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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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copper cable connectivity
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Cable Basics

Top 12 Trends: Copper to Optical Connectivity...

This is the fifth installment in a series of articles that address …

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high-speed connectors and cables
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The Evolution of High-Speed Data Transfer

The connector industry continues to refine backplane and I/O connectors to provide …

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data rates and signals
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Cable Basics

A High-Speed Connectivity Solution for Achiev...

System architects are using over-the-board technologies to extend signal reach and density …

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New Power Shelf Connector Will Advance Cloud ...

The Open Rack V3 Power Shelf Input Connector will advance power management …

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Market Update
Market Update

New RF Coaxial Connectors Evolve as Emerging ...

The IoT, 5G, and advancing technologies across markets have led to smaller, …

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5G wireless networks
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Market Update

5G Wireless Networks and Connected Cars Advan...

New connector families have evolved to meet increasing bandwidth and connectivity needs …

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New Network Architectures: Cloud and Fog Comp...

As the global volume of internet data increases, relying on the cloud …

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5G Infrastructure Depends on a New Generation...

5G specifications are being implemented with the latest connectivity hardware, including advanced …

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Comprehensive coverage of the latest connectivity news in the datacom/telecom market

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September 2020 New Connectivity Products II

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

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September 2020 Connector Industry News

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

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September 2020 New Connectivity Products

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

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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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August 2020 Connector Industry News
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August 2020 Connector Industry News

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

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August 2020 New Connectivity Products

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

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Antennas Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights antennas from leading connectivity suppliers. Heilind Electronics …

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New connectivity products
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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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small form factor connectors
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Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights small form factor (SFF) fiber optic connectors, …

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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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Connectivity Solutions for Intelligent Traffi...

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectivity solutions for intelligent traffic control systems …

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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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April 2020 New Connectivity Products

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

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smart home connectivity
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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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DATACOM/TELECOM MARKET REFERENCE LIBRARY

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

data center
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Strategic Connector Selection Can Reduce Powe...

Smart component selection can help create cooler, more efficient data center architectures …

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TE Connectivity optical connector
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Five Factors to Consider When Selecting Rugge...

Rugged fiber optic connectors are available in a range of sizes, form …

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2020 Datacom eBook
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2020 Data Connectivity eBook

In our new 2020 Data Connectivity eBook, more than 25 connector suppliers …

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5G cellular technology
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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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wilderness smartphones
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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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Connectivity is the Future of Automotive Desi...

In 2020, the world is adjusting to new automotive use patterns and …

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Connector basics
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Over-the-Board Technologies Raise High-Speed ...

Copper will reach its limits, but connector companies are pushing that day …

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Cable Basics
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Patch Cables Go the (Shorter) Distance

Adding a patch cable, patch cord, or jumper solution gives designers greater …

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Industry News
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The Open Compute Project Envisions Better Com...

Applying the open source concept to hardware development could spur the innovation …

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Unite in...

Advanced computing resources and connected technologies are converging in a range of …

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Ethernet
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40 Years of the IEEE 802 Ethernet Standard

A unified standard for Ethernet networks developed four decades ago still serves as the foundation of …

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ventilators to fight COVID-19
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COVID-19 Spreads, Demand for Ventilators Skyr...

Automotive and engineering companies have reworked their production lines to produce ventilators …

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OFC 2020 Resists the Coronavirus

The 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition celebrated 50 years of …

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industrial ethernet
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Protecting Ethernet Connections in Industrial...

As Industrial Ethernet brings network connections into harsh environments, it’s essential to …

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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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driverless vehicles
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A Systems-Based Approach to Driverless Cars

Internal and external systems that include an expanded range of connected technologies …

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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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Connector basics
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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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Connectors Get Tough for Industrial Robots an...

As more robots and other connected devices join the factory floor, the …

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DesignCon 2020 Dazzles With New High-Speed Pr...

The DesignCon conference and expo celebrated its 25th anniversary with an array …

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High-Speed Fiber Cable Assemblies for the 5G ...

Active optical cables are key components in the high-speed systems needed to …

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Standards
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The COM-HPC Embedded Standard Will Facilitate...

To handle compute-intensive applications and edge-computing systems, a revised Computer on Module …

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Preparing for Photonic Integrated Circuit

A gap between the current electronic integration industry and photonic integrated circuit …

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The 5G Revolution is Coming…Slowly

Years of hype have brought us to the year 5G was supposed …

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Connector basics
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Creating Ideal Connectors for Rugged Conditio...

As the Internet of Things extends into rugged territories, the connector that …

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SC19 Denver
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SC19: Supercomputers Continue to Evolve

The premier exhibition and conference for supercomputers demonstrated technologies including artificial intelligence, …

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HARTING's ix Industrial will revolutionize the IoT
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Single-Pair Ethernet Will Revolutionize the I...

The new SPE connector standard will provide a comprehensive communication protocol, a …

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cooling strategies
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Cooling Strategies for Data Centers

Increased data volumes and high-speed switching requirements are pushing manufacturers to get …

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data centers
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Five Connector Considerations for Data Center...

We rely on data centers to bring connectivity to the world in …

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data center design
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DC Data Centers: A Necessary Paradigm Shift f...

DC power supplies enable leaner, more powerful data center system architectures that …

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rail
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Five Ways the Industrial Internet of Things i...

Connected technologies are making cargo and passenger rail transport more efficient, transparent, …

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Believe the Hype About the Internet of Things...

Avnet’s Lou Lutostanski says the promise of full IoT connectivity has been …

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LPWAN Wireless Standards Expand Opportunities...

5G has yet to fully arrive, but low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) activity …

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Too Hot to Handle: Protecting Wire and Cables...

Fire poses real risks to sensitive electronics in data centers, building structures, …

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How the Rise of Edge Computing will Reshape t...

As the connected world of the 21st century comes into existence, the …

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Cloud Computing Security: Let’s Get Physica...

Data center operators need to prevent against theft, tampering, and disasters. New …

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NBASE-T Technologies are Changing Enterprise ...

Magnetics play an important role in Ethernet-based local area network (LAN) designs, …

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Standards
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Open19 Simplifies Data Center Installations

The Open19 Foundation has developed a server design solution that makes data …

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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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Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, and the N...

As more companies turn to the cloud for data storage, security concerns …

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Connector basics
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An Inseparable Duo: Wires and Wireless Techno...

The evolution of the telecommunications industry began with a simple wire that …

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5G Networks Demand More From Cables and Conne...

A new generation of fiber optic cable and high-speed connectivity products is …

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Cable Basics
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The World is Flat: FFCs Define Future Applica...

Flat flexible cables are sliding into places other cables dare not go …

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connector world embraces antennas and sensors
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The Connector World Embraces Antennas and S...

Acting in tandem with high-speed interconnects, antennas and sensors can collect and …

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artificial intelligence influences connector development
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The AI Impact: Artificial Intelligence Influe...

AI technologies are being used to help analyze rapidly growing data sets, which is generating substantially …

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two new usb connectors
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Coming Soon: Two New USB Connectors

The newly announced USB4 will handle the high speeds and data operations …

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New technology
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OFC Spotlights Optical Connectivity

The Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition explored emerging optical connectivity technologies, …

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Connector basics
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QSFP-DD Strategies Help Data Centers Keep Coo...

The Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) is the industry’s …

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Connectors in a Futuristic World

TE Connectivity teams up with Hollywood to explore future technologies in the …

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Meeting Datacom and Telecom Application Deman...

As the need for bandwidth continues to increase, so does the need for higher …

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High-Speed Products Dazzle at DesignCon 2019

The DesignCon conference never fails to live up to its reputation of …

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Connector basics
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SMA RF Coaxial Connectors are Powerful and Ve...

The demand for SMA RF coaxial connectors has grown exponentially with the …

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Industry News
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A Simple Radio, a Complex Domestic Manufactur...

This single-channel FM radio is a rare example of US-made consumer electronics. …

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Top Technology Trends and Disruptions for 201...

A new wave of technologies including e-mobility, Industry 4.0, edge computing, artificial …

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Get Ready: 5G is Almost Here

5G connectivity is poised to change the world. Cities, data centers, networks, …

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New technology
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5G Connectivity Expands Connector Application...

We live in an age of technology disruptions. But 5G will make …

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New technology
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5G Brings Future Transportation Scenarios Clo...

High-speed 5G communications are key to widespread adoption of autonomous ridesharing. High-speed …

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New technology
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Server Design is Getting Complicated

As data rates increase, designers are encountering performance limits, signal loss, and …

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The Internet of Useful Things

IoT technology has enabled life-changing innovations in medicine, security, transportation, and communication. …

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Is the Copper Backplane Running Out of Gas?

Higher speeds have pushed designers to find creative ways to manage conflicting …

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Connector basics
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Overcoming PCB-based Interconnect Design Limi...

Cabled interconnects could help system designers configure their architectures to achieve greater flexibility, performance, …

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Market Update
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Market for RF Connectors Grows to Meet Rapidl...

As wireless connectivity continues to expand across business, home, industrial, and municipal …

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Photons and Electrons, Living Together

Silicon photonics products are now on the market. Why are they necessary …

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Connector basics
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What’s a WEG?

Versatile wireless Ethernet gateway products can streamline designs and clean up complex …

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Standards
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How Software Innovation Can Protect Demand fo...

Observers have claimed Fibre Channel, which powers Storage Area Networks (SANs), has …

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