Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier

2018

Get Ready: 5G is Almost Here

5G connectivity is poised to change the world. Cities, data centers, networks, and device designers are preparing for the next big acceleration in data speeds. As for connectors? They are ready right now. In 2019, 5G will become a reality as cities around the world roll out their 5G networks. The next generation in data Read More >>

5G Connectivity Expands Connector Applications

We live in an age of technology disruptions. But 5G will make even bigger disruptions possible. We are about to experience a major transformation in the area of wireless communication. Cellular communication networks have been on a path of continuous evolution since the first analog phones were introduced in the 1980s. With 1G starting at Read More >>

5G Brings Future Transportation Scenarios Closer to Reality

High-speed 5G communications are key to widespread adoption of autonomous ridesharing. High-speed connectors, fiber cabling, and the Internet of Things will all play a role. By Neil Shurtz Today, there’s widespread investment in the idea that someday private car ownership will be a thing of the past. Instead, cars will be self-driving and owned by Read More >>

Connectors for Military Applications Speed Navy Communications

Updating shipboard communication systems with fiber optics and high-speed technologies requires a bevy of high-performance, specialized connectors for military applications. Advanced communications technologies are a critical focus for naval system developers. As new equipment takes to the seas, connector makers are being asked to provide high-speed components that are simple and easy to use and meet Read More >>

electronica 2018 review

Strong Connector Sales in 2018 and a Possible Forecast for 2019

Bishop & Associates visited with connector company CEOs at electronica 2018. Sales this year have been largely very good, but the connector industry forecast for 2019 remains unclear. Most connector manufacturers at the electronica 2018 trade fair, which took place November 13–16 in Munich, were able to look back upon a very successful 2018, as Read More >>

Connectors and Cables for Future Soldier Systems

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors and cables for future soldier systems, including increasingly mobile and mission-critical command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment. TT Electronics’ mag-Net® Invisible, Garment-Mounted, Power and Data Connectors for harsh-environment military, first-responder, and law enforcement applications are the world’s first and only mil-spec connectors specifically designed for Read More >>

AerosUSA cable protector

Polyamide Cable Protection Systems Provide High-Reliability Solutions for MIL-C-5015 Connectors

Specialized conduit systems designed to adapt to MIL-C-5015 style connectors are available in several different highly engineered formulas to suit a variety of rugged military, aerospace, and industrial application demands. By George Sims, Director of Marketing, AerosUSA High-quality cable protection solutions are now available for MIL-C-5015 and UNEF-threaded connectors. These connectors traditionally come with backshells Read More >>

Designers Innovate in Response to Global Interest in e-Bikes

The phrase “to soft pedal” may have to be reviewed as e-bikes experience encouraging growth. Connector developers are helping e-bike designers make these next-gen two-wheelers lightweight, rugged, and reliable. By Caroline Hayes e-bike In 2015, singer Katie Meluha told us that there were nine million bicycles in Beijing, which equated to one bicycle for every Read More >>

Connectors and Cable Assemblies for Cabin Interior and IFE Applications

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors and cable assemblies for cabin interior and in-flight entertainment (IFE) applications. ITT Cannon’s OctoGig™ 10Gb Ethernet (GbE) interconnect solution for commercial aviation, military aircraft, and marine applications, including in-flight entertainment, navigation, radar, surveillance, imaging, and sensing systems, is smaller, lighter, and easier to install than competing solutions and also Read More >>

Record Crowds and Future Tech Dominate electronica 2018  

Connector companies are growing to meet unprecedented demand for electronics across markets and around the world. electronica 2018 The population of Germany expanded by 80,000 people the week of November 12, as electronics industry professionals from around the world gathered in Munich for electronica 2018. This record crowd — a 10% increase in attendance over Read More >>

Transportation Connectors Go the Extra Mile

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 >>

Leaded Copper Alloys Get A New Lease on Life

An extension of the EU exemption known as 6(c) brought relief to the connector industry. Back in 2015, there was a great gnashing of teeth over concern that the European Union would no longer allow the use of lead in certain types of copper contacts. Contacts that are made on precision-screw machines rely on a Read More >>