Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier

Printed Circuit Board

This is one of the largest categories of connector types and is characterized as having termination areas designed for solder of press-fit connections to a printed circuit board. There are 2 primary categories of PCB connectors; board-to-board and wire-to-board. Both of these categories improve manufacturability by allowing equipment to be manufactured in small sub-systems, that later are plugged together. The use of these sub-systems also allows for design flexibility (meeting of customer specific requirements) and easier repair and upgrade of a system in the future. The most common PCB connector types include one-piece card edge; PCI Express, Micro TCA, and VRM connectors and two-piece board-to-board; FFC/FPC, stacking connectors, wire-to-board, DIN41612, PCMCIA, M55302, memory/adapter card sockets, backplane and mezzanine connectors, as well as square/round post headers and receptacles. This class of interconnects feature through-hole solder tails designed for wave solder processing, surface mount tails for reflow soldering, or compliant pins designed to provide pressure termination to the walls of a plated-through hole. Connectors may also include specific “hold down” mechanisms designed to insure mechanical attachment to the board prior to soldering as well as features that insure drainage of cleaning fluids. All plastic materials, especially those used in surface mounted connectors must be capable of withstanding higher temperatures encountered during the soldering process. Although the mating contacts may feature a variety of plating metallurgies, nearly all PCB connectors utilize pure tin plated solder or compliant pins to satisfy RoHS environmental mandates.

commercial aircraft

Connectors Fly High on Commercial Aircraft

Thousands of new commercial aircraft are currently in production. They will contain lightweight, powerful, high-speed electronics systems that will enable connectivity on a level the skies have never seen. Commercial aircraft come in many shapes and sizes, from small executive jets to large, long-haul, wide-body planes that carry hundreds of passengers. Electronics are taking a Read More >>

Board-to-Board Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights board-to-board connector products from leading suppliers for applications in the datacom, telecom, industrial, military, aerospace, medical, transportation, and consumer electronics markets. Board-to-Board Connector Products  Advanced Interconnections’ line of high-reliability, through-hole board-to-board connectors is available in single-, dual-, and triple-row designs with closed-end, anti-solder-wicking, screw-machined terminals on a 1.27mm, 2.00mm, or Read More >>

New Product News October 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 or datasheets. New Product News October 2019 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, 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 >>

Satmec card edge connectors

Card-Edge Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights card-edge connector products from leading suppliers for applications including datacom, telecom, and consumer electronics. Card-Edge Connector Products Samtec’s popular HSEC8 Series 0.80mm-pitch edge card sockets provide optimal signal integrity performance in rugged, high-speed, and high-cycle micro-pitch applications across multiple markets. The series features Edge Rate® contacts, which have a smooth, 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 >>

new connector and cable products: June 25, 2019

New Connector and Cable Products: June 25, 2019

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 or home pages and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Connector Read More >>

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. Consumers who value the improved control, energy efficiency, reliability, and convenience of smart home devices are driving the trend toward high-end connected appliances that can Read More >>

Military Ground Vehicles Put Connectors to the Test

The connectors specified for military ground vehicles must optimize size, weight, and power and endure the rugged conditions typical in modern ground operations. Military vehicles for use on Earth’s surface range from small unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that detect and remove bombs to the enormous 50-ton Medium-Heavy Equipment Transporter (MHET) that carries trams and amphibious Read More >>

High-Reliability Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-reliability connector products for military, aerospace, and industrial applications, amongst others. High-Reliability Connector Products BTC Electronics offers Cinch Connectivity Solutions’ microminiature, rectangular Dura-ConTM Micro-D connectors, which provide rugged, high-reliability, high-density solutions in military and aerospace applications that require maximum performance, minimized space and weight, and proven resistance to high shock Read More >>

The World is Flat: FFCs Define Future Applications

Flat flexible cables are sliding into places other cables dare not go and help keep devices cool, light, and fast. In the realm of cables, the usual suspects are round. A cylindrical package is a logical design to surround a centrally positioned conductor within insulation or to encase a bundle of fibers. However, that logic 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 >>