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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 >>

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures: Wireless Continues Upward Trend

Wireless demand impacts I/O connector demand in ways that are hard to count.   Wireless connectivity continues to grow rapidly. From a connector usage standpoint, wireless is a displacement technology; that is, devices that use wireless connection technologies do not necessarily also include a physical connector to perform the same function redundantly. So, if the Read More >>

Connectors In a Wireless World

Mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, are a disruptive technology that is shaking up the norms of system architecture. Traditional methods of introducing power and managing I/O are undergoing changes that have major implications for traditional connectors.