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Dependable Quality for Automotive Wire Harnesses

To make the connected car and autonomous driving possible, quality wire harnesses are essential. Since quality assurance is a complex and largely manual manufacturing process, the use of a specialized manufacturing execution system (MES) is paramount. By Bernd Jost, Managing Director, DiIT AG, and Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger, Inc. Digitization has long been Read More >>

More Power to the HEV/EV Connector

Innovative, high-density connectors deliver higher current-carrying capacity and help usher in new levels of performance for electric and hybrid vehicles. By Kirk Nelson, Director of Sales – Automotive, Hirose Electric The continued development of hybrid vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV) is central to most car manufacturers’ future strategies. One day in the not too Read More >>

Glass Connectors for Nuclear Applications

In an effort to safeguard the electronics within nuclear power plants, connector companies have turned to an age-old material. Nuclear power is an important source of high-density, long-lasting, and low-emissions energy. A critical part of a diverse global energy mix, nuclear power plants provide 10% of the world’s energy, with some countries, like the US Read More >>

Five Attributes for High-Quality Wire Bonding in Glass-to-Metal Seal Terminals

Achieving a controlled finished surface suitable for wire bonding is essential for mission-critical applications. Here are the qualities you should look for. By Sussex Wire, Inc. Wire-bonded glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal hermetic assemblies are extensively employed in commercial, industrial, and mission-critical energy, military/aerospace, automotive, and medical applications. Products cover a wide range of assemblies, including vacuum feedthroughs, Read More >>

New Materials Expand the Capabilities of Medical Connectors

The exploding growth of the medical device market is putting more pressure than ever on the components that make today’s life-saving technologies possible. By Jean Thilmany Connectors destined for use in medical devices face a number of unique challenges. They must be able to withstand frequent connect and disconnect cycles, provide continued precision performance in Read More >>

Overcoming PCB-based Interconnect Design Limitations

Cabled interconnects could help system designers configure their architectures to achieve greater flexibility, performance, and cost savings. By Lucas Benson, Senior Business Development Manager and Manager of Global Product Management, TE Connectivity Global data consumption is driving faster silicon I/O speeds, from PCIe Gen 3 (8Gb/s) and Gen 4 (16Gb/s) to PCIe Gen 5 (32Gb/s).  Similarly, Ethernet I/O speeds Read More >>

Twisted Pair Cable for High-Speed Interconnections

The demand for twisted pair differential signal cable has skyrocketed to serve a new generation of high-speed military products ranging from surveillance devices to portable computers. By Bob Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Connector Corporation As high-speed digital circuit design evolves for use in portable and other environmentally challenging applications, the connector interface and the Read More >>

Marine Market Sails Upward

The myriad electronic systems used to equip modern luxury yachts require a number of connectors, often with a demand for customization. By Terry Costlow Anywhere there’s water, there are boats. More people want them, and more buyers have money to buy fancy watercraft, creating a huge market for luxury yachts, which opens a large market Read More >>

Five Things to Consider When Specifying Custom Molded Connectors and Cordsets

Custom molded connectors and cordsets offer numerous advantages, and many designers find that superior performance comes at a reasonable price. Mark Sweeney, President/COO, Remke Industries Molded connectors and cordsets are commonly used with sensors and control devices that require easy disconnect. Molded connector and cordset solutions are widely available, but standard products don’t always exactly align Read More >>

Cable Connector Seals May Determine the Life of Your Systems

Water is the enemy of electronics. Yet equipment ranging from our pocket-dwelling consumer devices to complex military gear has the potential for exposure to moisture. Good seals on cables and connectors can keep it out. Dana Stoica, Global Marketing Manager, ODU-USA, Inc. Hostile environments often expose the weakest parts of electronic systems, and these frequently Read More >>

What’s a WEG?

Versatile wireless Ethernet gateway products can streamline designs and clean up complex cable situations. Wireless Ethernet gateways are a versatile all-in-one product, combining the function of a wireless access point with a router, while also serving as a firewall. Adding these devices to a design provides wireless connectivity to multiple users and pieces of equipment. Read More >>

Press-Fit Pin and Receptacle Solutions for Military and Aerospace Applications

Military and aerospace electronics demand high degrees of system reliability and signal integrity. For these and other applications, precision-machined press-fit pins and receptacles provide an ideal solution. By Stephen Capitelli, Manager of Product Engineering, Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. Sometimes, the products that we take for granted are among the most important. For example, the quality of Read More >>