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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 >>

Spring contact

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 >>

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New Product Roundup for May 9, 2016

Learn more about the newest products and technology available from suppliers you trust.   CONEC has expanded its IP67 RJ45 connector family with a new field-attachable Cat 6EA connector, which can transmit data rates up to 10G Ethernet. The series is designed for Industrial Ethernet wiring with IP67 protection and bayonet locking that allows fast, simple, Read More >>

Materials Impact Microwave Cable Performance

In today’s microwave cable assemblies, it is essential to identify the electrical, mechanical, environmental, and application-specific constraints that affect overall performance, which are impacted by the materials used for cable dielectric and jacketing.   Ensuring high-quality signal stability of cables for microwave applications means evaluating the dielectric and jacket materials for attributes that account for the harsh Read More >>

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 >>