October 2012 – As defense spending moves away from research and development, vetronics offers a minimalist approach by reducing and consolidating vehicle electronic systems. Bishop’s Jenny Bieksha examines the market opportunities in this sector.
October 2012 – Bob Hult discusses the many connector options available for rugged embedded computing designs and evaluates the benefits of various types by application.
October 2012 – In a recent article in Connector Supplier, Max Peel discussed the history and technology of nickel underplates in electrical connectors. This article contains Dr. Bob’s nickel’s worth in response.
September 4, 2012 – The power connector segment has experienced an extreme makeover in both product and philosophy, and is now much better aligned with the needs of current and next-generation equipment designers. What does the future hold?
August 2012 -By Molex’s Anthony J. Kalaijakis and Steve Fulton. Medical equipment applications each bring a unique set of design challenges. Here’s what to look for in two primary categories of switches for this market,
August 2012 – The medical ecosystem used to be a device, a patient, and a physician. But thanks to electronic health records, consumer platforms, and cloud computing, all that is changing. Connected devices, many of them wireless, are changing this rapidly evolving field. Here’s a look at the present and future of mobile devices in the healthcare field.
August 2012 – The newest connectors can help designers save PC board space, as well as offering other advantages. Here’s a look at some of the newest solutions available.
August 2012 -What new developments are coming up in high-speed train design, and what role will cable and interconnect devices play? Here’s a look inside this fast-moving market.
The venerable card edge connector has been a mainstay interface that has served the electronics industry for many years by solving critical packaging challenges of complex electronic equipment. Early devices often utilized masses of discrete hand-soldered wires between subassemblies, a process that added cost and complexity, introduced error, and made repair difficult. The industry needed Read More >>
August 7, 2012 – Nickel is the underplate material of choice and has been such since the late ’70s. Here’s a look at its history — and at its pros and cons.
Since its development in the early 1970s, Ethernet has constantly evolved to support emerging demands of local area computer networks. Ethernet originally used a shared coaxial cable as its communication media, but migrated to unshielded twisted-pair, point-to-point links that increased bandwidth as well as reach from local area networks (LANs) to wide area networks (WANs). Read More >>
Time is running out for connector manufacturers to find a replacement for cadmium that is not just safer, but better. We check in with the companies leading this search.