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New Connector and Cable Products: January 2019

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. Interconnects, etc. connector and cable products Stewart Connector’s new Qwik RJ45™ Modular Plugs for industry-standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables are designed to reduce assembly time and improve termination quality in the field. Read More >>

Industrial Wireless Enhances the Rail Experience

As rail operators encourage more people to consider public transportation, new connectivity technology is enhancing the customer experience.   From personal internet access via smartphones to instant onboard entertainment options to up-to-date travel information, passenger demands on public transportation continue to increase. These offerings are no longer luxuries; they’re necessities to an industry that is 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 >>

What’s a WEG?

Versatile wireless Ethernet gateway products can streamline designs and clean up complex cable situations. Wireless Ethernet gateways are a versatile all-in-one product, combining the function of a wireless access point with a router, while also serving as a firewall. Adding these devices to a design provides wireless connectivity to multiple users and pieces of equipment. Read More >>

HDBT

Curbing Complexity in AV Connectivity with HDBaseT

HDBaseT leverages common cables and connectors while providing the high performance needed for the increasingly complex world of audiovisual technologies. By Daniel Shwartzberg, Manager of Customer Experience for the HDBaseT Alliance The world of audiovisual (AV) technology has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. The move from analog to digital has led to thinner Read More >>

Rugged Connectors Ensure Reliability for Data-Driven Railway Applications

The requirement for reliable, rugged connectors in transit and transport has never been more important   By: Engineering Staff, Elma Electronic Rugged Connectors Ensure Reliability for Data-Driven Railway Applications Despite the unknown changes afoot with the new U.S. administration, railway as a means of mass transport and transit isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Over the Read More >>

10-Gigabit Ethernet Solutions for the Next-Gen Military Platforms

In the early 1970s, a revolutionary architecture known as 1553 Data Bus was introduced. Based on a bussing concept that uses a bus controller to communicate with the various systems, this robust and reliable architecture transfers speeds at 1MHz.   Although still in use today on many avionic platforms and weapons systems, replacement strategies utilizing Read More >>

Twisted pair Ethernet in automotive applications

Vehicle networking may change connector requirements

Huge growth in sensors is helping fuel a shift to Ethernet and other alternatives as a way to reduce the bulk of wiring harnesses. Connector demand should grow as more modules are added.   Vehicle Networking The number of sensors on passenger cars has exploded over the past few years, and there’s no sign of Read More >>

Auto circle

New Standard Brings High-Speed Ethernet to Automotive Applications

Recent approval of the IEEE 802.3bp standard offers efficiencies for reducing the weight and cost of interconnections to support communication among an ever-growing roster of automotive subsystems.   While advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems have been touted to automotive consumers for quite some time, automotive electronic engineers have been saddled with adapting Read More >>

Network speed

Ethernet Networking: The Proliferation of Data Rates

While telecom networks progress beyond 100G, local area and data center networks have more data rate choices than ever before.     The coming of age of Ethernet has brought with it many different networking applications. Carrier Ethernet is embarking on wider adoption along with Ethernet over optical transport networks (OTNs). In the mean time, Read More >>

Data center optics

The State of Data Center Networking Technologies

As networks are required to move more data faster than ever before, Bishop & Associates’ Lisa Huff looks at the current state of data center networking and makes her forecast for the future.   Ethernet dwarfs other networking technologies in the data center market with 10G, 25G, 40G, and 100G data rates currently being used, Read More >>

Rail station

Three Trends Driving Wireless Tech in the Railway Industry

The application possibilities of wireless technology in the railway industry are seemingly endless. An Industrial Ethernet network is inherently flexible and easily expandable, which makes it ideal for accommodating future trends in the transportation space.   Customer demand for a safe, entertaining, and enjoyable travel experience is dramatically increasing. Rail travelers today, whether riding on Read More >>