Five High-Frequency Connector Fundamentals

Five AC conditions affect high-frequency connector contact and performance. By Roland S. Timsit, PhD, PE, Timron Advanced Connector Technologies   Many performance attributes of electrical connectors, such as low contact resistance, maximum current, operating temperature, and others, are often described in relation to DC conditions. Under AC conditions, and particularly at frequencies exceeding hundreds of Read More >>

Cord grips

Five Add-Ons That Improve Cord Grip Performance in Industrial Applications

Cord grip add-ons offer increased protection and reliability in harsh industrial conditions By Mark Sweeney, President/COO, Remke Industries   Add-ons for standard cord grips allow designers to quickly and easily improve the performance of industrial electrical connectors in a broad range of applications. Add-ons can address application demands including environmental protection from problems such as Read More >>

Connector platings

Connector Platings for Modern Applications

Connector platings made from environmentally friendly materials are protecting today’s applications. By Achim Raad, Senior Product Manager, ITT Cannon   Throughout many industries and environments, interconnect components play an integral role in ensuring the safe, reliable flow of data, signal, and power. While aluminum is currently the market standard material used to manufacture metal shell Read More >>

Roadmap 2015

UL Certification Roadmap Helps Unlock Global Opportunities

Expanding the application of your connector products for global markets doesn’t have to be complex. This roadmap of UL certification considerations will help you simplify the process. By Son Do, Staff Engineer, and Chuck Kurten, Primary Designated Engineer, UL   At first glance, navigating the vast connector market can be intimidating. With hundreds of different Read More >>

Secure a Reliable Connection for Harsh Environments

Connector technologies are evolving with the reliability requirements for harsh environment applications. By Adrian Green, Director of Engineering, Amphenol Commercial Products   Harsh environment applications present many challenges for electronics systems designers. Reliable operation in industrial and specialized commercial operations subject the connector and the overall system to a range of extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, Read More >>

Autoclavable glass-sealed connector from Schott

Glass-Sealed Connectors Help Increase the Longevity and Reliability of Medical Devices

Medical devices benefit from the dependability and resiliency provided by glass-sealed connectors as protection against autoclaving conditions. by Jochen Herzberg, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging In today’s era of rapid technological advancement, medical devices have become more complex and capable than ever thanks to the integration of advanced electronic components. Steam sterilization in the autoclave is a Read More >>

Press-Fit Technology in Automotive Applications: Secure Electrical and Mechanical Connections in One Process Step

Safety-related features in automobiles are well-suited for press-fit systems By Sandra Gast, Product Manager at ept GmbH   Press-fit technology is an especially reliable partner for automotive applications, where temperature fluctuations, shock, vibrations, moisture, dust, and dirt play a major role. It can be used to create a simultaneous electrical and mechanical connection in just Read More >>

Military jet

Rugged Connectors for Next-Gen Mil/Aero Applications

Next-generation military and aerospace applications require increasingly rugged connectors to handle ever-higher data rates with utmost reliability in even the harshest environments. New levels of connector ruggedization can take two forms: an entirely new connector or an upgrade to an existing connector.   Expanding a Strong Foundation: Ruggedizing Connectors for Next-Generation Mil/Aero Applications A TE Read More >>

Post-Brexit: New Opportunities, New Markets, New Applications, New Products

So here we are in our ‘apocalyptic’, ‘disastrous’ post-Brexit world just waiting for our businesses to collapse and our markets to disintegrate…. Certainly, that’s what I thought was going to happen. As a staunch ‘inny’, I was convinced that the ‘outies’ had it wrong and the uncertainties surrounding ‘Brexit’ would cause a major economic collapse Read More >>

Nano-D Connectors

Five Fundamentals for Designing With MIL-DTL-32139 Nano-D Connectors

Nano-D connectors rival their larger Micro-D counterparts in portable, high-density, ruggedized electronics By Bob Stanton, Omnetics Connector Corp., www.omnetics.com   New military electronics are continuing to embrace more portable, higher-density ruggedized electronics. Rapid deployment of electronic ground troops, hand-launched surveillance drones, as well as geophysical tracking and reporting systems have taken control of the battlespace Read More >>

Rugged Connectors Ensure Reliability for Data-Driven Railway Applications

The requirement for reliable, rugged connectors in transit and transport has never been more important   By: Engineering Staff, Elma Electronic Rugged Connectors Ensure Reliability for Data-Driven Railway Applications Despite the unknown changes afoot with the new U.S. administration, railway as a means of mass transport and transit isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Over the Read More >>