Tyco Electronics announces the availability of Madison Cable brand lead-free and heavy-metal-free cables. These cables are designed with several national and international environmental initiatives in mind, including Proposition 65 in the state of California and additionally, WEEE and RoHS directives, taking effect in 2006 in the European Union, which address lead and heavy metals. The cables provide interconnections for many applications while complying with most new and proposed environmental regulations. The cables are designed to meet applicable UL and CSA standards as well as any current applicable ANSI standards. Polymer compounds for both primary and jacket insulations allow the cables to be manufactured in both flexible and standard versions. The technology does not use polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), cadmium, mercury, or hexavalent chromium to achieve desirable stability, flexibility, gloss, hardness, or color attributes. Specific products available in the line of cables are SCSI, Fibre Channel, Infiniband, video, as well as multi-conductor, multi-pair, coax, parallel pair, planar, and single conductor designs. Plenum and non-plenum designs are available and all components are identified for ease of termination.