High-Tech Energy Systems Bring Agriculture Indoors

LED lighting, along with innovative cooling and irrigation systems, are inspiring the greatest agricultural transformation since the advent of the tractor. Chances are good that the tomato on your salad or the basil on your pizza didn’t grow outside under the sun. Instead, it may have come from an indoor growing facility, nurtured by the Read More >>

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New Product News Roundup

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, and accessories to hit the market.   New Product News Connectors and Cable Assemblies Rated for 15A and 600V, AVX’s new STRIPT™ 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts quickly, easily, and reliably deliver impregnable, UL-certified, cold-welded and Read More >>

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Developing Custom Connectors for the Automotive Market

Although there are dozens of standard, off-the-shelf automotive connectors deployed in each new vehicle, the recent integration of evolved electronics in automotive designs has resulted in a rapidly growing population of custom connectors that make complex electric systems communicate effectively.   What we once thought was leading-edge technology is now common in our everyday lives. Take Read More >>

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Mouser Builds a Worldwide Engineering Community

Mouser asked celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to help its team reach out to engineers around the world; now it’s built a worldwide engineering community on its site.     We want the engineer who once built a fighting robot named Deathblow on our team. We guess that many within Mouser Electronics feel the same. The distributor Read More >>

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AVX Single-Contact IDC Connector with PTH Terminations

The AVX single-contact IDC connector with PTH terminations satisfies demanding cost and performance objectives in industrial control, SSL, smart grid, medical, and transportation applications. AVX Corporation added a single-contact, wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement connector (IDC) with plated through-hole (PTH) terminations to its proven 9176 Series, which, prior to the addition, was exclusively comprised of surface-mount technology (SMT) connectors. Read More >>

AVX 2mm Vertical Poke-Home WTB Contact

The new AVX 2mm vertical poke-home WTB contact is 37% smaller than the next smallest product in the 9296 series and is ideal for light industrial applications.  AVX Corporation released a new 2mm vertical poke-home wire-to-board (WTB) contact. The latest addition to AVX’s 70-9296 Series, the new micro contact accepts 26 – 22AWG solid or Read More >>

News Briefs

News Briefs for April 7, 2015

A call for papers, personnel changes and promotions, new business agreements, and expansion into China are all part of the news briefs for April 7, 2015. The IWCS Conference has announced a call for papers for the International Cable Connectivity Symposium. Past article topics have included cable, fiber, and conductor design; new cable materials; processing Read More >>

AVX 9296 Low Profile Horizontal PH Connector

AVX Offers Lowest-Profile Poke-Home Connector

AVX introduced the lowest-profile, poke-home connector for a broad range of harsh industrial, commercial, and medical applications.  AVX Corporation introduced the lowest-profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual-beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package, the new horizontal 9296 Series connector Read More >>

News Briefs

News Briefs for November 4, 2014

For the latest announcements from the connector industry, check out the connector industry news briefs for November 4, 2014. TE Connectivity has completed the previously announced acquisition of Measurement Specialties, a leading global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems. The company offers a broad portfolio of sensor technologies including pressure, vibration, force, temperature, Read More >>

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News Briefs for September 23, 2014

Read on to learn more about the news briefs for September 23, 2014. Molex announced it is joining with Mouser Electronics to sponsor China Racing in an exciting new Formula E fully electric racing series. The FIA Formula E Championship will commence on September 13 in Beijing, China, where 10 teams will go head to Read More >>

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How to Specify Medical Connectors

The development of modular medical devices, such as pluggable or wearable drug dispensing and patient monitoring equipment, poses several engineering challenges. AVX’s Tom Anderson offers tips on how to specify medical connectors. The development of modular medical devices, such as pluggable or wearable drug dispensing and patient monitoring equipment, poses several engineering challenges. Although electronic Read More >>

Five Things to Know About “Naked” Connectors

Don’t blush! It’s time to get down and dirty as AVX shares five things to know about “naked” connectors. If you’re not sure your design could benefit from a connector solution that has shed its plastic insulator, here are some considerations for utilizing “naked” connectors, according to AVX‘s Tom Anderson. Naked connectors are single contacts Read More >>