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Direct Power Transmission: Did Edison Get it Right?

The battle between AC and DC power may be fought all over again as rising demand for power and new technologies converge, bringing attention to direct current’s technical and economic advantages. After a nasty publicity battle between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison, alternating current (AC) was selected as the electrical power transmission standard for the Read More >>

Sensor Technologies Depend on Special Sensor Cables

Although often taken for granted, cable is a critical enabling technology. As connected and smart devices multiply, so does the need for the specialized cables that connect the many types of sensors needed to enable smart and autonomous applications across a broad spectrum of industries. Cables that connect sensors are designed to optimize the performance Read More >>

SPE Connectors

Single-Pair Ethernet Helps Industrial Designers Update and Build Systems for Industry 4.0

These simplified, yet powerful SPE connectors will help integrate equipment and buildings into a powerful, data-rich Industrial Internet of Things. The standardization of single-pair Ethernet (SPE) in 2019 enabled designers of industrial architectures to envision new levels of power, data speeds, and reliability for manufacturing facilities, building automation systems, and transportation networks. The IEEE 802.3cg-2019 Read More >>

DIN Rail terminal blocks

DIN Rail Terminal Blocks Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights DIN rail mounted terminal blocks from leading suppliers. DIN Rail Terminal Blocks  Phoenix Contact’s DIN rail mount PTV terminal block range combines the timesaving advantages of tool-free, push-in direct connection technology for rigid and ferruled conductors with lateral screw terminal block conductor routing, which offers enhanced security and more easily 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 >>

September 2020 New Connectivity Products II

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. September 2020 New Connectivity Products II September 2020 New Connectivity Products II > Interconnects, etc. AVX Corporation extended its well-proven range of board-to-board battery connectors with the addition of the new 9155-250 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 >>

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 >>

EV charging

Electric Vehicle Charging Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights electric vehicle charging connectors from leading suppliers. Electric Vehicle Charging Connectors Phoenix Contact’s e-mobility product portfolio offers innovative, high-power, DC charging technology for infrastructure and vehicles in the U.S., Europe, and China. Its DC Charging Cables are available in 40–500A variants ideal for use in applications extending from homes and 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 >>

autonomous tractors

Autonomous Tractors Take the Farmer Out of the Fields

New partially and fully autonomous tractors and agricultural equipment leverage the evolution of connected automotive technologies to bring e-mobility to the farm. As engineers race to fulfill OEMs’ desire to be amongst the first to have driverless cars hit the highway, the advanced electronics contributing to these innovations are making their way into other modes Read More >>