Cable

Cable is made up of individual conductors (wires) bundled together. The conductors can be copper (for electrical wires) or glass/plastic (for fiber optic light transmission). The bundle can be jacketed with an overmolded cover or held together by tie-wraps, bands of tape, or plastic/metal braiding, to name a few options. Copper wires in cables are often configured in twisted pairs for improved electrical performance. Coaxial cables have a center conductor surrounded by a dielectric which is then surrounded by a metal foil or braided second conductor which also acts as an electrical shield. All cables have one thing in common – they conduct signals and/or power.



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Wire and cable product roundup September 2017

Wire and Cable Products Roundup

This 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 >>

New Military and Aerospace Systems Drive Changes in Connector and Cable Design

High-speed, lightweight electronics are making soldiers safer and military operations more successful. Bob Stanton, Director, Omnetics Corporation   Advanced electronics in high-reliability systems are improving military and aerospace equipment to meet the significant challenges that lie ahead. As new technologies expand and spread around the world, however, so has the potential threat from possible foes Read More >>

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New Wire and Cable Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest wire and cabling solutions spanning connectors and cordsets to hand tools.   New Wire and Cable Product Roundup Pasternack’s four new high-performance, flexible VNA test cables operate at up to 110GHz and deliver precise results for VNA, semiconductor probe, and Read More >>

Waterproof Push-lock Circular Connectors Perform In Harsh Environments

Astute Electronics offers Amphenol LTW‘s X-Lok Series, waterproof (IPX8) circular connectors which integrate a push-lock mechanism together with audible and tactile feedback, delivering desirable blind mating. The devices are rated at 5, 10 and 20A, and 300 VAC/VDC for 1000 cycles. Including a large variety of receptacles and cable assemblies with different connector sizes and Read More >>

Phoenix molded M!2

Full Steam Ahead for Railroad Market

Ruggedness and durability are mandatory requirements in the railroad market, but Ethernet and other commercial technologies see an expanded role as riders demand services like WiFi   The global train control and management system market is growing steadily as more digital equipment is deployed on trains and infrastructure sites, creating a solid market for connectors Read More >>

Shielded wiring

Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring

As data speeds rise, the need for shielding can also increase. But shielding adds weight, cost, and can reduce flexibility, so it’s important to shield only when it’s necessary.   Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring A common question when it comes to designing an aircraft’s electrical wiring interconnect system (EWIS) is which of the Read More >>

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Interconnect Industry News for February 2017

See below for updates about new product introductions and distribution news.   Product News TE launched new Sliver internal cabled interconnects. Designed to provide one of the most flexible solutions in the market for making I/O connections on the board, this new technology simplies design and helps lower overall costs by eliminating the need for Read More >>

Communication Cabling on the Factory Floor

Industrial and robotic service equipment operates in conditions and applications as varied as the robots themselves. If you want reliable robots, select reliable cable. Here’s how to do that.   Communication Cabling on the Factory Floor Robots in factory automation applications are often exposed to harsh environments and require highly reliable and carefully optimized connectors Read More >>