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Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights small form factor (SFF) fiber optic connectors, termini, and tooling from leading suppliers. Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connectors Rosenberger’s LC line of small form factor (SFF), single-fiber, simplex and duplex connectors features push-pull locking mechanisms and spring-mounted ferrules centered on slotted sleeves and is available with optional tuning and Read More >>

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Waterproof Connectors Can Survive a Splash or the Sea

The market for waterproof connectors is large and growing, driven by undersea exploration and data transmission, as well as by the demand for connectivity in harsh environments. If it ever comes to pass, oil and gas companies and their many collaborators hope to develop an underwater power station to aid exploration operations thousands of meters Read More >>

M12 Connectors Unite the Industrial Internet of Things

Rugged and durable M12 connectors have a long history, but connected industrial technologies have inspired new modifications, improvements, and utility. Although M12 connectors have been in widespread use for decades — long before the Internet of Industrial Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0 was even a concept — they have recently become the preferred connector for Industrial Read More >>

June 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. June 2020 New Connectivity Products June 2020 New Connectivity Products 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 >>

Microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-Style Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights space- and weight-saving microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-style connectors from leading suppliers. Microminiature MIL-DTL-38999-Style Connectors SV Microwave’s high-frequency D38999 RF cable assemblies are available with BMA or SMPM D38999 contacts on one end, male SMA connectors on the other, and 0.085” and 0.141” diameter cable in between. The 50Ω assemblies employ standard interfaces Read More >>

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How Smartphones and Miniature Device Design Shape the Wilderness

Most designated wilderness areas are uniquely and specifically devoid of human development. But even these remote places can’t escape the reach of smartphones and other technologies. Smartphones have become an indispensable part of everyday life as well as an important tool for serious scientific, educational, healthcare, and public safety pursuits. Early smartphones fused the functionalities Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>