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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 >>

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Military Equipment Designers Focus on Big Picture

Design tool providers are working to make it simpler to see how design, manufacturing, and maintenance all impact designs. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The US military has made digital technologies a mainstay of its efforts to address defense in the 21st century. As the role of electronics grows, many equipment suppliers and designers are Read More >>

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Connectors Help UAV Markets Soar

The growing number of commercial drones creates demand for connectors that enable quick swapping of batteries and storage. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The takeoff of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in areas beyond defense deployments is opening a solid growth market for connector suppliers that can provide compact, lightweight products to commercial and Read More >>

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New Developments in VITA 67 Connectivity

VPX open architecture is shaping new radar and electronic warfare platform designs. By Michael Walmsley, Global Product Manager, TE Connectivity   Today’s military applications detect and track targets at faster speeds and longer ranges using active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which has placed new demands on radio frequency (RF) signal processing. In response, fire Read More >>

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Connector Platings for Modern Applications

Connector platings made from environmentally friendly materials are protecting today’s applications. By Achim Raad, Senior Product Manager, ITT Cannon   Throughout many industries and environments, interconnect components play an integral role in ensuring the safe, reliable flow of data, signal, and power. While aluminum is currently the market standard material used to manufacture metal shell Read More >>

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Connector and Cable Companies Converge at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, the largest trade exhibition and conference for the unmanned systems and robotics industry, will take place in Dallas May 8 – 11, and is expected to welcome more than 7,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries. Organized by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest Read More >>

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CDM Electronics Now Stocks the Latest Generation of Eaton’s Micro-Military Circular Connectors

Ruggedized connectors deliver unparalleled performance in mission-critical military and aerospace applications CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, now stocks the latest generation of Eaton’s Micro-Military Circular Connector Series, which feature shell diameters as small as 0.43” (11 mm). The feature-packed series consists of fast-mating M1 (dual-start) and M5 (triple-start) connectors optimized for Read More >>

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Mil-Aero Industries Eye Carbon Nanotubes as They Target Cost Savings

Ultra-lightweight carbon nanotubes may replace copper wires.   Today’s aerospace and aircraft industries focus on size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C), and cost is now often figured for program or operational life, which may total thousands of dollars per pound. This gives tremendous impetus and justification to accept high-cost new technology to obtain weight savings. Reducing F-35 Read More >>

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Rugged Connectors for Next-Gen Mil/Aero Applications

Next-generation military and aerospace applications require increasingly rugged connectors to handle ever-higher data rates with utmost reliability in even the harshest environments. New levels of connector ruggedization can take two forms: an entirely new connector or an upgrade to an existing connector.   Expanding a Strong Foundation: Ruggedizing Connectors for Next-Generation Mil/Aero Applications A TE Read More >>

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Filtered Connector Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest filtered connectors, which can help designers save on space, weight, and inspection and assembly labor, as well as provide improved high-frequency EMI performance by eliminating the parasitic effects often associated with board-level filters. TE Connectivity’s DEUTSCH H93 Series Filter Connectors Read More >>

Nano-D Connectors

Five Fundamentals for Designing With MIL-DTL-32139 Nano-D Connectors

Nano-D connectors rival their larger Micro-D counterparts in portable, high-density, ruggedized electronics By Bob Stanton, Omnetics Connector Corp., www.omnetics.com   New military electronics are continuing to embrace more portable, higher-density ruggedized electronics. Rapid deployment of electronic ground troops, hand-launched surveillance drones, as well as geophysical tracking and reporting systems have taken control of the battlespace Read More >>