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  • Automotive Complexity Sparks Shift in Design Tools

    The growing complexity of automotive electronics and wiring is prompting automakers to augment geometric models with functional tools. By Terry Costlow Automakers are relying more on electronic technologies to differentiate products and add safety systems that pave the way to autonomous driving. The resulting increase in complexity is prompting OEMs to adopt design tools that Read More >>

  • The Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car

    In the past 20 years, connectivity has become a defining feature for vehicle performance, function, and experience. By Amphenol RF The automotive industry has seen monumental changes in recent years as the Internet of Things (IoT) has infiltrated nearly every function of cars, from in-vehicle entertainment systems to performance monitoring and drive features. The most Read More >>

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Automotive

Automotive Complexity Sparks Shift in Design Tools

The growing complexity of automotive electronics and wiring is prompting automakers to augment geometric models with functional tools. By Terry Costlow Automakers are relying more on electronic technologies to differentiate products and add safety systems that pave the way to autonomous driving. The resulting increase in complexity is prompting OEMs to adopt design tools that Read More >>

The Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car

In the past 20 years, connectivity has become a defining feature for vehicle performance, function, and experience. By Amphenol RF The automotive industry has seen monumental changes in recent years as the Internet of Things (IoT) has infiltrated nearly every function of cars, from in-vehicle entertainment systems to performance monitoring and drive features. The most Read More >>

Formula E Takes a Victory Lap

TE Connectivity looks back on a season of innovation and excitement in all-electric auto racing. Season 4 of the world’s premier electric auto racing championship series is over, but Season 5 — and an all-new car — is just around the bend. On Sunday, the TECHEETAH team and driver Jean-Éric Vergne took the championship in Read More >>

Computer

FFC and FPC Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights FFC and FPC connector solutions from top suppliers. I-PEX Connectors’ DW5 two-way FPC and discrete wire connectors can accommodate 0.2mm-thick (±0.3mm) FPC cables or 34AWG discrete wire using the same PCB and receptacle combination, making them ideal for use in a variety of space-constrained portable electronics, including laptop screens. These Read More >>

Compression Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the highest-performance compression connector products currently available on the market. Compression Connector Products AVX Interconnect’s 9155-400 Series two-piece battery connectors have a 4mm pitch and a unique angled contact lead-in on both sides, which, unlike most other connectors in this category, allows pluggable devices to engage from either Read More >>

We’ll Always Have Paris

Dry earth globeIn December 2015, 195 countries signed an agreement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. In June 2017, President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the agreement, joining Syria as the only countries to remain outside of the agreement. What does that mean for the connector industry? By Caroline Read More >>


Consumer

New Gaming Hardware Revealed at E3 2018

Accessible gaming and a new console? Yes, please. This year’s E3 show revealed modest but solid innovations for gamers — and new opportunities for connectors. This year, for the second year, the general public could attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, the video gaming industry’s premier trade show. Those of us who couldn’t make Read More >>

Wire-to-Board Connector Products

Molex EdgeLockThis week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-board connector solutions from leading suppliers. Molex’s new 2mm-pitch EdgeLock Wire-to-Edge-Card Signal System offers space savings and positive latch locking for secure, solderless mating to PCB edge cards, which reduces assembly time, eliminates the need for a mating header assembly, lowering overall assembly cost, and enables easy release if rework Read More >>

Cable Connector Seals May Determine the Life of Your Systems

Water is the enemy of electronics. Yet equipment ranging from our pocket-dwelling consumer devices to complex military gear has the potential for exposure to moisture. Good seals on cables and connectors can keep it out. Dana Stoica, Global Marketing Manager, ODU-USA, Inc. Hostile environments often expose the weakest parts of electronic systems, and these frequently Read More >>

Industrial

Wire-to-Board Connector Products

Molex EdgeLockThis week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-board connector solutions from leading suppliers. Molex’s new 2mm-pitch EdgeLock Wire-to-Edge-Card Signal System offers space savings and positive latch locking for secure, solderless mating to PCB edge cards, which reduces assembly time, eliminates the need for a mating header assembly, lowering overall assembly cost, and enables easy release if rework Read More >>

New Product News: July 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Samtec’s new extreme-density, micro edge-card socket is the industry’s first 0.5mm-pitch edge-cad socket with a justification beam. Designed for cost optimization, the connector’s justification beam shifts the card into proper alignment with the contacts, allowing for standard board tolerance on cards that wouldn’t Read More >>

High-Current Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights high-current connector solutions from leading suppliers. Smiths Interconnect’s HeavyPower Transformer Series high-density, modular connectors for on-board power applications in the rail market allow for multiple, customer-defined configurations and further enhance flexibility with the ability to integrate local cabling and components. Available in 1- to 4-pole versions capable of supporting up Read More >>


Transportation

New Product News: July 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Samtec’s new extreme-density, micro edge-card socket is the industry’s first 0.5mm-pitch edge-cad socket with a justification beam. Designed for cost optimization, the connector’s justification beam shifts the card into proper alignment with the contacts, allowing for standard board tolerance on cards that wouldn’t Read More >>

Environmentally Sealed Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights environmentally sealed connector solutions from leading suppliers. Newark element14 offers Amphenol Sine Systems’ AHDP Duramate™ circular plastic connectors for heavy-duty applications, which feature high-strength, lightweight, and impact resistant thermoplastic housings, low insertion force stamped terminals for improved manufacturing efficiencies, three IP67 sealing systems (normal, thin, and reduced) with redundant sealing Read More >>

Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Reaches New Levels

Modern designs and greater connectivity are advancing sales as the RV market reaches new audiences with millennial and Chinese buyers. By Kevin Russelburg, Director of Non-Automotive Transportation, Bishop & Associates The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Consumer Demographic Profile shows RV ownership has reached a new peak. Consumer trends also offer promising news on future Read More >>

Medical

Wire-to-Board Connector Products

Molex EdgeLockThis week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-board connector solutions from leading suppliers. Molex’s new 2mm-pitch EdgeLock Wire-to-Edge-Card Signal System offers space savings and positive latch locking for secure, solderless mating to PCB edge cards, which reduces assembly time, eliminates the need for a mating header assembly, lowering overall assembly cost, and enables easy release if rework Read More >>

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 >>

Amazing Therapeutic Exoskeletons Move Into Medicine

Exoskeletons have been around for more than 50 years, but new lightweight materials have spurred growth in therapeutic and rehabilitation products that use compact, rugged connectors. By Caroline Hayes An exoskeleton mimics the insect world’s natural protection. In invertebrates, a rigid external cover protects soft body parts and organs. General Electric and the US armed Read More >>


Military/Aerospace

High-Current Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights high-current connector solutions from leading suppliers. Smiths Interconnect’s HeavyPower Transformer Series high-density, modular connectors for on-board power applications in the rail market allow for multiple, customer-defined configurations and further enhance flexibility with the ability to integrate local cabling and components. Available in 1- to 4-pole versions capable of supporting up Read More >>

Mil/Aero Connectors Lighten Up for Small UAVs

As drones take a larger role in military operations, the pressure is on to reduce size and weight. A new generation of SWaP-optimized connector products will help. By Ann R. Thryft Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are getting smaller and more powerful as the overall miniaturization trend expands across the broad range of military equipment. Also Read More >>

The Future Soldier is Already Here

High-performance interconnects that transmit power, data, and signal in military-grade radios, tablets, GPS systems, and headsets are helping military personnel fulfill their duties and get home safely. By Amy Goetzman We’re hearing the term “future soldier” a lot lately. If that sounds like a fancy name for robot, you wouldn’t be entirely off-base; tens of Read More >>

Tele/Datacom

Wire-to-Board Connector Products

Molex EdgeLockThis week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-board connector solutions from leading suppliers. Molex’s new 2mm-pitch EdgeLock Wire-to-Edge-Card Signal System offers space savings and positive latch locking for secure, solderless mating to PCB edge cards, which reduces assembly time, eliminates the need for a mating header assembly, lowering overall assembly cost, and enables easy release if rework Read More >>

New Product News: July 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Samtec’s new extreme-density, micro edge-card socket is the industry’s first 0.5mm-pitch edge-cad socket with a justification beam. Designed for cost optimization, the connector’s justification beam shifts the card into proper alignment with the contacts, allowing for standard board tolerance on cards that wouldn’t Read More >>

Photons and Electrons, Living Together

Silicon photonics products are now on the market. Why are they necessary and what does this mean for interconnect manufacturers? By Neil Shurtz In 1965, Fairchild Semiconductor’s Gordon Moore published his famous paper outlining a future where innovation would allow the number of transistors on an integrated circuit to double every couple of years. Remarkably, Read More >>


Instrumentation

RF Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights RF connector solutions from top suppliers. I-PEX Connectors’ MHF® I LK Connector System delivers simple, secure connections in applications exposed to high shock and vibration, including: automobiles, aircraft, and drones, and is the only RF connector/harness system with a built-in locking feature that doesn’t require epoxy or tape to keep Read More >>

Product Roundup: Push-Pull Connectors

This week’s product roundup highlights push-pull connectors from leading suppliers. Heilind Electronics offers the MediSpec™ Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) Interconnect System from Molex, which delivers high-reliability electrical performance especially designed to meet stringent medical standards at a fraction of the cost of competing machined-contact systems. This system features lightweight, medical-grade plastic housings compatible with autoclave, Read More >>

Wire and Cable Products Roundup

Wire and cable product roundup September 2017This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most robust, reliable, and highest-performance wire and cable products available on today’s market. Stewart Connector’s SealJack™ Cable Applied Series preassembled cable assemblies provide high-reliability connectivity in harsh-environment Ethernet applications, including those within the IoT umbrella. They can be customized with IP67 and RJ45 ends using CAT 5e Read More >>