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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 >>

New Product News: June 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Hirose expanded its rugged ix Industrial Series, which combines a small, robust design with high-speed data transmission capabilities, with the addition of an IDC plug assembly that decreases customer installation time by up to 50% due to the reduction in wire stripping, twisting, Read More >>

Environmentally Sealed Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights environmentally sealed connector solutions from leading suppliers. Newark element14 offers Amphenol Sine Systems’ AHDP Duramate™ circular plastic connectors for heavy-duty applications, which feature high-strength, lightweight, and impact resistant thermoplastic housings, low insertion force stamped terminals for improved manufacturing efficiencies, three IP67 sealing systems (normal, thin, and reduced) with redundant sealing Read More >>

Mixed-Layout Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights mixed-layout connector solutions from leading suppliers. Nicomatic’s CMM Micro lightweight, rugged, rectangular connectors allow for more than 20 million standard configurations of board-to-board, board-to-wire, and wire-to-wire cable assemblies with 1–3 rows, up to 120 gold-plated signal, high-frequency coaxial, and high-power contacts in mixed layouts, and with various mounting hardware. The Read More >>

Smart LEDs Extend Into the IoT

Embraced by consumers, businesses, and governments, LED lighting is the clear winner in the battle of the bulbs and is now being integrated into an array of IoT technologies. This opens opportunities for the interconnects they rely on. It’s safe to say that LEDs have won the battle of the bulbs. In the last three Read More >>

Industry News: May 2018 – Part II

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News TE Connectivity is promoting its high-speed, high-density solutions for military and aerospace applications at New-Tech 2018 in Tel Aviv May 29–30. The exhibit will include special previews of the company’s new MULTIGIG RT 3 connector, which supports bandwidths up to Read More >>

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Terminal Block Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights terminal blocks from top suppliers. Weidmuller’s Klippon® Connect Universal Range terminal blocks with PUSH IN technology are designed to increase installation efficiency in a vast range of harsh-environment applications without compromising on safety. The innovative PUSH IN direct plug connectors allow users to achieve safe, vibration-resistant, and gas-tight connections by Read More >>

ML-XT Sealed Connection System from Molex

Wire-to-Wire Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-wire connector solutions from top suppliers. Wire-to-Wire Connector Products Power & Signal Group offers the ML-XT Sealed Connection System from Molex, which delivers cost-competitive, ultra-high-reliability solutions in critical vehicle wiring harness applications that can feature up to 50 low-circuit-count connectors and are routinely exposed to high temperatures, chemicals, and other harsh Read More >>

New Product News Roundup: May 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc.  Bulgin’s new Buccaneer 4000 Series Fiber range offers the smallest, rugged, high-speed optical connectors currently available on the market and delivers super fast, reliable connections in space-constrained, high-density, and harsh-environment applications including outdoor broadcasting equipment, FTTX, server rooms, civil engineering, and marine, aviation, Read More >>

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 >>

Mezzanine Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights mezzanine connector solutions from top suppliers. Mezzanine Connector Products Advanced Interconnections’ high-density Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors deliver long-lasting, high-reliability performance in a wide variety of board-to-board and cable-to-board applications, including telecom systems, and are designed to withstand severe environments. The range features enclosed, screw-machined sockets, six-finger contacts each rated for greater Read More >>