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The Connected Flight: Designing High-Speed Networks for Military and Commercial Aircraft

High-speed networks for military and commercial aircraft must handle ever-increasing data volumes at ever-faster speeds. Ethernet protocols, efficient network designs, and thoughtfully specified, high-quality connectors and cabling can help. Wes Morgan, Product Manager, ITT Cannon Addressing the Bandwidth Boom Modern military and commercial aircraft are technology-rich environments designed to deliver an increasingly sophisticated set of Read More >>

Commercial Aviation Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest connector and cabling solutions for commercial aviation applications.   Amphenol Pcd’s rectangular SOLARIS Series connectors are small (<0.5” tall), lightweight, easy to use, and available with either pins or sockets. Ideal for low- and medium-power applications, including aircraft lighting, intelligent Read More >>

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Railway Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest connector products for railway applications. ITT VEAM’s CIR M12 circular, bayonet coupling connectors for harsh environment Ethernet communication applications in rail systems feature M12 contacts mounted within proven VEAM FRCIR connectors. Designed to support gigabit communication, the series enables data Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Market Update: Commercial Aviation is Thriving

Boeing and Airbus both added automation to their production lines to keep up with demand.   The worldwide demand for commercial airliners is booming. In 2015, Boeing and Airbus built a total of 1,397 aircraft. According to The Wall Street Journal, both companies are automating their production lines, from robots to exoskeletons for the workers, Read More >>

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New Product Roundup for April 18, 2016

Read all about the latest product introductions from your favorite suppliers in this week’s new product roundup.      Alpha Wire recently expanded its Coaxial Cable product line under the Alpha Essentials product family to include Micro Coax sizes from 32AWG to 50AWG. With the addition of Micro Coax, Alpha Wire now offers coaxial cable Read More >>

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Product News for March 28, 2016

The latest product announcements for March 28, 2016, cover the breadth of applications from broadcast to wireless access points to electric cars. Artos Engineering launched the PF-11 light-wire prefeeder. Designed for maximum productivity even at high speeds, it provides superior tangle-free feeds of small-gauge loose-coil wire up to 5.5mm (.22 inch) in diameter. The PF-11 Read More >>

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Interconnect News for February 19, 2016

Interconnect news for February 19, 2016 features hot new product announcements to ensure speed and reliability.       Connector Manufacturers’ Announcements Aries Electronics named Enterprise Technology as its 2015 Representative of the Year. The award, accepted by Enterprise Technology President, Mark Keating, is based on overall, year-over-year percentage and dollar-growth sales data. Distributor Announcements Digi-Key unveiled Read More >>

Military jet

Rectangular Connectors for Mil/Aero Disconnect Applications

While circular connectors are often the go-to choice for mil/aero applications, rectangular connectors may be an alternative under certain conditions.   Circular connectors have been a mainstay in the military/aerospace market segment for more than 75 years, but there is another option for your disconnect application. Governed primarily by the MIL-DTL-5015 and MIL-DTL-38999 specifications, circular Read More >>

satellite aviation communications

Satellites and 3D Radar Will Drive the Aviation Evolution

Two technologies will change everything about commercial air control and communication: Satellites and 3D radar will drive the aviation evolution. The evolution of commercial aviation technology is driven and supported by both engineering innovation and government intervention. Currently, there are two technological developments holding the industry’s attention: The transition from radar-based air traffic control to satellite control and upgrades to 3D radar Read More >>

TE Connectivity DMC-M Module Insert

TE Cabin Connector System Insert Replaces Two Legacy Connectors

The new TE cabin connector system insert replaces two legacy connectors with a single, miniature connector. TE Connectivity introduced the new 16-02 insert for DEUTSCH DMC-M Single Module connectors. This new connector enables in-flight entertainment and other passenger cabin providers a way to replace two large, legacy connectors with a single, lightweight, miniature connector, saving Read More >>