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Wire and Cable Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights wire and cable solutions from top suppliers. TE Connectivity’s custom multicore cables feature customized combinations of an extensive range of high-performance Raychem cable components and jackets to suit the unique size and performance demands of a wide range of harsh-environment aerospace, military ground system, and marine applications while saving space, Read More >>

How to Select Cable Protection for Automotive Applications

Five Things to Keep in Mind When Selecting Cable Protection for Automotive Applications George Sims, Director of Marketing, AerosUSA 1. Sealed or Open System One of the first things to consider when selecting cable protection for automotive applications is whether the cables can operate effectively and reliably with no to minimal protection or whether they Read More >>

New Standards Coming for RF Connectors

A host of new requirements and standards are aimed at improving compatibility, performance, and durability in complex designs.   RF Connector and Cable Changes New and updated standards and specifications for RF connectors and cabling are in process. These changes are designed to help interconnect suppliers standardize and better serve their customers in a rapidly Read More >>

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Design Considerations When Terminating Aluminum Wire

It may be necessary to replace copper wiring with aluminum in automotive applications to reduce vehicle weight and achieve the aggressive future fuel-economy standards, but design engineers must be mindful of the significant differences between aluminum and copper wire terminations.   Aluminum wiring has been used for many years in several different industries. Utility companies have successfully Read More >>

Copper Replacing Copper?

Seeking a way to deliver bandwidth more effectively, some have investigated the removal of high-speed circuits from the PCB by replacing them with discrete or ribbon twin-axial copper cables.   For many years, engineers have bemoaned the eventual limitations of copper printed circuit board conductors in ever-higher-speed circuits: Surely the laws of physics would create barriers Read More >>

RF Industries RFA-4024 WiFi Adapter Kit

Case Study: Adapter Kits as RF Connection Solutions

From Wi-Fi hot spots to remote radio repeater sites, adapters speed technical work and eliminate costly multiple visits, as this case study from RF Industries demonstrates.     When Eric Black, the owner of LA Unplugged, sends his three installers to build a Wi-Fi hot spot or a wireless local area network (WLAN) to cover Read More >>

Materials Impact Microwave Cable Performance

In today’s microwave cable assemblies, it is essential to identify the electrical, mechanical, environmental, and application-specific constraints that affect overall performance, which are impacted by the materials used for cable dielectric and jacketing.   Ensuring high-quality signal stability of cables for microwave applications means evaluating the dielectric and jacket materials for attributes that account for the harsh Read More >>

USB Type-C: What You Need to Know

Depicted as “one cable to connect them all,” in reality there will be more than one type of USB-C cable. Mouser Electronics offers a primer on what you need to know about USB Type-C technology.   USB Type-C (USB-C) is a new technology that promises to de-clutter our lives by channeling up to 10Gb/s of Read More >>

TE's Raychem S1260 Hot-Melt Tape Adhesive

TE’s Raychem S1260 Hot-Melt Tape Adhesive

TE’s Raychem S1260 Hot-Melt tape adhesive is designed for ground defense and aerospace applications and enables permanent field repairs for PTFE wire and cable. TE Connectivity announces its new Raychem S1260 Hot-Melt tape adhesive for high-temperature wire and cable repairs. The S1260 tape uses an environmentally resistant modified fluoropolymer for sealing high-temperature heat-shrink components to Read More >>

Redundancy in Cabling: A Must-Have for Any Network

Today, redundancy is the de facto standard for any network cabling system, and there are a variety of ways to accomplish it.     Years ago it seemed as if disaster preparedness and redundant cabling systems were considered forward-thinking (and something of a luxury) for many network and data center owners and operators. Today, however, Read More >>

Siemon Color Coded Cable Clips

Siemon Interconnect Solutions’ Color-Coded Cable Clips

Siemon Interconnect Solutions’ color-coded cable clips ease network identification.   Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS), a business unit of Siemon that provides custom network infrastructure solutions, announced new color-coded cable clips that give data center administrators an easy, cost-effective way to clearly segregate and identify various network systems. Available in nine highly visible colors, these clips Read More >>

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Five Things to Know About Cable Assembly Design

In addition to specifying components for a cable assembly, you need the design and production process to promote overall system integrity and be cost-effective.     You probably know the primary benefit of a cable assembly – the ease of connecting and disconnecting systems or equipment either for mobility or expeditious repair and replacement. But Read More >>