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Automotive Wiring Undergoes an Architectural Revolution

The electronic content in cars has exponentially expanded, leading to more than 150 pounds of wiring in a single vehicle, all assembled by hand — for now. As vehicles increase in complexity, a new wiring paradigm is needed. Automotive wiring is experiencing a revolution. From the explosive growth of electronic content in vehicles to the Read More >>

July 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of recent news from across the connector industry, including trade shows, events, awards, partnerships, promotions, publications, personnel, facilities, distribution channels, standards, associations, and certifications. The first link in each entry typically leads to extended news coverage. July 2019 Connector Industry News July 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Samtec, eSilicon, and Wild Read More >>

May 2019 New product news

New Connector and Cable Products: May 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 >>

The World is Flat: FFCs Define Future Applications

Flat flexible cables are sliding into places other cables dare not go and help keep devices cool, light, and fast. In the realm of cables, the usual suspects are round. A cylindrical package is a logical design to surround a centrally positioned conductor within insulation or to encase a bundle of fibers. However, that logic Read More >>

Radiall Non-magnetic connector line

Non-Magnetic Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights non-magnetic connector products designed for use in equipment with magnetic fields, like MRI machines, and other sensitive electronics applications. Non-Magnetic Connector Products Radiall’s non-magnetic connector product portfolio is comprised of various interface sizes designed to carry RF signals within magnetic fields, like in MRI machines. Suitable for a use in Read More >>

Wire-to-board connector products: Amphenol ICC's Minitek® Pwr Connector System

Wire-to-Board Connector Products April 2019

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire-to-board connector products for industrial, datacom, telecom, military, aerospace, consumer electronics, and medical applications. Wire-to-Board Connector Products Amphenol ICC‘s Minitek® Pwr Connector System offers a comprehensive range of flexible interconnect solutions for power applications. The system is available in wire-to-board and wire-to-wire configurations with 2.50mm, 3.00mm, 4.20mm, and 5.70mm pitches, Read More >>

Mill-Max 868 Series

Consumer Electronics Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights consumer electronics connector solutions for handheld electronics, appliances, smartphones, TVs, and more. Consumer Electronics Connector Products Mill-Max Mfg. Corp.’s 868 Series spring-loaded and target connectors feature durable solder-cup terminations that accommodate wire and cable attachment, along with flanged insulators and fastening options for broad application suitability. The solder cup connectors are Read More >>

Power & Signal stocks Sumitube SA3

Wire and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire and cable products including heat-shrink tubing, cables and cable assemblies, cut and strip machinery, conduit, connectors, and terminals. Power & Signal Group stocks SUMITUBE® SA3 dual-wall heat-shrink tubing by Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products. Specifically formulated to provide environmentally sealed electrical splice connections in a wide range of harsh environment Read More >>

The Top Three Trends in the Electronic Components Segment of the Transportation Market

New automotive technologies are changing the ways that cars are wired. Here’s a look at some of the systems that are rising in importance as automation, electrification, and connectivity take the wheel. By Gabe Osorio, Regional Sales Engineer, Transportation Business Unit, TTI Inc. Rugged, Modular Connector Systems A major emerging technology in the electronic components Read More >>

Dependable Quality for Automotive Wire Harnesses

To make the connected car and autonomous driving possible, quality wire harnesses are essential. Since quality assurance is a complex and largely manual manufacturing process, the use of a specialized manufacturing execution system (MES) is paramount. By Bernd Jost, Managing Director, DiIT AG, and Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger, Inc. Digitization has long been Read More >>

Five Attributes for High-Quality Wire Bonding in Glass-to-Metal Seal Terminals

Achieving a controlled finished surface suitable for wire bonding is essential for mission-critical applications. Here are the qualities you should look for. By Sussex Wire, Inc. Wire-bonded glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal hermetic assemblies are extensively employed in commercial, industrial, and mission-critical energy, military/aerospace, automotive, and medical applications. Products cover a wide range of assemblies, including vacuum feedthroughs, Read More >>

The Benefits of Networking Wire Processing Equipment

Networks of fully programmable wire processing equipment enable enhanced efficiency and faster changeovers, eliminate operator error, reduce lead times and WIP jobs, and improve traceability. Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger Inc. The wire processing industry has experienced significant changes and improvements over the course of the last 30 years, many of which were made Read More >>