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DSEI 2017

The Show’s Afoot – DSEI 2017

DSEI 2017 in London Offers a Preview of Defense and Security It will be hard to find a safer place on the planet than London’s ExCeL convention center next week. That’s when Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI), a global gathering of more than 34,000 defense industry professionals from more than 100 countries, takes over Read More >>

Card edge connector roundup

Card Edge Connector Roundup

Card edge connectors can deliver the high-speed, high-bandwidth, and high-reliability performance that today’s medical devices demand in miniature, environmentally robust, and low-cost form factors with wide-ranging customization capabilities, and are frequently employed in applications ranging from patient monitoring machinery to life-saving devices like defibrillators. Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of Read More >>

Automotive electronics

The Challenges of Engineering Interconnectivity for the Connected Automobile

Today’s cars feature advanced safety, infotainment, navigation, and diagnostics capabilities. Tomorrow’s cars will require exponentially more electronics. Thomas Scannell, Automotive Lead, Amphenol ICC     The Connected Automobile As automobiles continue to evolve, designers are leaving yesterday’s basic vehicle technology behind, embracing today’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and preparing for tomorrow’s completely autonomous vehicle, Read More >>

Military jet

Rugged Connectors for Next-Gen Mil/Aero Applications

Next-generation military and aerospace applications require increasingly rugged connectors to handle ever-higher data rates with utmost reliability in even the harshest environments. New levels of connector ruggedization can take two forms: an entirely new connector or an upgrade to an existing connector.   Expanding a Strong Foundation: Ruggedizing Connectors for Next-Generation Mil/Aero Applications A TE Read More >>

DIN connectors

VME Connector Applications Continue to Expand

Use of VME connectors expands via smaller mezzanine cards, fiber optics, and coax.   Worldwide Standardization Drives Acceptance Changing requirements for faster processing and reduced size/weight, scalability, and power (SWaP) are resulting in newer form factors that include increased use of mezzanine connectors (cards), BGAs, and both larger and higher-density backplane/daughtercard connectors, plus fiber optics and Read More >>

Great Connector Inventions: Wafers with Integrated Ground Planes

In the latest article in this series, Dave Brearley looks at Teradyne Connector Systems’ innovative VHDM connectors that combined ground-plane and lead-frame wafers.   You may remember that AMP’s patent associated with the Z-pack 2mm HM (hard metric) with ground planes between wafers was not tooled for the 2mm HM connector, primarily because it was difficult to Read More >>

Creative ideas in connector develoopment

Great Connector Inventions: Compliant Press-Fit Pins

In the first of a new series that focuses on key achievements in the development of backplane connector technology, we look at the role of compliant press-fit pins.   Compliant pins, waferized connector designs, modular connectors, egg-crate shielding, air-dielectric designs – we can now look back on inventions like these and put them in perspective. Read More >>

Tech at Work: Virtual Autopsies

Using robots and imaging technology to make autopsies more efficient and less costly may seem like a no-brainer, yet when we look at the tech at work, virtual autopsies remain controversial around the world.   Who’s afraid of a dead body? Based on the success of television shows like CSI and Bones, it looks like Read More >>

ept's flexilink Press-Fit Board-to-Board Connectors

ept’s flexilink Press-Fit Board-to-Board Connectors

ept’s flexilink press-fit board-to-board connectors utilize the Tcom press-fit system. ept introduced flexilinkb-t-b,a new board-to-board connector range based on the Tcom press-fit system. The connectors provide high-quality, non-pluggable connections between PCBs at a pitch of 2.54mm. The advantages are a reliable mechanical as well as electrical board-to-board connection created using just a single part. There is no need for Read More >>

Molex Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System

Molex Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System

The Molex Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System meets demand for higher data rates with superior signal integrity, providing 150% speed improvement. Molex introduced the Plateau HS Dock+ Connector System for networks that require higher data rates with superior signal integrity to meet the growth in networking and wireless device markets. Plateau HS Dock+ high-speed docking connectors have Read More >>