This week’s Product Roundup highlights waterproof connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Solutions address the needs of the industrial, consumer, automotive, mil/aero, datacom/telecom, transportation, and medical markets. Waterproof Connector and Cable Products Panther PA Series power and hybrid power and signal connectors from Positronic ruggedly withstand shock, vibration, UV radiation, salt spray, and temperatures Read More >>
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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.
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This week’s Product Roundup highlights 5G connector products from leading suppliers. 5G Connector Products Siemon Interconnect Solutions‘ LC BladePatch duplex jumper for high-density fiber optic applications, including data centers, blade servers, patch panels, and 5G infrastructure, supports the precise optical requirements of high-speed networks, exhibits excellent, low-loss multi-mode and single-mode performance, and features an innovative, Read More >>
Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. New Connector and Cable Products: March 2019 Interconnects, etc. TE Connectivity’s new MULTIGIG RT 3 connectors are among the fastest rugged backplane connectors currently available, supporting speeds of Read More >>
Connectors are competing for space in today’s automated industrial processes. A next-generation miniature industrial connector format balances space constraints with data performance. Meet the iX Industrial. At the 2018 Hannover Fair, HARTING identified miniaturization as one of six trends defining the evolution of integrated industrial processes. The others are digitization, integration, e-mobility, modularization, and customization. Read More >>
Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. New Connector and Cable Products: February 2019 Interconnects, etc. Global Connector Technology (GCT) launched the new charge-only USB4085 USB Type-C connector to satisfy growing market demand for devices Read More >>
This week’s Product Roundup highlights medical connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Medical Connector and Cable Products LEMO’s REDEL SP self-latching, plastic, push-pull connectors feature an ergonomic grip, several color-coding and keying options, and high resistance to chemicals, shock, and sterilization processes. Ideal for use in medical, automotive, and test and measurement equipment, the Read More >>
This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-speed connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Phoenix Contact’s FINEPITCH 0.8 Series board-to-board connectors have a compact, high-density design with 0.8mm-pitch hermaphroditic ScaleX contacts that provide critical space savings, high electrical and mechanical reliability, high tolerance compensation, and vibration-proof performance in high-speed signal and data transmission applications with Read More >>
As the Department of Defense prepares for the future of the military, the electronics industry is working to help it understand the complex needs and issues that affect R&D, manufacturing, the workforce, and the supply chain. In August 2018, President Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA 2019) Read More >>
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 >>
A roundtable discussion with ITT Cannon, TE Connectivity, and AVX Interconnect about connectors and cabling in cross-market, automotive, off-highway and agricultural vehicle, rail, and commercial aviation markets. We talk to three of the connector companies that are innovating components for the transportation market. They share insights on what’s coming next for this exciting and rapidly Read More >>