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    Copper or Fiber in Commercial Aircraft?

    Which is the better option – copper of fiber – in commercial aircraft? Earle Olson of TE Connectivity discusses the benefits of fiber in today’s increasingly sophisticated commercial airplanes.   Commercial aircraft run on information. As aircraft designers embrace the concept of MEA (more electric aircraft) to replace mechanical control systems, embedded computers are evolving to handle increased Read More >>

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    How to Specify Electrical Insulating Material

    Choosing the right material combinations for a specific application can mean the difference between success and failure. Richard Orstad of Fralock presents a primer on how to specify electrical insulating material.   There are hundreds of decisions required when designing mission-critical electromechanical components. In each of these decisions, choosing the right material combinations for a specific Read More >>

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Copper or Fiber in Commercial Aircraft?

commercial-aircraft-300x300Which is the better option – copper of fiber – in commercial aircraft? Earle Olson of TE Connectivity discusses the benefits of fiber Read More...

The Smart Factory: Connecting Efficiency...

Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial RevolutionThe intelligent networking of industrial devices promises to deliver productivity gains, but not all manufacturers are ready to make the Read More...

Interfaces for Modular Machine Design

GearsTechnological developments in today's industrial environments require modular systems. HARTING's Jakob Dück examines suitable interfaces for modular machine design.   After cloud computing comes Read More...

The Impact of Electric and Hybrid Vehicl...

auto-design-300x300For the new electric and hybrid vehicles, powertrain controls and connectors require the complete functionality of a conventional vehicle, plus Read More...

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures: 10 Years of Connector I...

Facts and FiguresThe connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. Bishop & Associates' Dave Pheteplace looks Read More...

Facts & Figures: Industrial Market for C...

Facts and FiguresAccording to Bishop & Associates' research, the fourth largest connector market will exhibit strong growth over the next five years.   The Read More...

Telecom/Datacom Cable Assembly Market Ra...

Datacom marketBishop & Associates examined the revenues of 11 companies and found the telecom/datacom cable assembly market 2014 sales racked up Read More...

Facts & Figures: Performance Results for...

Facts and FiguresBishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, it evaluated the performance Read More...

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When is a Plastic Connector the Right Co...

LEMO’s REDEL P plastic connectorProducts made from plastic are thought of as cheap alternatives, but when it comes to connectors, they are sometimes the Read More...

The Continuing Impact of RoHS

Lead free RoHS compliantPure tin plating has been almost universally adopted, but the looming expiration of a critical exemption is poised to bite Read More...

Connectors at Work: Insulator Materials

insulator-materials-300x300The material used in a connector design significantly impacts its overall performance. Bob Stanton of Omnetics takes a look at how Read More...

LED Lighting: The Connection Counts

LEDsEverywhere you turn, you can find LEDs in almost any lighting form factor, and connections are more challenging than a screw-in Read More...

Headliners

News Briefs for April 21, 2015

News BriefsFor the latest announcements affecting the connector industry and its customers, check out the news briefs for April 21, 2015.   TE Read More...

Melni Connectors Jumps into the Shark Ta...

News BriefsIdaho-based Melni Connectors was started by an inventor who designed a connector based on a children’s toy. Last week he found Read More...

News Briefs for April 14, 2015

News BriefsPromotion, acquisition, second-source agreement, and technological achievement announcements lead the news briefs for April 14, 2015. Molex announced the expansion of Read More...

Q&A with ProLabs: Compatible Network Pro...

ProLabs optical transceiversRecently we spoke with Ward Williams, chief commercial officer at ProLabs, to learn more about the compatible product market.   Q: Read More...


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How to Specify Electrical Insulating Mat...

polyether-materials-300x300Choosing the right material combinations for a specific application can mean the difference between success and failure. Richard Orstad of Read More...

When is a Plastic Connector the Right Co...

LEMO’s REDEL P plastic connectorProducts made from plastic are thought of as cheap alternatives, but when it comes to connectors, they are sometimes the Read More...

How to Successfully Launch a New Connect...

Launch calendarIn our continuing series on connector basics, Bill Garver of APEX Electrical Interconnection Consultants examines the final step of the connector Read More...

Five Connector Specs to Combat Environme...

Special environmental connectorsThere are simple ways to customize a connector's performance to better withstand harsh environments. Remke examines the five connector specs Read More...

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How to Specify Electrical Insulating Mat...

polyether-materials-300x300Choosing the right material combinations for a specific application can mean the difference between success and failure. Richard Orstad of Read More...

When is a Plastic Connector the Right Co...

LEMO’s REDEL P plastic connectorProducts made from plastic are thought of as cheap alternatives, but when it comes to connectors, they are sometimes the Read More...

Samtec Z-Ray Ultra-Low-Profile, Ultra-Hi...

Samtec Z-Ray InterposersSamtec Z-Ray ultra-low-profile, ultra-high-density interposers provide ultimate design flexibility. Samtec’s newly released Z-Ray one-piece arrays provide an ultra low profile and high density and are Read More...

Molex High-Speed Low-Loss Flex Circuit A...

Molex Low-Loss Cable AssembliesThe new Molex High-Speed Low-Loss Flex Circuit Assemblies deploy DuPont Pyralux TK flexible circuit material to meet growing demand for Read More...