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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 >>

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Board-to-Board Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest board-to-board product solutions on the market. Amphenol FCI’s BergStak® 0.8mm-pitch parallel board-to-board connector system provides flexible solutions designed for high-speed, high-density applications across the communications, data, industrial, instrumentation, and medical markets. Available with 16 PCB stack heights spanning 5 – Read More >>

Rugged Industrial Interconnects: The Design Behind the Description

Connectors that exhibit the rugged, high-reliability performance characteristics required to withstand hazards including shock, vibration, and high mating cycles in harsh industrial applications don’t happen by chance. Design features including contacts, plating materials, and insulators are critical to achieving and selecting rugged industrial interconnects.   Analyzing the Factors that Determine Industrial Ruggedness Levels Contacts, plating, Read More >>

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Fiber Optic Connector & Cabling Product Roundup

Fiber optic connectors are used to mechanically couple and align the ends of optical fibers in wide bandwidth applications that require connect/disconnect capabilities.   Widely employed throughout the telecom, datacom, industrial networking, test and measurement, aerospace, and avionics industries, fiber optic connectors are available in a variety of connector styles with different dimensions and methods Read More >>

Solid-Contact Connectors for Higher Power Density

An age-old connector technology is being “rediscovered” as a better solution for power connector density issues.      The quest to manufacture electronics in smaller and smaller packages continues as consumer demand for palm-sized computers and pen-sized communications equipment grows. The Holy Grail seems to be a computer on a pinhead and entertainment electronics one Read More >>

Mill-Max Wire Termination Pins and Receptacles

Mill-Max Wire Termination Pins and Receptacles

The new Mill-Max wire termination pins and receptacles are precision-machined and feature solder cups for efficient soldering. Mill-Max expanded its line of wire termination products with six new pins and receptacles – three mated pairs – which facilitate the wire-attachment process. Each features a solder cup for easy and efficient soldering and is precision-machined to provide the consistent Read More >>

Mill-Max .090"-Stroke Spring-Loaded Pins and Connectors

Mill-Max .090″-Stroke Spring-Loaded Pins and Connectors

The Mill-Max .090″-stroke spring-loaded pins and connectors offer a mid-stroke distance that is almost double that of other available standard products. Mill-Max has added three new heights to the popular 0914 series of spring-loaded pins and corresponding single- and double-row connectors. The 0914 series has a mid-stroke distance of .045″ (1.14mm) [.090″ (2.29mm) full stroke] Read More >>

Harwin PCB Terminals

Harwin PCB Terminals

Harwin PCB terminals improve build quality and increase design flexibility. Harwin announced a wide range of PCB terminals (turrets) that can save assembly costs, improve build quality, and increase design flexibility. “Products such as our H3108-01 0.5mm-diameter terminal pin can be used to construct a pluggable PCB assembly – perhaps a module or daughterboard,” said Read More >>

Stamped contacts

Five Things to Know About Precise Contacts for the Automotive Industry

Component requirements for the automotive market are demanding, diverse, and forward-looking. ODU shares five things to know about precise contacts for the automotive industry. The reliable transfer of power, signals, data, and media are achieved with interconnects across a wide range of demanding applications and markets. The requirements for the automotive industry, for example, are both diverse and Read More >>

Stress Test

Increase Contact Performance by Pre-Stressing

Ed Bock of APEX Electrical Interconnection Consultants explains how to increase contact performance by pre-stressing to achieve greater strength and expanded dynamic range.   In examining the consequences of residual stress that develop in a contact beam subjected to stresses beyond the material’s elastic limit, we can see how residual stress may be beneficial, or if not properly Read More >>