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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 slow to arrive, but it’s real and it’s coming. It’ll just take a little more education, simplification, and standardization to make widespread adoption happen. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the talk of the town for the past few of years. So Read More >>

LPWAN Wireless Standards Expand Opportunities for Antennas and Connectors

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 wireless devices in use across every aspect of society is increasing exponentially, creating new worlds of opportunity for electromechanical component suppliers, not only inside the cellular Read More >>

Increased In-Flight Connectivity Drives Demand for Lightweight Connector Products

Air travelers and crew increasingly rely on in-flight connectivity. An expanding array of advanced products and design strategies gives airlines options for how to deliver both in-flight entertainment and critical communications.t connectivity Over the five-year period spanning 2018 to 2023, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems are projected to grow from an estimated value of $5 billion Read More >>

The Internet of Battlefield Things is Changing Connector Designs

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 Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, put it during the Navy’s Future Force Expo in Washington, DC, in 2017, “I’d want to network everything to Read More >>

Automotive Wiring Undergoes an Architectural Revolution

The electronic content in cars has exponentially expanded, leading to more than 150 pounds of wiring in a single vehicle, all assembled by hand — for now. As vehicles increase in complexity, a new wiring paradigm is needed. Automotive wiring is experiencing a revolution. From the explosive growth of electronic content in vehicles to the Read More >>

Cloud Computing Security: Let’s Get Physical

Data center operators need to prevent against theft, tampering, and disasters. New hardware solutions that depend on connectors, sensors, and antennas, combined with software-level security, offer an unmistakable improvement over the old data center paradigm. The current major trend in the evolution of IT infrastructure is the widespread migration of computing and storage resources from Read More >>

NBASE-T Technologies are Changing Enterprise Ethernet Network Topologies

Magnetics play an important role in Ethernet-based local area network (LAN) designs, and especially so as network infrastructure evolves to handle NBASE-T technologies. Integrated connector modules (ICMs) offer ideal solutions for new multi-rate Ethernet LAN device designs. By Bel Magnetic Solutions NBASE-T The continued adoption of powerful mobile devices being fed by cloud-based applications streaming Read More >>

The Brain-Machine Interface: Envisioning a Future With Neural Connectors

Elon Musk’s Neuralink project could push innovation in nanominiature connector technology. The tinier the connector, the more powerful it could be in medical brain-machine interface applications. Normally in this publication, we cover topics related to the connector and cable assembly industries, as well as the latest technologies and best solutions for current challenges in electronics Read More >>

IMS 2019 Microwave Week Article Promo

IMS Microwave Week Shows the Impact of 5G

IMS Microwave Week, the world’s most important annual RF and microwave event, demonstrated the state-of-the-art products needed to advance 5G and other high-speed technologies. Bishop & Associates’ director of RF technology, David Shaff, shares his impressions of the show. The IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Microwave Week is the world’s most important RF and microwave Read More >>

LEDs Illuminate the Industrial Internet of Things

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 and fluorescent light bulbs to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In 2018, global LED sales accounted for 40% of the lighting market, according to the International Energy Agency, Read More >>