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To 400Gb/s and Beyond: High-speed Interconnects Evolve to Meet the Needs of Data Center Communications

by Jim David – Portfolio Director; Amphenol High-Speed Interconnects High-speed interconnects adapt to data centers’ ever-changing signal, bandwidth, and density requirements.   The emergence of large scale and mega-data centers has driven the need for not only increased data management capability, but also increased the complexity, design, and configuration of these enormous facilities. Meeting data Read More >>

No Silver Bullet for Vision System Connectors

Like any aspect of machine vision, cable and connector selection is driven by speed and economy. Customers demand longer, faster, and cheaper cabling solutions, but aren’t always happy about adopting yet another new connector or protocol.   No Silver Bullet for Vision System Connectors The stringent demands of vision systems vary depending on distance, cost, Read More >>

Rugged Industrial Interconnects: The Design Behind the Description

Connectors that exhibit the rugged, high-reliability performance characteristics required to withstand hazards including shock, vibration, and high mating cycles in harsh industrial applications don’t happen by chance. Design features including contacts, plating materials, and insulators are critical to achieving and selecting rugged industrial interconnects.   Analyzing the Factors that Determine Industrial Ruggedness Levels Contacts, plating, Read More >>

Medical technology

Medical Interconnects Improve to Serve the Rapidly Evolving Industry

Connector suppliers are actively working to improve the medical interconnects required to support advanced patient monitoring, diagnostics, and treatment equipment designed to reduce the overall cost of patient care. Such devices span digital stethoscopes, scanners, lasers, and pain management products to neuromodulation implants, probes, and digital displays. The medical industry is enjoying a dramatic increase in the Read More >>

Automotive electronics

Current Trends in Automotive Interconnects

Reliability, integration, and automation are three of the top trends currently driving the development of next-gen automotive interconnects.   Next-Gen Automotive Interconnects Reliability Proven contact technology in automotive applications is mission critical. Cold-welded connections to a PCB will assure continuous gas-tight interfaces in even the harshest automotive and transportation environments. Press-fit or compliant pin contacts Read More >>

Shielded wiring

Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring

As data speeds rise, the need for shielding can also increase. But shielding adds weight, cost, and can reduce flexibility, so it’s important to shield only when it’s necessary.   Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring A common question when it comes to designing an aircraft’s electrical wiring interconnect system (EWIS) is which of the Read More >>

Commercial dump truck

Ruggedizing connectors for harsh conditions

In heavy industries, vibration, temperature extremes, chemicals, and fluids take their toll on electrical systems. Just one small leak or fault in an electrical system can stop farming operations, cripple a military vehicle, or immobilize a fire truck. Harsh environment connectors feature several design elements to help protect connections. These features include durable contacts, watertight Read More >>

Ruggedized USB Type-C

USB’s evolution brings increased functionality & ruggedized design options

USB Type-C connectors bring bi-directional power and data transmission, simpler connectivity   Since its introduction in the 1990s, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has become a ubiquitous connector protocol, enabling standardized connections between computers and peripheral devices, such as keyboards, printers, and external disk drives. USB connections are now commonly used for smartphones, portable electronics, and Read More >>

Wearable Devices Applications for the Internet of Things

Welcome to the C&K Wearable Devices (Wearables) Applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) product training module. This module will provide an introduction to some of the common switching functions required for wearable devices along with suggested switches for each application. This module will provide an introduction to some of the common switching functions required Read More >>

High Frequency SMA End Launch Connectors

Welcome to the Amphenol RF High Frequency SMA End Launch Connectors product training module. This module will discuss the basic features and benefits of Amphenol’s high frequency SMA end launch connectors. It will highlight typical applications and review the product offering. Basic technical specifications will be reviewed as well. This module will discuss the basic Read More >>