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Four Key Areas Where Wearable Technologies ar...

Miniature interconnects combined with sensors and antennas give designers powerful new means of …

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waterproof connectors
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Waterproof Connectors Can Survive a Splash or...

The market for waterproof connectors is large and growing, driven by undersea …

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The Evolution of Cellular Communication Techn...

In the past two decades, we’ve not only cut the cord between …

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How Smartphones and Miniature Device Design S...

Most designated wilderness areas are uniquely and specifically devoid of human development. …

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Burn-in testing
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Burn-In Testing 101: Testing Electronic Compo...

This rigorous testing process helps ensure that connectors are durable enough to …

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Top 12 Trends for Universal Serial Bus Connec...

This second article in the new Technology Trends Series by Bob Hult …

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AV Broadcast
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Broadcast Connectors and Cables Bring Viewers...

Audiovisual equipment is integrating with increasingly sophisticated signal equipment to support 8K …

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Five Things to Consider When Specifying Metal...

Contact materials can make a critical difference in the integrity, reliability, and …

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Facts & Figures
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Significant Electronic Technology Trends Over...

The arrival of new, category-defining products and technologies has significantly impacted the …

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July 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable …

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Connectors for Medical Wearables Product Roun...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for medical wearables ranging from fitness-watch-style …

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Smart Home Connectivity Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectivity solutions ideally suited for smart home …

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tooling and materials
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Application Materials and Tooling Product Rou...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights application materials and tooling products from leading …

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hybid connector
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Hybrid Connector Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights hybrid connector products from leading suppliers. Hybrid …

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New Mill-Max FMLB connectors
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March 3, 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable …

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RAST connecctors
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RAST Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RAST connectors for home appliances from leading …

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I-O Connector products
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I/O Connector Products 2019

This week’s Product Roundup highlights I/O connector products from leading suppliers, many …

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New Connectivity Products: October 2019

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable …

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Microminiature Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights microminiature connector products from leading suppliers for …

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Spring-loaded connectors
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Spring-Loaded Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights spring-loaded connector products from leading suppliers. Spring-Loaded …

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Satmec card edge connectors
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Card-Edge Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights card-edge connector products from leading suppliers for …

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USB connectors and cable assemblies
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USB Connectors and Cable Assemblies

This week’s Product Roundup highlights USB connectors and cable assemblies from leading …

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Next-gen connector and cable technologies, design resources, specification tips, and application guides

CES 2020
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From CES 2020: Connector and Cable Producers ...

Innovation is happening at warp speed as machine learning, AI, and autonomy …

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Designing with Waterproof USB Type-C Connecto...

As small consumer electronic devices infiltrate every aspect of our lives, they …

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Global Harmonization of the Appliance Coupler...

As the electronics industry continues to take steps towards global harmonization, the …

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The Evolution of Connected Home Technologies

The IoT is transforming consumers’ homes into hubs of hands-free functionality. The …

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Video Displays Take a Great Leap Forward With...

The latest DisplayPort connector standard will deliver the higher performance needed for …

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Building a Better Device Connector Using Cust...

Industry-standard connectors don’t always get the job done. A very public failure …

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Top Hardware Reveals at E3 2019

The top hardware announcements from E3 2019, the world’s biggest annual gaming …

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Talk to Your House: The Roadmap for the Smart...

Home automation technology begins with the human voice and extends to the …

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Seven Design Tips for Smart Appliances

Smart appliances create new challenges for device designers, who must integrate additional …

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Fiber Optic Cable Unleashes a New Breed of Br...

As video traffic increases and image quality improves, the quality of the …

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Waterproof Connectors for Portable Devices

Product designers have to account for the real possibility that a small …

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Premium Audio Connectors and Cables are the F...

Precision audio connectors and premium cables provide music aficionados with high-fidelity sound. …

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Lightweight Connector Innovations Enable Info...

Consumers are now accustomed to instant, high-quality sound and image technology everywhere …

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Low-Powered, Battery-Free Cell Phones Could C...

The possibility of battery-free cell phones poses an existential threat to connector …

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Cable Connector Seals May Determine the Life ...

Water is the enemy of electronics. Yet equipment ranging from our pocket-dwelling …

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New Gaming Hardware Revealed at E3 2018

Accessible gaming and a new console? Yes, please. This year’s E3 show …

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Battery Connectors Evolve to Stay in Charge

Smaller, more powerful handheld, portable, and wearable devices depend on a new …

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Selecting the Ideal Spring-Loaded Connector f...

Our portable devices would not be possible without proven connector technologies that …

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The Maker Movement Encourages Tech Tinkerers ...

As growing numbers of hobbyists and makers tinker with today’s technology, more …

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How to Create a Durable Low-Force Crimp Conta...

Products ranging from appliances to vehicles feature crimp contact plug connectors that …

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Connector Industry Supports Future Engineers ...

Students are introduced to connectors as they build and design competition robots. …

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Sensors Make Sense Beyond IoT Applications

Synergy between advanced sensors as well as related connectors and cable assemblies …

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Better than the Real ...

Companies are working on new cable designs that will help move this …

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The Implications of Adopting eSIM Technology

As the Internet of Things expands to link phones, appliances, security systems, …

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Gaming Connectors Evolve (Even When Gaming Pr...

Smaller connector designs pushed by the cellphone world find a new home …

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Right to Repair Legislation Moves from Automo...

Consumers and businesses want to be able to repair the products they …

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A Custom Solution for Tight Spaces – Mi...

Shielded micro- and nano-sized cables save space and weight in portable electronics. …

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