that use a light emitting diode to provide a visual representation of alpha-numeric characters.
  • Display Modules - LED Dot Matrix and Cluster - Devices that use a light emitting diodes arranged in a matrix layout to provide visual graphics.
  • Display Modules - Vacuum Fluorescent (VFD) - Devices that use heated filaments that cause phosphor coated plates to emit light within a vacuum.
  • Display, Monitor - Interface Controller - Devices that are used to supervise and regulate the information transmitted to a display.
  • Fiber Optics - Attenuators - Devices that are designed to decrease fiber optic signals.
  • Fiber Optics - Receivers - Devices that are designed to receive fiber optic signals.
  • Fiber Optics - Switches, Multiplexers, Demultiplexers - Devices that are designed to block or reroute fiber optic signals.
  • Fiber Optics - Transceivers - Devices that are designed to receive and transmit fiber optic signals.
  • Fiber Optics - Transmitters - Discrete - Devices that are designed to transmit fiber optic signals.
  • Fiber Optics - Transmitters - Drive Circuitry Integrated - Devices that are designed to transmit fiber optic signals.. The items in this family also have drive components integrated into the device.
  • Infrared Emitters - Devices that transmit signals in the infrared frequency range (300GHz ~ 400THz). These devices are often used in remote controls.
  • Inverters - Devices designed to provide a large voltage output using a small input voltage. These devices are most often used in specific backlighting situations.
  • LED Thermal Products - Devices designed to provide cooling of LED components.
  • LEDs - <75mA, Discrete - A semiconductor device that emits light (Light Emitting Diode) when electricity runs through the circuit the component is in. The devices in this family have a current rating less than 75mA.
  • LEDs - >75mA, High Brightness, Power - A semiconductor device that emits light (Light Emitting Diode) when electricity runs through the circuit the component is in. The devices in this family have a current rating greater than 75mA.
  • LEDs - Circuit Board Indicators, Arrays, Light Bars, Bar Graphs - A semiconductor device that emits light (Light Emitting Diode) when electricity runs through the circuit the component is in. The housed devices in this family are used to provide a visible condition of a circuit. These items may contain a single or multiple LED components.
  • LEDs - High Brightness Power Modules - A semiconductor device that emits light (Light Emitting Diode) when electricity runs through the circuit the component is in. The devices in this family are single LED assemblies.
  • LEDs - Lamp Replacements - Single LED devices that have a base that is the same as a type of a different light source. Used as a replacement and upgrade to a newer technology.
  • LEDs - Spacers, Standoffs - Devices that provide specific height levels for LED mounting.
  • Lamps - Cold Cathode Fluorescent (CCFL) & UV - Light sources that use a mercury vapor to emit UV light that causes a phosphor coating to emit light (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) and other light sources that provide wavelengths in the Ultraviolet frequency range (750THz ~ 30,000THz).
  • Lamps - Incandescents, Neons - Light sources that use a heated filament to emit light and light sources that contain neon (an inert gas) which emits light when the gas is excited (current flows through the tube).
  • Laser Diodes - A semiconductor device that emits a high intensity beam of radiation (infrared, ultraviolet or visible light).
  • Optics - LEDs - Light Pipes - Devices designed to transmit light from a source to a different location.
  • Optics - LEDs - Reflectors - Reflective surfaces that provide direction control of light emitted from a lamp or LED source.
  • Optics - LEDs, Lamps - Lenses - Clear or translucent surfaces used to provide diffusion of light emitted from a lamp or LED source.
  • Panel Indicators, Pilot Lights - Devices that are designed to emit a visible light to indicate a specific state of another device. These items are mounted into a panel.
  • Touch Screens - Devices that are designed to overlay a screen or a display itself that provides for movement of a through physical contact (usually with a finger or stylus) on the display.
Potentiometers, Variable Resistors - Devices that control the current that flows through a circuit.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Adjustable Power Resistor - A variable device that opposes the flow of current. The resistance of these devices is changed moving a central terminal between one end and the other of the component.
  • Joysticks - An input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.
  • Rheostats - A two-terminal variable resistor.
  • Rotary - Linear - A variable device that opposes the flow of current. The resistance of these devices is changed using a revolving stem that is attached to the central axis. The resistance varies equally as it is turned.
  • Rotary - Logarithmic - A variable device that opposes the flow of current. The resistance of these devices is changed using a revolving stem that is attached to the central axis. The resistance varies exponentially as it is turned.
  • Scale Dials - A removable device with a face that is marked in predefined units to indicate the degree that a unit has been turned.
  • Slide - A device whose function is accomplished by using a stem that moves between one end and the other of the component.
  • Thumbwheel - A device that accomplishes its function through the use of a rotary disk that is attached to the center axis of the component or the use of pressable actuators.
  • Trimmers - A variable device that opposes the flow of current. The resistance of these devices is changed using a rotary portion of the device (usually needing a separate tool) that is attached to the center axis of the component.
  • Value Display - A variable device that opposes the flow of current. The resistance of these devices is changed by pushing a button or rotating a wheel. The values that the device is being changed to is displayed on the front of the unit.
Power Supplies - Board Mount - Devices that change one form of eletrical energy into another. These supplies are meant to be mounted directly to a circuit board.
  • AC DC Converters - An device that converts an alternating current voltage input to a direct current voltage level output.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • DC DC Converters - A device designed to change a direct current voltage input level to a one or more different direct current voltage output level.
  • DC DC Converters (Factorized) - A device designed to change a direct current voltage input level to a one or more different direct current voltage output level.
  • DC DC Non-Isolated - Linear Regulator Drop-In Replacement - A device designed to change a direct current voltage input level to a one or more different direct current voltage output level.
  • LED Drivers - Constant Current - A device designed to provide a steady flow of electrical charge (current) despite variances in the electrical potential (electro-motive force [EMF], voltage).
Power Supplies - External/Internal (Off-Board) - Devices that change one form of eletrical energy into another. These supplies are meant to be mounted outside of equipment or mounted internally without a board.
  • AC DC Converters - An device that converts an alternating current voltage input to a direct current voltage level output.
  • AC DC Desktop, Wall Transformers - An enclosed complete unit that converts an alternating current voltage input to a different alternating current voltage level output.
  • AC DC Modular Configurable Switching Power Supply Chassis - The frame/shell portion of a configurable device that converts an alternating current input to a direct current output.
  • AC DC Modular Configurable Switching Power Supply Modules - The circuit board portion of a configurable device that converts an alternating current input to a direct current output.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • DC DC Converters - A device designed to change a direct current voltage input level to a one or more different direct current voltage output level.
  • LED Drivers - Constant Current - A device designed to provide a steady flow of electrical charge (current) despite variances in the electrical potential (electro-motive force [EMF], voltage).
  • LED Supplies - Constant Voltage - A device designed to provide a steady electrical potential (electro-motive force [EMF], voltage) despite variances in the flow of electrical charge (current).
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) - Devices that are used to provide electrical current to equipment located at the end of wired local area networks.
  • Wall Transformers AC AC - An enclosed complete unit that converts an alternating current voltage input to a different alternating current voltage level output.
Programmers, Development Systems - Devices that are used to asses the usability of an electronic component within a circuit and devices that can be used to code instructions into electronic components.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Adapters - Devices that take an input using one interconnect type and convert it to an output of a different interconnect type.
  • Eval Boards - Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an example of an analog to digital converter.
  • Eval Boards - Audio Amplifiers - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an example of an analog amplifier.
  • Eval Boards - DC/DC & AC/DC (Off-Line) SMPS - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an example of a switch mode power supply.
  • Eval Boards - Digital to Analog Converters (DACs) - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an example of a digital to analog converter.
  • Eval Boards - LED Drivers - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an example of a LED driver.
  • Eval Boards - Linear Voltage Regulators (LDOs) - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an example of a low drop out linear voltage regulator.
  • Eval Boards - Op Amps - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an example of an operational amplifier.
  • Eval Boards - Sensors - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an examples of a variety of sensors.
  • Eval and Demo Boards and Kits - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device.
  • General Embedded Dev Boards and Kits (MCU, DSP, FPGA, CPLD) - A circuit board or boards that are populated with components and used to provide a working example of a specific integrated circuit or device. The boards in this family provide an examples of a variety of ICs.
  • In-Circuit Programmers, Emulators, and Debuggers - Devices that are used to write instructions, imitate the design, or search for errors in programmable semiconductor components that are already installed in a circuit.
  • Intellectual Property (IP) - Licenses for software.
  • Modules - Boards that are prepopulated with components for specific functions and used for development of other designs.
  • Software - Instruction set used by computers to program or simulate the functions of semiconductor devices.
  • Stand Alone Programmers - Devices that are used to write instructions in programmable semiconductor components that are not installed in a circuit.
  • UV Erasers - Devices that are used to remove instructions from semiconductor devices that are able to be erased using ultraviolet radiation.
Prototyping Products - Devices that are used to develop and fabricate electronic circuit boards.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Adapter, Breakout Boards - Devices that change one termination method to a different termination type.
  • Card Extenders - Boards that have a card edge connector or contact pads on one or both sides of the card. These boards can then be populate with components and connectors for design purposes.
  • Drill Bits - Devices that are designed to cut cylindrical openings in circuit boards.
  • Etching and Fabrication Equipment - Equipment that is used to create traces (connection paths) on a circuit board.
  • Jumper Wire - A length of insulated, stiff, single conductor wire with stripped ends bent at 90 degree angles.
  • Prototype Boards - Perforated - Circuit boards created for use when first designing an electronic circuit. Items in this family contain any predrilled openings.
  • Prototype Boards - Unperforated - Circuit boards created for use when first designing an electronic circuit. Items in this family do not contain any predrilled openings.
  • Solderless Breadboards - Circuit boards created for use when first designing an electronic circuit. Items in this family have predrilled and linked openings that allow for components and wires to be inserted and connected together the need for solder.
RF/IF and RFID - Devices that are designed to mix, modulate, receive, transmit, etc. radio frequencies.
  • Attenuators - Devices designed to reduce the strength of a signal.
  • Balun - Devices designed to connect two circuits by converting or unconverting balanced and unbalanced loads.
  • Obsolete/Discontinued Part Numbers - Devices that have been discontinued by the supplier or Digi-Key.
  • RF Accessories - Supplementary items used with radio frequency parts.
  • RF Amplifiers - Devices that are designed to increase the strength of a radio frequency signal.
  • RF Antennas - A device used to receive and transmit electromagnetic waves. These antennas are designed to be used by devices that work at radio frequencies (15kHz to 100GHz).
  • RF Demodulators - Devices that are designed to extract a signal from a modulated wave (a wave that has been changed with the use of a frequency, amplitude, phase, etc.).
  • RF Detectors - Devices that are designed to sense radio frequency signals.
  • RF Die Products - Devices that are used in radio frequency circuits but come in a Die package (a portion of the silicon wafer that has the devices circuit incorporated onto it).
  • RF Diplexers - Devices that can separate and combine signals.
  • RF Directional Coupler - Devices that are designed to connect multiple inputs together.
  • RF Evaluation and Development Kits, Boards - A set of items or a circuit board containing items that are used to appraise and diagnose how the semiconductor components associated with the kit/board work or how they can be incorporated into a design. These kit/boards are designed to work at the specific frequencies associated with radio frequency identification.
  • RF Front End (LNA + PA) - Devices that are used to amplify a signal (Low Noise Amplifiers, Power amplifier).
  • RF Misc ICs and Modules - A collection of components that are used for specific functions in a radio frequency application.
  • RF Mixers - Devices that are used to change the frequency of a signal.
  • RF Modulators - Devices that are designed to change a signal into a modulated wave (a wave that has been changed with the use of a frequency, amplitude, phase, etc.).
  • RF Power Controller ICs - Devices that are used to manage the different requirements for power used in a circuit.
  • RF Power Dividers/Splitters - Devices that are designed to break an input into multiple outputs.
  • RF Receiver, Transmitter, and Transceiver Finished Units - Devices that are used to send and/or take in a radio frequency signal.
  • RF Receivers - Devices that are used to take in a radio frequency signal.
  • RF Shields - Metal devices that are designed to provide protection for components from electromagnetic interference.
  • RF Switches - Devices that are designed to block or reroute a signal.
  • RF Transceivers - Devices that are used to send and/or take in a radio frequency signal.
  • RF Transmitters - Devices that are used to send a radio frequency signal.
  • RFI and EMI - Shielding and Absorbing Materials - Devices that are designed to block or reduce interference from electromagnetic and radio frequencies.
  • RFID Accessories - Supplementary items used with radio frequency identification parts.
  • RFID Antennas - A device used to receive electromagnetic waves. These antennas are designed to be used at specific radio frequencies by devices that identify and track items using electronic labels (tags).
  • RFID Evaluation and Development Kits, Boards - A set of items or a circuit board containing items that are used to appraise and diagnose how the semiconductor components associated with the kit/board work or how they can be incorporated into a design. These kit/boards are designed to work at the specific frequencies associated with radio frequency identification.
  • RFID ICs - Semiconductor components that are designed to be used when building radio frequency identification devices.
  • RFID Reader Modules - Reader Modules.
  • RFID Transponders, Tags - A small device that incorporates a receiver and transmitter. These devices communicate with radio frequency identification readers and are designed to work at the specific frequencies associated with radio frequency identification.
Relays - Devices that can switch the current flow on and off in one circuit using the current flow in another circuit.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • I/O Module Racks - A board that is designed to hold I/O Modules and the interconnects needed to connect the modules to devices that send or receive the required signals.
  • I/O Relay Modules - Analog - Standardized pluggable devices used in I/O systems for monitoring or controlling systems or acquiring signals. Device in this family work with an analog signal.
  • I/O Relay Modules - Input - Standardized pluggable devices used in I/O systems for monitoring or controlling systems or acquiring signals. Device in this family convert a voltage input to a logic level signal.
  • I/O Relay Modules - Output - Standardized pluggable devices used in I/O systems for monitoring or controlling systems or acquiring signals. Device in this family convert a logic level signal to a voltage output.
  • Power, Over 2 Amps - Power, Over 2 Amps @ 30 VDC.
  • Signal, Up to 2 Amps - An electromechanical device which turns a large load on or off through the use of a smaller control signal. The contacts on these devices have a rating of 2 amps or less.
  • Sockets - Devices that are used to aid in the insertion and removal of relays from a circuit.
  • Solid State - An electronic device, without any mechanical parts, which turns a large load on or off through the use of a smaller control signal.
  • Time Delay - An electromechanical device that turns a large load on or off through the use of a smaller control signal. These devices have some sort of built in circuit used to control events (initiation or triggering of the relay) using time.
Resistors - Devices that limit the passage of electrical current.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Ceramic - A device that utilizes a ceramic material to accomplish its function.
  • Chassis Mount Resistors - A device which opposes the flow of current. These devices most often have a metal jacket that is used to help dissipate the heat. These devices are most often mounted to a frame.
  • Chip Resistor - Surface Mount - A device which opposes the flow of current. These devices have two terminals. The terminals on these device are meant to be soldered to the flat portion of a circuit board.
  • Current Sense - Devices that are designed to detect and for use in measurement of flow of electricity.
  • Networks, Arrays - A grouping of devices that oppose the flow of current. These devices may or may not be connected together within the package.
  • RC Network - Resistor & Capacitor - Devices that are designed to remove unwanted frequencies from a circuit. Items in this family are composed of capacitors and resistors.
Semiconductor Modules - Devices or groupings of devices that contain individual circuits and provide a single function. These devices are built with materials that have an electrical conductivity that falls between the conductivity of a conductor and an insulator.
  • Bridge Rectifiers - An arrangement of diodes configured to convert the different polarities of an AC voltage into a DC voltage.
  • Diodes, Rectifiers - A semiconductor device or grouping of devices, each with two terminals, that tends to allow the flow of electricity in one direction and restrict the flow of electricity in the other direction. The items in this family are most often designed to be chassis mounted.
  • FETs - A semiconductor device or grouping of devices, each with three terminals, where the current flow through the device is controlled by an electric field. The items in this family are most often designed to be chassis mounted. FET is short for Field Effect Transistor.
  • IGBTs - A multilayered semiconductor device or grouping of devices, each with three terminals that can handle high currents but also has fast switching features. The items in this family are most often designed to be chassis mounted. IGBT is short for Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor.
  • Power Drivers - A device that integrates a variety of components used to control power demands and are all housed in an efficiently cooled package.
  • SCRs - A four layer semiconductor device (PNPN) or grouping of devices, each with three terminals, that are used to control current. The items in this family are most often designed to be chassis mounted. SCR is short for Silicon Controlled Rectifier
  • Transistors - A semiconductor device or grouping of devices, each with three terminals, that are used to switch or amplify signals. Bipolar junction transistors are designed as a NPN or PNP style.
  • Triacs - A multilayer semiconductor device that allows the flow of electricity in either direction when it is turned on. The device will continue to allow this flow until the current falls below a specified value.
Sensors, Transducers - Devices that detect and respond to changes in a property.
  • Accelerometers - Devices designed to detect and respond to changes in acceleration.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Amplifiers - Supplementary devices that are used to enhance the output from a sensor.
  • Angle, Linear Position Measuring - Devices designed to detect and respond to changes in the angular position of the device.
  • Color - Devices designed to detect the color of light and provide an output based on the detected color.
  • Current - Devices designed to detect and respond to changes in the flow of electricity in a wire or circuit.
  • Dust - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or the amount of dust.
  • Encoders - Devices designed to detect and respond to mechanical motion and convert to that motion to data.
  • Flex - Devices designed to detect and respond by changing resistance as it is bent.
  • Float, Level - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or a change in the amount of a medium that affect the level of the sensor.
  • Flow - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or a change in the amount of a medium flowing along or through the sensor.
  • Force - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or a change in the amount of pressure on the sensor.
  • Gas - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or a change in the amount of a gas.
  • Gyroscopes - Devices designed to detect and respond to changes in angular acceleration along multiple axis.
  • Humidity, Moisture - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or a change in the amount of a humidity.
  • Image, Camera - Devices designed to detect and change a viewable image into a digital signal.
  • Inclinometers - Devices designed to detect and respond to movement of the sensor from a level position along the X, Y or X and Y axis.
  • LVDT Modules (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) - Specialized devices designed to detect linear movement.
  • LVDTs (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) - Specialized devices designed to detect linear movement.
  • Magnetic - Compass, Magnetic Field (Modules) - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence of a magnetic field. Items in this family are designed as an electronic compass.
  • Magnetic - Hall Effect, Digital Switch, Linear, Compass (ICs) - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence of a magnetic field.
  • Magnetic - Position, Proximity, Speed (Modules) - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence of a magnetic field.
  • Magnets - Materials that have their atoms arranged so that they can attract or repel other materials that possess a magnetic field.
  • Motion Sensors, Detectors (PIR) - Devices designed to detect and respond to movement outside of the component but within the range of the sensor.
  • Multifunction - Devices designed to provide detection, measurement, or response to multiple stimuli.
  • Optical - Distance Measuring - Devices that are designed to transmit and receive infrared signals for use in a variety of circuits to measure the distance an object is away from the device.
  • Optical - IrDA Transceiver Modules - Devices that are designed to transmit and receive infrared signals.
  • Optical - Mouse Sensor - Devices used by computer mice to optically determine movement of the mouse.
  • Optical - Photo Detectors - Ambient Light Sensors - Devices that are designed to sense light. Items in this family changes in the light surrounding the device.
  • Optical - Photo Detectors - CdS Photoconductive Cells (Ambient Light) - Devices that are designed to sense light. Items in this family change resistance with the intensity of the light.
  • Optical - Photo Detectors - Logic Output - Devices that are designed to sense light. Items in this family provide a logic output based on the signal or lack thereof.
  • Optical - Photo Detectors - Photodiodes - Devices that are designed to sense light. Items in this family convert light into current.
  • Optical - Photo Detectors - Phototransistors - Devices that are designed to sense light. Items in this family use light to cause an amplified current to flow across the transistor.
  • Optical - Photo Detectors - Remote Receiver - Devices that are designed to be used in remote controls.
  • Optical - Photointerrupters - Slot Type - Logic Output - Devices designed to transmit a signal from one side of the device out to the other side of the device. The device then senses interruptions to this signal and provides a logic output.
  • Optical - Photointerrupters - Slot Type - Transistor Output - Devices designed to transmit a signal from one side of the device out to the other side of the device. The device then senses interruptions to this signal and provides a transistor output.
  • Optical - Reflective - Analog Output - Devices designed to transmit a signal from one side of the device out to a reflective surface and back to the other side of the device. The device then senses interruptions to this signal and provides an analog output.
  • Optical - Reflective - Logic Output - Devices designed to transmit a signal from one side of the device out to a reflective surface and back to the other side of the device. The device then senses interruptions to this signal and provides a logic output.
  • Pressure - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or a change in the amount of force on the device.
  • Proximity - Devices designed to detect and respond to movement outside of the component but within the range of the sensor.
  • RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) - Devices that change their resistance in reaction to changes in temperature. The specific metals used in RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) devices show a known change in resistance as the temperature changes.
  • Shock - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence of a sudden change in acceleration most often using piezoelectric principles.
  • Solar Cells - Devices designed to convert solar (light) energy into electrical energy.
  • Specialized - Devices designed to provide a specific function in specialized situations.
  • Strain Gages - Devices designed to detect and respond by changing resistance as pressure is applied to the sensor.
  • Temperature - Devices designed to detect the amount of heat at different levels.
  • Temperature Probe - Devices designed to detect the amount of heat at different levels over a length of wire or cable.
  • Thermistors - NTC - Devices that change their resistance in reaction to changes in temperature. In a NTC (Negative Temperature Coefficient) thermistor, the resistance decreases as the temperature increases.
  • Thermistors - PTC - Devices that change their resistance in reaction to changes in temperature. In a PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) thermistor, the resistance increases as the temperature increases.
  • Tilt - Devices designed to detect and respond to movement of the sensor.
  • Ultrasonic Receivers, Transmitters - Devices designed to detect and respond to the presence or a change in high frequency sound waves.
  • Vibration - Devices designed to detect and respond to vibrations of the device.
Soldering, Desoldering, Rework Products - Equipment and supplies that are used to melt solder (metal alloy used to join/weld metals surfaces) for the purposes of production or repair of circuit boards.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Desoldering Braid, Wick - Braided wire that has had a rosin flux added. These items are used to aid in the removal of solder from a joint by absorbing the solder as it is heated.
  • Dispensers, Dispenser Tips - Containers and the ends needed on these contains to release the contents of that container.
  • Flux, Flux Remover - Semi-liquid or paste material that are used to aid in the cleaning of solder material, aid in the flow of solder materials, and/ or aid in the removal of solder materials.
  • Fume, Smoke Extraction - Devices that are designed to remove vapors, gases, smoke, etc. from an area.
  • Holders, Stands - Devices that are designed to support soldering equipment.
  • Irons, Tweezers, Handles - The portion of a solder station or a soldering device that is heated to a point where it can melt solder.
  • Solder - Metal Alloys that are used to join metal surfaces to each other.
  • Solder Sponge - Devices that are designed to clean a solder iron, tweezers, tip, etc.
  • Stations - A base unit used to supply power, air, and/or a vacuum to a separate iron, tweezers, etc.
  • Stencils, Templates - A mask that is used to apply solder in a specific area on a board.
  • Tips, Nozzles - A variety of ends of differing shapes and sizes for use in specific situations with soldering and desoldering equipment.
Static Control, ESD, Clean Room Products - Products that aid with the control, measurement and elimination of the build up of electrical charge on a device. Also, products that are used inside clean room environments when there can be no contamination.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Clothing - Apparel specifically designed to be used in clean rooms or static free work areas.
  • Device Containers - Items that are used to hold other objects. These items are specifically designed to be used to for ESD/static protection.
  • Grounding Cords, Straps - Devices that are designed to aid in the remove static electricity from a person. Most often these devices are composed of strips of a conductive material that is attached to a persons wrist or around persons foot and then makes connection to a ground or grounding material.
  • Grounding Mats - A large area of material that is designed to help eliminate static electricity when the mat is connected to ground.
  • Ionizer Equipment - Devices that change the level of ionization of air particles in an area or items that work with these ionizers.
  • Monitors, Testers - Devices designed to check on the level of static electricity or test devices that monitor the level of static electricity.
  • Shielding Bags, Materials - A container made from a flexible metal. These bags protect the items placed in them from damage due to static electricity.
  • Swabs and Brushes - Absorbent material on the end of rods and handles with bristles that are used to clean boards and devices.
  • Treatments, Cleaners, Wipes - Materials used for cleaning or preventing static electricity.
Switches - Devices that are used to turn a circuit on or off (make or break).
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Accessories - Caps - Supplementary lid or cover used with switches.
  • Configurable Switch Components - Body - A portion of a switch assembly. Devices in this family provide the moving portion of the assembly.
  • Configurable Switch Components - Contact Block - A portion of a switch assembly. Devices in this family provide the connection from the assembly to the outside world.
  • Configurable Switch Components - Illumination Source - A portion of a switch assembly. Devices in this family are used to provide visible light for indication.
  • Configurable Switch Components - Lens - A portion of a switch assembly. Devices in this family are used as transparent covers in the assembly.
  • DIP - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are usually groupings of small switches used as jumper blocks or small rotary type switches that require a tool to set.
  • Keylock - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family that use a key as an actuator. This actuator will turn along the center axis point but have a predetermined number of stopping positions. The key may or may not be removable at any number of these positions.
  • Keypads - A grouping of buttons that are used to provide input to a machine. These buttons may or may not have logos that show what each button's specific purpose is.
  • Magnetic, Reed - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on and off by the presence or lack of a magnetic field.
  • Navigation, Joystick - A grouping of electromechanical devices used to start or stop current flow. The devices in this family are arranged around a central actuator. Depending on which direction the actuator is moved, the switch located in that direction is tripped.
  • Programmable Display - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family have a visual output that can be designed to display different graphics based on the state of the switch.
  • Pushbutton - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that is depressed into the units body.
  • Pushbutton - Hall Effect - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that is depressed into the units body and creates a change in a magnetic field.
  • Rocker - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that rocks along a center axis. The depressed side of the actuator will be lower than the opposite side.
  • Rotary - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are composed of a turntable center actuator that has one or more decks (thin circular boards) of contacts.
  • Selector - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family have an actuator that turn back and forth along a center axis point but have a predetermined number of stopping positions.
  • Slide - A device whose function is accomplished by using a stem that moves between one end and the other of the component.
  • Snap Action, Limit, Lever - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that trips when it reaches a limit of travel. The actuator can be some sort of plunger, lever, arm, etc., that activates when it is depressed.
  • Tactile - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are often very small and are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that is depressed into the units body. these devices also provide feedback to the user through an audible click and/or a change in pressure upon reaching the trigger point.
  • Thumbwheel - A device that accomplishes its function through the use of a rotary disk that is attached to the center axis of the component or the use of pressable actuators.
  • Toggle - An electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator in the shape of a bat or lever that pivots through an arc at its base.
Tapes, Adhesives - Devices that are used to hold and release adhesive substances.
  • Glue, Adhesives, Applicators - Substances used to hold or fasten items to each other and the devices that can be used to distribute these substances.
  • Tape - Material, usually in a strip form, that has an adhesive substance layered on at least one side. These items are used to hold or fasten items to each other.
  • Tape Dispensers - Devices that are used to hold and release adhesive substances.
Test and Measurement - Devices that are used to provide reference properties (quantity, capacity, degree, etc.) of electronic circuits.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Equipment - Electrical Testers - Devices that are designed to measure or test for an electrical condition which could include any or a combination of voltage, resistance, current, capacitance, frequency, etc.
  • Equipment - Environmental Testers - Devices that are designed to measure or test for an environmental condition like gas, humidity, PH, etc.
  • Equipment - Function Generators - Equipment designed to generate a variety of signal waveforms of varying amplitudes and time lengths.
  • Equipment - Multimeters - Equipment designed to measure and display capacitance, current, frequency, resistance, voltage, etc.
  • Equipment - Oscilloscopes - Equipment designed to display and measure waveforms using amplitude or strength of the signal on the y-axis and time on the x-axis.
  • Equipment - Power Supplies (Test, Bench) - Equipment that is designed to supply a variable amount of voltage/current to components for testing purposes.
  • Equipment - Specialty - Equipment designed to measure and display information for a variety of different purposes.
  • Equipment - Spectrum Analyzers - Equipment designed to display and measure waveforms using amplitude or strength of the signal on the y-axis and frequency on the x-axis.
  • Equipment - Variable Transformers - An adjustable device used to provide power.
  • Test Clips - Alligator, Crocodile, Heavy Duty - Most often used between an electronic circuit and a measurement device, these items are designed to provide a temporary electrical connection. Items in this family are spring loaded and contain two jaws with serrated teeth.
  • Test Clips - Grabbers, Hooks - Most often used between an electronic circuit and a measurement device, these items are designed to provide a temporary electrical connection. Items in this family are spring loaded and have a hooked end.
  • Test Clips - IC - Most often used between an electronic circuit and a measurement device, these items are designed to provide a temporary electrical connection. Items in this family are spring loaded and have multiple contact points designed to be attached to the leads of an IC.
  • Test Leads - Banana, Meter Interface - Consisting of a probe, clip, or plug on one end and an banana plug interconnect on the other end, these cables provide a connection between a measurement device and an electronic circuit.
  • Test Leads - BNC Interface - Consisting of a probe, clip, or plug on one end and an banc interconnect on the other end, these cables provide a connection between a measurement device and an electronic circuit.
  • Test Leads - Jumper, Specialty - Cables with some type of clip and/or connector on each end that are used for taking measurements and testing circuits.
  • Test Leads - Kits, Assortments - Groupings of cable assemblies used for taking measurements and testing circuits.
  • Test Leads - Oscilloscope Probes - Cable assembly that is used to provide an electrical connection between an oscilloscope and an electronic circuit for the purposes of testing and measurement of signals.
  • Test Leads - Thermocouples, Temperature Probes - Consisting of a plug end and a tip end, these devices are used when measuring temperature.
  • Test Points - Terminals that are used specifically to provide an electrical connection between a piece of test equipment and a circuit.
  • Test Probe Tips - Devices that are used to connect equipment to the circuit/unit being tested. Often the device consists of a cylindrical rod with either a pointed or a hooked end on one side and a wire lead on the other.
  • Thermometers - Equipment designed to measure and display changes in temperature.
Tools - Devices designed to aid and assist in specific mechanical work.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Assorted Tool Kits - Groupings of hand tools that are used in combination with each other to provide a specific results.
  • Coolant Hose and Accessories - Devices that are used to aid in the delivery of coolant (air, liquid) to a specific area.
  • Crimpers - Crimp Heads, Die Sets - Portion of a crimper that is designed for a specific size of wire and/or type of contact to join a wire to a contact/terminal.
  • Crimpers, Applicators, Presses - Devices used join wires to contacts by compressing a portion of the contact. These devices may or may not contain a head or die set which is made specifically for the wire size and contact/terminal type being used.
  • Crimpers, Applicators, Presses - Accessories - Supplementary items used with crimpers or presses.
  • Cutters - A device designed to separate objects by splitting that object between two sharp edges.
  • Excavators, Hooks, Picks, Probes, Tuning Tools - Devices designed to help in the removal, testing, and tuning of components.
  • Fiber Optics and Accessories - Tools that are designed to be used when dealing with fiber optic cables and connectors.
  • Flashlights - A portable device that produces light and is powered by batteries.
  • Hammers, Accessories - Hand tools with a head attached at a right angle to the handle and supplementary items used with the tool.
  • Heat Guns, Torches, Accessories - A device used to emit hot air and supplementary items used with the tool. They are similar in shape and construction to a hair dryer, though they run at much higher temperatures.
  • Insertion, Extraction - A device used to place or remove a contact within a housing of a connector.
  • Knives, Blades, Accessories - Tools that cut object by use of a single sharp edge and supplementary items used with the tool.
  • Pliers, Wrenches - Hand tools with adjustable, fixed, or pivoting jaws.
  • Punchdown, Blades, Accessories - Hand tool that is used to terminate cables to an insertion displacement connecter/wiring block.
  • Punches - A hand tool composed of a metal rod. This rod has a flat end that is struck by a hammer. The other end is a shaped tip and is used to drive out pins, rivets, etc.
  • Screw and Nut Drivers - A tool that has a specifically designed tip used to loosen or tighten a bolt/nut/screw with the same design.
  • Screw and Nut Drivers - Blades and Bits - Removable tips with a specific design. One end of these tips will fit into a handle. The other end will fit into the head of a bolt/nut/screw with the same design.
  • Screw and Nut Drivers - Blades and Bits Sets - Grouping of removable tips with a specific design. One end of these tips will fit into a handle. The other end will fit into the head of a bolt/nut/screw with the same design.
  • Screw and Nut Drivers - Handles, Holders - A device into which a bit or blade is inserted.
  • Screw and Nut Drivers - Sets - Grouping of tools with different styles and/or sizes of tips. These tips will fit into the head of a bolt/nut/screw with the same design.
  • Sockets - Accessories - Supplementary items used by sockets.
  • Sockets - Handles - A device that attached to a socket and allows for a person to grip the device in order to apply torque on the socket end.
  • Sockets - Sets - Grouping of devices designed to fit over nuts and bolts in order to aid in their insertion and removal.
  • Sockets, Socket Wrenches - Devices designed to fit over nuts and bolts in order to aid in their insertion and removal.
  • Specialized Accessories - Supplementary items that are used with specialized tools.
  • Specialized Tools - Specialized devices designed to aid and assist in specific mechanical work that is done by hand.
  • Spiral Wrap, Expandable Sleeving - Hollow tubes of plastic or other materials with both ends open. The tube is split down the length of the tube and the seam is tucked into or over the tube, or the tube has a spiral cut down the length of the tube allowing the item to expand. A special tool is available to aid in installation.
  • Staking Tools, Accessories - Devices used to connect terminals, rivets, etc. by reforming a metal end.
  • Tweezers - A device composed of two metal bars attached together at one end. The bars are formed so that they can be pinched in the middle causing the open ends to meet. The tips of the open ends are formed into a variety of shapes to allow the device to hold and pick up a multitude of items.
  • Vacuums, Accessories - A device that is designed to remove dust, dirt, etc. by sucking these particles into a holding bin.
  • Vises, Vise Accessories - Devices that are meant to hold other components between two jaws by tightening a lever or screw.
  • Wire Strippers and Accessories - Devices designed to cut through the insulation of a wire or cable, but not through the conductive material.
  • Wire Tie Guns and Accessories - Devices used to tighten and/or cut wire tie fasteners.
  • Wire Wrap - An insulated single conductor wire with exposed ends that are wound around a contact.
  • Wire Wrap - Accessories - Supplemental devices that are used with wire wrap tools.
Transformers - Devices that transfer, usually through the use of a pair of wound coil wires, electrical energy from one circuit to another.
  • Accessories - Supplementary items used with other devices in this category.
  • Audio - Devices that are designed to be used in circuits used to broadcast, receive or reproduce sounds.
  • Current Sense - Devices that are designed to detect and for use in measurement of flow of electricity.
  • Isolated, Non-Isolated - Step Up Down Autotransformer - Devices that are used to change the level of voltage from one side of the circuit to the other side of the circuit the item is installed in.
  • Power - Devices that are used to change the level of voltage from one side of the circuit to the other side of the circuit the item is installed in.
  • Pulse - Devices that are designed to transfer pulses (signals/voltage with a rapid rise time, a duration of constant signal/voltage, and then a rapid fall time) from one side of a circuit to another.
  • Specialty - Devices that are designed to be used with specific products or purposes.
  • Switching Converter, SMPS Transformers - Devices that are designed to be used in Switch Mode Power Supplies.