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Oil & Gas Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connector solutions for the oil and gas industry from leading suppliers. TE Connectivity’s SEACON OPTI-CON standard, dry-mate, fiber optic hybrid connector range for subsea applications delivers high-reliability performance in high-pressure environments up to 7,500psi (5,200m water depth) and allows customers to choose any combination of optical and electrical configurations that Read More >>

New Product News: September 2018 — Part I

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. Interconnects, etc. Molex introduced the new Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System, which features an innovative float design that accommodates pin-to-socket misalignment for easy PCB-to-PCB, busbar-to-busbar, and PCB-to-busbar mating without the risk of overstress damage to the socket contact system. The new design achieves 1mm of Read More >>

SWaP-Optimized Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights small, lightweight, and powerful connector solutions from leading suppliers. Fischer Connectors’ UltiMate™ Series connectors and cable assemblies are rugged, compact, lightweight, hermetically sealed, and sealed to IP68/IP69 even when unmated, providing high-reliability solutions for a wide variety of applications with severe environmental, industrial, chemical, and blind-mating conditions. The circular, push-pull Read More >>

New Product News: August 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products 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 robust resistance to extreme shock, 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 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 (ADS-B) to manage the Read More >>

Vibration-Resistant Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights vibration-resistant connector solutions from leading suppliers. AirBorn’s RZ® Series Connectors provide users with a reliable, single-piece, surface-mount contact system that is ideal for use in high-density, high-vibration board-to-board and flex-circuit-stacking applications. Designed to meet strict performance and reliability requirements, the series has a patented z-axis contact system with a solderless Read More >>

Blind Mating Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights blind mating connector solutions from leading suppliers. Advanced Interconnections’ B2B® SMT Connectors with solder ball terminals allow users to reliably define stack heights between two PCBs and are designed for robust handling in long-life applications including telecom switches, servers, processors, medical equipment, and military, aerospace, and defense systems. The series Read More >>

The Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car

In the past 20 years, connectivity has become a defining feature for vehicle performance, function, and experience. By Amphenol RF The automotive industry has seen monumental changes in recent years as the Internet of Things (IoT) has infiltrated nearly every function of cars, from in-vehicle entertainment systems to performance monitoring and drive features. The most Read More >>

New Gaming Hardware Revealed at E3 2018

Accessible gaming and a new console? Yes, please. This year’s E3 show revealed modest but solid innovations for gamers — and new opportunities for connectors. This year, for the second year, the general public could attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, the video gaming industry’s premier trade show. Those of us who couldn’t make Read More >>

Molex EdgeLock

Wire-to-Board Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights wire-to-board connector solutions from leading suppliers. Molex’s new 2mm-pitch EdgeLock Wire-to-Edge-Card Signal System offers space savings and positive latch locking for secure, solderless mating to PCB edge cards, which reduces assembly time, eliminates the need for a mating header assembly, lowering overall assembly cost, and enables easy release if rework Read More >>