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submarine uuv

Underwater Connectors Get Smaller and Tougher for Submarines and UUVs

Undersea applications for connectors used by the U.S. Navy are expanding. Not only are submarines now joined by unmanned underwater vehicles, but a third emerging category includes devices used in seabed warfare and communications. The undersea environment is one of the harshest that military electronics systems must withstand. Submarines must stand up to constant pressure Read More >>

mil-spec connector accessories

Mil-Spec Connector Accessories Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mil-spec connector accessories from leading suppliers. Mil-Spec Connector Accessories Amphenol Pcd offers one of the industry’s widest selections of industrial and mil-spec connector accessories for circular connectors, including an extensive range of both QPL and commercial mil-spec connector backshells designed to provide strain relief, environmental protection, and EMI/RFI shielding at Read More >>

optical electronics

Small, Lightweight Connectors Enable Today’s Powerful Optical Electronics

The latest generation of high-tech digital cameras has been sized down for small, lightweight military, medical, and surveillance equipment. High-speed miniature interconnect products make it possible to capture and send images in even the most rigorous operating conditions. High-speed cameras, machine learning, and robotics are changing the world for interconnects that support data services to Read More >>

IMS2020

5G and 6G Come into Focus at IMS Microwave Week

IMS2020, the virtual iteration of the world’s most important annual RF and microwave event, presented state-of-the-art products needed to advance 5G, 6G, and other high-speed technologies. With a 10% increase in first-time attendees, 8,000 virtual participants attended IMS2020, the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IMS is the world’s largest event for RF and Read More >>

multi-port connectors

Military Programs Use Multi-Port and Cluster Connectors for State-of-the-Art RF Performance

Multi-port connectors reduce system cost, speed installation time, and improve reliability. As 5G technologies continue to develop for commercial and military use, these important connectivity solutions will have greatly increased utilization. The concept of multi-port connectors has evolved from arrays of discrete coaxes to complex assemblies with multiple coaxial contacts, integrated into a single connector Read More >>

PCB mounting for shock and vibration

Choosing the Right PCB Mounting Method for High Shock and Vibration

Electronics that are subject to harsh military and aerospace operating environments require secure mounting. Several popular specifications give designers options. A few weeks ago, I was discussing work with an engineer friend, and we got onto the subject of connectors that are subjected to high shock and vibration loads. Exciting, I know. It all stemmed Read More >>

composite shell connectors

Composite Shell Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights lightweight composite shell connectors from leading suppliers. Composite Shell Connectors Nicomatic’s DLMM Metallized Composite Connectors deliver compact, lightweight, cost-effective, and fully shielded power and signal solutions ideal for use in weight- and space-constrained applications including UAVs, robotics, satellites, and radar systems. Based on its popular DMM Micro-D Mix connectors — Read More >>

ethernet connectors for mobile equipment

Ethernet Connectors for Mobile Equipment Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Ethernet connectors and cable assemblies for mobile equipment extending from industrial automation systems and robotics to railways, airplanes, and off-highway vehicles. Ethernet Connectors for Mobile Equipment ITT Veam’s CIR M12 bayonet-coupling circular connectors support Ethernet, multifunction vehicle bus (MVB), wire train bus (WTB), and video lines within a single connector. Read More >>

Space grade connectors

Space-Grade Connectors are Ready for Liftoff

As government and commercial missions into space become more prevalent, connectivity suppliers are challenged to deliver space-grade connector products that can handle uniquely extreme operating conditions. The joint mission between SpaceX and NASA to send a team of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) is one of the technology world’s 2020 highlights. In a Read More >>

military UAVs

Small Military UAVs Demand Smaller, Lighter Connectors

A new generation of more powerful unmanned aerial vehicles carry a payload that includes sensors, cameras, processors, and other electronics. Small, lightweight connectors help make their missions possible. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for military use are getting even smaller and more powerful as trends toward miniaturization in modern military equipment extends to the skies. Read More >>

battlefield combat

New Combat Systems Set to Conquer the Future with New Connectivity Options

New battlefield strategies that network dismounted soldiers for “any-sensor, any-shooter” tactics are driving technological changes in digital gear enabled in part by advanced interconnects. By Matt McAlonis, Engineering Fellow, Aerospace Defense and Marine, TE Connectivity, and Franck Kolczak, Senior Business Development Manager-Defense Market, TE Connectivity combat Today’s entertaining real-time-strategy (RTS) games and virtual-reality (VR) headsets Read More >>

military wearables from ITT Cannon

Military Wearables Trends Require Connectors to Scale Down

The demand for micro- and nano-miniature military connectors is increasing as the military adopts Nett Warrior and future soldier technologies. The military wearables market is expanding rapidly, driven by continuous innovation in small, lightweight products that can be used for navigation, communication, and computing systems, vision and surveillance, and biometric monitoring. These products have typically been Read More >>