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COVID-19: A Black Swan Event for the Connector Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting supply chains, cooling demand, and affecting businesses in virtually all market segments. How will this impact the connector industry? History may have some clues. A black swan event is defined as an extremely rare, unpredictable, and unexpected occurrence that has significant negative impact on an economy. The COVID-19 pandemic is Read More >>

tooling and materials

Application Materials and Tooling Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights application materials and tooling products from leading suppliers. Application Materials and Tooling Products Weidmüller’s panel-building tool chest features variable tool inserts that can be configured according to individual customer requirements and optionally equipped with an array of automatic machines and printers to achieve a 10% increase in efficiency. Designed according Read More >>

Vehicle Technologies in Transition

JAE and Yazaki are two companies on the forefront of automotive innovation. We talk to experts from both about the challenges of autonomous and electric vehicles. By Gale Morrison and Connector Supplier vehicle Technology is dramatically changing every aspect of modern car design and function. Electric drive trains are undergoing dramatic refinements and reaching full viability. Read More >>

Connectors Get Tough for Industrial Robots and Automation

As more robots and other connected devices join the factory floor, the challenge is to protect sensitive electronics from dirt, debris, vibration, and other barriers to performance. As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to expand, it brings more electronic devices to the factory floor. There, they are exposed to harsh environments including dust, Read More >>

Connectors for IoT, IIoT, and Industry 4.0 Applications

The proliferation of connected technologies is placing new technical demands on industrial connectors. Higher speeds, higher frequency performance, and reduced form factors are required, along with ruggedness, reliability, and immunity against electromagnetic interference. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the wireless interconnectivity of electronic devices ranging from appliances and vehicles to building control systems Read More >>

Miniaturized Circular Connectors Drive New Developments in Portable Electronics

Fast-turn, application-specific connectors can be produced quickly and can even meet stringent military standards when based on existing, standardized connector designs with proven reliability. Electronic modules in many of today’s application areas must prioritize size and weight reductions and simultaneously provide high-speed transmissions with reliable signal integrity, even in harsh environments, and especially as portable Read More >>

January 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. January 2020 Connector Industry News  January 2020 Connector Industry News > Event News RS Components’ DesignSpark engineering community and resource center is partnering with Molex to present a webinar Read More >>

Getting Connected with Stretchable Circuitry

The next frontier for medical device design is stretchable, wearable products that can adhere to patients or equipment and endure movement and manipulation. Dr. John Rogers, a professor of engineering at the University of Illinois, is one of many researchers advancing the charge to develop stretchable electronics. Rogers says soft materials for flexible macroelectronic circuits Read More >>

Global Harmonization of the Appliance Coupler Standard

As the electronics industry continues to take steps towards global harmonization, the US and Canada will adopt the IEC 60320 standard for device plugs with minor deviations. This has significant implications for home healthcare products, portable medical technologies, household appliances, and consumer electronics. By SCHURTER Inc. Global standards make it easy for both component and Read More >>

Cable Connectors for Ultrasound Probe Assemblies

Ruggedness, ease of use, reliability, good signal integrity, and high mating cycles are critical factors to consider when specifying connectors for use in medical ultrasound equipment. Medical electronics are demanding applications for cable connectors. These connectors and cables need to resist liquids, impacts, repeated mating cycles, cleaning, and EMI — and that’s all in addition Read More >>

January 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. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity Products Read More >>

December 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. December 2019 Connector Industry News December 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News  Hirose’s FX26 Series and BM46 Series connectors have both been selected as Innovation Award Honorees for Read More >>