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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 >>

Medical Devices and Instruments Put the Squeeze on Connectors

Rapidly evolving medical technologies are increasing demand for small, lightweight, high-density connectors that can handle high signal speeds, endure frequent mating cycles and sterilization, and play well with sensors. Connectors for electronics in medical devices, equipment, and instruments cover a very broad range of uses. They, and their accompanying cables, are also likely to be Read More >>

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High-Tech Medical Connectivity Products Create Smart Solutions

Robots, Big Data, and other high-tech medical technologies will help lower error rates and set new quality standards as the next generation of medical devices integrates smaller, modular electronics into highly connected medical environments. The medical technology sector is a booming industry marked by rapid change. Miniature dosing devices, surgical robots, and medical interventions controlled Read More >>

The Electronics Industry Remembers Sam Shine

The founder of Samtec leaves a legacy of connector innovation and company stewardship that is matched by his equally impressive commitment to philanthropy and environmental conservation. The electronics industry has lost one of its great founders. Sam Shine, founder of Samtec, Inc., died on November 15 at age 86. He formed the privately held electronic Read More >>

2019 Medical Connectivity eBook

New Medical Connectivity eBook

New connectivity components and design strategies are rising to the challenges presented by medical market trends, regulatory requirements, and rigorous environments to enable the next generation of highly connected and capable medical technologies. Learn more in our new Medical Connectivity eBook, featuring technical articles and product solutions from 25 leading medical connectivity suppliers.  Change is Read More >>

cooling strategies

Cooling Strategies for Data Centers

Increased data volumes and high-speed switching requirements are pushing manufacturers to get creative when it comes to thermal cooling strategies. The proliferation of streaming services, social media, digital automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to a rapid increase in data volumes. Large amounts of data are being generated as sensors feed intelligent 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 >>

commercial aircraft

Connectors Fly High on Commercial Aircraft

Thousands of new commercial aircraft are currently in production. They will contain lightweight, powerful, high-speed electronics systems that will enable connectivity on a level the skies have never seen. Commercial aircraft come in many shapes and sizes, from small executive jets to large, long-haul, wide-body planes that carry hundreds of passengers. Electronics are taking a 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 >>

rail

Five Ways the Industrial Internet of Things is Making Rail Better

Connected technologies are making cargo and passenger rail transport more efficient, transparent, and secure. Dramatic changes are occurring in rail travel and transport as connected technologies come into use for scheduling, tracking and monitoring, autonomous systems, safety and performance systems, and passenger amenities. Examples around the world show a mode that is leveraging new technologies 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 >>