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The Maker Movement Encourages Tech Tinkerers to Try This at Home

As growing numbers of hobbyists and makers tinker with today’s technology, more electronics companies are meeting their makers. By Amy Goetzman Technology is everywhere. The Internet of Things (IoT) is touching every aspect of our lives. The line between virtual reality and the real world is blurring. For most users, engagement in this evolution is Read More >>

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Modern Military and Commercial Aerospace Connectors Break Barriers to Enhanced System Performance

When connector performance is ideally matched to application requirements, modern military and commercial aerospace connectors can break barriers to enhanced performance in critical systems John Whittaker, Product Development Manager, Amphenol Pcd In today’s military and commercial aerospace world, engineers are challenged to incorporate more functionality in less space without increasing weight or sacrificing performance, payload, or range. Whether it’s increasing Read More >>

Narrower Planes, Broader Aircraft Connector Markets

As the aircraft market shifts towards smaller planes, advanced cockpit and infotainment features call for connectors that can fly high. The commercial aircraft industry has had a couple of slow years, but growth is expected to return with a shift. Now, smaller aircraft are leading the market. This evolution should herald solid growth for connector Read More >>

Follow the Markets

Connector Supplier’s market-focused coverage offers insights into a world of applications that are made possible by connectors. In 2017, our coverage of the connector industry showcased connector, sensor, and cable assembly products in action. We found connectors in virtually every industry, from healthcare to agriculture to transportation. As connectors empower the Internet of Things (IoT), Read More >>

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We’ll Always Have Paris

In December 2015, 195 countries signed an agreement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. In June 2017, President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the agreement, joining Syria as the only countries to remain outside of the agreement. What does that mean for the connector industry? By Caroline Read More >>

Ultraminiature product roundup

Ultraminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most compact, capable, and lightweight connectors and cable assemblies responsible for enabling the reliable transmission of high-speed data and digital audio/visual signals in an ever-expanding range of applications spanning warfare to web browsing. Ultraminiature Connector Products TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T rugged, nanominiature circular I/O connectors occupy less Read More >>

Cloudy Future for Solar?

Proposed US tariffs leave solar industry in limbo. Solar power is now the fastest-growing source of energy in the world. The International Energy Agency reports that, in 2016, solar photovoltaics grew faster than any other fuel, with almost 165 gigawatts coming online globally. Furthermore, prices are dropping for solar-generated energy: In 2016, auction prices for Read More >>

Solar energy

Here Comes the Sun – Solar Energy

Solar pricing has dropped to levels that are sparking solid market growth and creating openings for a range of connectors. By Terry Costlow Growing interest in sustainable energy technologies, combined with declining prices for solar panels that are more powerful than ever, is sparking solid growth in photovoltaic systems. This growth carries a need for Read More >>

Downhole Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable connectors designed for use in extreme-environment downhole oil and gas applications. Downhole Connector Products Mill-Max offers nine high-temperature, beryllium-nickel spring contacts with operating temperatures that exceed 150°C for employment in applications including: downhole wells and oil exploration, test and burn-in sockets, high-temperature commercial Read More >>

Ultra-Miniature RF Cable Assemblies – Automation Challenges

By Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger Today’s mobile electronics are smaller, thinner, and lighter. Yet mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and portable GPS units are more powerful than ever. Wireless Internet connectivity, RFID, and Bluetooth have become essential applications in today’s electronics, and these capabilities require more complex transmission mechanisms, increasing the Read More >>

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All Quiet on the Industrial Front: Using Filter Connectors to Reduce Electromagnetic Noise

Industrial applications are prone to extraneous electronic noise. A variety of connector manufacturers design products that prevent and minimize electromagnetic interference and pulses and radio frequency interference. By Paul Golata, Mouser Electronics Filtered Connectors Connectors are ubiquitous across the industrial workspace because they establish and secure the hardwired electromechanical interface between various electronic assemblies used Read More >>

The Fully Wired Wheelchair

The classic wheelchair is one of the most basic — and for many, most essential — machines ever invented. By adding wheels to a seat, inventors gave injured people mobility, which translates into freedom and quality of life. Things can always be improved, however. For centuries, improvements came in the form of design and materials Read More >>