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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 >>

Custom Designs for SWaP-Focused Connectors

The SWaP initiative employed by the US military and NASA has helped connector manufacturers focus on improving smaller and lighter connectors, in particular for custom designs.   As we demand our circuits do more and in smaller packages, we still need reliable power and signal transfer. Today’s designers have a number of new tools and Read More >>

Inside Connection

Inside Connection: Liberty Electronics

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Liberty Electronics.  Headquarters Location: Franklin, Penn., US About the Company Liberty Electronics was founded in Franklin, Penn., in 1985. At the time, the local economy was struggling following the closing or departure of several large employers. The community rallied behind Read More >>

Spring probes

How to Specify Spring Probe Connectors

Custom connectors that utilize spring probe technology offer compliance, blind mating, and space savings. Gina Prieto of Smiths Connectors offers advice on how to specify spring probe connectors. Custom connectors utilizing spring probe technology offer a number of advantages over other contact types: compliance, blind mating, and space savings. Most often overlooked, however, is their design Read More >>