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New Connectivity Products: July 2019

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, catalogs, or datasheets. New Connectivity Products: July 2019 New Connectivity Products: July 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 >>

An Inseparable Duo: Wires and Wireless Technologies

The evolution of the telecommunications industry began with a simple wire that expanded to become today’s fully interconnected and increasingly wireless world. Throughout human history, we have strived to improve how we communicate with each other. From foot messengers and horses to email, text, and video chat, we have increased the speed at which information Read More >>

Top Hardware Reveals at E3 2019

The top hardware announcements from E3 2019, the world’s biggest annual gaming show, rely on tiny connectors — but edge computing and data centers are the future of gaming. In 2018, the video game industry generated nearly $135 billion worldwide, an increase of 10% over the previous year and an amount that rivals the $136 Read More >>

Talk to Your House: The Roadmap for the Smart Home

Home automation technology begins with the human voice and extends to the Internet of Things (IoT) thanks to smaller, faster, smarter connectivity products. In the past few years, certain slow-to-evolve consumer technologies have really started to work. One such technology is voice recognition. Although speech analysis, acoustic transcription, and voice recognition technologies have been around 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 >>

Industrial Wireless Enhances the Rail Experience

As rail operators encourage more people to consider public transportation, new connectivity technology is enhancing the customer experience.   From personal internet access via smartphones to instant onboard entertainment options to up-to-date travel information, passenger demands on public transportation continue to increase. These offerings are no longer luxuries; they’re necessities to an industry that is Read More >>

Wireless Communications Protocols and Standards Proliferate

From ZigBee to Z-Wave, plus 802.n options, wireless communications choices seem limitless.   Projected market demand for 5G and other future communications applications is prompting the development of different wireless technologies. Some are in direct competition with each other, and there are overlapping frequencies. Other standards have moved from initial engineering groups, such as IEEE, to Read More >>

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Three Trends Driving Wireless Tech in the Railway Industry

The application possibilities of wireless technology in the railway industry are seemingly endless. An Industrial Ethernet network is inherently flexible and easily expandable, which makes it ideal for accommodating future trends in the transportation space.   Customer demand for a safe, entertaining, and enjoyable travel experience is dramatically increasing. Rail travelers today, whether riding on 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 >>

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Molex Invests in Breakthrough Wireless Power Platform

Molex has invested in Ossia’s breakthrough Cota Real Wireless Power Platform, which will expand market access to Ossia’s game-changing remote wireless power technology.   Ossia announced a strategic investment by Molex that will help expand market access to the groundbreaking Cota wireless power technology by facilitating the development of new consumer and B2B products. Cota’s game-changing wireless Read More >>