Marine Vehicles Embrace Advanced Tech for Diverse Missions
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Marine Vehicles Embrace Advanced Tech for Diverse Missions
Submersible vehicles travel to the depths of the ocean with highly sophisticated electronics on board to gather and transmit data for exploration and scientific research, environmental protection and monitoring, security and defense, and search and salvage operations. The world’s oceans and waterways contain vast amounts of information that is more easily gathered and studied today with the aid of specially designed marine vehicles. Human-occupied…
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Six Considerations for Connectors Used in Marine Applications
Six Considerations for Connectors Used in Marine Applications
Watercraft engineers must heed the American Boat and Yacht Council standards. Beyond these basics, keep six directives in mind to design reliable connected systems for even the roughest of waters. By Rob Iversrud, Product and Category…
Harsh Environment Connectors: Standards vs. Real-World
Harsh Environment Connectors: Standards vs. Real-World
Technical or MIL-Spec standards are often the minimum criteria for compliance. When the real expectation is performance beyond a standard, innovative, faster, and longer-lasting components are needed. Aerospace, defense, and industrial customers continually raise the bar…
Six Common Connector Types Used in Medical Devices
Six Common Connector Types Used in Medical Devices
Common connector types used in medical technologies are also specified for data centers, communications equipment, industrial systems, MIL-aero designs, and other high-reliability, high-performance markets. Every component choice matters in the high-stakes design of medical devices and…
First Mate Last Break Connectors Boost Safety and Reliability
First Mate Last Break Connectors Boost Safety and Reliability
A surgical device manufacturer needed a connector with a mixed configuration of power and data contacts to pair with a 12-foot silicone overmolded cable assembly, making autoclave sterilization difficult. FMLB connectors met the challenge. To choose…
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Sealed Connectors Product Roundup
Sealed Connectors Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights sealed connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Sealed connectors JAE’s new MX80 series is a high performance, miniature sealed connector system for the automotive market that combines miniaturization with high…
Fiber Optic Product Roundup  
Fiber Optic Product Roundup  
This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic interconnects from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Fiber Optic Interconnects The FO-BD7D optical pluggable outdoor connector from JAE can be assembled onsite. The optical module is embedded in…
Circular Medical Interconnects Product Roundup
Circular Medical Interconnects Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular medical connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Circular Medical connectors PEI Genesis supplies LEMO S Series circular connectors, the original push-pull connectors. The S Series circular connector offers high…
Board-to-Board Product Roundup  
Board-to-Board Product Roundup  
This week’s Product Roundup highlights board-to-board connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Board-to-board connectors Smiths Interconnect’s CMD connector is a versatile, high-density, four-contact row connector solution for board-to-board and wire-to-board with built in coding and…
Aircraft Product Roundup
Aircraft Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors used in aerospace from leading suppliers. Aircraft connectors SAS/PCIe 4.0 (U.2&U.3) connectors from Amphenol Communications Solutions, used in OLED display applications for in-flight entertainment systems, come with 16 GT/s (PCIe lanes) or…
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What are GTMS Connectors?
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What are GTMS Connectors?
Meet the Connector: GTMS Connectors GTMS (Glass-to-Metal Seal) connectors are a specialized electronic connector with a hermetic seal between glass and metal components. They are used in high-reliability applications where electrical connections need to be made in environments that require protection from moisture, gases, or fine particle contaminants.…
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