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DesignCon 2016 Technology Wrap-Up

DesignCon 2016 featured 33 interconnect manufacturers, all concentrating on ever-higher speeds and improved signal integrity.   DesignCon 2016 opened in the shadow of preparations for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, directly across the street from the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 160 exhibitors and 4,800 pre-registered attendees, the exposition and conference continues Read More >>

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Gettin’ Down on the Show Floor: DesignCon 2016

The DesignCon show floor opens today, so we spoke with some of the exhibitors to find out what they expect will be the hot technologies in this year’s Expo Hall.   Did you enjoy your workshops and survive your bootcamps? Well, slip on your walking shoes because the DesignCon show floor opens today, and there is so much Read More >>

FCI PwrMAX Ortho Power Connectors

FCI PwrMAX Ortho Power Connectors

The FCI PwrMAX Ortho power connectors are designed for orthogonal system packaging architectures. FCI expanded its power connector family to include the PwrMAX Ortho power connectors, which are designed to support orthogonal system packaging architectures in data center equipment. This architecture can offer improved data transfer and improved system cooling by eliminating midplane circuit boards. PwrMAX Ortho power connectors can be Read More >>

FCI Minitek MicroSpace 1.27/1.5mm Crimp-to-Wire Connector

The FCI Minitek MicroSpace 1.27/1.5mm crimp-to-wire connector enables contact pitch compatibility with the LV214 Severity-2 standard. FCI announced the Minitek MicroSpace 1.27/1.5mm Crimp-to-Wire (CtW) connector, which enables contact pitch compatibility with the LV214 Severity-2 standard. Minitek MicroSpace 1.27/1.5mm connectors are ideal when high vibration endurance is required. The design features primary and secondary contact retention, Poka-yoke polarization, and Read More >>

Connector Technology Fuels Growth in Embedded Computing

The latest connector technology fuels growth in embedded computing as system efficiency is a critical component for today’s embedded industry.   Regardless of the modern mobile application in question, whether it be fleet management of agricultural machines, passenger information in buses or video surveillance of trains, the trend is clear – system efficiency is a Read More >>

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DesignCon 2015 Wrap-Up

DesignCon celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and Bob Hult was there to report on the newest developments in high-speed connector technology.   DesignCon 2015 celebrated its 20th anniversary as the premier showcase for high-speed chip, connector, and PCB board technology. More than 170 technical sessions organized in 14 conference tracks and three keynote addresses provided attendees with the latest Read More >>

FCI SFP+ Active Optical Cable

FCI SFP+ Active Optical Cable

FCI SFP+ Active Optical Cable is a new generation of low-power AOC that is compliant with 10Gb Ethernet and Fiber Channel signal transmission protocols. FCI has introduced its SFP+ Active Optical Cable (AOC). This new generation of low-power AOC is fully compatible with the SFF-8431 industry standard, plug-compatible with SFP+ hardware ports, and compliant with 10Gb Ethernet and Read More >>

FCI 2mm Hardmetric Millipacs Series

FCI 2mm Hardmetric Millipacs High-Speed Series

The FCI 2mm Hardmetric Millipacs High-Speed series was developed for 10Gb/s applications. FCI has launched the high-speed version of its Millipacs series connector. The Millipacs series 2mm hardmetric (HM) backplane connector is used extensively for applications that require data rates up to 2.5Gb/s. FCI developed a new Millipacs high-speed (HS), right-angle receptacle connector suitable for data Read More >>

FCI PwrBlade Cable Connectors

FCI PwrBlade+ Cable Connectors

FCI PwrBlade+ cable connectors terminate the widest range of wires in one housing. FCI released its PwrBlade+ cable connectors, which are rated at 60A per contact and capable of terminating the widest range of wires in one housing (26AWG to 6AWG). The PwrBlade+ cable connectors offer flexibility to meet a wide variety of customer needs. The Read More >>

FCI Minitek Pwr Hybrid Wire-to-Board Connectors

FCI Minitek Pwr Hybrid Wire-to-Board Connectors

Expanding its Minitek Pwr family, the new FCI Minitek Hybrid wire-to-board connectors offer an improved and flexible modular design as compared to traditional power connectors. FCI announced the launch of its innovative Minitek Pwr Hybrid 3.0 and Minitek Pwr Hybrid 4.2 connectors. Expanding the Minitek Pwr family, the new Hybrid series has an improved and flexible modular design Read More >>

FCI Griplet

FCI Griplet Low-Profile IDC Terminal

The FCI Griplet low-profile IDC terminal is a compact, miniature connector for wire-to-board terminations. FCI released the Griplet miniature IDC connector for wire-to-board terminations. The connector offers a robust solution for miniature IDC wire-to-board connections. The low profile and compact design make Griplet an ideal connector for applications where space is tight and ease of installation is important. Each Read More >>

FCI Ekon-Stik Headers

FCI EconoStik 2.54mm Headers

FCI EconoStik headers are un-shrouded and support a wide variety of board-to-board applications. FCI introduced the economical EconoStik 2.54mm range of un-shrouded headers, which is capable of supporting a wide variety of board-to-board applications. EconoStik 2.54mm headers are available in single-row and double-row versions with vertical thru-hole, right-angle thru-hole, and vertical SMT versions, with pin counts up Read More >>