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Formula E Racing Takes Another Spin

The world’s premier electric car racing series has become an important R&D experience for electronics companies. The 2019–20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship racing season is underway. The globe-spanning electric car racing series kicked off its sixth season with a double header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, in November. The new Gen2 race car unveiled in Read More >>

HARTING's ix Industrial will revolutionize the IoT

Single-Pair Ethernet Will Revolutionize the Internet of Things

The new SPE connector standard will provide a comprehensive communication protocol, a shared networking infrastructure, and produce power for sensor technologies. The T-1 industrial interface developed by HARTING is set to become the new single-pair Ethernet (SPE) connector standard. A united consortium of seven companies has approved the standard based on HARTING’s original design and Read More >>

The Connector Industry Remembers Dr. Bob Mroczkowski

The electronics industry has lost one of its great innovators and educators. Dr. Bob’s legacy includes the deep and enduring base of knowledge he shared with interconnect professionals across the world. The connector industry is mourning the news that Dr. Bob Mroczkowski has died. Longtime readers of Connector Supplier know him simply as “Dr. Bob;” Read More >>

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Five Ways the Industrial Internet of Things is Making Rail Better

Connected technologies are making cargo and passenger rail transport more efficient, transparent, and secure. Dramatic changes are occurring in rail travel and transport as connected technologies come into use for scheduling, tracking and monitoring, autonomous systems, safety and performance systems, and passenger amenities. Examples around the world show a mode that is leveraging new technologies Read More >>

New VITA 46 Updates for High-Speed Interconnects

ANSI has ratified updates to an embedded computing standard that has important ramifications for military electronics. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently ratified the VITA 46.0 (commonly known as VPX) baseline standard for critical embedded computing. VITA 46, or VPX, provides Versa Module Europa bus (VMEbus) based systems with support for switched fabric network topologies over a new Read More >>

Believe the Hype About the Internet of Things

Avnet’s Lou Lutostanski says the promise of full IoT connectivity has been slow to arrive, but it’s real and it’s coming. It’ll just take a little more education, simplification, and standardization to make widespread adoption happen. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the talk of the town for the past few of years. So Read More >>

The NAV Alliance Wants to Bring Autonomy Closer to Reality

Fleets of autonomous cars and trucks aren’t taking over the roads quite yet, but several technology companies are combining forces to solve the remaining challenges to making autonomy a reality. A year ago, autonomous vehicles were rumored to be so close to ready for market that ride share companies and transportation logistics firms were preparing Read More >>

As Trade Dispute Continues, the Electronics Industry Pins Hopes on October Meetings

Tariffs and continued trade tensions between the US and China push attention to other manufacturing regions and highlight the need for a unified North American trade agreement. Tensions continue between the US and China as the ongoing trade dispute continues into its second year. The electronics industry has significant interests in these geopolitical events, as Read More >>

Video Displays Take a Great Leap Forward With DisplayPort 2.0

The latest DisplayPort connector standard will deliver the higher performance needed for immersive gaming, content streaming, and digital displays, as well as higher resolution and high dynamic range capability. Home cinephiles, video gamers, event projectionists, and designers of videowalls and multiple chained-screen PC displays have reason to rejoice: The long-anticipated update to the DisplayPort audio/video Read More >>

Open19 Simplifies Data Center Installations

The Open19 Foundation has developed a server design solution that makes data center deployment faster, easier, and less expensive. The Open19 Foundation is advancing a new data center design standard that significantly reduces the hardware costs and time required to set up or upgrade a server. This simplified hardware platform consists of three main elements: 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 >>