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DesignCon ChipHead

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 >>

DesignCon ChipHead

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 >>

Optical connectors

Embedded Optical Engines Find Their Niche

Demand for higher data rates, panel density, and practical channel lengths with acceptable signal integrity have put pressure on copper connectivity to deliver the most practical solution. Embedded optical transceiver technology emerges to address this need.   Copper circuits still rule the high-speed electronic world, but optical alternatives continue to chip away at that dominance in niche 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 >>

News Briefs

News Briefs for July 14, 2015

Mergers, personnel changes, product news and more are all part of the news briefs for July 14, 2015. Amphenol has made a binding offer of $1.275 billion to Bain Capital for FCI Asia, which will be the company’s second acquisition this year. The acquisition, which will be financed with cash and debt, will close by Read More >>

News Briefs

News Briefs for June 9, 2015

The awards pile up along with acquisitions, partnerships, and promotions in the news briefs for June 9, 2015.   Molex Incorporated announced the acquisition of ProTek Medical Ltd. by Molex Ireland Holdings B.V. Headquartered in Sligo, Ireland, ProTek Medical Ltd. specializes in supplying custom solutions for medical device manufacturers in the global medical industry. It 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 >>

How to series

How to Specify High-Speed Backplane Connectors

FCI’s Stephen Smith explains how to specify high-speed backplane connectors so your system will work now as serial data rates increase to beyond 25Gb/s, as well as into the future.    Despite the dire predictions of folks in the optical camp, armies of copper users continue to design systems that can transmit information at data Read More >>

DesignCon ChipHead

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 >>

News Briefs

News Briefs for January 20, 2015

The news briefs for January 20, 2015, cover the latest happenings in the connector and cable industries. Molex and some of its affiliates have acquired SDP Telecom of Montreal, Canada, which designs and manufactures RF/microwave solutions for the wireless communications industry. This is a next step towards Molex’s goal to offer total integrated solutions to the Read More >>