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Datacom and Telecom

The Electronics Industry Starts to Ease Out of China

The impacts of COVID-19 illustrate the risks involved in centering too much manufacturing, assembly, and intellectual property in one region. Yet the coming implementation of connected technologies, including automation, the Internet of Things, and 5G networks, depends on connectivity products that are currently made in China. Automation may be one way out. The global electronics Read More >>

PAM4 Signaling Has Become the Preferred Way to Achieve 56+Gb/s Data Transfers

To address performance requirements for next-generation equipment, an ideal solution would be the ability to double the data throughput using legacy hardware. Replacing traditional NRZ signaling with PAM4 is exactly what the industry needs. Design engineers have been dealing with the challenges of ever-increasing data rates for many years. Each iteration of computing equipment required Read More >>

Top 10 Connector Companies in 2019

Identifying the 2019 Top 10 Connector Companies: An Exercise in Expertise

The connector industry is broad and diverse, with numerous suppliers and distributors vying for the attention of today’s electronics innovators, so identifying the best companies from which to source your components is not easy. This latest guide from Bishop & Associates should help. It’s no surprise that design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use Read More >>

New product news

October 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. October 2020 New Connectivity Products October 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. AirBorn’s new RocKet Macro-D connectors have a rugged form factor designed to reliably withstand the rigors Read More >>

Central Office

Central Offices in the Telecom Industry are Going Virtual

Virtual computing enables businesses to transfer equipment requirements to cloud service providers while reducing operating costs and improving service speeds. Now, telecom providers are following the giant cloud-based service providers who first proved the advantages of virtual hardware architectures. 5G will accelerate transformations across numerous industries that will dramatically impact the need for innovative connectivity Read More >>

Top 12 Trends: Rise of the Data Center to Cloud and Edge Computing

The rise of the internet spawned the incredible growth of central data centers. Initially a key tool for companies that could not afford the hardware or expertise required to operate their own facility, data centers ultimately opened the door to consumer internet access. This sixth installment in the Technology Trends series by Bob Hult, a collection Read More >>

memory module connectors

Memory Module Sockets Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights memory module sockets from leading suppliers. Memory Module Sockets Kensington Electronics supplies JAE’s MM80 Series memory module socket connectors for high-capacity, double-data-rate 3 (DDR3), synchronous, dynamic, random-access memory (SD-RAM), small-outline, dual-inline memory modules (SO-DIMMs) compatible with the MO-268C JEDEC standard. These right-angle SMT connectors are available in standard and reverse Read More >>

Combating Corrosion in High-Reliability Connectors

Galvanic corrosion can be significantly attenuated through thoughtful connector design, materials selection, manufacturing, and handling practices designed to maintain high-quality contact surface integrity and minimize connector exposure to adverse conditions.  Metal contact surfaces are subject to corrosion in the form of galvanic attacks, which take place when high humidity and ambient trace chemicals combine to Read More >>

Direct Power Transmission: Did Edison Get it Right?

The battle between AC and DC power may be fought all over again as rising demand for power and new technologies converge, bringing attention to direct current’s technical and economic advantages. After a nasty publicity battle between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison, alternating current (AC) was selected as the electrical power transmission standard for the Read More >>

IMS2020

5G and 6G Come into Focus at IMS Microwave Week

IMS2020, the virtual iteration of the world’s most important annual RF and microwave event, presented state-of-the-art products needed to advance 5G, 6G, and other high-speed technologies. With a 10% increase in first-time attendees, 8,000 virtual participants attended IMS2020, the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IMS is the world’s largest event for RF and Read More >>

multi-port connectors

Military Programs Use Multi-Port and Cluster Connectors for State-of-the-Art RF Performance

Multi-port connectors reduce system cost, speed installation time, and improve reliability. As 5G technologies continue to develop for commercial and military use, these important connectivity solutions will have greatly increased utilization. The concept of multi-port connectors has evolved from arrays of discrete coaxes to complex assemblies with multiple coaxial contacts, integrated into a single connector Read More >>

September 2020 New Connectivity Products II

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. September 2020 New Connectivity Products II September 2020 New Connectivity Products II > Interconnects, etc. AVX Corporation extended its well-proven range of board-to-board battery connectors with the addition of the new 9155-250 Read More >>