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Marine Market Sails Upward

The myriad electronic systems used to equip modern luxury yachts require a number of connectors, often with a demand for customization. By Terry Costlow Anywhere there’s water, there are boats. More people want them, and more buyers have money to buy fancy watercraft, creating a huge market for luxury yachts, which opens a large market Read More >>

New Product News: August 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. AVX Corporation developed a cost-effective, ultra-high-reliability, three-piece STRIPT™ contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections in off-road vehicle lighting applications. Designed to absorb broad end-to-end mating tolerances, handle up to 20A of continuous current, and exhibit robust resistance to extreme shock, Read More >>

Vibration-Resistant Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights vibration-resistant connector solutions from leading suppliers. AirBorn’s RZ® Series Connectors provide users with a reliable, single-piece, surface-mount contact system that is ideal for use in high-density, high-vibration board-to-board and flex-circuit-stacking applications. Designed to meet strict performance and reliability requirements, the series has a patented z-axis contact system with a solderless Read More >>

Blind Mating Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights blind mating connector solutions from leading suppliers. Advanced Interconnections’ B2B® SMT Connectors with solder ball terminals allow users to reliably define stack heights between two PCBs and are designed for robust handling in long-life applications including telecom switches, servers, processors, medical equipment, and military, aerospace, and defense systems. The series Read More >>

Formula E Takes a Victory Lap

TE Connectivity looks back on a season of innovation and excitement in all-electric auto racing. Season 4 of the world’s premier electric auto racing championship series is over, but Season 5 — and an all-new car — is just around the bend. On Sunday, the TECHEETAH team and driver Jean-Éric Vergne took the championship in Read More >>

ODU Turntac

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s product roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions from leading suppliers. The universal ODU TURNTAC contact system from ODU features robust contact technology designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and heavy use and enable the stable, reliable, efficient, and economical transmission of high currents in eMobility charging and electric drive systems for more Read More >>

Industry News: July 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News Phoenix Contact is touring the country in its Cabinet Confidence Infomobiles, and will visit Denver July 16–20, Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts July 23 – August 3, and Salt Lake City July 23 – August 3. ITT Inc. will Read More >>

Molex EdgeLock

Wire-to-Board Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-board connector solutions from leading suppliers. Molex’s new 2mm-pitch EdgeLock Wire-to-Edge-Card Signal System offers space savings and positive latch locking for secure, solderless mating to PCB edge cards, which reduces assembly time, eliminates the need for a mating header assembly, lowering overall assembly cost, and enables easy release if rework Read More >>

New Product News: July 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Samtec’s new extreme-density, micro edge-card socket is the industry’s first 0.5mm-pitch edge-cad socket with a justification beam. Designed for cost optimization, the connector’s justification beam shifts the card into proper alignment with the contacts, allowing for standard board tolerance on cards that wouldn’t Read More >>

High-Current Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights high-current connector solutions from leading suppliers. Smiths Interconnect’s HeavyPower Transformer Series high-density, modular connectors for on-board power applications in the rail market allow for multiple, customer-defined configurations and further enhance flexibility with the ability to integrate local cabling and components. Available in 1- to 4-pole versions capable of supporting up Read More >>

Mil/Aero Connectors Lighten Up for Small UAVs

As drones take a larger role in military operations, the pressure is on to reduce size and weight. A new generation of SWaP-optimized connector products will help. By Ann R. Thryft Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are getting smaller and more powerful as the overall miniaturization trend expands across the broad range of military equipment. Also Read More >>

Optical Connectivity Solutions Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights optical connectivity solutions from leading suppliers. Amphenol ICC’s Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (AOC) is the first AOC to be fully compliant with both SAS 2.1 (6Gb/s) and SAS 3.0 (12Gb/s) industry standards as well as the SFF-8643 interface standard, which enables flexible installations and build-outs, including hybrid connections between Read More >>