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July 2020 Connector Industry News

July 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. July 2020 Connector Industry News July 2020 Connector Industry News > Event News Phoenix Contact’s fifth annual Smart Communities conference will be presented as a three-part, online-only series of 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 >>

2020 Datacom eBook

2020 Data Connectivity eBook

In our new 2020 Data Connectivity eBook, more than 25 connector suppliers with proven experience developing and deploying high-speed, high-bandwidth, and high-signal-integrity components share their unique perspectives on the best products and practices for solving today’s challenges and supporting tomorrow’s scalability. Data is the lifeblood of our digital age. Few things were left undigitized at Read More >>

Robotic Connectivity Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectivity solutions for robotic systems, including connectors, cables, cable assemblies, and sensors. Robotic Connectivity Products Omnetics Connector Corporation’s PZN Polarized Nano Connectors are amongst the smallest, lightest-weight, and lowest-profile board-to-cable connectors available in the industry. Designed to deliver high-reliability, high-signal-integrity performance in applications subject to shock and vibration, the series Read More >>

Patch Cables Go the (Shorter) Distance

Adding a patch cable, patch cord, or jumper solution gives designers greater flexibility in system design. Patch cables are relatively simple connectivity devices: They consist of a length of cable that connects two optical or electronic devices and transmits signals through a physical conduit. In applications including data centers, industrial systems, and healthcare equipment, physical Read More >>

commercial trucking

Designing Durable Connectors for Commercial Trucks

Heavy-duty trucks log long miles on rough roads in all conditions to bring essential goods and materials to businesses and consumers. The connectors these vehicles depend on must be exceptionally reliable and rugged. Even when the rest of the world shuts down, commercial transport vehicles keep on trucking. These heavy-duty vehicles operate for long hours Read More >>

Three Trends Point to the Convergence of Industrial Components for Transportation Systems

Electrification, automation, and connectivity across systems and command centers are changing the types of connectors that are used in many transportation vehicles.  By Aditya Sharma, Business Development Manager, North America, PEI-Genesis transportation Rapid innovation in the heavy transportation market is driving demand for an array of new product- and service-based responses from specialized connector distributors. Read More >>

April 2020 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. April 2020 Connector Industry News April 2020 Connector Industry News > Event News  Phoenix Contact’s Dialog Days Virtual Conference: Creative Solutions for a Smart World, which was launched in Read More >>

Ethernet

40 Years of the IEEE 802 Ethernet Standard

A unified standard for Ethernet networks developed four decades ago still serves as the foundation of today’s incredible connectivity.  In 1973, engineer Bob Metcalfe proposed a simple but revolutionary method to connect computers in local area networks (LANs) using coaxial cable and a modular connector. Ethernet was born. But that was just the beginning. At first, systems designers were on their own and a wide variety of configurations proliferated across the Read More >>

ventilators to fight COVID-19

COVID-19 Spreads, Demand for Ventilators Skyrockets

Automotive and engineering companies have reworked their production lines to produce ventilators and other critical medical supplies needed to fight the virus. The medical technology companies that originally designed these devices have led the way by sharing their designs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 coronavirus is an infectious disease that has Read More >>

TEMPEST secure network cabling

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 >>

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 >>