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Use-Limiting Technology Protects Patients

Designing electronic medical devices with use-limiting technology safeguards patients and operators by preventing unauthorized reuse or refurbishment. By David Smith, Sr. Electrical Engineer, and Tyler Yang, Mechanical Engineer, ATL Technology  It’s no secret that cost is often a critical component of medical care, so it’s no surprise that cost is often the primary factor impacting Read More >>

connector world embraces antennas and sensors

The Connector World Embraces Antennas and Sensors  

Acting in tandem with high-speed interconnects, antennas and sensors can collect and convey a world of data. They act as the eyes and ears of today’s connected world.   Everything is connected. But for once, we’re not talking about connectors. We’re taking a closer look at the passive technologies that enable the autonomous and interconnected functions of the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, the rollout of Read More >>

artificial intelligence influences connector development

The AI Impact: Artificial Intelligence Influences Connector Development

AI technologies are being used to help analyze rapidly growing data sets, which is generating substantially more data and further increasing demand for ever more powerful connectors. Artificial intelligence has become a prominent element in many advanced system designs, including leading sensing and analysis tools used by data centers and military agencies. Though AI is a high-level software technology, it’s having a major impact on the development of electronics, including connector designs that can accommodate Read More >>

New Connector and Cable Products: April 2019

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and other connectivity products. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Connector and Cable Products: Read More >>

drones, FLIR cameras, GPS, and prosthetics were all inspired by military technologies

Five Military Technologies That are Driving Civilian Product Development

Technologies that got their start in military applications, such as the now ubiquitous GPS technologies in our phones and cars, often migrate to civilian markets. Many consumer, medical, and automotive electronics were originally military technologies. Most consumers are unaware that many of the electronic products they use or readily recognize were originally military technologies. These Read More >>

The Frustration of Archaic Traffic Control Systems

Emerging traffic management equipment represents a bright new market for advanced sensors and many types of related connectors. I like to consider myself reasonably adjusted to the challenges of living in the 21st century, except one: We continue to labor under the dictates of traffic control systems technology that dates from the early part of Read More >>

The Connected Car is Closer Than it Appears

The technologies that make the connected car possible are on an accelerated evolutionary path. Some technologies are already on the roads and others are heading out in the near future, fueled by component innovations and high-speed access. When General Motors first introduced OnStar on its vehicles in 1996, it marked the birth of the “connected Read More >>

Connectors in a Futuristic World

TE Connectivity teams up with Hollywood to explore future technologies in the new film, “Alita: Battle Angel.” When Hollywood and Silicon Valley join forces to bring future technology to the big screen, the engineering community pays attention. A great story is key, but add some fantastic machines to the mix and you don’t just have Read More >>

Top Technology Trends and Disruptions for 2019

A new wave of technologies including e-mobility, Industry 4.0, edge computing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality will bring about big changes to society. The technology trends we are watching with great anticipation in 2019 isn’t a cool new device or a smaller, faster, better version of something we’ve seen before. It’s not a trip to Read More >>

Connector Companies Get Smarter, Faster With Acquisitions

Electronics companies are consolidating their expertise with acquisitions as new technologies become part of the connector ecosystem. When is a connector company more than a connector company? When it is also a wire and cable company, a sensor company, an antenna company, a transceiver and transponder company, and even, sometimes, a software company. As increasingly complex Read More >>

Sensors Expand Possibilities for More Devices

Autonomous machines and the Internet of Things have brought sensors to the forefront of electronics design. As the Internet of Things continues to expand and more applications feature autonomous functions, sensors have become an integral part of many electronic products. They capture the information that brings capability, autonomy, and precision to products in markets ranging Read More >>

Connector Manufacturers Sense Growth

As sensors increasingly work in tandem with connectors in IoT applications, some companies are expanding their expertise to encompass both of these elements.  Much like human eyes and ears, electronic sensors detect, measure, and report data on physical properties that enable electronic systems to react. Sensors of all types are proliferating as they become the Read More >>