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    Extreme Materials: Robust Performance from Cable to Connector

    From specifying the correct stranding configuration to creating specialty extreme material blends to ensure optimal jacket performance, selecting the right combination of variables plays a critical role in the success of products.   In all environments, especially extreme conditions, high reliability and zero downtime are imperative; even the smallest factor can be the difference between Read More >>

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    Design Considerations When Terminating Aluminum Wire

    It may be necessary to replace copper wiring with aluminum in automotive applications to reduce vehicle weight and achieve the aggressive future fuel-economy standards, but design engineers must be mindful of the significant differences between aluminum and copper wire terminations.   Aluminum wiring has been used for many years in several different industries. Utility companies have successfully Read More >>

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Design Considerations When Terminating A...

How to seriesIt may be necessary to replace copper wiring with aluminum in automotive applications to reduce vehicle weight and achieve the Read More...

Options for Terminating Coaxial Cable

Field replaceable connectorsCoaxial/RF cable assemblies comprised $13.5 billion of the $142 billion worldwide market for cable assemblies in 2015. How coax cable Read More...

Connector Designs for Miniaturization of...

Miniaturization in the militaryMilitary organizations throughout the world are working hard to lighten the load soldiers carry into battle; connector and cabling designs may Read More...

Armed Robots and Soldiers: Partnership o...

Armed unmanned vehicleAs armed robots become reality, a tug-of-war is building over humans’ place in the decision-making loop during battle.   On July Read More...

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Webs...

2014 Top 10The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and Read More...

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2014 Top 10The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and Read More...

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2014 Top 10The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and Read More...

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2014 Top 10The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and Read More...

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Autonomous Carsharing: Your Robot is Now...

Car sharingRobotic carsharing services will put fleets of autonomous vehicles at our app-driven beck and call. What do these super-cheap, super-safe connected Read More...

New Standard Brings High-Speed Ethernet ...

Auto circleRecent approval of the IEEE 802.3bp standard offers efficiencies for reducing the weight and cost of interconnections to support communication Read More...

Copper Replacing Copper?

circuit-board-300Seeking a way to deliver bandwidth more effectively, some have investigated the removal of high-speed circuits from the PCB by replacing Read More...

Interconnects Morph to Meet the Need for...

intel image plus backplaneThe need to transmit more data at higher speeds is changing system design. New strategies include developing connectors specifically for Read More...

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Interconnect News for September 16, 2016

Featured newsStay up to date on the latest announcements from your favorite interconnect suppliers.   Interconnect News AirBorn Inc. announced it entered into a Read More...

Carlisle Acquires Micro-Coax

News BriefsMaker of mission-critical, high-frequency coaxial wire, cable, and cable assemblies is a leading provider to defense, satellite, and test and Read More...

Amphenol Aerospace Released from D38999 ...

headliner-300x300Additional mil-spec connector series are being released from “Stop Shipment” as approved.   Amphenol Aerospace has been released from the Read More...

Avnet Makes Offer to Acquire Premier Far...

headliner-300x300 The acquisition of Premier Farnell will substantially strengthen Avnet's digital footprint worldwide.   Avnet reached an agreement with the board of Read More...


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Extreme Materials: Robust Performance fr...

ExtremeFrom specifying the correct stranding configuration to creating specialty extreme material blends to ensure optimal jacket performance, selecting the right Read More...

Design Considerations When Terminating A...

How to seriesIt may be necessary to replace copper wiring with aluminum in automotive applications to reduce vehicle weight and achieve the Read More...

How to Test an RJ45 Pinout

RJ45 CableThe way the RJ45 connector is wired to Cat 5, 5e, and 6 cables differs depending upon the type of Read More...

Great Connector Inventions: High-Speed P...

Creative ideas in connector develoopmentIn the latest installment of this series on great connector inventions, we look at how FCI took the next step in Read More...

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Design Considerations When Terminating A...

How to seriesIt may be necessary to replace copper wiring with aluminum in automotive applications to reduce vehicle weight and achieve the Read More...

Options for Terminating Coaxial Cable

Field replaceable connectorsCoaxial/RF cable assemblies comprised $13.5 billion of the $142 billion worldwide market for cable assemblies in 2015. How coax cable Read More...

Wireless Product Roundup

New ProductWe reached out to top interconnect suppliers to find out about their latest and greatest product launches for wireless applications. Read More...

Medical Interconnect Product Roundup for...

New ProductInterconnects for the medical industry must meet a variety of unique requirements that often call for application-specific designs that adhere to strict Read More...