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Avnet Abacus simplifies the search for interconnect solutions with online tool from Samtec

Samtec’s Solutionator, accessible via the Avnet Abacus website, makes it quicker and easier for engineers to identify best solutions for their interconnect applications.

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has introduced a powerful newonline design tool that makes it faster and easier for customers to select the optimum interconnect solutions from Samtec’s product offering. 

Known as the Solutionator, this timesaving parametric search tool is simple to use, enabling customers to identify a complete mated set of interconnects to match their applications needs in less than a minute.

The step-by-step selector process, which can be accessed via the Avnet Abacus website, offers a menu of eight connector types: high-speed board-to-board; edge card/right angle/co-planar; micro; standard; RF interconnects; power, high cycle, high vibration; panel and IO; and discrete wire. There are also five cable options: high-speed cable assemblies; RF interconnects; panel and IO; ID cables; and discrete wire. 

Once the system and category have been selected, further filters provide access to product family selection. Any filter can be chosen in any order to suit the application. When all filters have been completed, a ‘Get Results’ button appears, linking to a choice of recommended solutions. Here, the user can compare the options using the technical information presented, before making a final selection. 

On the results page, a specs kit links directly to further technical information including engineering drawings, footprints, catalogue pages, 3D models, and real-time simulations where applicable. There is also the option to order a free sample, to be delivered within 24 hours.

Samtec’s Picture Search tool, also accessible via the Avnet Abacus website, offers visual navigation through Samtec’s product offering, and provides a link to the Solutionator.

About Avnet Abacus

Avnet Abacus is a pan-European demand creation distributor specialising in interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply and battery products. Avnet Abacus’ extensive product range and exceptional linecard is supported by a team of over 50 product specialists based across Europe, delivering technical expertise and technology focused initiatives. Avnet Abacus is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). For more information, visit: www.avnet-abacus.eu or follow us on  http://www.twitter.com/Avnet_Abacus