Featured Sensors/Antennas Articles

2020 Innovation ebook
eBook
eBook

2020 Interconnect Innovations eBook

In our latest eBook, 29 suppliers with decades of proven experience developing innovative interconnect solutions share in-depth engineering insights and product highlights for our increasingly interconnected world. The articles andRead More

New technology
New technology

The Internet of Medical Things is Transformin...

Advanced sensor and interconnect solutions are driving innovation in the wearable, wireless, and connected healthcare device market. The implementation of 5G will further enhance the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)Read More

Cable Basics
Cable Basics

Sensor Technologies Depend on Special Sensor ...

Although often taken for granted, cable is a critical enabling technology. As connected and smart devices multiply, so does the need for the specialized cables that connect the many typesRead More

Expert insights
Expert insights

The Automotive Industry is on the Brink of To...

In 10 years, the automotive experience will be vastly different than it is today. Automotive capabilities, fueling strategies, usage and ownership patterns, and the overall driving experience are rapidly changing,Read More

Connector basics
Connector basics

Four Key Areas Where Wearable Technologies ar...

Miniature interconnects combined with sensors and antennas give designers powerful new means of integrating Internet of Things into flexible new forms.  Tiny wearable technologies are becoming huge. The incredible miniaturization of electronic components, combined withRead More

Connector basics
Connector basics

New Network Architectures: Cloud and Fog Comp...

As the global volume of internet data increases, relying on the cloud for computing resources poses challenges. Edge and fog computing architectures offer alternatives.  The concept of sharing information technologyRead More

New technology
New technology

5G Infrastructure Depends on a New Generation...

5G specifications are being implemented with the latest connectivity hardware, including advanced antenna systems, as well as ongoing investments in 4G infrastructure. The fifth generation of cellular network technology, 5G,Read More

Connector basics
Connector basics

M12 Connectors Unite the Industrial Internet ...

Rugged and durable M12 connectors have a long history, but connected industrial technologies have inspired new modifications, improvements, and utility. Although M12 connectors have been in widespread use for decadesRead More

transportation
Market Update
Market Update

Four Key Trends Guide the Future of Transport...

TTI predicts that safety, automation, connectivity, and electrification will increase demand in electronic content across all modes of transportation. If the connector industry has a crystal ball, it’s probably housedRead More

Sensors/Antennas Market Top Products

SENSORS/ANTENNAS MARKET NEWS

Comprehensive coverage of the latest connectivity news in the sensors/antennas market

Industry News
Industry News>

January 2021 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. January 2021 Connector IndustryRead More

Industry News
Industry News>

December 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. December 2020 Connector IndustryRead More

sensor connectors
Product Roundup
Product Roundup>

Sensor-Input Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensor-input connectors from leading suppliers. Sensor-Input Connectors ERNI’s M12 Right-Angle connectors were especially developed for use in industrial sensor applications and have a compact formRead More

November 2020 Industry News
Industry News
Industry News>

November 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. November 2020 Connector IndustryRead More

Industry News
Industry News>

October 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. October 2020 Connector IndustryRead More

Industry News
Industry News>

September 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. September 2020 Connector IndustryRead More

August 2020 Connector Industry News
Industry News
Industry News>

August 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. August 2020 Connector IndustryRead More

Product Roundup
Product Roundup>

Antennas Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights antennas from leading connectivity suppliers. Heilind Electronics stocks Molex’s entire antenna product portfolio, which offers a wide range of dual-band, multi-band, ultra-wide-band, GPS, and cellularRead More

July 2020 Connector Industry News
Industry News
Industry News>

July 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. July 2020 Connector IndustryRead More

Product Roundup
Product Roundup>

Robotic Connectivity Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectivity solutions for robotic systems, including connectors, cables, cable assemblies, and sensors. Robotic Connectivity Products Omnetics Connector Corporation’s PZN Polarized Nano Connectors are amongst theRead More

Industry News
Industry News>

April 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. April 2020 Connector IndustryRead More

Industry News
Industry News>

March 31, 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. March 31, 2020 ConnectorRead More

Sensors
Product Roundup
Product Roundup>

Sensors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensors from leading connectivity suppliers. Sensors  Würth Elektronik’s WSEN-ITDS three-axis acceleration sensor is compact and versatile, featuring a MEMS-based capacitive measuring principle, an integrated temperatureRead More

SENSORS/ANTENNAS REFERENCE LIBRARY

Next-gen sensor/antenna technologies, design resources, specification tips, and application guides

New technology
New technology>

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Unite in...

Advanced computing resources and connected technologies are converging in a range of automated applications, including robots, drones, and algorithm-driven applications. What could possibly go wrong? It’s hard to read aRead More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

The Robots Are Coming

Robotics may be one of the greatest technological innovations of all time, and their rise is just beginning. Specialty, lightweight, precision connectivity products are key to their agility and utility.Read More

oil and gas industry sensors
New technology
New technology>

Connected Solutions Drive Change in the Oil a...

Digitization is transforming the oil and gas industry. Starting with the equipment used in oil exploration and drilling and extending to automation, remote monitoring, data security, and logistics, connected systemsRead More

driverless vehicles
New technology
New technology>

A Systems-Based Approach to Driverless Cars

Internal and external systems that include an expanded range of connected technologies will bring autonomy to the automotive world and make driverless cars a reality. By Guido Dornbusch, Senior Director,Read More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

Elevators Take Connectors to the Next Level

Modern elevators feature a wide variety of electronic nodes, from controls that operate the lift to sensors that count passengers and touchscreen user interfaces. These unique building transport systems functionRead More

Industry News
Industry News>

Strategic Acquisitions Continued in the Conne...

Connector-adjacent technologies were the key focus of many 2019 acquisitions as companies expanded to a whole-ecosystem approach. Once again, Amphenol led the industry in acquisitions, completing more acquisitions than anyRead More

New technology
New technology>

High-Speed Connectivity Accelerates the Devel...

As 5G networks are activated, connected and automated vehicle systems will evolve from emerging technologies into widespread intelligent transportation systems (ITS) that guide the multimodal transport of goods, people, andRead More

New technology
New technology>

The 5G Revolution is Coming…Slowly

Years of hype have brought us to the year 5G was supposed to go big. But we’ll have to be patient to see it make an impact. The hype aboutRead More

Industry News
Industry News>

Connector Manufacturers Expand Their Scope Th...

As the Internet of Things continues to expand, connector companies are embracing diversification and establishing new areas of expertise, including antennas, active optical devices, electronic sensors, and packaging services. FinancialRead More

HARTING's ix Industrial will revolutionize the IoT
New technology
New technology>

Single-Pair Ethernet Will Revolutionize the I...

The new SPE connector standard will provide a comprehensive communication protocol, a shared networking infrastructure, and produce power for sensor technologies. The T-1 industrial interface developed by HARTING is setRead More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

Medical Devices and Instruments Put the Squee...

Rapidly evolving medical technologies are increasing demand for small, lightweight, high-density connectors that can handle high signal speeds, endure frequent mating cycles and sterilization, and play well with sensors. ConnectorsRead More

ODU-High-Tech-Medical-FEATURE
New technology
New technology>

High-Tech Medical Connectivity Products Creat...

Robots, Big Data, and other high-tech medical technologies will help lower error rates and set new quality standards as the next generation of medical devices integrates smaller, modular electronics intoRead More

New technology
New technology>

The Evolution of Connected Home Technologies

The IoT is transforming consumers’ homes into hubs of hands-free functionality. The next phase of connected home development will bring artificial intelligence and data-gathering systems into household routines. The ideaRead More

trucking
New technology
New technology>

Short- and Long-Haul Trucking: Driving Toward...

Trucking is getting greener as sensor-based technologies make diesel engines more efficient and lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells offer an alternative to petroleum. Trucking is vital to the wayRead More

rail
New technology
New technology>

Five Ways the Industrial Internet of Things i...

Connected technologies are making cargo and passenger rail transport more efficient, transparent, and secure. Dramatic changes are occurring in rail travel and transport as connected technologies come into use forRead More

New technology
New technology>

Believe the Hype About the Internet of Things...

Avnet’s Lou Lutostanski says the promise of full IoT connectivity has been slow to arrive, but it’s real and it’s coming. It’ll just take a little more education, simplification, andRead More

New technology
New technology>

LPWAN Wireless Standards Expand Opportunities...

5G has yet to fully arrive, but low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) activity is already influencing design trends in a wide range of connected products. The number and variety of wirelessRead More

Market Update
Market Update>

The NAV Alliance Wants to Bring Autonomy Clos...

Fleets of autonomous cars and trucks aren’t taking over the roads quite yet, but several technology companies are combining forces to solve the remaining challenges to making autonomy a reality.Read More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

Chip-on-Tip Technology Enables Minimally Inva...

Chip-on-tip endoscopy technology relies on microminiature sensors, illumination, and lenses. Market pressures are driving these critical medical devices to shrink in diameter and cost while maintaining, if not adding, functionality.Read More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

Rugged Mil-Spec Connectors Strengthen Militar...

A tour of the West 2019 conference turns up new mil-spec connectivity products that meet size, weight, and power goals, and deliver peak performance under pressure. For military and aerospaceRead More

New technology
New technology>

The Internet of Battlefield Things is Changin...

Interconnects directly contribute to the size, weight, reliability, ruggedness, and overall performance of modern military equipment, which is increasingly interconnected via the Internet of Battlefield Things or IoBT. As AdmiralRead More

New technology
New technology>

LEDs Illuminate the Industrial Internet of Th...

Industry 4.0 is coming to life with the help of LED connectivity. In the past decade, the commercial and residential lighting markets have undergone a rapid shift from incandescent andRead More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

An Inseparable Duo: Wires and Wireless Techno...

The evolution of the telecommunications industry began with a simple wire that expanded to become today’s fully interconnected and increasingly wireless world. Throughout human history, we have strived to improveRead More

New technology
New technology>

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

Home automation technology begins with the human voice and extends to the Internet of Things (IoT) thanks to smaller, faster, smarter connectivity products. In the past few years, certain slow-to-evolveRead More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

Seven Design Tips for Smart Appliances

Smart appliances create new challenges for device designers, who must integrate additional components and manage power, data transfer, size, and heat considerations in compact, unobtrusive packages that satisfy consumer demands.Read More

Connector basics
Connector basics>

Agricultural Smart Connectors Bring in High Y...

Today, a tractor is more than an engine-driven farm machine; it can be the hub of a farm’s IoT network and a farmer’s workspace with the help of rugged, smartRead More

New technology
New technology>

Heavy-Duty Connectors for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Businesses are buying more heavy-duty trucks to accommodate changing consumption patterns and interconnect suppliers are designing hardier and more functional heavy-duty connectors to help these trucks endure the rigors ofRead More

use-limiting technology
Connector basics
Connector basics>

Use-Limiting Technology Protects Patients

Designing electronic medical devices with use-limiting technology safeguards patients and operators by preventing unauthorized reuse or refurbishment. By David Smith, Sr. Electrical Engineer, and Tyler Yang, Mechanical Engineer, ATL Technology Read More

connector world embraces antennas and sensors
New technology
New technology>

The Connector World Embraces Antennas and S...

Acting in tandem with high-speed interconnects, antennas and sensors can collect and convey a world of data. They act as the eyes and ears of today’s connected world.   Everything isRead More

artificial intelligence influences connector development
New technology
New technology>

The AI Impact: Artificial Intelligence Influe...

AI technologies are being used to help analyze rapidly growing data sets, which is generating substantially more data and further increasing demand for ever more powerful connectors. Artificial intelligence has become a prominent element in many advanced system designs, including leading sensing and analysis toolsRead More

New technology
New technology>

The Frustration of Archaic Traffic Control Sy...

Emerging traffic management equipment represents a bright new market for advanced sensors and many types of related connectors. I like to consider myself reasonably adjusted to the challenges of livingRead More

New technology
New technology>

Connectors in a Futuristic World

TE Connectivity teams up with Hollywood to explore future technologies in the new film, “Alita: Battle Angel.” When Hollywood and Silicon Valley join forces to bring future technology to theRead More

New technology
New technology>

5G Connectivity Expands Connector Application...

We live in an age of technology disruptions. But 5G will make even bigger disruptions possible. We are about to experience a major transformation in the area of wireless communication.Read More

Industry News
Industry News>

Connector Companies Get Smarter, Faster With ...

Electronics companies are consolidating their expertise with acquisitions as new technologies become part of the connector ecosystem. When is a connector company more than a connector company? When it is alsoRead More

New technology
New technology>

Top Technology Trends and Disruptions for 201...

A new wave of technologies including e-mobility, Industry 4.0, edge computing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality will bring about big changes to society. The technology trends we are watching withRead More

New technology
New technology>

Get Ready: 5G is Almost Here

5G connectivity is poised to change the world. Cities, data centers, networks, and device designers are preparing for the next big acceleration in data speeds. As for connectors? They areRead More

New technology
New technology>

5G Brings Future Transportation Scenarios Clo...

High-speed 5G communications are key to widespread adoption of autonomous ridesharing. High-speed connectors, fiber cabling, and the Internet of Things will all play a role. By Neil Shurtz Today, there’sRead More

New technology
New technology>

Transportation Connectors Go the Extra Mile

A roundtable discussion with ITT Cannon, TE Connectivity, and AVX Interconnect about connectors and cabling in cross-market, automotive, off-highway and agricultural vehicle, rail, and commercial aviation markets. We talk toRead More

New technology
New technology>

Automated Vehicles Drive Change in Warehouse ...

Efforts to improve automotive safety are trickling down to the smallest vehicles, including those that never hit the roads. Automated Vehicles The quest to develop safer cars is also influencingRead More

New technology
New technology>

The Digital, Automated Eye Exam

A new wave of optometry equipment relies on sensors, high-speed connectors, and the Internet of Things. Until recently, a routine visit to the eye doctor included a series of testsRead More

New technology
New technology>

Sensors Expand Possibilities for More Devices...

Autonomous machines and the Internet of Things have brought sensors to the forefront of electronics design. As the Internet of Things continues to expand and more applications feature autonomous functions,Read More

New technology
New technology>

The IoT Revolution Dips into the Internet of ...

A team of scientists is tapping electronics distributors and open source data to create better, cheaper environmental monitoring stations — and they want to help others do it themselves. OurRead More

New technology
New technology>

Connector Manufacturers Sense Growth

As sensors increasingly work in tandem with connectors in IoT applications, some companies are expanding their expertise to encompass both of these elements.  Much like human eyes and ears, electronicRead More

New technology
New technology>

Smart LEDs Extend Into the IoT

Embraced by consumers, businesses, and governments, LED lighting is the clear winner in the battle of the bulbs and is now being integrated into an array of IoT technologies. ThisRead More

Visit this week's preferred suppliers

Go to Top