Commercial Spaces Get PoE Connected

Power over Ethernet brings a wealth of efficiencies to smart building initiatives. by Giovanni Frezza, Group Product Manager, Molex Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting and automation systems help make highly innovative building concepts possible. These distributed networks deliver electrical power and transmit communications signals over standard low-voltage category cabling to various endpoints, including LED lighting, Read More >>

MikroElektronika Intel Joule click shields

Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the Intel® Joule™ click shields from MikroElektronika. The shields allow engineers to add up to four MikroElektronika click boards™ to Intel Joule Expansion Board for Internet of Things (IoT) and smart device applications. The MikroElektronika Intel Joule click shields, available from Mouser Electronics, help to extend the functionality of Read More >>

Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors Suit High Shock and Vibration Applications

AVX Corporation has released its 9155-700 Series 2mm-pitch right angle board-to-board battery connectors, which are rated for 125VAC, up to 2A, and 5,000-cycle durability. Designed to provide miniaturized, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections in harsh environment applications subject to high shock and vibration, including: handheld and portable devices that require dock or cradle charging, patient monitoring Read More >>

Compression Pulling Head Family Offers Six Sizes

BURNDY announced the addition of a compression cable pulling head product offering to its HYDENT family of compression connectors.  The product offers six compression pulling heads for wire ranging from #1 AWG – 1000 kcmil for both Aluminum (Class B [Concentric, Compact, Compressed]) and Copper (Class B [Concentric, Compact, Compressed], and Class C) wire.  Each Read More >>

Stamped Spring Pin Socket Meets Requirements for BGA1164 Testing

Ironwood Electronics introduced a new stamped spring pin socket to address high-performance requirements for testing BGA1164 – CBT-BGA-7042. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31g actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH; insertion loss <1dB at 15.7 GHz; and the capacitance Read More >>

Hot-Swappable SMC Connector Family Adds Late Mate Contacts

ERNI Electronics has extended its SMC connector family in a 1.27mm pitch with hot-swappable variants. These connector versions feature late mate contacts to permit reliable system swapping during operation and/or with applied electric voltage in industrial applications or in cars. With “hot swapping/hot plugging,” the electronics are reliably protected by following a defined sequence of Read More >>

Ready, Set, Go

Plug-and-Produce in a Modern Industrial Marketplace

“Plug-and-play” products have risen in popularity due to their ease of use and reliable, foolproof operation. The practical extension of this concept, when applied to the whole industrial automation process, has given way to a new term: “plug-and-produce.”   No matter the line of business, the pursuit of profitability and the desire to produce affordable Read More >>

Assembly line

Robust Connections Evolve the Factory Floor

In harsh environments, the typical mated connection may corrode, wear, clog with debris, and eventually fail, and customers face high maintenance costs due to troubleshooting and component replacement. An evolution in manufacturing is driving the need for robust connections on the factory floor.   Traditional connectivity products provide customers years of reliable service in the Read More >>

Miniature sensors

Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors

The marriage of high-reliability connectors and sensors brings a new facet of connectivity to the interconnect industry.   Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors The physical and digital worlds are merging and sensors of all types are on the front line of that evolution. The emerging Internet of Things is essentially a network of connected sensors Read More >>

Rugged Cable Installation

Robust Structured Cabling for Harsh Environments

The proliferation of digital information, wireless handheld devices, and Ethernet into every facet of our lives means that connections to networks need to be in more places than ever before. There are an increasing number of everyday environments not quite severe enough to be considered “industrial,” but still in need of something more ruggedized than Read More >>

How to series

Cord Connector Material Selection for Harsh Environments

For companies operating in harsh environments – like food processors – special attention must be paid to the potential impact of the environment on electrical connections. To ensure integrity of the electrical connection and to guard against premature failure, food processors must insist upon connectors made from specific materials and should seek out connector manufacturers Read More >>

The Rugged Connector Checklist

Rugged connectors are required for applications in a wide variety of settings, from sterile medical facilities to downhole oil and gas rigs. Key considerations for specification include the environment, the function, and the performance requirements.   Rugged Connector Checklist Rugged connectors must be able to function in environments and under circumstances that would challenge typical Read More >>