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We’ll Always Have Paris

In December 2015, 195 countries signed an agreement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. In June 2017, President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the agreement, joining Syria as the only countries to remain outside of the agreement. What does that mean for the connector industry? By Caroline Read More >>

Ultra-Miniature RF Cable Assemblies – Automation Challenges

By Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger Today’s mobile electronics are smaller, thinner, and lighter. Yet mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and portable GPS units are more powerful than ever. Wireless Internet connectivity, RFID, and Bluetooth have become essential applications in today’s electronics, and these capabilities require more complex transmission mechanisms, increasing the Read More >>

Cable Processing Machinery Products

Cable Processing Machinery Products from Schleuniger Schleuniger designs and manufactures a wide range of high-precision automatic and semiautomatic cable processing machines that allow users to cut, strip, crimp, seal, and mark cables reliably, economically, and with the utmost accuracy. Schleuniger’s new Mercury-4 Laser Wire Stripper is a slim, but powerful bench-top laser-stripping machine capable of Read More >>

Compliance

The Value of Industry Standard Compliance

By Alexander Weber, Global Product Manager, Belden Inc. Fact: Mission-critical applications require industrial networking components that meet the highest levels of industry standards to withstand harsh environmental conditions. Failure to meet this threshold is likely to result in higher levels of interference and longer periods of downtime. With this in mind, selecting products with industry Read More >>

Direct Connection Adaptivity

SKEDD direct connection technology makes device design more flexible Pia Horstmann, Product Marketing for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany James Dunbar, Product Marketing Manger for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact USA, Middletown, Pa., USA Intelligent automation structures, such as HVAC systems in building technology or compact controllers in industrial Read More >>

Filtered connectors

All Quiet on the Industrial Front: Using Filter Connectors to Reduce Electromagnetic Noise

Industrial applications are prone to extraneous electronic noise. A variety of connector manufacturers design products that prevent and minimize electromagnetic interference and pulses and radio frequency interference. By Paul Golata, Mouser Electronics Filtered Connectors Connectors are ubiquitous across the industrial workspace because they establish and secure the hardwired electromechanical interface between various electronic assemblies used Read More >>

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EV Innovation Goes Full Charge Ahead

Electric vehicles are increasingly familiar sights around town, but the charging infrastructure needs to catch up as countries around the world make plans to transition away from fuel-burning vehicles. By Caroline Hayes When pre-orders for Tesla’s Model S opened in March 2016, the public’s appetite for luxury electric vehicles was confirmed, as thousands of customers Read More >>

Selecting an Automotive Connector Supplier

Five Things to Consider When Selecting a Connector Supplier for Automotive Applications Burt Fisher, Applications Engineer, Advanced Interconnections Corp. 1. The Company – What’s Under the Hood Automotive design engineers rely on their suppliers’ specialization and expertise to keep pace with the increasingly demanding interconnect requirements needed to support data-driven systems in connected vehicles. So, Read More >>

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Military Connector Miniaturization

Leveraging Pin Density to Reduce Size and Weight Wim Vanheertum, Product Manager, Miniaturization & Military Applications, Fischer Connectors The push to make military equipment lighter and smaller is so visible that the writers of the award-winning, nerd-friendly sitcom The Big Bang Theory named a September 2016 episode “The Military Miniaturization.” The story continued several weeks Read More >>

HDBT

Curbing Complexity in AV Connectivity with HDBaseT

HDBaseT leverages common cables and connectors while providing the high performance needed for the increasingly complex world of audiovisual technologies. By Daniel Shwartzberg, Manager of Customer Experience for the HDBaseT Alliance The world of audiovisual (AV) technology has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. The move from analog to digital has led to thinner Read More >>

Filtering in a Wire

Filterline cables may solve your EMI issues. Robert Moore, Sr. Principal Engineer, TE Connectivity More years ago than I care to admit, a maker of game consoles came to us with a challenging problem. The cable from the console to the television was acting like an antenna and interfering with the console’s operation. One solution Read More >>