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Electrical Basics for Microwave Applications

Here is a sneak peek of Bishop & Associates’ upcoming research report on microwave, RF, and millimeter wave connectors.   Characteristic Impedance The basic definition of “characteristic” impedance is the value of impedance that causes no change in input when used to terminate a long cable, with “long” being one-tenth or longer than the electrical Read More >>

Flexible strips for LED lighting

Plugs Improve Flexible LED Strips

A new direct-plug solution makes connecting LED strips almost as easy as screwing in a light bulb.      Electronics designers and developers are always looking for suitable connection solutions for flexible LED strips. Reliability, functionality, size, and electrical requirements are important considerations in connection systems for electronic assemblies involving LEDs. A new direct-plug solution Read More >>

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New Product Roundup for April 18, 2016

Read all about the latest product introductions from your favorite suppliers in this week’s new product roundup.      Alpha Wire recently expanded its Coaxial Cable product line under the Alpha Essentials product family to include Micro Coax sizes from 32AWG to 50AWG. With the addition of Micro Coax, Alpha Wire now offers coaxial cable Read More >>

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New Interconnect Products for April 6, 2016

Learn what’s new from your favorite connector and cable suppliers this week! AMETEK Electronic Components & Packaging introduced the SMPS (Subminiature press-on Sub-micro) hermetic miniature RF connector. The SMPS is the latest addition to AMETEK ECP’s line of hermetic, push-on, and blind-mate RF connectors, which includes the SMP and SMPM connectors. The SMPS is smaller Read More >>

USB Type-C: What You Need to Know

Depicted as “one cable to connect them all,” in reality there will be more than one type of USB-C cable. Mouser Electronics offers a primer on what you need to know about USB Type-C technology.   USB Type-C (USB-C) is a new technology that promises to de-clutter our lives by channeling up to 10Gb/s of Read More >>

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Product News for March 28, 2016

The latest product announcements for March 28, 2016, cover the breadth of applications from broadcast to wireless access points to electric cars. Artos Engineering launched the PF-11 light-wire prefeeder. Designed for maximum productivity even at high speeds, it provides superior tangle-free feeds of small-gauge loose-coil wire up to 5.5mm (.22 inch) in diameter. The PF-11 Read More >>

Custom Connector Checklist

From electrical requirements to cost to packaging, specifying and developing a custom connector is a complex job from start to finish. Print out our handy checklist as a reference for your next custom connector specification.  

How to Specify Mini-SAS HD Connectors and Cable Assemblies

There are a number of variables to consider when choosing Mini-SAS HD interconnects, and here TE offers tips on how to specify Mini-SAS HD connectors and cable assemblies to achieve the necessary performance level. † Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectors are essential for interconnecting storage systems in the data center. SAS defines the standard interconnect Read More >>

METZ CONNECT M12 D-Code Plug

METZ CONNECT M12 D-Code Plug

The METZ CONNECT M12 D-Code plug is field-assembled for PROFINET and Ethernet IP applications. METZ CONNECT now offers the M12 Category 5 plug with D-coding, which is designed for assembly in the field. The four-pole D-coded M12 plug was developed specifically for Industrial Ethernet applications that require a robust and reliable connection. Offering data transfer rates of up to Read More >>

HellermannTyton Color-Coded RapidNet Pre-Terminated Cabling

HellermannTyton Color-Coded RapidNet Pre-Terminated Cabling

HellermannTyton RapidNet Category 6A and Category 6 unshielded solutions are now available with colored jacks for color-coding applications. HellermannTyton announced new options for its patented RapidNet pre-terminated network cabling solutions line. RapidNet Category 6A and Category 6 unshielded solutions are now available with colored jacks for color-coding applications. Available in both standard size and short-body RapidNet Read More >>

GradConn Nautilus

GradConn Nautilus Waterproof Coaxial Cable Assemblies

The new GradConn Nautilus Waterproof coaxial cable assemblies offer protection to IP67 and IP68. GradConn has released a new range of Nautilus panel-mounted waterproof coaxial cable assemblies, which offer IP67 and IP68 protection from moisture and particle ingress when both mated and unmated. Working in conjunction with customers, GradConn developed a range of waterproof interface connectors with internal Read More >>

TE AMPSEAL 16 Hybrid Lever Connector System

TE AMPSEAL 16 Hybrid Lever Connector System

The TE AMPSEAL 16 hybrid lever connector system is designed for the harsh conditions in agricultural, construction, marine, and off-highway industries. TE Connectivity Industrial & Commercial Transportation released the AMPSEAL 16 hybrid lever connector system. The heavy-duty, environmentally sealed AMPSEAL 16 hybrid lever connectors are designed to stand up to the harsh conditions of the agricultural, construction, Read More >>