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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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New Developments in VITA 67 Connectivity

VPX open architecture is shaping new radar and electronic warfare platform designs. By Michael Walmsley, Global Product Manager, TE Connectivity   Today’s military applications detect and track targets at faster speeds and longer ranges using active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which has placed new demands on radio frequency (RF) signal processing. In response, fire Read More >>

Connectors Fly High at the Paris Air Show

The legendary aerospace gathering brings together the industry’s most inventive people, planes, and electronics.   Once again, members of the global aviation electronics industry are preparing to demonstrate their esprit de corps at the International Paris Air Show. The 52nd annual event will be held June 19–25 at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions, with Read More >>

New Military and Aerospace Systems Drive Changes in Connector and Cable Design

High-speed, lightweight electronics are making soldiers safer and military operations more successful. Bob Stanton, Director, Omnetics Corporation   Advanced electronics in high-reliability systems are improving military and aerospace equipment to meet the significant challenges that lie ahead. As new technologies expand and spread around the world, however, so has the potential threat from possible foes Read More >>

Peace vs. war: what UAVs and automation tell us about the next generation of connector technology

UAVs have been employed by the military for years, and their sophistication is increasing.   Smaller and lighter components are allowing designers to give military UAVs more capabilities, and have brought previously exclusively military technologies like UAV-mounted cameras to consumer drones. As sensor technology gets smaller, lighter, and cheaper, more and more mechanical processes can Read More >>

Target

What Soldiers Wear in the Information Age

Soldiers have always worn technology to keep them from harm and help them do their jobs better. In the information age, the technology they wear is built on information itself.   In contrast with 20th-century technology that reached its peak with highly destructive atomic weapons, in the information age the key military technology will be Read More >>

DIN connectors

VME Connector Applications Continue to Expand

Use of VME connectors expands via smaller mezzanine cards, fiber optics, and coax.   Worldwide Standardization Drives Acceptance Changing requirements for faster processing and reduced size/weight, scalability, and power (SWaP) are resulting in newer form factors that include increased use of mezzanine connectors (cards), BGAs, and both larger and higher-density backplane/daughtercard connectors, plus fiber optics and 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 >>

Field replaceable connectors

Options for Terminating Coaxial Cable

Coaxial/RF cable assemblies comprised $13.5 billion of the $142 billion worldwide market for cable assemblies in 2015. How coax cable and connectors are terminated affects quality and performance, so learn how to choose the right coaxial cable termination options for your application.   Whether it’s ultralight, radiation-resistant sensor cable assemblies in the Mars Rover; a Read More >>

Miniaturization in the military

Connector Designs for Miniaturization of Military Electronics

Military organizations throughout the world are working hard to lighten the load soldiers carry into battle; connector and cabling designs may offer solutions for miniaturization of military electronics.   There is a great sense of urgency in military organizations worldwide to modernize their operations. According to National Defense Magazine, there is an “innovation gap” that is Read More >>

Armed unmanned vehicle

Armed Robots and Soldiers: Partnership or Rivalry?

As armed robots become reality, a tug-of-war is building over humans’ place in the decision-making loop during battle.   On July 7, a sniper opened fire on a crowded street protest in downtown Dallas, Tex., killing five police officers and injuring others. A long standoff followed inside a parking garage, where the shooter was said to Read More >>