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Durable, Disaster-Proof Data Centers

How did data centers do during the recent spate of disasters? Just fine, thanks to good planning. The cloud is a great repository for critical information, but in the event of a fire, hurricane, earthquake, or other disaster, that information is only as safe as the data center in which it’s stored. This summer, disasters Read More >>

HDBT

Curbing Complexity in AV Connectivity with HDBaseT

HDBaseT leverages common cables and connectors while providing the high performance needed for the increasingly complex world of audiovisual technologies. By Daniel Shwartzberg, Manager of Customer Experience for the HDBaseT Alliance The world of audiovisual (AV) technology has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. The move from analog to digital has led to thinner Read More >>

How Will Connectors Deliver Terabit Speeds?

As the IoT drives the demand for faster networks, the need for one-terabit speeds is just around the corner.   The march to ever-faster data transfer has been an assumed objective since the development of the first computer. Information transmitted at the rate of kilobits per second (kb/s) evolved to megabits per second (Mb/s), which Read More >>

Small Pluggable Form Factor

SFP Connectors: Always New and Improving

The acronyms may change, but new SFP connectors continually emerge with enhanced port densities and data rates.   For anyone who does not work with communication standards, protocol specifications, or data rates on a daily basis, navigating the world of telecom acronyms as it relates to interconnect can be a daunting task — sort of Read More >>

Amphenol RCx

To 400Gb/s and Beyond: High-speed Interconnects Evolve to Meet the Needs of Data Center Communications

by Jim David – Portfolio Director; Amphenol High-Speed Interconnects High-speed interconnects adapt to data centers’ ever-changing signal, bandwidth, and density requirements.   The emergence of large scale and mega-data centers has driven the need for not only increased data management capability, but also increased the complexity, design, and configuration of these enormous facilities. Meeting data Read More >>

fiber optic connectors

Optical Links Move Inside the Box

Fiber has traditionally been the go-to solution for long-distance, high-speed communication links. Fiber optic cable offers huge advantages of bandwidth, low attenuation, and reduced size and weight to transmit hundreds of data channels over a single glass fiber. Look to these suppliers for the products you need.   Fiber Optic Cable Fiber has traditionally been Read More >>

How to series

Seven Essentials for Rugged Connectors in IoT

The use of measuring devices to monitor and control processes is critical to the smooth operation of large systems, and it is an integral part of the future of the Internet of Things. Considerations include fiber optics, IP ratings, connector materials, and more.   Seven Essentials for Rugged Connectors in Instrumentation Applications The use of 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 >>

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 >>

Smart Home as a Service – Still a Work in Progress

The way smart home-enabled devices will be installed and will operate is still evolving, and the same is true for the connectors and cabling vendors that supply the industry.   The nearly 31,000 residents that call the Shanghai Culture Garden home live in the four-square-mile enclave surrounded by Parisian architecture and Paris-style shops, truly a Read More >>

5G

5G’s Threefold Mandate

The challenges of high-bandwidth low-latency wireless for autonomous technology, high data volumes for media, and support for the Internet of Things are shaping the next generation of wireless.   While each generation of mobile technology has been developed to tackle new challenges, the current generation in development – the 5G standard – will be designed Read More >>

RJ45 Cable

How to Test an RJ45 Pinout

The way the RJ45 connector is wired to Cat 5, 5e, and 6 cables differs depending upon the type of cable required. To understand why, it’s necessary to understand how computers communicate with the network.   RJ45 modular connectors, also known as 8P8C connectors, are used to connect computers to local area networks. The way Read More >>