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Fiber Optics Move into Military Backplanes

The recent Embedded Tech Trends conference highlighted a trend: Boards and subsystems for military applications are increasingly employing optical cable. Fiber optic technology is continuing its push into high-end military systems as engineers increasingly choose it to meet accelerating speed demands. This marks a change from its traditional role as a technology for long-distance communications. Read More >>

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Shielded, Twisted-Pair Cable Assemblies Provide Critical Support for the Secure Networking of Classified Data

Fiber optic, shielded copper, and foil-shielded, unshielded-twisted-pair (UTP) cables are among the hardware solutions implemented to meet stringent data security networking protocols. Critical computer networks dedicated to the storage and transmission of sensitive government, military, and national security data safeguard such information with robust security parameters and processes including firewalls, passwords, biometrics, and access cards. Read More >>

March 24, 2020 New product news

March 24, 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. March 24, 2020 New Connectivity Products March 24, 2020 New Read More >>

OFC Resists the Coronavirus

The 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition celebrated 50 years of optical connectivity with a combination of exhibits on the show floor and remote presentations. The 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for March 8-12, had grand plans to celebrate 50 years of optical communication. Groundbreaking technologies, including low-loss optical fiber and Read More >>

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Hybrid Connector Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights hybrid connector products from leading suppliers. Hybrid Connector Products Positronic EC Series Eclipse hybrid power and signal connectors combine precision-machined low-resistance, gold-plated copper alloy power contacts with cost-effective formed signal contact clusters to deliver a high price-performance ratio, high linear current density, and robust performance ideal for use in power Read More >>

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A Systems-Based Approach to Driverless Cars

Internal and external systems that include an expanded range of connected technologies will bring autonomy to the automotive world and make driverless cars a reality. By Guido Dornbusch, Senior Director, Network Connected Devices Segment, Molex CMS; Alex Bormuth, Director Business Development, Molex CMS; and Dr. Ayman Duzdar, Senior Director of Engineering, Vehicle Antenna Solutions, Molex 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 >>

High-Speed Fiber Cable Assemblies for the 5G Era

Active optical cables are key components in the high-speed systems needed to handle the exponential increase in data traffic that will come with 5G. Connector companies are helping data centers upgrade with these smart solutions. According to the figure being passed around at DesignCon 2020, only 15% of the 5G infrastructure has been installed so Read More >>

High-Speed Connectivity Accelerates the Development of Intelligent Transportation Systems

As 5G networks are activated, connected and automated vehicle systems will evolve from emerging technologies into widespread intelligent transportation systems (ITS) that guide the multimodal transport of goods, people, and transportation-related information. The transportation sector is poised to see profound changes as 5G continues its rollout. The fifth generation of wireless networks will provide the Read More >>

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

The COM-HPC Embedded Standard Will Facilitate High-Performance Computing

To handle compute-intensive applications and edge-computing systems, a revised Computer on Module (COM) standard is required. At electronica 2018, Samtec and congatec introduced the concept of a new Computer on Module (COM) standard. Initially called COM-HD, it has been developed by PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) and re-named COM-HPC to reflect the high-computing performance Read More >>

Preparing for Photonic Integrated Circuit

A gap between the current electronic integration industry and photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology is present under the subtle tension between “introductory delay” and “collapsing to zero.” Recent standards movement reveals the evidence of this trend through extra-short reach (XSR) definition and points to printed optical board (POB) as the most probable next enabling technology Read More >>