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    Gaming Connectors Evolve (Even When Gaming Products Go Retro)

    Smaller connector designs pushed by the cellphone world find a new home in portable and scaled-down gaming devices. Gaming Connectors Evolve For decades, young people have had their first exposure to connectors through gaming equipment. Although the vast array of electronics contained in these systems are hidden within the consoles and peripherals, perhaps no other Read More >>

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    We’ll Always Have Paris

    In 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 >>

Computer Products


A major market sector, the computer and peripherals market is characterized by high-volume products, typically assembled by Asian-based subcontractors and low-volume, regionally built custom products. Although standardization in connectors, particularly in I/O connectors is extremely important and acts as the catalyst for connector design in other sectors, the need for high-density, high-speed connectors is a crucial element of this sector. Other factors that affect this sector include, a large number of players, as well as a plenitude of new applications and equipment, creating an exceptionally price conscious and competitive environment.

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TE CeeLok FAS-T

Gaming Connectors Evolve (Even When Gaming Products Go Retro)

Smaller connector designs pushed by the cellphone world find a new home in portable and scaled-down gaming devices. Gaming Connectors Evolve For decades, young people have had their first exposure to connectors through gaming equipment. Although the vast array of electronics contained in these systems are hidden within the consoles and peripherals, perhaps no other Read More >>

Dry earth globe

We’ll Always Have Paris

In 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 >>

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Ultraminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most compact, capable, and lightweight connectors and cable assemblies responsible for enabling the reliable transmission of high-speed data and digital audio/visual signals in an ever-expanding range of applications spanning warfare to web browsing. Ultraminiature Connector Products TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T rugged, nanominiature circular I/O connectors occupy less Read More >>

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The Rise of Asian Connector Manufacturers

The Chinese market’s growth over the past decade has been phenomenal. What does the future hold? 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the electronic connector industry. As of the end of August, global sales of connectors are up over 10%, with Bishop & Associates forecasting 7.1% growth for the full year. Read More >>

The Quest to Keep Electronics Cool

When I/O connectors block airflow, a toolbox of solutions is required to keep today’s fast, dense, and hot systems cool. Lithium ion batteries are not the only source of excessive heat in electronic devices. A nasty combination of dense system packaging and increased power consumption tends to concentrate heat inside the box, causing component stress Read More >>

High-Speed Signals Take the High Road

Very early computers were a mass of discrete point-to-point wires. The combination of physics and economics is bringing that interconnect architecture back full circle. Design engineers have been grappling for years with the challenge of propagating ever-increasing signal rates in printed circuit boards. As data rates pushed into RF regions, signal modeling transitioned from simple Read More >>

High-Speed Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest high-speed connector solutions. High-Speed Connector Roundup TE Connectivity’s 56-position press-fit stacking connectors deliver 10Gb/s signaling in high-density packaging with a footprint that matches VPX daughtercard layouts to achieve reliable, low-noise, gas-tight connections. Designed for rugged, high-speed applications, including military Read More >>

MikroElektronika Intel Joule click shields

Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Intel® Joule™ click shields from MikroElektronika. The shields allow engineers to add up to four MikroElektronika click boards™ to Intel Joule Expansion Board for Internet of Things (IoT) and smart device applications. The MikroElektronika Intel Joule click shields, available from Mouser Electronics, help to extend the functionality of Read More >>

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New Interconnect Product News for March 2017

Check out the latest interconnect innovations in our New Interconnect Product News roundup.   Mill-Max announced the release of low-profile target connectors with an above board height of .087” (2.21mm). Target connectors are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. These provide increased durability and are Read More >>

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High-Current & High-Voltage Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest high-current and high-voltage connector and cabling products.   High-Current and High-Voltage Connector and Cabling Products Designed to provide a more reliable, cost effective alternative to terminal blocks in high-power applications, including: inverters, energy storage systems, and construction, manufacturing, and power Read More >>

Embedded Ssytems

Connectors in Embedded Computers: Upgrading Performance while Downsizing

Two conferences highlighted the ongoing changes in wiring, thermals, backplanes, and many more connector technologies. Bob Hult provides the buzz from VITA’s 2017 Embedded Tech Trends forum, and then another look at DesignCon 2017.   Embedded computers have existed in the shadow of much larger computer markets for commercial and communication applications. Unlike general purpose Read More >>