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2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook

Our new 2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook features 16 technical, tutorial articles by leading interconnect authorities that address new challenges for electronics exposed to extreme environments, new connectivity technologies developed to surmount them, and best practices for connector specification and design-in. It also features a collection of 60 ruggedized connector products from 38 suppliers with proven Read More >>

Three Key Considerations When Selecting EMI/RFI Shielding Solutions for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Proper shielding is necessary to protect mission-critical systems and components from interference in increasingly busy electronics environments.  By Lesa Smith, Marketing Communications Manager, and Neil Mahaffy, Senior Product Engineer, ITT Cannon  EMI/RFI shielding As aerospace and defense platforms and environments continue to evolve digitally, the proliferation of embedded electronics systems and portable electronic devices (PEDs), Read More >>

Filtered Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights filtered connectors from leading suppliers. Filtered connectors provide benefits including improved electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and pulses (EMP), and easy system upgrades and, by virtue of their hybrid construction, PCB space savings, applied cost savings, and increased system reliability. The following filtered connectors primarily address the Read More >>

Transportation market connectors

How Key Trends in the Transportation Market Will Impact Electronics Growth

Safety, efficiency, and environmental impact are three key trends driving the selection of electronic components and systems deployed in new transportation industry applications. The non-automotive transportation market includes most vehicles and forms of transportation, except for passenger cars, light trucks, and vans. Each of these forms of transportation is designed and engineered to best suit Read More >>

Rail industry connectors

Quality Connectors Boost Rail Industry Dependability

Rail industry demands are increasing around the world. As modern train systems increase passenger comforts, supply chain visibility, and smart infrastructure connectivity, quality components become more critical. If the US House of Representatives’ economic infrastructure plan (now in draft) ever comes to fruition, it will create substantial demand for electronic systems used in rail design. Read More >>

Plastic Metal Connectors

Plastic and Metal Connectors for Harsh-Environment Applications: A Pros and Cons Selection Guide

Metal connectors can endure the very roughest conditions. Plastic connectors offer exceptional resistance against moisture. Each material has advantages and disadvantages that make it important to select the right one for your harsh environment application. Anyone in search of a rugged connector for a harsh-environment application will be confronted with a wide range of choices. Read More >>

Rail Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors engineered to meet the stringent specifications and reliably withstand the various hazards of railway industry applications. As such, many of the rail connectors collected here are also well suited for use in harsh-environment industrial applications. Connectors for Rail Applications (Rail Connectors) PEI-Genesis stocks ITT Veam’s extensive CIR Series, which Read More >>

Vehicle Technologies in Transition

JAE and Yazaki are two companies on the forefront of automotive innovation. We talk to experts from both about the challenges of autonomous and electric vehicles. By Gale Morrison and Connector Supplier vehicle Technology is dramatically changing every aspect of modern car design and function. Electric drive trains are undergoing dramatic refinements and reaching full viability. Read More >>

Sensors

Sensors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensors from leading connectivity suppliers. Sensors  Würth Elektronik’s WSEN-ITDS three-axis acceleration sensor is compact and versatile, featuring a MEMS-based capacitive measuring principle, an integrated temperature sensor that allows sensor outputs to calibrate data directly, four measuring ranges: ±2g, ±4g, ±8g or ±16g, and register settings that support application-specific functionalities for Read More >>

high voltage and electric powertrains

Five Key Trends Linked to High-Voltage Electric Powertrains

As high-voltage electrification and automation drive the greatest period of automotive innovation in a century, the electronics that serve the industry must balance material properties and design to achieve safer and higher-performing end products. By Maurizio Mercurio, Senior R&D Product Development Engineer, Transportation Solutions, TE Connectivity electric powertrains After nearly a century of incremental advancements, Read More >>

Ex- and ATEX-Approved Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Ex- and ATEX-approved explosion-proof connector products for harsh-environment, hazardous-atmosphere applications including industrial, marine, oil and gas, and alternative energy equipment. Ex- and ATEX-Approved Connectors  Phoenix Contact offers a range of PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors with IECEx approval for use in potentially explosive environments, including lighting and building automation Read More >>

Strategic Acquisitions Continued in the Connector Industry in 2019

Connector-adjacent technologies were the key focus of many 2019 acquisitions as companies expanded to a whole-ecosystem approach. Once again, Amphenol led the industry in acquisitions, completing more acquisitions than any other company in the connector, cable, or cable assembly field in 2019. Amphenol has acquired more than 60 companies in the last decade. In fact, Read More >>