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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 >>

new connectivity products

New Connectivity Products: November 2019

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. New Connectivity Products: November 2019 New Connectivity Products: November 2019 Read More >>

high-temperature connector products

High-Temperature Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-temperature connector products rated for maximum operating temperatures of +125°C or higher and well suited for use in industrial, automotive, and transportation applications, as well as military, aerospace, and medical applications. High-Temperature Connector Products  AirBorn’s highly customizable M-Series Micro-D connectors are designed for mission-critical applications that require high-density, high-reliability interconnect Read More >>

trucking

Short- and Long-Haul Trucking: Driving Towards an Emissions-Free Future

Trucking is getting greener as sensor-based technologies make diesel engines more efficient and lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells offer an alternative to petroleum. Trucking is vital to the way we live. Long-haul trucks carry what’s needed to where it’s needed quickly and affordably, and short-haul trucks trek the final miles between warehouses and stores. Read More >>

wire and cable accessories

Wire and Cable Accessories

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire and cable accessories from leading suppliers, including cable clamps, identification sleeves, marking systems, conduit, tubing, and backshells. Wire and Cable Accessories  Würth Elektronik’s new WE-EEL aluminum grounding cable clips enable the stable grounding and fixation of cables with diameters extending from 2.5–20.5mm and exhibit less than 0.01Ω of contact Read More >>

Soldier Wearables and Heads-Up Displays Challenge Connectors

US Army leaders and their industrial partners are looking at new ways to equip dismounted soldiers with lighter weight, wireless, more capable, and more integrated electronic systems. The goal of a major revamp of the Adaptive Squad Architecture (ASA) is to harmonize both the individual dismounted soldier and the squad as an integrated combat platform, Read More >>

Four Factors to Consider When Specifying Connectors for Military Wearables

Choosing the right connectors for soldier-worn electronics can help improve soldier effectiveness and safety in the field. The average soldier in the field today carries between 87 and 121 pounds (39 to 59 kilograms) of gear and equipment, including an increasing amount of soldier-worn electronics. Improving battlefield effectiveness starts with ensuring every ounce of that Read More >>

New Product News October 2019

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. New Product News October 2019 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, Read More >>

How to Specify Heavy-Duty Connectors and Cable Assemblies for Harsh Industrial Applications

Designing and specifying cable assemblies for use in harsh environments presents a number of challenges. Industrial equipment can be subjected to harsh conditions, such as high temperatures, water, high humidity, particulate ingress, electromagnetic interference (EMI), vibration, and impact from close proximity to moving factory components. Over time, exposure to these conditions begins to impede assembly Read More >>

Modular Rectangular Connectors

Modular Rectangular Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights modular rectangular connectors from leading suppliers for applications in the industrial, military and aerospace, datacom/telecom, medical, and transportation markets. Modular Rectangular Connector Products Phoenix Contact’s HEAVYCON Complete modular rectangular connectors support flexible combinations of various housings, frames, modules, contact inserts, contacts, and terminal adapters for broad application suitability and employ Read More >>

Too Hot to Handle: Protecting Wire and Cables from Fire

Fire poses real risks to sensitive electronics in data centers, building structures, vehicles, and other high-density electronics applications, especially as our reliance on connectivity continues to grow. New materials designed to protect wire and cables from fire improve overall system safety and safeguard critical connectivity functions. Heat presents challenges for electronics. Components and assembled electronic Read More >>

Electric Vehicles Reach a Fork in the Road

Sales of electric vehicles are growing, but still account for only 2.1% of new car sales worldwide. What does the industry need to address to reach a tipping point for mass adoption? Electric vehicles (EVs) are a popular theoretical choice but few countries are seeing the driving public’s enthusiasm converting into sales. The International Energy Read More >>