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How to Specify High-Speed Mezzanine Connectors

High-speed signal integrity concerns make choosing a connector for mezzanine board-to-board applications even more complex. Julian Ferry of Samtec offers advice on how to specify high-speed mezzanine connectors.   Choosing a connector for mezzanine board-to-board applications presents specification challenges in several engineering disciplines. High-speed signal integrity concerns make the selection even more complex. What is a Read More >>

ODU-MAC in XXL housing

ODU-MAC in XXL Housing

The ODU-MAC in XXL housing provides high-density connectors more space for power transmission. ODU introduced the ODU-MAC in XXL housing, a new solution that enables configuration of the modular connectors without any space limitation. This addition to the product range permits the maximum amount of multi-pole connectors with standard components. The new ODU-MAC housing features an enlarged Read More >>

SOURIAU UTS MPO Multi-Way Fiber Optic Connector

SOURIAU UTS MPO Multi-Way Fiber Optic Connector

The SOURIAU UTS MPO multi-way fiber optic connector series accepts all MPO connectors from 12 to 48 optical fibers. SOURIAU introduced the new UTS MPO series, an innovative solution that accepts all MPO connectors from 12 to 48 optical fibers. Features include quick locking and secure mating, IP67/IP68 rating, and an outdoor-use capability. The UTS MPO Read More >>

TE Fortis Zd LRM Connector System

TE Fortis Zd LRM Connector System

The TE Fortis Zd LRM connector system is a modular backplane system that protects next-generation embedded computing. TE Connectivity announced its new Fortis Zd LRM connector system, an innovative modular connector system for rugged, next-generation packaging from avionics boxes to military ground vehicles. It features a rugged, lightweight multi-bay shell that accepts high-speed digital signal, power, Read More >>

JAE Electronics USB Type C Connector Family

JAE Electronics USB Type C Connector Family

The new JAE Electronics USB Type-C connector family offers all the features of the USB 3.1 specification as well as a friction lock, EMI reduction, and power delivery. JAE has debuted its full line of USB Type-C connectors. Based on the USB 3.1 specification that defines the next generation of USB connectors, the JAE DX07 offers all Read More >>

Neoconix Low-Profile X-Beam Electrical Connectors

Neoconix Low-Profile X-Beam Electrical Connectors

The Neoconix low-profile X-Beam electrical connectors are the ideal solution for mobile applications that require robust battery and signal connections. Neoconix announced immediate availability of its new X-Beam family of electrical connectors. Featuring an ultra-low-profile form factor and a simplified SMT assembly process, the X-Beam product family is the latest Neoconix offering specifically developed for mobile Read More >>

GradConn 1.2mm pitch connector

GradConn’s 1.20mm-Pitch Wire-to-Board Range

GradConn’s 1.20mm-pitch wire-to-board range is perfect for applications in which space is at a premium. GradConn’s new 1.20mm-pitch wire-to-board range offers a low-profile mated height of 1.45mm above the PCB. Its mating orientation makes it perfect for applications where space is at a premium. Available in two to six positions, horizontal PCB headers are polarized to Read More >>

Bulgin’s Buccaneer 90-Degree SMB Antenna

Bulgin’s Buccaneer 90-degree SMB Antenna complements the existing IP68-rated SMB Antenna family. Bulgin – an Elektron Technology connectivity brand – has launched an environmentally sealed 90-degree SMB Antenna, which offers greater flexibility in system design for RF monitoring and control. Complementing the existing IP68-rated SMB Antenna family, this new option is available for a variety of frequency bands Read More >>

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Cinch Connectivity Expanded-Beam Fiber Optic Connectors Now MIL-83526 Qualified

Cinch Connectivity’s Fibreco Junior connector earned MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 qualification. Cinch Connectivity Solutions (CCS) announced the qualification of its Fibreco Junior connector to the US Military MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 standard. The qualified connector, known as the “MIL-Junior,” further enhances its range of expanded-beam fiber optic connectors, used in many harsh environment applications across the globe. The vast range Read More >>

How to Specify an In-Vehicle Network Connector

Today’s cars include sophisticated networks that control safety, entertainment, and communication in addition to vehicle performance, and all these systems need to talk to each other. Here, we look at how to specify an in-vehicle network connector.   Today’s vehicles increasingly employ sophisticated networks to control a number of vehicle functions, ranging from engine control Read More >>

Mill-Max Multi-Purpose Terminal Pin

Mill-Max Multi-Purpose Terminal Pin

The Mill-Max multi-purpose terminal pin offers a press-fit tail, slotted head, and an additional press-fit feature on the barrel of the pin for reliable connection options. Mill-Max introduced a new terminal pin suitable for use in a variety of board-to-board and wire-to-board applications. It features a compliant press-fit tail, slotted head, and an additional press-fit feature on Read More >>

AVX single tine PTH-IDC connector

AVX Single-Contact IDC Connector with PTH Terminations

The AVX single-contact IDC connector with PTH terminations satisfies demanding cost and performance objectives in industrial control, SSL, smart grid, medical, and transportation applications. AVX Corporation added a single-contact, wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement connector (IDC) with plated through-hole (PTH) terminations to its proven 9176 Series, which, prior to the addition, was exclusively comprised of surface-mount technology (SMT) connectors. Read More >>