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Embedded Computing Systems Evolve to CompactPCI Serial For High Performance

CompactPCI has served many industries well, but it’s time to consider CompactPCI Serial for today’s high-speed applications. By Justin Moll, Vice President of Marketing, PICMG For nearly 20 years, CompactPCI has been a highly successful architecture. Used with the PCIbus, it’s been utilized in telecom and datacom applications because of its high reliability, hot-swap, monitoring, Read More >>

In-Flight Service Application Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the latest and greatest connector and cabling solutions for in-flight service applications. In-Flight Service When installed between the unit under test and test equipment, ITT Cannon’s Tight-Tolerance 38999-Style Series III Fiber Optic Connector Savers reinforce the integrity and extend the life of these connectors, contacts, and cable assemblies, Read More >>

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Transportation Prepares for Transformation

The automotive world is continually increasing its data handling requirements, adding more electric vehicles to the fleet, and moving towards the impending reality of driverless cars. Connector Supplier discusses these trends and more with two experts from TTI‘s transportation business unit: Lee Iken, director, and Quang Luong, director of sales engineering.   Transportation Prepares for Transformation Read More >>

IDC Connectors

IDC Connectors for Transportation Applications

IDC can achieve a true cold-welded, gas-tight connection, which makes it ideal for high-endurance, high-reliability apps like transportation. Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX   Electronic applications for vehicles continue to push the envelope. Consumer road vehicles and harsh-environment, off-road machines alike are continually evolving to integrate new, tech-driven safety features, as well as the Read More >>

Commercial Aviation Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest connector and cabling solutions for commercial aviation applications.   Amphenol Pcd’s rectangular SOLARIS Series connectors are small (<0.5” tall), lightweight, easy to use, and available with either pins or sockets. Ideal for low- and medium-power applications, including aircraft lighting, intelligent Read More >>

Connector platings

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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Full Steam Ahead for Railroad Market

Ruggedness and durability are mandatory requirements in the railroad market, but Ethernet and other commercial technologies see an expanded role as riders demand services like WiFi   The global train control and management system market is growing steadily as more digital equipment is deployed on trains and infrastructure sites, creating a solid market for connectors Read More >>

Rugged Connectors Ensure Reliability for Data-Driven Railway Applications

The requirement for reliable, rugged connectors in transit and transport has never been more important   By: Engineering Staff, Elma Electronic Rugged Connectors Ensure Reliability for Data-Driven Railway Applications Despite the unknown changes afoot with the new U.S. administration, railway as a means of mass transport and transit isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Over the Read More >>

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Railway Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest connector products for railway applications. ITT VEAM’s CIR M12 circular, bayonet coupling connectors for harsh environment Ethernet communication applications in rail systems feature M12 contacts mounted within proven VEAM FRCIR connectors. Designed to support gigabit communication, the series enables data Read More >>

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Connectors are Critical for VME to VPX Transitions

In demanding fields like military and transportation, connectors are helping VME and VPX developers push performance to new levels.   Connectors are Critical for VME to VPX Transitions The harsh, high performance fields that have used VME technologies for decades are making the transition to its successor, the VPX bus. As this evolution occurs, connectors Read More >>

Shielded wiring

Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring

As data speeds rise, the need for shielding can also increase. But shielding adds weight, cost, and can reduce flexibility, so it’s important to shield only when it’s necessary.   Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring A common question when it comes to designing an aircraft’s electrical wiring interconnect system (EWIS) is which of the Read More >>

New Product

Transportation Product Roundup

Check out this week’s transportation product roundup for information about some of the newest and most impactful transportation solutions available in the connector and cabling industry.   Transportation Products Murrelektronik recently released the new xtreme DB distribution blocks. Currently available in five configurations, the series delivers three times the current capacity of comparably sized blocks, Read More >>