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multi-port connectors
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Military Programs Use Multi-Port and Cluster ...

Multi-port connectors reduce system cost, speed installation time, and improve reliability. As …

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PCB mounting for shock and vibration
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Choosing the Right PCB Mounting Method for Hi...

Electronics that are subject to harsh military and aerospace operating environments require …

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military PCB connectors
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Irregular PCB Configurations Require Small Co...

When a traditional rectangular connector isn’t the right fit for a unique …

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2020 Mobility eBook
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2020 Mobility Connectivity eBook

In our new 2020 Mobility Connectivity eBook, more than 25 leading interconnect …

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Space grade connectors
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Space-Grade Connectors are Ready for Liftoff

As government and commercial missions into space become more prevalent, connectivity suppliers …

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military interconnect
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The Future of Military Interconnects: Migrate...

Old solutions and ways of thinking get in the way of truly …

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military UAVs
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Small Military UAVs Demand Smaller, Lighter C...

A new generation of more powerful unmanned aerial vehicles carry a payload …

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battlefield combat
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New Combat Systems Set to Conquer the Future ...

New battlefield strategies that network dismounted soldiers for “any-sensor, any-shooter” tactics are …

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military wearables from ITT Cannon
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Military Wearables Trends Require Connectors ...

The demand for micro- and nano-miniature military connectors is increasing as the …

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MILITARY/AEROSPACE MARKET NEWS

Comprehensive coverage of the latest connectivity news in the military/aerospace market

composite shell connectors
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Composite Shell Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights lightweight composite shell connectors from leading suppliers. …

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Backplane connectors
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High-Speed Backplane Connectors Product Round...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-speed and hard metric backplane connectors from …

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Modular Rectangular Connectors
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Heavy-Duty Modular Rectangular Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights heavy-duty industrial-, transportation-, and aviation-grade modular rectangular …

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mil-spec cable
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Mil-Spec Cable Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mil-spec cable and cable assemblies from leading …

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Microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-Style Connectors...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights space- and weight-saving microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-style connectors from …

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RF Connectors
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75Ω RF Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights 75Ω RF connectors and cable assemblies from …

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Samtec HTEC8
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May 2020 New Connectivity Products

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

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RF Connectors
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Microwave and Millimeter-Wave RF Connectors P...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights microwave and millimeter-wave RF connectors, cable assemblies, …

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Filtered Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights filtered connectors from leading suppliers. Filtered connectors …

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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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Bayonet-Coupling Circular Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights bayonet-coupling circular connectors from leading suppliers, many …

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Micro- and Nano-Pitch Rectangular I/O Connect...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights micro- and nano-pitch (≤1.28mm- and ≤0.64mm-pitch) rectangular I/O connectors …

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Industry News
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January 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, …

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circular push-pull connector
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Circular Push-Pull Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular push-pull connector products from leading suppliers. …

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MILITARY/AEROSPACE MARKET REFERENCE LIBRARY

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

space
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Commercial Connectors Toughen Up for the Hars...

As priorities for deep-space applications change, demand is increasing for low-cost, commercial …

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coaxial cable
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Testing Microwave Coaxial Cable Assemblies fo...

A comprehensive test regimen can help determine the suitability of microwave coaxial …

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space robots
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CIMON Says: Design Lessons from a Robot Assis...

Designing a service bot to function in microgravity is a unique challenge. …

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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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2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook

Our new 2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook features 16 technical, tutorial articles by …

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fiber optic connector systems
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Fiber Optics Move into Military Backplanes

The recent Embedded Tech Trends conference highlighted a trend: Boards and subsystems …

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TEMPEST secure network cabling
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Shielded, Twisted-Pair Cable Assemblies Provi...

Fiber optic, shielded copper, and foil-shielded, unshielded-twisted-pair (UTP) cables are among the …

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Three Key Considerations When Selecting EMI/R...

Proper shielding is necessary to protect mission-critical systems and components from interference …

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Selecting Printed Circuit Board Connectors fo...

PCBs in transportation, military, and aerospace applications encounter environmental variables such as …

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Electronics are Helping to Solve the Pilot Sh...

Advanced aviation-specific components for commercial and military aircraft are producing increasingly powerful …

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Miniaturized Circular Connectors Drive New De...

Fast-turn, application-specific connectors can be produced quickly and can even meet stringent …

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commercial aircraft
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Connectors Fly High on Commercial Aircraft

Thousands of new commercial aircraft are currently in production. They will contain …

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Soldier Wearables and Heads-Up Displays Chall...

US Army leaders and their industrial partners are looking at new ways …

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Four Factors to Consider When Specifying Conn...

Choosing the right connectors for soldier-worn electronics can help improve soldier effectiveness …

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Standards
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New VITA 46 Updates for High-Speed Interconne...

ANSI has ratified updates to an embedded computing standard that has important …

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Increased In-Flight Connectivity Drives Deman...

Air travelers and crew increasingly rely on in-flight connectivity. An expanding array …

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The Differences Between MIL-DTL-38999 Series ...

These circular connectors were originally designed to meet requirements for cable-to-panel applications …

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Rugged Mil-Spec Connectors Strengthen Militar...

A tour of the West 2019 conference turns up new mil-spec connectivity …

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The Internet of Battlefield Things is Changin...

Interconnects directly contribute to the size, weight, reliability, ruggedness, and overall performance …

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Today’s Electronics Call for Rapid New Conn...

We are in a period of rapid technology development, as designers create …

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Strike Counterfeit Mil-Spec Components From t...

Special mil-spec marking, DNA tagging, and other advanced authentication technologies are helping …

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Eight Things to Know About M39029 Contacts

Commonly used in military, defense, industrial, and other harsh-environment applications, M39029 contacts …

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IMS 2019 Microwave Week Article Promo
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IMS Microwave Week Shows the Impact of 5G

IMS Microwave Week, the world’s most important annual RF and microwave event, …

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Military Ground Vehicles Put Connectors to th...

The connectors specified for military ground vehicles must optimize size, weight, and …

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The Rigor of Mil/Aero Specifications

Mil/Aero specifications strictly govern the design and development of aeronautical and defense …

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New 2019 Mil/Aero eBook Shares Tech Insights ...

Connector Supplier’s new 2019 Mil/Aero eBook collects expert insights and advice from …

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Underwater Connectors Stand up to the Pressur...

Underwater connectors in military electronics designed for submarines and other deep-sea applications …

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drones, FLIR cameras, GPS, and prosthetics were all inspired by military technologies
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Five Military Technologies That are Driving C...

Technologies that got their start in military applications, such as the now …

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Assessing the Future of Military Electronics

As the Department of Defense prepares for the future of the military, …

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Newark, An Avnet Company, stocks TE Connectivity’s O.C.H. Micro Circular Connectors for future soldier systems.
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Connector Solutions for Future Soldier System...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connector solutions for future soldier systems, including …

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Five Things to Consider for Connectors Employ...

Microsatellites aren’t subject to deep-space electronics requirements but the connectors that enable …

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The Impressive and Almighty Nano-D Connector

Small, lightweight, and known for its high-reliability performance, the nano-D connector is …

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Assessing the Future of Military Electronics

As the Department of Defense prepares for the future of the military, …

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Connectors for Military Applications Speed Na...

Updating shipboard communication systems with fiber optics and high-speed technologies requires a …

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AerosUSA cable protector
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Polyamide Cable Protection Systems Provide Hi...

Specialized conduit systems designed to adapt to MIL-C-5015 style connectors are available …

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Space Connectors Get Tough for the Harshest E...

Heat, shock, vibration, and radiation are all in a day’s work for …

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Connector basics
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Ruggedness and Reliability Starts at the Cont...

In critical mil/aero applications, a connector’s dependability begins where the pins and …

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Swarming UAVs Demand the Smallest Mil/Aero Co...

Most of the connectors used in the small, hand-launched military UAVs typical …

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VITA 76.0 Solves 10G Cabling Need

The VITA 76.0 connector ensures exceptional signal integrity for high-speed interconnects over …

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Cable Basics
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Twisted Pair Cable for High-Speed Interconnec...

The demand for twisted pair differential signal cable has skyrocketed to serve …

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Mil/Aero Connectors Lighten Up for Small UAVs...

As drones take a larger role in military operations, the pressure is …

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The Future Soldier is Already Here

High-performance interconnects that transmit power, data, and signal in military-grade radios, tablets, …

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Press-Fit Pin and Receptacle Solutions for Mi...

Military and aerospace electronics demand high degrees of system reliability and signal …

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Connectors Ace the Space Race

Supremely durable space-grade connectors help us explore the next frontier. By Caroline …

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Hyperboloid Contacts Improve High-Density Mil...

Hyperboloid contacts improve contact density, mating force, functionality, and cycle-life in high-density …

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Choosing Connectors for Mil/Aero and Defense ...

Many manufacturers offer solutions for challenging mil/aero environments with harsh conditions and …

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