Focus on Telecom / Datacom

  • High-Speed Connector Designs Morph to Meet Challenging Data Demands

    Traditional connector challenges are magnified as speeds increase, but new design tools, mezzanine approaches, and thermal management strategies help high-speed connector designs morph to meet challenging data demands. Jairo Guerrero, Director of Marketing, Enterprise Business Unit, Molex, LLC The continuous proliferation of IP services and access speeds has led to exponential growth in bandwidth and Read More >>

  • The Impact of Evolving Data Center Models

    Get ready for hyperscale: To support the increased needs and speeds of data centers, components on all levels need to operate without fail in a high-speed environment. By Dave Helster, Director, System Architecture, TE Connectivity Data & Devices Data is the center of everything. Now, more than ever before, we rely on data each and Read More >>

Telecom / Datacom Products


The telecom/datacom market sector includes enterprise network equipment, wireline network equipment, wireless network, subscriber equipment, and cable/multiservice operator equipment. The driving force in this market is the explosion in the volume of Internet traffic over the last 10 years. This growth has been driven by an increasingly connected worldwide population and the dramatic decrease in the cost of PCs and other Internet access devices, such as cell phones and smartphones.Although this equipment utilizes a broad spectrum of connector and cable assemblies types, PCB connectors, I/O connectors, RF, telecom and fiber optic connectors dominate this sector.

Telecom / Datacom News

High-Speed Connector Designs Morph to Meet Challenging Data Demands

Traditional connector challenges are magnified as speeds increase, but new design tools, mezzanine approaches, and thermal management strategies help high-speed connector designs morph to meet challenging data demands. Jairo Guerrero, Director of Marketing, Enterprise Business Unit, Molex, LLC The continuous proliferation of IP services and access speeds has led to exponential growth in bandwidth and Read More >>

The Impact of Evolving Data Center Models

Get ready for hyperscale: To support the increased needs and speeds of data centers, components on all levels need to operate without fail in a high-speed environment. By Dave Helster, Director, System Architecture, TE Connectivity Data & Devices Data is the center of everything. Now, more than ever before, we rely on data each and Read More >>

RCx MSA Offers New Alternative for Data Centers to Connect Servers

The cabling system promises to streamline rack interconnect systems. Companies that design components for Ethernet systems will want to take a look at the RCx Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), a new intra-rack connection technology aimed at Ethernet applications. RCx MSA, an industry working group with members from Amphenol, Broadcom, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and JAE Electronics, Read More >>

High-Speed Connector & Cable Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup features high-performance, high-speed solutions from leading connector and cable assembly suppliers. High-Speed Connector & Cable Products Samtec’s SEARAY™ high-speed, high-density, open-pin-field arrays offer enhanced design flexibility with stack heights spanning 7–18.5mm and compatibility with a variety of high-speed protocols and standards. Rated for speeds up to 56Gb/s PAM4 and 28Gb/s NRZ, Read More >>

Molex qSFP DD cable

Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity and Thermal Management

As speeds and requirements rise, the QSFP-DD MSA comes forth as a solution that addresses the technical challenges of achieving a double-density interface. By Joe Dambach, new product development manager, Molex Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity Chips, switches, connectors, cables, and optical module technologies are at the core of datacenter networks, which must be able to support 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 >>

DesignCon ChipHead

10 Must-See Moments at DesignCon 2018

This year, DesignCon promises a full array of events, including technical sessions, panels, training boot camps, and hundreds of exhibits featuring the latest connector technology.   DesignCon is one of the premier conferences and exhibitions for the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. Held each year in Santa Clara, California, this jam-packed three-day event includes continuing Read More >>

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New Product News Roundup: November 2017

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules Bulgin’s new M-Series circular connectors provide reliable data, signal, and power transmission for harsh-environment industrial automation systems, including: Read More >>

Ultraminiature product roundup

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 >>

Ultra-Miniature RF Cable Assemblies – Automation Challenges

By Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger Today’s mobile electronics are smaller, thinner, and lighter. Yet mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and portable GPS units are more powerful than ever. Wireless Internet connectivity, RFID, and Bluetooth have become essential applications in today’s electronics, and these capabilities require more complex transmission mechanisms, increasing the Read More >>

Durable, Disaster-Proof Data Centers

How did data centers do during the recent spate of disasters? Just fine, thanks to good planning. The cloud is a great repository for critical information, but in the event of a fire, hurricane, earthquake, or other disaster, that information is only as safe as the data center in which it’s stored. This summer, disasters Read More >>

HDBT

Curbing Complexity in AV Connectivity with HDBaseT

HDBaseT leverages common cables and connectors while providing the high performance needed for the increasingly complex world of audiovisual technologies. By Daniel Shwartzberg, Manager of Customer Experience for the HDBaseT Alliance The world of audiovisual (AV) technology has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. The move from analog to digital has led to thinner Read More >>