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Publication Date: 08/1/2012
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Autosplice Expands Shield Clip Product Family
Shield clip for PCBs.
San Diego, CA — Autosplice has expanded the company's Shield Clip product family by introducing three new Shield Clip configurations to support the ongoing evolution of smaller, more densely-packed product designs.

The new Compact, Micro and Micro-Miniature versions offer low-profile heights of less than 0.050-in. (1.27mm), along with reduced pad sizes to accommodate the small form-factor RF shields used in automotive electronics, digital cameras, video games, GPS devices, mobile handsets, set-top boxes, as well as many other consumer electronics, industrial and military applications.

These new offerings eliminate EMI/RFI shield post soldering operations; are compatible with standard high-speed placement equipment; permit easy shield removal and replacement; save valuable PCB real estate; utilize standard vacuum nozzle pickup; have independent quad finger-spring contacts; are in STD EIA 481 tape-and-reel packaging; and use lead-free RoHS-compliant base material and plating.

Shield Clips can be placed anywhere on the PCB, thereby maximizing design flexibility while conserving PCB real estate. The four independent spring contacts on each clip enable RF shields to be reliably inserted into the completed PCB assembly without the need for secondary soldering processes. The proprietary clip design also allows shield removal and replacement multiple times as needed for easy rework and/or circuit tuning.

Contact: Autosplice, Inc., 10121 Barnes Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92121 800-535-5538 or 858-535-0077 fax: 858-535-0130 E-mail: Web:

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