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Design Considerations: Connectors for Compact Medical Devices

Compact device size is an overwhelming trend in modern electronics, but connectors for compact medical devices must be safe, easy to terminate, and widely configurable, in addition to small in size and extremely reliable. James G. Dunbar, Product Marketing Manager – PCB Connectors, Phoenix Contact USA Innovations are critical in the medical field, and new Read More >>

Connectors in the LED Lighting Era

Components for LED lighting connections and controls have evolved alongside current bulb options. Lukas Muth, Product Marketing PCBs and Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany The emergence of LED technology spurred a rapid transformation in the lighting industry. At first, preexisting solutions from the fields of device connection and control technology Read More >>

Five Recent Developments in the Automotive Connector Industry

Connector products are evolving to accommodate the new technologies that make the 21st century automobile an incredible machine. By Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX Interconnect Electronic systems are behind the latest safety, efficiency, reliability, and drive experience innovations that have transformed cars in recent years. From improved connection options to durable new materials and Read More >>

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Fluidic Connectors Go With the Flow

Connectors that carry fluid or air through a bore, paired with connectors that carry signal and power, are a critical component in modern medicine. Electronic connectors typically handle power and signal. In the world of medical equipment, however, connectors can often take on additional jobs, carrying fluid, gases, and light. These specialty or hybrid connectors, which Read More >>

Medical Connectors: Measuring Creepage and Clearance for Performance and Compliance

Electrical connectors play a key role in advancing product capabilities and ensuring consistent, reliable performance in medical electrical and electronic equipment, especially in today’s IT- enabled and interoperable world. By Patrick Kinyanjui, Principal Engineer, Fischer Connectors, Inc. Connectors are an important element to consider when developing a risk assessment for a new or updated device. Read More >>

Get to Know Distributor

Get to Know Distributors

Distributors need to have in-depth knowledge about specific components as well as a panoramic view of the electronics industry, with all of its parts, systems, and players. We talk to Avnet and Mouser to learn more. Distributors play a unique role in the connector industry. Although connector companies work closely with end users to design Read More >>

The Benefits of Networking Wire Processing Equipment

Networks of fully programmable wire processing equipment enable enhanced efficiency and faster changeovers, eliminate operator error, reduce lead times and WIP jobs, and improve traceability. Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger Inc. The wire processing industry has experienced significant changes and improvements over the course of the last 30 years, many of which were made Read More >>

Phoenix Contact PCB Connectors

Phoenix Contact’s PCB Terminal Blocks and PCB Connectors Offer Versatility and Reliability

This flexible range of PCB terminal blocks helps you configure the ideal design. Whether you need the established screw connection, the IDC fast connection, or the innovative push-in technology, Phoenix Contact has a solution. Phoenix Contact’s PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors are designed to provide exceptional design flexibility while also ensuring the reliable connection Read More >>

SKEDD Direct Connection Technology Makes Device Design More Flexible

Phoenix Contact examines how direct connection adaptivity can impact the performance and flexibility of electrical devices. By Pia Horstmann, product marketing for PCB connection technology, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, and James Dunbar, product marketing manager for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact USA  Intelligent automation structures, such as HVAC systems in building technology or Read More >>

An Interactive Configurator for PCB Connections

Phoenix Contact’s quick and intuitive tool helps you find the ideal solution for your unique design. Phoenix Contact’s online configurator for PCB terminal blocks, PCB connectors, and PCB headers supports you in the process of creating your individual solution. Thanks to simple filter menus, 2D and 3D product images, as well as intuitive user interfaces, Read More >>

Contaminated Connectors Compromise Fiber Optic Networks

A speck of dust can spell disaster for a fiber network. The correct cleaning methods make all the difference in protecting the optical signal. By Mike Jones, Vice-President, MicroCare Corp. When optical networks are exposed to even miniscule amounts of contamination, performance can suffer. In typical operating conditions, dust and debris can accumulate on the fiber Read More >>

Hyperboloid Contacts Improve High-Density Mil/Aero Rectangular Connectors

Hyperboloid contacts improve contact density, mating force, functionality, and cycle-life in high-density rectangular connectors designed for mil/aero applications. Robert Lascelles, Product Manager – integraMate®, QA Technology Company, Inc.  Rectangular Connectors In mil/aero applications, high-line-count rectangular connectors are often used as the interface between PCBs, between internal subassemblies, at input-output bulkheads, and between the equipment and Read More >>