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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 >>

Connectivity is the Future of Automotive Design

In 2020, the world is adjusting to new automotive use patterns and considering competing fueling strategies. Only one thing is certain: Cars are becoming more connected. The future of automotive design centers on the continued development of electric vehicles and the integration of connected technologies within non-electric vehicles. While the adoption of electric vehicles is Read More >>

automotive

Five Aspects of Modern Automotive Design That Depend on Connectors

Evolving connector design has helped transform the driving experience. Better lighting, greater comfort, and advanced safety are just the beginning. Today’s automobiles are more connected than ever before. Automotive electronics deliver the advanced communication needed for performance and comfort throughout the vehicle and enable a variety of safety features for the driver, passengers, and public. Electronic Read More >>

sealed wire-to-wire connectors

Sealed Wire-to-Wire Automotive Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sealed wire-to-wire automotive connectors from leading suppliers. Sealed Wire-to-Wire Automotive Connectors JAE’s new MX80 Series compact, waterproof automotive in-line connectors are miniaturized for use in vehicular applications with limited mounting and wiring space, including sideview mirrors, indicator lights, blind-spot monitors, motor actuation, and license-plate lighting, and have IP67 silicone rubber 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

autoclavable connectors

Autoclavable Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights medical connectivity products compatible with autoclave sterilization. Autoclavable Connectors Smiths Interconnect’s D Series Quick-Disconnect Plastic Connectors offer cost-effective, high-reliability alternatives to premium-priced autoclave-compatible connectors in medical applications including electrophysiology catheters, patient monitors, MRI machines, intervascular ultrasounds, defibrillators, infusion pumps, and laboratory equipment, and are scaled to support a wide 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 >>

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 >>