Focus on Transportation

  • Long Haul Connectors

    Trucking industry trends all point to a solid market for high-reliability connectors. Nearly every trend in commercial trucking is fueling increased demand for connectors. The move to hybrid and electric vehicles isn’t limited to automotive. Heavy, long-haul trucks are moving in this direction too, creating a need for high-power connectors. The expanding role of LEDs Read More >>

  • Bright Outlook for Automotive LEDs

    Falling prices on LEDs mean solid-state lighting is poised to displace bulbs, opening markets for connectors while altering wiring and electronic architectures. Automotive LEDs The automotive industry is ramping up its adoption of LED lighting. Falling prices, improving brightness, and integration with next-generation electric and safety systems are making this once-niche lighting option a mainstream Read More >>

Transportation Products


The non-automotive transportation sector is broken down into six primary segments: commercial vehicles, rail, heavy equipment, commercial aviation, commercial marine and recreation. Connector type and content per segment varies drastically based on equipment type and application. The most prevalent commonality between all connectors used in this segment is that they must operate effectively in an extremely harsh environment. Since almost all equipment in this sector is operated using some type of fossil fuel, improved fuel efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions and reduced component weight all play a major role in equipment design and connector specification.

Transportation News

Long Haul Connectors

Trucking industry trends all point to a solid market for high-reliability connectors. Nearly every trend in commercial trucking is fueling increased demand for connectors. The move to hybrid and electric vehicles isn’t limited to automotive. Heavy, long-haul trucks are moving in this direction too, creating a need for high-power connectors. The expanding role of LEDs Read More >>

Bright Outlook for Automotive LEDs

Falling prices on LEDs mean solid-state lighting is poised to displace bulbs, opening markets for connectors while altering wiring and electronic architectures. Automotive LEDs The automotive industry is ramping up its adoption of LED lighting. Falling prices, improving brightness, and integration with next-generation electric and safety systems are making this once-niche lighting option a mainstream Read More >>

D-Subminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged, reliable, and versatile D-Subminiature connectors currently available on the market. D-Subminiature Connector Products Amphenol ICC’s ruggedized MDBR Series D-Sub connectors mate with standard connectors and come with die-cast metal housings that provide robust resistance against mechanical damage resulting from shock, vibration, and impacts, as well Read More >>

Power connector products roundup

Power Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable power connectors available on today’s market. Power Connector Roundup Nicomatic’s CMM Micro lightweight, rectangular connectors are designed to meet or exceed the electrical and mechanical performance requirements for the MIL-DTL-55302F and BS-9525-F0033 standards, and allow for more than 20 million arrangements of high-power, Read More >>

Circular Connectors Product Roundup

Circular Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the latest, greatest, most reliable, robust, and multifunctional circular connectors available on today’s market. Circular Connector Product Roundup Radiall‘s Q-MTitan™ is a ruggedized and reliable high-density fiber optic connector designed to simultaneously increase bandwidth and help engineers optimize size, weight, and cost in harsh-environment aerospace and defense applications. Read More >>

Driverless mass transit

Hey, Driver?

It’s not just cars. Driverless mass transit may be coming to a city near you. Driverless Mass Transit Driverless cars are no longer a future-tech fantasy. So get ready for what inevitably comes next: driverless everything else. Cities around the world will soon see driverless trains, buses, planes, shuttles, ferries, taxis, and other forms of Read More >>

e-bike

The e-Bike Revolution is Coming

High-tech motor, charging, and sensor systems are making the new generation of e-bikes a viable part of the transportation picture. By Amy Goetzman, Connector Supplier At first, I didn’t see the point of an e-bike. Why would you want a motor to do the work for you? Getting exercise is half the point of bicycling, Read More >>

Filtering in a Wire

Filterline cables may solve your EMI issues. Robert Moore, Sr. Principal Engineer, TE Connectivity More years ago than I care to admit, a maker of game consoles came to us with a challenging problem. The cable from the console to the television was acting like an antenna and interfering with the console’s operation. One solution Read More >>

Embedded Computing Systems Evolve to CompactPCI Serial For High Performance

CompactPCI has served many industries well, but it’s time to consider CompactPCI Serial for today’s high-speed applications. By Justin Moll, Vice President of Marketing, PICMG For nearly 20 years, CompactPCI has been a highly successful architecture. Used with the PCIbus, it’s been utilized in telecom and datacom applications because of its high reliability, hot-swap, monitoring, Read More >>

In-Flight Service Application Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the latest and greatest connector and cabling solutions for in-flight service applications. In-Flight Service When installed between the unit under test and test equipment, ITT Cannon’s Tight-Tolerance 38999-Style Series III Fiber Optic Connector Savers reinforce the integrity and extend the life of these connectors, contacts, and cable assemblies, Read More >>

Optical Transceiver Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest optical transceiver products. Optical Transceivers Product Roundup Amphenol ICC’s 300Gb/s Leap® High-Speed Optical Transceiver Module is faster, smaller, and more efficient with regard to both cost and power than most conventional datacenter interconnects. It is capable of speeds up to Read More >>

Paris Air Show

Connectors Fly High at the Paris Air Show

The legendary aerospace gathering brings together the industry’s most inventive people, planes, and electronics.   Once again, members of the global aviation electronics industry are preparing to demonstrate their esprit de corps at the International Paris Air Show. The 52nd annual event will be held June 19–25 at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions, with Read More >>