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High-Speed Product Roundup for July 20, 2016

Looking for a high-speed solution for any number of applications? We’ve gathered the latest products from your favorite suppliers in one roundup to make your decision easier.   Weidmuller introduced a line of RJ45 Ethernet connectors that are the only two-piece Ethernet connectors that do not require any cable stripping or crimping for truly tool-free installation. Read More >>

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New Product Roundup for July 18, 2016

Learn more about some of the best new products available in this week’s product roundup.   Wieland Electric has developed a series of cable shield terminals designed to provide simple, reliable cable grounding connections. Designed to accommodate cable diameters from 8mm to 32mm, the fasis WST terminals provide vibration-proof grounding of shielded cables. Constructed from Read More >>

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The Hottest Connector Technology of 2016 (So Far!)

With the first half of 2016 behind us, Bishop & Associates’ Dave Brearley takes a look at the hot products and technologies that are dominating the year so far.   Writing about connector innovations is always fun; recent developments are no exception. Innovative connector solutions have been introduced that increase density, speed, flexibility, reliability, and Read More >>

Electrically Conductive Adhesives Enable Low-Temp Electronics

$1.2 billion of electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are already selling each year, and they are becoming increasingly common to replace solders in a variety of functions, applications, and industries.   Materials are needed to replace the estimated 50,000 metric tons of tin-lead solder currently used each year, but there are no “drop-in” replacements for eutectic Read More >>

Great Connector Inventions: 2mm Metral

The development of the 2mm Metral connector changed the telecom industry forever.   The connector industry is very interesting, in part, because of exciting inventions developed by engineers – some of which have such an impact that the direction of the industry is changed. In the late ‘80s, telecom OEMs were outgrowing the capabilities of Read More >>

RF Industries RFA-4024 WiFi Adapter Kit

Case Study: Adapter Kits as RF Connection Solutions

From Wi-Fi hot spots to remote radio repeater sites, adapters speed technical work and eliminate costly multiple visits, as this case study from RF Industries demonstrates.     When Eric Black, the owner of LA Unplugged, sends his three installers to build a Wi-Fi hot spot or a wireless local area network (WLAN) to cover Read More >>

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Product Roundup: Miniature Connectors

As connectors continue to shrink to fit the new requirements of a vast array of markets and applications, we’ve rounded up the latest miniature products from your favorite suppliers as a handy reference.   AirBorn’s N-Series Nano products are high-density (.025″ contact spacing) connectors qualified to the requirements of MIL-DTL-32139, which are available in an Read More >>

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New Product Roundup for May 25, 2016

Learn about the newest product introductions from your favorite interconnect suppliers.   AVX Corporation has released two new series of wire-to-wire (WTW) connectors that deliver considerable cost and space savings in a broad range of industrial electronics designs – the 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors and 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors. These latest additions to Read More >>

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Spring-Contact Technology in Circular Connectors

Today’s complex operating environments require connectors to offer higher density in a smaller footprint while being more rugged, robust, reliable, and lighter weight. Spring-enabled connector technology offers an array of options to conquer these obstacles.      Circular connectors are crucial to the successful performance of electrical devices across a variety of industries. These small, Read More >>

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Product Roundup: Circular Connectors

From military to medical, industrial to electric vehicle, circular connectors are a durable, configurable interconnect option that cross a broad range of applications.   INDUSTRIAL@AMPHENOL’s new overmolded cable assembly options are now available in the ecomate product line. The technology offers proven reliability across all applications within factory automation, lighting, measurement and control, agriculture, wireless, Read More >>

The Case for Custom Cable Assemblies

Choosing off-the-shelf cable as an afterthought comes with big risks, according to Northwire Inc.   Making cable and connector decisions an afterthought and then choosing a quick off-the-shelf option can result in additional costs with negative outcomes for OEMs, contract manufacturers, and product and design engineers. The many risks of choosing a cable assembly not suited specifically Read More >>

Ultra miniature RF

Automation Challenges for Ultraminiature RF Cable Assemblies

As the need for smaller cable assemblies continues, speed, precision, and quality control will be hot topics among manufacturers dealing with ultraminiature RF cable assemblies.     The key trend in mobile electronics today is to make products that are smaller, thinner, and lighter, yet mobile electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and portable Read More >>