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  • Direct Power Transmission: Did Edison Get it Right?

    The battle between AC and DC power may be fought all over again as rising demand for power and new technologies converge, bringing attention to direct current’s technical and economic advantages. After a nasty publicity battle between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison, alternating current (AC) was selected as the electrical power transmission standard for the Read More >>

  • IMS2020

    5G and 6G Come into Focus at IMS Microwave Week

    IMS2020, the virtual iteration of the world’s most important annual RF and microwave event, presented state-of-the-art products needed to advance 5G, 6G, and other high-speed technologies. With a 10% increase in first-time attendees, 8,000 virtual participants attended IMS2020, the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IMS is the world’s largest event for RF and Read More >>

Technology News

Implantable Medical Devices: Smart Devices, Healthy Patients

Implantable Medical Devices: Smart Devices, Healthy Patients

August 2013 – Implantable devices serve a variety of functions, from vascular stents that preserve blood flow, to electrostimulation devices that regulate heart rhythms, to orthopedic devices that reinforce the spine or restore hips and knees. These tiny devices are the future for many medical procedures and connector designs are responding to the highly sophisticated requirements of such precise technology.

Let There Be (LED) Light

Let There Be (LED) Light

LED Light Governments, energy producers, and environmentalists around the world have been on a mission to kill the incandescent light bulb. A very small percentage of the energy these lamps consume is actually converted into visible light; the majority ends up generating wasteful heat.  The emergence of more efficient alternatives means obsolescence appears to be inevitable Read More >>

The Russian Connector Market

The Two Faces of the Russian Connector Market

May 7, 2013 – The Russian Federation should benefit from more regional trade once the country fully complies with WTO rules in 2018, as its industrial production growth has been in decline over the past three years and has even moved into negative territory in 2013.

Tech in Action: Electronic Advances Enable Advanced Prosthetic Control

Tech in Action: Electronic Advances Enable Advanced Prosthetic Control

Tech in Action: Electronic Advances Enable Advanced Prosthetic Control In his Connector Supplier article on government’s role in the electronics industry’s research and development initiatives, John MacWilliams notes the evolution and achievements of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which focuses on projects for defense sciences, information innovation, microsystems technology, strategic technology, tactical technology, Read More >>

Uncle Sam Wants You! (And Your Connectors!)

Uncle Sam Wants You! (And Your Connectors!)

06-18-13- Government involvement in industry has waxed and waned over the years, depending on the administration in Washington. Over the past 20 years or so, government policy has been consistent in some areas, such as NSF and federal lab funding, but inconsistent in others. While industry and government have often joined forces for research and development, the connector industry has not been as involved with these opportunities as other sectors of the electronics industry.

Connectors In a Wireless World

Mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, are a disruptive technology that is shaking up the norms of system architecture. Traditional methods of introducing power and managing I/O are undergoing changes that have major implications for traditional connectors.

Is Your 4G Mobile Phone Really Getting 4G Speed?

Is Your 4G Mobile Phone Really Getting 4G Speed?

When the first mobile phone networks were built back in the 1990s, there were only a few cellular towers spread very sparsely around the world. Now, you can hardly go a mile before you see another tower. To support this growth, carriers have gone from 1X to 2G to 3G and now 4G. Yet, the upgrade path of the networks that connect those towers back to the fixed-line telephone and data networks (the Internet) has not kept up.

Electronics Manufacturing: Is That the System You Designed?

Electronics Manufacturing: Is That the System You Designed?

May 21, 2013 – The reality is there are no guarantees that the actual connector specified by the design engineer will make it through to the finished product. A design engineer may prefer a particular connector and include it in a design, but this doesn’t guarantee the specific component will end up in the final product. Depending upon cost and volume availability, as well as OEM preferences or relationships with particular suppliers, the design engineer’s influence over the parts selection can be severely curtailed in the manufacturing process.