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Smart-Home Technology for the Disability Community

A new wave of connector-rich technologies are giving greater independence to people with disabilities By Adam Wahlberg When Mark Siegel wants to play music in his Minneapolis condo, he twitches his left ear. This is how he controls his iPad, which is how he manages his home environment. To him it’s all quite remarkable. “I Read More >>

High-Speed Connector Designs Morph to Meet Challenging Data Demands

Traditional connector challenges are magnified as speeds increase, but new design tools, mezzanine approaches, and thermal management strategies help high-speed connector designs morph to meet challenging data demands. Jairo Guerrero, Director of Marketing, Enterprise Business Unit, Molex, LLC The continuous proliferation of IP services and access speeds has led to exponential growth in bandwidth and Read More >>

The Impact of Evolving Data Center Models

Get ready for hyperscale: To support the increased needs and speeds of data centers, components on all levels need to operate without fail in a high-speed environment. By Dave Helster, Director, System Architecture, TE Connectivity Data & Devices Data is the center of everything. Now, more than ever before, we rely on data each and Read More >>

Virtual Reality Isn’t Better than the Real Thing — Yet

Companies are working on new cable designs that will help move this promising technology beyond gaming and into the real world. Virtual reality (VR) is one of the fastest-growing segments of the electronics arena, with implications for the industrial, medical, consumer, automotive, and other markets. This is a young and quickly evolving segment, with potential Read More >>

Sensors Make Sense Beyond IoT Applications

Synergy between advanced sensors as well as related connectors and cable assemblies is opening new avenues of growth and profit for the interconnect industry. Electronic sensors are popping up everywhere, and this technology is expected to proliferate logarithmically over the next few years. Sensors act as the eyes and ears of electronic equipment. They are Read More >>

Molex qSFP DD cable

Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity and Thermal Management

As speeds and requirements rise, the QSFP-DD MSA comes forth as a solution that addresses the technical challenges of achieving a double-density interface. By Joe Dambach, new product development manager, Molex Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity Chips, switches, connectors, cables, and optical module technologies are at the core of datacenter networks, which must be able to support Read More >>

Insider Perspectives

Could Artificial Intelligence Spell Trouble for the Connector Industry? AI has the potential to change everything about how connectors are made — and who makes them. By Ray Alderman It’s time that we take a broad and pragmatic view of the future, what it holds for the electronics industry, and specifically what difficulties could be Read More >>

The Connected Flight: Designing High-Speed Networks for Military and Commercial Aircraft

High-speed networks for military and commercial aircraft must handle ever-increasing data volumes at ever-faster speeds. Ethernet protocols, efficient network designs, and thoughtfully specified, high-quality connectors and cabling can help. Wes Morgan, Product Manager, ITT Cannon Addressing the Bandwidth Boom Modern military and commercial aircraft are technology-rich environments designed to deliver an increasingly sophisticated set of Read More >>

Connectors Help Drive Electric Vehicle Expansion

Plug-in vehicles continue to grow in appeal and in power. 2018 promises to be the biggest year yet for the electric car. As automakers invest in electrified powertrains and charging infrastructure, opportunities continue to expand for connector suppliers. 2018 will bring new vehicles and new drivers to a continually innovating electric car landscape that is Read More >>

The Implications of Adopting eSIM Technology

As the Internet of Things expands to link phones, appliances, security systems, and vehicles, manufacturers are looking to one SIM card that can talk to them all. By David Luu, Marketing Manager, GCT Connectors Embedded subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) or embedded universal integrated circuit cards (eUICCs) are integrated SIM chips that cannot be removed from Read More >>

Connectivity Solutions for Wind Energy Electronics

There’s no stopping the wind, so we may as well harvest it. By Amy Goetzman and Christine Stieglitz Wind farm installations continued to expand in 2017, with additional capacity added around the globe, notably in places like Texas, Turkey, France, the UK, and India. Wind energy contributed an annual €36 billion ($43 billion) to the Read More >>

High-Tech Equipment and Processes Transform Farming

Today’s precision farming techniques rely on interconnect technologies. Although agriculture is the world’s oldest and most essential industry, it’s been completely transformed in recent years by modern technologies, many of which depend on electronics. Electronics now play a role in virtually every step of the agriculture process, from weather monitoring to irrigation to storage of Read More >>