- 3M offers innovative solutions to the electronics industry and is a leading manufacturer of interconnect solutions for board-to-board, wire-to-board, backplane and input/output (I/O) applications. These include 3M™ Wiremount Insulation Displacement Contact (IDC) Connectors, Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) I/O System, Mini-Clamp Discrete Wire System, MetPak™ High Speed Hard Metric (HSHM) and the new Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Backplane Connectors. Using industry leading capabilities in CAD - such as NX™ and SLA modeling - 3M's experienced engineers turn ideas into real world solutions.


Ribbon Cable Assemblies

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3M's ready-to-use harnesses are assembled from .050" pitch flat ribbon cable terminated to industry-standard wire-mount IDC sockets from 3M. Learn More

7700 Series Controlled Impedance Cable

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The 3M 7700 series cable offers engineers a viable option that fits between standard ribbon and twin axial cable, but with greatly improved performance. Learn More

EMI/RFI Absorbers

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3M's EMI/RFI absorbers include the AB5000, AB6000, and AB7000 series and are designed to eliminate noise from a few hundred megahertz to multiple gigahertz frequencies. Learn More

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3M Custom Die Cuts

3M custom-cut products match 3M technologies to your requirements with the exact form, fit, and functionality you need. Whether laminating adhesives to substrates, precision or die cutting, slitting, or spooling and level winding, 3M custom-cut products are engineered to meet your precise specifications and manufacturing needs. Learn More

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Tape by Usage Type Guide

3M's usage type guide to select the tape appropriate for your application. Learn More

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Fabric Tape CN-4190 Publish Date: 0001-01-01

Fabric Tape CN-4190

92995X Series Shunts Publish Date: 0001-01-01

3M™ 92995X Series Shunts

3M Tech Tips Publish Date: 2011-05-11

View 3M's tips for wiring designs, cable management, EMI/RFI absorbers, RFID readers, conductive foils and more.

Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) Connectors Publish Date: 2012-05-09

3M Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) Connectors are in stock and ready to ship at DigiKey.com. Visit our website or call 1-800-344-4539 to order 3M connectors.

QSFP+ and CX4 Active Optical Cable Assemblies Publish Date: 2012-06-16

3M's active optical cable assemblies, for QSFP+ and CX4 applications, feature low power, low cost, and flexible lengths for Infiniband certified applications.

Discrete Wire Products Publish Date: 2012-06-29

3M™'s Mini-Clamp II, Power Clamp, and CHG series connectors help reduce the complexity of designing with discrete wires.

Tools & Support

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Bumpon™ Protective Products - Resilient Rollstock

Whether you’re a manufacturer of electronics, automobiles, household appliances, kitchen cabinets, or a homeowner wanting to protect your home’s surfaces, 3M Bumpon self-adhesive rubber bumpers have a color, shape, and size to meet your needs. Learn More

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Smart Solutions for Building In Value

3M Electronics offers a broad range of specialized solutions for today’s demanding electronics assembly applications. From adhesives, tapes, abrasives and coatings to technologies designed to detect tampering and water intrusion, 3M offers you more ways to speed assembly... add functionality... and improve the reliability of your products. Learn More

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MDR Connector Selection Guide

The Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) is a half pitch interconnect system from 3M, designed to meet the needs of high speed/density input/output applications. With more than 20 years on the market, the MDR system is an established and well-proven solution for high density I/O. Learn More

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Scotchlok™ Connectors and Tools

Scotchlok connectors employ a specially designed, wire insulation displacement contact to make a reliable electrical connection to each wire. A variety of sizes and wire combinations are available to accommodate any need. Learn More

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Cable and Accessories Product Selection Guide

This 3M guide shows the different cable types and their features. There are many kinds of cable, each with a different combination of material and construction, designed to best suit an application. Learn More

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Electromagnetic Compatible Product Selection Guide

3M™ Electromagnetic Compatible Products (EMC) that are designed to control electromagnetic interference from internal sources, limit EMI susceptibility from external sources and help manufacturers meet high certification standards around the world. Learn More

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2mm SCI Cable Assembly Development Kit Publish Date: 2009-04-20

Designed to help engineers assess, test, and design the appropriate high performance 2mm SCI cable-to-board solution for a specific application.

Duration: 15 minutes
IDC Wiremount Connectors Primer Publish Date: 2009-04-21

This tutorial from 3M discusses the popular IDC wiremount connectors.

Duration: 10 minutes
3M™ miniSAS Publish Date: 2011-04-22

Offers high performance, reliability, quality, and supports full duplex data transmission rates of 6-10 Gbps. Used in server and network storage applications.

Duration: 10 minutes
2mm Latch/Eject Header 1552 Series Publish Date: 2011-06-29

A flexible and space saving solution with a secure latching mechanism suitable for designs and applications requiring high reliability.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Biffle and the 3M Pit Bulls vs 3M

3M™ VHB™ Tape is a specialty bonding tape that is a proven high strength alternative to screws, rivets, welds, and other forms of mechanical fasteners.

Dual Lock Reclosable fasteners

This video shows an example of the strength the Dual Lock from 3M offers.

3M - EM Field Reference

The new 3M brand EM Eye Meter from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division provides three devices in one unit.

3M - Cold Shrink Splice Training

Cold shrink splicing products, invented by 3M, help provide reliable electrical insulation and protection against moisture and contamination. These 3M™ insulating products are supplied stretched on a removable core for quick, easy installation.

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