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Significant Electronic Technology Trends Over the Past 20 Years

The arrival of new, category-defining products and technologies has significantly impacted the connector industry in recent decades. We take a look at the evolution of these electronic technology trends. We are beginning a series of articles that will review 12 technology trends that have had a significant impact on the electronic industry and, in some Read More >>

CES 2020

From CES 2020: Connector and Cable Producers Must Get Creative

Innovation is happening at warp speed as machine learning, AI, and autonomy come into broad use. Product designers must work closely with component manufacturers to ensure that these enabling electronics meet the requirements of the future. Visions of the future often include revelations of incredible new technology with totally novel functionality and capabilities. This has Read More >>

Designing with Waterproof USB Type-C Connectors

As small consumer electronic devices infiltrate every aspect of our lives, they endure lots of rough handling and occasional accidents. The connectors that empower these systems must protect functionality and signal integrity when a device is splashed on, spilled on, or even dropped into water. Waterproof USBs are up to the challenge.  Consumer electronic products Read More >>

RAST connecctors

RAST Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RAST connectors for home appliances from leading suppliers. Formalized as an international terminal block standard for the home appliances market in the 1980s, RAST (Raster Anschluss Steck Technik, which German for “grid connection plug technology”) connectors typically employ insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology, which eases and hastens installation processes, enables Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

I-O Connector products

I/O Connector Products 2019

This week’s Product Roundup highlights I/O connector products from leading suppliers, many of which are well suited for use in industrial, datacom/telecom, medical, and consumer electronics applications. I/O Connector Products HARTING’s extensive portfolio of D-Sub PCB connectors provides proven solutions for bus signals in demanding industrial applications and offers more pole counts, variants, housings, contacts, Read More >>

Hybrid Power and Signal Connector Products

Hybrid Power and Signal Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights hybrid power and signal connector products from leading suppliers, many of which are ideal for use in industrial applications. Hybrid Power and Signal Connector Products Cinch Connectivity Solutions’ Fibreco S-Lite™ Expanded Beam Connectors provide cost-effective, high-performance, and high-reliability expanded beam solutions ideal for use in rugged and harsh-environment applications, including Read More >>

mezzanine connectors

Mezzanine Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mezzanine connector products from leading suppliers. Most of the board-to-board connector solutions collected here are ideally suited for datacom, telecom, and industrial applications, several address medical and consumer electronics market demands, and a few are also well suited for use in automotive, military, and aerospace applications. Mezzanine Connector Products  Molex’s Read More >>