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Strike Counterfeit Mil-Spec Components From the Supply Chain

Special mil-spec marking, DNA tagging, and other advanced authentication technologies are helping to root out counterfeit connectors and cable. Are 40% of mil-spec connectors counterfeit? We’ve heard the statistic and it’s alarming — but not necessarily true. “The 40% is an average and varies wildly — from 15% to 85%,” based upon survey and program Read More >>

Eight Things to Know About M39029 Contacts

Commonly used in military, defense, industrial, and other harsh-environment applications, M39029 contacts are available in a variety of options. As a result, not every M39029 contact is created equal. By Steve Smashey, President, and Mike Conte, General Manager, SOS Engineering, Inc. M39029 To manufacture a reliable, high-performance connector for harsh-environment applications, the design process should Read More >>

Hermetically Sealed Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights hermetically sealed connectors from leading suppliers. Hermetically Sealed Connectors  Avnet stocks the ODU MINI-SNAP® Series from ODU, including several new hermetically sealed receptacles that raise the bar for electrical interfaces in industrial, medical, and test and measurement applications by combining high-performance data transfer capabilities with the ability to meet the Read More >>

IMS 2019 Microwave Week Article Promo

IMS Microwave Week Shows the Impact of 5G

IMS Microwave Week, the world’s most Important annual RF and microwave event, demonstrated the state-of-the-art products needed to advance 5G and other high-speed technologies. Bishop & Associates’ director of RF technology, David Shaff, shares his impressions of the show. The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Microwave Week is the world’s most important RF and microwave Read More >>

LEDs Illuminate the Industrial Internet of Things

Industry 4.0 is coming to life with the help of LED connectivity. In the past decade, the commercial and residential lighting markets have undergone a rapid shift from incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In 2018, global LED sales accounted for 40% of the lighting market, according to the International Energy Agency, Read More >>

2019 Top 10 European Connector Suppliers

The results of the Bishop & Associates 2019 European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. Here we reveal the top 10 European connector suppliers for overall best performance. Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, which evaluated 30 connector manufacturers. A total of Read More >>

Terminal blocks

Terminal Block Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights terminal block connector products from leading suppliers. Terminal Block Connector Products METZ CONNECT offers a wide range of pluggable, spring-clamp terminals that attach to PCBs using matching, multi-pin connectors. The SP045xxVBNC ASP045 spring-clasp terminal block has a 5.00mm centerline, a clearance and creepage distance of 4mm, a vertical connection direction, Read More >>

July 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of recent news from across the connector industry, including trade shows, events, awards, partnerships, promotions, publications, personnel, facilities, distribution channels, standards, associations, and certifications. The first link in each entry typically leads to extended news coverage. July 2019 Connector Industry News July 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Samtec, eSilicon, and Wild Read More >>

Robust Connections: Board-to-Board Connectors for the Industrial Market

As automation and the Internet of Things transform industrial environments, demand is increasing for electronics with interfaces for signal, data, and power transmission, as well as shielding from harsh environmental conditions. Board-to-board connectors are an important component in the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. By Markus Sonderer, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Development, Read More >>