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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 >>

mil-spec cable

Mil-Spec Cable Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mil-spec cable and cable assemblies from leading connectivity suppliers. Mil-Spec Cable and Cable Assemblies Mouser Electronics stocks TE Connectivity’s Raychem Cat 5e cable for high-data-rate, harsh-environment military, marine, and aerospace applications, including shipboard, satellite, C4ISR, weapons, avionics, soldier-worn, and in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. The mil-spec cable is designed in accordance Read More >>

Antennas Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights antennas from leading connectivity suppliers. Heilind Electronics stocks Molex’s entire antenna product portfolio, which offers a wide range of dual-band, multi-band, ultra-wide-band, GPS, and cellular antennas with combo capabilities that provide advantages ranging from reducing engineering support at component design level to satisfying size and weight constraints, meeting cost targets, Read More >>

rugged connectors

Eight Steps to Determine the Right Rugged Connectors for Your Harsh-Environment Application

Designing for harsh-environment connectivity elicits a number of challenges. This guide will help you ask the right questions to determine the proper rugged connectors for your demanding application. Rugged connectors are built for harsh-environment conditions. Both the internal and external components of rugged connectors are made to withstand challenging environments, including exposure to moisture or Read More >>

New connectivity products

July 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. July 2020 New Connectivity Products July 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc.  TE Connectivity’s new EB16 expanded-beam optical pin and socket termini are available in single-mode and multimode Read More >>

Connectors for Medical Wearables Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for medical wearables ranging from fitness-watch-style monitoring devices to smart textiles and exoskeletons. Connectors for Medical Wearables Binder’s Snap-In IP67 Series features a range of subminiature, lightweight connectors ideally suited for use in medical applications including medical wearables. The series includes male and female cable- and panel-mount connectors with Read More >>

Four Key Areas Where Wearable Technologies are Pushing Innovation

Miniature interconnects combined with sensors and antennas give designers powerful new means of integrating Internet of Things into flexible new forms.  Tiny wearable technologies are becoming huge. The incredible miniaturization of electronic components, combined with the powerful Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities brought to these systems by miniature sensors and antennas, has resulted in a new wave of wearable technologies. Flexible, stretchable circuits and interconnects bring additional possibility to Read More >>

small form factor connectors

Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights small form factor (SFF) fiber optic connectors, termini, and tooling from leading suppliers. Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connectors Rosenberger’s LC line of small form factor (SFF), single-fiber, simplex and duplex connectors features push-pull locking mechanisms and spring-mounted ferrules centered on slotted sleeves and is available with optional tuning and Read More >>

space

Commercial Connectors Toughen Up for the Harshest Environments in the Universe

As priorities for deep-space applications change, demand is increasing for low-cost, commercial off-the-shelf connectors that can endure the rigors of space. Deep-space exploration keeps bringing us new information about the sun, the moon, and the planets. For example, data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recently helped researchers determine that the Moon isn’t dead because it Read More >>

coaxial cable

Testing Microwave Coaxial Cable Assemblies for Deep Space Missions

A comprehensive test regimen can help determine the suitability of microwave coaxial cable assemblies for the final frontier. By Aidan Doran, Senior Product Manager, Space, and John Lewis, Director of Product Management, Defense and Space, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies test Reliability can be defined as performance over time, and in deep-space applications, nothing is more important Read More >>