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Mechanical devices, such as cable clamps, added to connector shells and other such hardware which is attachable to connectors to make up the total connector configuration.


A mixture of two or more metals combined to achieve properties, such as a lower melting point or greater strength, that the individual metals do not possess.


The atmospheric conditions surrounding a given item. Normally in terms of factors which influence or modify, such as temperature, humidity, etc.


The magnitude of variation in a changing quantity from its zero value. The word required modification - as with adjectives such as peak, maximum, rms, etc. - to designate the specific amplitude in question.


The representation of information by means of continuously variable signal.

Aramid Fibers

A class of heat-resistant and strong synthetic fibers. They are used in aerospace and military applications for ballistic rated body armor fabric and ballistic composites, in bicycle tires, and as an asbestos substitute. The name is derived from merging of “aromatic polyamide”. They are fibers in which the chain molecules are highly oriented along the fiber axis, so the strength of the chemical bond can be exploited.


The decrease of a signal with the distance in the direction of propagation. Attenuation may be expressed as the scalar ratio of the output power to the input power, or as the ratio of the output signal voltage to the input signal voltage.


American Wire Gage. Standards for wire diameter.