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Cable

Cable is made up of individual conductors (wires) bundled together. The conductors can be copper (for electrical wires) or glass/plastic (for fiber optic light transmission). The bundle can be jacketed with an overmolded cover or held together by tie-wraps, bands of tape, or plastic/metal braiding, to name a few options. Copper wires in cables are often configured in twisted pairs for improved electrical performance. Coaxial cables have a center conductor surrounded by a dielectric which is then surrounded by a metal foil or braided second conductor which also acts as an electrical shield. All cables have one thing in common – they conduct signals and/or power.



Cable News


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: January 2019

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. Interconnects, etc. connector and cable products Stewart Connector’s new Qwik RJ45™ Modular Plugs for industry-standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables are designed to reduce assembly time and improve termination quality in the field. Read More >>

Space Connectors Get Tough for the Harshest Environment

Heat, shock, vibration, and radiation are all in a day’s work for the special components that explore worlds beyond our own. by Ann R. Thryft The most mission-critical of military/aerospace systems are the ones that go into space, where they encounter the toughest environments. Mil/aero systems must be tough enough on Earth to withstand the Read More >>

Twisted Pair Cable for High-Speed Interconnections

The demand for twisted pair differential signal cable has skyrocketed to serve a new generation of high-speed military products ranging from surveillance devices to portable computers. By Bob Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Connector Corporation Twisted Pair Cable for High-Speed Interconnections As high-speed digital circuit design evolves for use in portable and other environmentally challenging Read More >>

New Product News: August 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. New Product News: August 2018 Interconnects, etc. AVX Corporation developed a cost-effective, ultra-high-reliability, three-piece STRIPT™ contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections in off-road vehicle lighting applications. Designed to absorb broad end-to-end mating tolerances, handle up to 20A of continuous current, and exhibit Read More >>

It’s Time to Get Ready for New ADS-B Standards

US-based aircraft have a new equipment mandate to improve surveillance and communications. The deadline is fast approaching, but operators have numerous options to get compliant. By Alice Tanghe New ADS-B Standards Nearly a decade ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set in place a timeline to transition from radar to next-generation, surveillance-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Read More >>

Industry News: July 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Industry News: July 2018 Event News Phoenix Contact is touring the country in its Cabinet Confidence Infomobiles, and will visit Denver July 16–20, Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts July 23 – August 3, and Salt Lake City July 23 – August Read More >>

Contaminated Connectors Compromise Fiber Optic Networks

A speck of dust can spell disaster for a fiber network. The correct cleaning methods make all the difference in protecting the optical signal. By Mike Jones, Vice-President, MicroCare Corp. When optical networks are exposed to even miniscule amounts of contamination, performance can suffer. In typical operating conditions, dust and debris can accumulate on the fiber Read More >>

New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part II

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products New Product News Roundup: April 2018 – Part II Interconnects, etc. AVX’s new 2.5mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ insulator-less, single-position, horizontal, poke-home contacts are both the first industrial poke-home connector available without a wire stop, which allows traditional pin jumpers to pass through the back of Read More >>

High-Speed Connector & Cable Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup features high-performance, high-speed solutions from leading connector and cable assembly suppliers. High-Speed Connector & Cable Products Samtec’s SEARAY™ high-speed, high-density, open-pin-field arrays offer enhanced design flexibility with stack heights spanning 7–18.5mm and compatibility with a variety of high-speed protocols and standards. Rated for speeds up to 56Gb/s PAM4 and 28Gb/s NRZ, Read More >>