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Electronics are Helping to Solve the Pilot Shortage

Advanced aviation-specific components for commercial and military aircraft are producing increasingly powerful and connected hardware that can help keep aviation technology accessible to pilots. Today, there is a critical problem in military and civil aviation: a distinct shortage of pilots. In June 2019, Boeing’s then-CEO Dennis Muilenburg called this shortage “one of the biggest challenges Read More >>

Miniaturized Circular Connectors Drive New Developments in Portable Electronics

Fast-turn, application-specific connectors can be produced quickly and can even meet stringent military standards when based on existing, standardized connector designs with proven reliability. Electronic modules in many of today’s application areas must prioritize size and weight reductions and simultaneously provide high-speed transmissions with reliable signal integrity, even in harsh environments, and especially as portable Read More >>

January 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. January 2020 Connector Industry News  January 2020 Connector Industry News > Event News RS Components’ DesignSpark engineering community and resource center is partnering with Molex to present a webinar Read More >>

Micro- and Nano-Pitch Rectangular I/O Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights micro- and nano-pitch (≤1.28mm- and ≤0.64mm-pitch) rectangular I/O connectors from leading suppliers for industrial, military and aerospace, and datacom and telecom applications. Micro- and Nano-Pitch Rectangular Connector Products QA Technology Company’s ICS40 integraMate hyperboloid contacts are designed to mate with industry-standard 0.40mm-diameter pins in high-performance microminiature connectors with front and rear contact-loading Read More >>

Getting Connected with Stretchable Circuitry

The next frontier for medical device design is stretchable, wearable products that can adhere to patients or equipment and endure movement and manipulation. Dr. John Rogers, a professor of engineering at the University of Illinois, is one of many researchers advancing the charge to develop stretchable electronics. Rogers says soft materials for flexible macroelectronic circuits Read More >>

Global Harmonization of the Appliance Coupler Standard

As the electronics industry continues to take steps towards global harmonization, the US and Canada will adopt the IEC 60320 standard for device plugs with minor deviations. This has significant implications for home healthcare products, portable medical technologies, household appliances, and consumer electronics. By SCHURTER Inc. Global standards make it easy for both component and Read More >>

Cable Connectors for Ultrasound Probe Assemblies

Ruggedness, ease of use, reliability, good signal integrity, and high mating cycles are critical factors to consider when specifying connectors for use in medical ultrasound equipment. Medical electronics are demanding applications for cable connectors. These connectors and cables need to resist liquids, impacts, repeated mating cycles, cleaning, and EMI — and that’s all in addition Read More >>

circular push-pull connector

Circular Push-Pull Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular push-pull connector products from leading suppliers. Top application areas include the industrial, medical, military and aerospace, transportation, sensor and antenna, and wire and cable assembly markets. Circular Push-Pull Connector Products HARTING’s M12 PushPull connector provides simple, rapid, and reliable one-click connectivity in industrial and transportation applications with harsh, high-vibration Read More >>

January 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity Products Read More >>

Connector Manufacturers Expand Their Scope Through Diversification

As the Internet of Things continues to expand, connector companies are embracing diversification and establishing new areas of expertise, including antennas, active optical devices, electronic sensors, and packaging services. Financial advisors like to tell their clients that the path to success is through diversification. The logic being that by spreading their investments over a wide Read More >>

A Buyers Guide for the New Decade

The 2020s will bring greater connectivity across all applications and industries. Connector Supplier’s newly expanded and redesigned 2020 Buyers Guide gives design professionals a comprehensive, easy-to-use database of the components they need to bring these systems together. The new decade is upon us. The next 10 years will deliver untold advancements in technology and innovation, Read More >>

HARTING's ix Industrial will revolutionize the IoT

Single-Pair Ethernet Will Revolutionize the Internet of Things

The new SPE connector standard will provide a comprehensive communication protocol, a shared networking infrastructure, and produce power for sensor technologies. The T-1 industrial interface developed by HARTING is set to become the new single-pair Ethernet (SPE) connector standard. A united consortium of seven companies has approved the standard based on HARTING’s original design and Read More >>