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Fiber Optic

One of the fastest growing product families, fiber optic connectors include single-mode, multimode, small form factor (SFF), multi-fiber, and a variety of application specific connector types, such as expanded beam, Mil-DTL-22876, and connectors for plastic optical fiber (POF). Addressing the need for higher speed, greater bandwidth and distance, reduced attenuation, greater security, and increased immunity to electro-magnetic interference, the number of connector manufacturers offering fiber optic connectors has increased drastically over the last decade. Connector types for either single-mode or multimode cable include FC, SC, and ST. Offering a ferrule that is half the size of the SC fiber optic connector, SFF fiber optic connectors include LC, MT-RJ and MU, while multi-fiber connector housings like the MT array type (MPO, MTP) allow up to 72 fiber connections in a single point, decreasing labor costs, and physical space requirements.

Over-the-Board Technologies Raise High-Speed Signals to New Levels

Copper will reach its limits, but connector companies are pushing that day into the future with an exciting array of connectivity products that fly, jump, and pass over the board to increase performance. Design engineers have been grappling for years with the challenges of propagating ever-increasing signal rates in printed circuit boards (PCBs). As data Read More >>

OFC 2020 Resists the Coronavirus

The 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition celebrated 50 years of optical connectivity with a combination of exhibits on the show floor and remote presentations. The 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2020), scheduled for March 8–12, had grand plans to celebrate 50 years of optical communication. Groundbreaking technologies, including low-loss optical Read More >>

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Fiber Optics Move into Military Backplanes

The recent Embedded Tech Trends conference highlighted a trend: Boards and subsystems for military applications are increasingly employing optical cable. Fiber optic technology is continuing its push into high-end military systems as engineers increasingly choose it to meet accelerating speed demands. This marks a change from its traditional role as a technology for long-distance communications. Read More >>

Rail Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors engineered to meet the stringent specifications and reliably withstand the various hazards of railway industry applications. As such, many of the rail connectors collected here are also well suited for use in harsh-environment industrial applications. Connectors for Rail Applications (Rail Connectors) PEI-Genesis stocks ITT Veam’s extensive CIR Series, which Read More >>

DesignCon 2020 Dazzles With New High-Speed Products

The DesignCon conference and expo celebrated its 25th anniversary with an array of impressive high-speed developments. DesignCon 2020 celebrated its 25th anniversary with an impressive program of keynote speakers, tutorials, technical sessions, and product showcases. Over 100 presentations and panel discussions spanning 14 conference tracks focused on advances in leading-edge high-speed chip, board, and system Read More >>

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Circular Push-Pull Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular push-pull connector products from leading suppliers. Top application areas include the industrial, medical, military and aerospace, transportation, sensor and antenna, and wire and cable assembly markets. Circular Push-Pull Connector Products HARTING’s M12 PushPull connector provides simple, rapid, and reliable one-click connectivity in industrial and transportation applications with harsh, high-vibration Read More >>

January 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity Products Read More >>

Rugged Mil-Spec Connectors Strengthen Military System Deployment

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 aerospace applications, the consequences of system failures are unthinkable. To accomplish mission-critical tasks, these systems depend on the high-reliability performance of rugged mil-spec connectors and cables. Read More >>

Molex MultiCat Mid-Power Connector Family

New Connectivity Products: July 2019

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages, catalogs, or datasheets. New Connectivity Products: July 2019 New Connectivity Products: July Read More >>

Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, and the Need for Greater Security

As more companies turn to the cloud for data storage, security concerns are rising. The current solution for protecting IT infrastructure from data breaches and network failures is a combination of software and hardware defenses. The current major trend in the evolution of IT infrastructure is the widespread migration of computing and storage resources from Read More >>

New Connector and Cable Products: April 2019 – Part II

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and other connectivity products. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Connector and Cable Products: Read More >>

Fiber Optic Cable Unleashes a New Breed of Broadcasting

As video traffic increases and image quality improves, the quality of the cable used to transmit and receive the broadcast has never been more important. Fiber optic cable is getting the signal across. There are many reasons that broadcasters are moving from copper to fiber optic cable, including high-bandwidth performance and real-time and reliable transmissions. Read More >>