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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 >>

space robots

CIMON Says: Design Lessons from a Robot Assistant in Space

Designing a service bot to function in microgravity is a unique challenge. Engineers at Airbus developed an autonomous robot assistant for the International Space Station using commercially available interconnects. By Traci Browne and Paul Golata for Mouser Electronics robot Of the more than 225 visitors to the International Space Station (ISS) in the past 20 Read More >>

Microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-Style Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights space- and weight-saving microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-style connectors from leading suppliers. Microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-Style Connectors SV Microwave’s high-frequency D38999 RF cable assemblies are available with BMA or SMPM D38999 contacts on one end, male SMA connectors on the other, and 0.085” and 0.141” diameter cable in between. The 50Ω assemblies employ standard interfaces Read More >>

RF Connectors

75Ω RF Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights 75Ω RF connectors and cable assemblies from leading suppliers, as well as corresponding tooling. 75Ω RF Connectors Radiall offers large range of true 75Ω connector interfaces designed to support frequencies up to 6GHz and to match the characteristic impedance of 75Ω coaxial cables used for their low attenuation and low Read More >>

Samtec HTEC8

May 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. May 2020 New Connectivity Products May 2020 New Connectivity Products Read More >>

Connectivity Solutions for Intelligent Traffic Control Systems

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectivity solutions for intelligent traffic control systems from leading suppliers. Connectivity Solutions for Intelligent Traffic Control Systems METZ CONNECT offers a range of M12 X-coded connectors and cable assemblies ideal for harsh-environment Ethernet applications ranging from industrial applications and intelligent traffic control systems to remote military communications networks. The range Read More >>

The Robots Are Coming

Robotics may be one of the greatest technological innovations of all time, and their rise is just beginning. Specialty, lightweight, precision connectivity products are key to their agility and utility. As companies look for ways to reduce their labor costs and increase their ability to perform tasks in a human-touch-free manner, the job functions robots Read More >>

April 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. April 2020 New Connectivity Products April 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Hirose’s new ZE064W Series waterproof wire-to-wire connectors are designed for use in demanding automotive and off-highway Read More >>

RF Connectors

Microwave and Millimeter-Wave RF Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights microwave and millimeter-wave RF connectors, cable assemblies, materials, and tooling from leading suppliers. All of the connector products collected here are ideally suited for use in telecom and networking applications, and several are also well suited for use in military and aerospace and autonomous vehicle applications. Microwave and Millimeter-Wave RF Read More >>

Five Things to Consider When Specifying Metal Contact Materials

Contact materials can make a critical difference in the integrity, reliability, and durability of connectors. But not every application requires the highest-quality option. By Steve Smashey, President, and Mike Conte, General Manager, SOS Engineering, Inc. contact materials Small details in the quality and construction of interconnects can make a big difference in a system’s performance 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 >>