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Choosing the Right Board-to-Board Connectors for Your Device

Consider robustness, flexibility, and processing requirements in your design to be confident that you are choosing the right board-to-board connectors for your application. A primary concern for device designers is how to get signal and power to the device in a way that doesn’t interfere with functional goals, such as portability, wearability, or size. Many Read More >>

Top 10 Connector Companies in 2019

Identifying the 2019 Top 10 Connector Companies: An Exercise in Expertise

The connector industry is broad and diverse, with numerous suppliers and distributors vying for the attention of today’s electronics innovators, so identifying the best companies from which to source your components is not easy. This latest guide from Bishop & Associates should help. It’s no surprise that design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use Read More >>

New product news

October 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. October 2020 New Connectivity Products October 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. AirBorn’s new RocKet Macro-D connectors have a rugged form factor designed to reliably withstand the rigors Read More >>

memory module connectors

Memory Module Sockets Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights memory module sockets from leading suppliers. Memory Module Sockets Kensington Electronics supplies JAE’s MM80 Series memory module socket connectors for high-capacity, double-data-rate 3 (DDR3), synchronous, dynamic, random-access memory (SD-RAM), small-outline, dual-inline memory modules (SO-DIMMs) compatible with the MO-268C JEDEC standard. These right-angle SMT connectors are available in standard and reverse 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 >>

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 >>

military PCB connectors

Irregular PCB Configurations Require Small Connectors and Creative Solutions

When a traditional rectangular connector isn’t the right fit for a unique PCB shape, engineers must look for a creative solution. Sometimes that solution is a custom connector that can deliver the needed space savings and the reliability required for mission-critical military applications.  By Jim Murphy, International Sales Manager, Advanced Interconnections Corp. The demand for smaller, slimmer, Read More >>

copper cable connectivity

Top 12 Trends: Copper to Optical Connectivity

This is the fifth installment in a series of articles that address leading technology trends that have had a significant impact on the electronic connector industry over the past 20 years. This latest installment in the Technology Trends series by Bob Hult examines the trends and technologies that have pushed copper to the limits and ushered in Read More >>

Connector Industry Meets Pressing Demand for Advanced Medical Connectivity Products

In a year of changing market conditions and unprecedented global demand for lifesaving medical technologies, the electronics industry has stepped forward to meet new challenges. The world is facing challenging times stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, including healthcare uncertainties, record high unemployment, and social unrest. These turbulent market conditions are fueling a global economic recession Read More >>

high-speed connectors and cables

The Evolution of High-Speed Data Transfer

The connector industry continues to refine backplane and I/O connectors to provide a migration path to the next generation of high-speed architectures. This is the fourth in a series of articles that review leading technology trends that have had a significant impact on the electronic connector industry. high-speed 112Gb/s 3.125Gb/s NRZ to 112Gb/s PAM4 It Read More >>

data rates and signals

A High-Speed Connectivity Solution for Achieving 112Gb/s PAM4 Data Rates

System architects are using over-the-board technologies to extend signal reach and density and achieve high-speed data rates by routing signals through ultra-low-skew twinax cable instead of through expensive, lossy PCBs.  Industry observers have noted that emerging high-speed system requirements of 28Gb/s and 56Gb/s, and now 112Gb/s, are nearing the physical limitations of traditional electronic hardware Read More >>

Backplane connectors

High-Speed Backplane Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-speed and hard metric backplane connectors from leading suppliers. Backplane connectors are designed to increase data rates and decrease signal rise to enable higher reliability high-speed transmission with greater clarity. High-Speed Backplane Connectors Samtec ExaMAX 112Gb/s PAM4 backplane cable systems improve signal integrity and routability using Samtec Flyover technology, which routes signals above lossy Read More >>