Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier

2018

Modern Connector Density Eased by Retro Manufacturing Process

Solid machined contact manufacturing, which has been in use for more than 70 years, is now being rediscovered for its power density advantages. By Natesh Kannan Gopalakrishnan, Product Manager, Positronic Sometimes, the solution to a new problem is found in time-tested methods, hidden in plain sight. We’re seeing that today in the supply of electrical Read More >>

ITT Cannon Nemesis

Spring-Loaded Contact Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connector solutions with spring-loaded contacts from leading suppliers. ITT Cannon’s Nemesis II CBA miniature circular connectors provide high-reliability power, signal, and data transmission in a small, robust, and well-integrated lightweight package to help soldiers reduce physical loads and maintain mission-critical communication capabilities, even in extreme environments. Ideally suited for soldier-worn Read More >>

The Top Three Trends in the Electronic Components Segment of the Transportation Market

New automotive technologies are changing the ways that cars are wired. Here’s a look at some of the systems that are rising in importance as automation, electrification, and connectivity take the wheel. By Gabe Osorio, Regional Sales Engineer, Transportation Business Unit, TTI Inc. Rugged, Modular Connector Systems A major emerging technology in the electronic components Read More >>

Automated Vehicles Drive Change in Warehouse Work

Efforts to improve automotive safety are trickling down to the smallest vehicles, including those that never hit the roads. Automated Vehicles The quest to develop safer cars is also influencing the design of smaller vehicles, benefitting manufacturing companies, warehouses, and the people who work in them. A new generation of autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), also Read More >>

High-Reliability Automotive Connector and Cabling Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights leading high-reliability connector and cabling solutions for critical automotive applications, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). AVX’s 53-8702 Series IDC/Press-Fit WTB connectors combine the two most reliable contact technologies in the automotive industry in a single package that delivers robust, double-ended, cold-welded, and gas-tight 24–18AWG wire-to-board connections ideal for use Read More >>

2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Overall Website Usability

In this fifth and final article, Connector Supplier reveals the top 10 connector manufacturers ranked for customer satisfaction in overall website usability. Bishop & Associates recently completed its biennial US customer survey, in which a total of 395 customers evaluated 42 connector manufacturers on a range of important issues. They answered 17 questions relating to quality, Read More >>

The Digital, Automated Eye Exam

A new wave of optometry equipment relies on sensors, high-speed connectors, and the Internet of Things. Until recently, a routine visit to the eye doctor included a series of tests conducted using mostly mechanical tools. The standard optometry devices have continually evolved since their historical origins, but upgrades have been incremental — modern lighting systems, Read More >>

How to Prevent EMI When Designing an Interconnect Solution for Medical Devices

Electromagnetic interference poses a threat to product functionality as well as patient health. The right shielding architecture can help avoid it. By Zachary Blanden, Industrial Engineer, Nicomatic LP EMI, or electromagnetic interference, is a branch of EMC, which stands for electromagnetic compatibility. EMI refers to the study and mitigation of interference of noise signals to Read More >>

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Connector Industry

The electronics industry must respond to constant shifts in technology, product development, and market growth. Some companies nurture that capability in-house, while others gain expertise through strategic acquisitions. Here’s a brief history of that strategy as enacted by and upon connector companies. Since 1985, Bishop & Associates has recorded 589 mergers and acquisitions in the Read More >>

Sensors Expand Possibilities for More Devices

Autonomous machines and the Internet of Things have brought sensors to the forefront of electronics design. As the Internet of Things continues to expand and more applications feature autonomous functions, sensors have become an integral part of many electronic products. They capture the information that brings capability, autonomy, and precision to products in markets ranging Read More >>

Connector Industry News: October 2018 — Part II

Summary coverage of connector industry news, including events, awards, partnerships, personnel, distribution, facilities, associations, and standards. Event News  Heilind Electronics and JAE are presenting a webinar, “Optimized Interconnect Solutions for Design Flexibility in Portable Devices,” at 2:00pm EDT today, October 23. Click here to register. Kensington Electronics is exhibiting at The Assembly Show today through Read More >>