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The Evolution of Compression-Style Battery Connectors

For more than 20 years, modular industrial electronics have used many of the same reliable, ruggedized battery connectors that have been trusted throughout the consumer electronics industry. However, these devices are even more susceptible to host connector damage than modular consumer electronics. Now there’s a solution.   Electronic devices with removable battery modules designed to be Read More >>

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New Product Roundup for October 3, 2016

Learn more about the best new products available from your favorite suppliers in this week’s new product roundup.   Mill-Max has expanded its selection of wire termination products with the addition of new wire crimp and solder cup receptacles. The three new wire crimp receptacles can accommodate wires from 22 – 26AWG and accept mating Read More >>

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Design Considerations When Terminating Aluminum Wire

It may be necessary to replace copper wiring with aluminum in automotive applications to reduce vehicle weight and achieve the aggressive future fuel-economy standards, but design engineers must be mindful of the significant differences between aluminum and copper wire terminations.   Aluminum wiring has been used for many years in several different industries. Utility companies have successfully Read More >>

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Options for Terminating Coaxial Cable

Coaxial/RF cable assemblies comprised $13.5 billion of the $142 billion worldwide market for cable assemblies in 2015. How coax cable and connectors are terminated affects quality and performance, so learn how to choose the right coaxial cable termination options for your application.   Whether it’s ultralight, radiation-resistant sensor cable assemblies in the Mars Rover; a Read More >>

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Wireless Product Roundup

We reached out to top interconnect suppliers to find out about their latest and greatest product launches for wireless applications.   Wireless Product Roundup Amphenol recently expanded its AISG Cable Assembly product offering to include four-, five-, and six-pin arrangements in overmolded as well as traditional mechanical options. Custom cable assemblies are also available. Connectors Read More >>

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Medical Interconnect Product Roundup for August 8, 2016

Interconnects for the medical industry must meet a variety of unique requirements that often call for application-specific designs that adhere to strict standards and specifications. In this week’s product roundup, we’ve collected some of the most innovative medical products from your favorite suppliers.   Mouser Electronics now stocks TE Connectivity’s FORGE drawer modular power connectors. This new Read More >>

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Microwave Product Roundup for August 3, 2016

We reached out to top RF/microwave suppliers to find out about their latest and greatest product launches for this microwave product roundup.   Molex’s new Temp-Flex Foam-Core Ultra-Low-Loss Coaxial Microwave Cable combines space savings with an effective dielectric that eliminates “phase knee” and provides ease of termination. It also achieves 80% velocity of propagation (VOP) loss Read More >>

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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.   High-Speed Product Roundup 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 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 >>