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Cooling Strategies for Data Centers

Increased data volumes and high-speed switching requirements are pushing manufacturers to get creative when it comes to thermal cooling strategies. The proliferation of streaming services, social media, digital automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to a rapid increase in data volumes. Large amounts of data are being generated as sensors feed intelligent Read More >>

Believe the Hype About the Internet of Things

Avnet’s Lou Lutostanski says the promise of full IoT connectivity has been slow to arrive, but it’s real and it’s coming. It’ll just take a little more education, simplification, and standardization to make widespread adoption happen. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the talk of the town for the past few of years. So Read More >>

Smart LEDs Extend Into the IoT

Embraced by consumers, businesses, and governments, LED lighting is the clear winner in the battle of the bulbs and is now being integrated into an array of IoT technologies. This opens opportunities for the interconnects they rely on. It’s safe to say that LEDs have won the battle of the bulbs. In the last three Read More >>

Sowing Seeds of Change With Smart Connections

Advanced Connectors Enable Smart Agriculture Presented by Bulgin Modern agriculture depends on advanced technologies. Leading electronics companies are providing new solutions to the agricultural sector that help make farming more productive, precise, and profitable. Companies that make electronics for the agriculture market face a unique set of challenges, as agricultural environments are characterized by extreme Read More >>

Energy and battery storage

Energy Storage on the Smart Grid Offers Excellent Growth Potential for the Connector Industry

Battery Technology is Prominent Among Emerging Technologies for Energy Storage on the Smart Grid   During the twentieth century, the establishment of electrical networks enabled dramatic improvements for the well-being of society and extensive progress for industry, but decades of advances have caused an explosion of electronic and digital technologies. Our power delivery system is Read More >>

Automotive Connectors Roar

Connectors associated with automotive applications have recently been a bright spot in the overall connector market, but are likely at the early stage of an incredible growth curve. Bishop & Associates recently reported the global connector market grew 4.1% in 2016 over 2015, while the automotive connector segment expanded by 8.1%, totaling nearly $13 billion Read More >>

Even watch bands may get smarter

Circuit board modules used for watch band concept   The ability to cram more powerful electronics into smaller spaces has made portable equipment a pace-setting field for the electronics industry. Smartphones have become the flag bearer for this movement, but smart watches are rapidly ramping up the competition. Early generation watches were fairly large, so Read More >>

Apple iPad

iPad Pro’s Smart Connector Changes How We Communicate

Once again, Apple is changing the way we communicate. The new Smart Connector, launched in the iPad Pro last November, utilizes two-way conductive communication that creates an instant connection.   Apple’s recently released iPad Pro is changing (once again) how we communicate. The built-in 12.9-inch Retina display is not the big news. The real excitement Read More >>

Wireless and Photonic Integration: Putting the Pieces Together

Given consumer demand for mobile products that offer more services in real time, designers need to take advantage of the most effective technologies available – wireless and photonic.   They say oil and water don’t mix, and for the most part that is true. To some degree, the challenges associated with mixing wireless connectivity and Read More >>

TE block micro SD connector

TE Low-Profile Block Connectors

The TE low-profile block connectors offer a flexible, cost-effective solution for wearables, smartphones, and mobile devices. TE Connectivity introduced three low-profile block connectors, including the 0.3H block SIM card connector, 0.3H block side-entry SIM connector, and 0.3H block micro SD connector — all new additions to its SIM card connector portfolio for smartphones, wearables, and Read More >>

GCT smart card connector

GCT’s PCB-Mounted Push-Pull Smart Card Connectors

GCT’s PCB-mounted push-pull smart card connector range includes a 500,000-cycle connector for less than $2.00. Global Connector Technology (GCT) released a new range of PCB-mounted, push-pull smart card connectors, suitable for ISO/IEC 7810 smart cards. The range includes SCC050, an SMT connector with friction contacts and sealed-switch technology that achieves 500,000 cycles at the price point Read More >>

Amphenol Card | Mate

Amphenol card|mate wiping Connector

The Amphenol card|mate wiping connector offers the smallest possible form factor while standing up to 500,000 mating cycles. Amphenol’s card|mate-wiping connector offers extremely small dimensions of 57.0mm x 30.0mm x 5.0mm and a long lifetime of 500,000 mating cycles, which provides crucial product benefits in payment terminal applications. The contacts of the card|mate-wiping are all on the Read More >>