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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 >>

Smart LEDs Extend Into the IoT

Embraced by consumers, businesses, and governments, LED lighting is the clear winner in the battle of the bulbs and is now being integrated into an array of IoT technologies. This opens opportunities for the interconnects they rely on. It’s safe to say that LEDs have won the battle of the bulbs. In the last three Read More >>

Automakers Try to Get More From Each Drop of Fuel

Internal combustion engines continue to fuel the market, pushing connector designers to improve reliability for components destined for harsh under-hood environments. By Terry Costlow Many factors are changing the types of connectors used in the auto industry, but for the foreseeable future, products made for powertrains are going to remain fairly immune to major changes. Read More >>

ML-XT Sealed Connection System from Molex

Wire-to-Wire Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-wire connector solutions from top suppliers. Wire-to-Wire Connector Products Power & Signal Group offers the ML-XT Sealed Connection System from Molex, which delivers cost-competitive, ultra-high-reliability solutions in critical vehicle wiring harness applications that can feature up to 50 low-circuit-count connectors and are routinely exposed to high temperatures, chemicals, and other harsh Read More >>

Medical Connector Product Roundup: May 2018

This week’s product roundup highlights medical connector solutions from top suppliers. Omnetics’ PZN Polarized Nano Connectors are some of the smallest mil-quality, board-to-cable connectors available in the industry. Designed to deliver high-reliability performance in an ultraminiature package available in a variety of wired and board-mount options, the range features a lightweight, low-profile, and extremely rugged Read More >>

Connectors Ace the Space Race

Supremely durable space-grade connectors help us explore the next frontier. By Caroline Hayes Today, thousands of commercial satellites circle the globe to enable the telecommunications needed to implement the Internet of Things. They are also used for navigation systems and research projects, like the European Space Agency’s Galileo global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and Copernicus, Read More >>

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 >>

A Changing Nuclear Industry Relies on Connectors

Opportunities are growing for connectors that can withstand radiation exposure. The term “harsh environment” takes on new meaning when we consider components made for applications that involve radiation exposure. While some of these components must also be able to withstand additional elements, such as ingress by water, chemicals, or particulates, the presence of radiation alone Read More >>

Polycrystalline Ceramic Seals vs Glass Seals for Hermetic DC Connectors

Five Reasons to Consider Polycrystalline Ceramic Seals Instead of Glass Seals for Hermetic DC Connectors Rick Kalkowski, Marketing Administrator, PA&E, a Division of Hermetic Solutions Group Advancements in materials give designers new options. Even classic designs such as the venerable DC connector can be updated and improved by considering all available materials. Switching from glass Read More >>

Alternative Energy Interconnects Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights connectors and cables especially designed to suit the expanding alternative energy systems market. Alternative Energy Interconnects Product Roundup Amphenol ICC’s BarKlip® I/O connector conveniently distributes up to 200A between busbars, cables, and circuit boards in applications including AC/DC power supplies utilized in datacom and networking switches employed in IoT-enabled alternative Read More >>