Hidden Connectors
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Hidden Connectors
Sleek designs, subtle colors, and hidden locations help connectors blend in when applications need to look good or not be seen at all. While most connectors and electronic circuits are hidden "inside the box" or within the packaging of a device, charging ports and other external connection points are necessarily visible. In some situations, that's a problem. When military equipment needs to blend into its…
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How to Design Optical Fiber Cables for Interconnect Solutions in Harsh Environments
How to Design Optical Fiber Cables for Interconnect Solutions in Harsh Environments
For harsh environments, such as avionics and defense, key issues related to high temperatures, vibration, and shock must be considered to maximize the efficiency of optical technologies. For two decades, the need for ever-increasing capacity and…
Solutions for Vehicle Communications and Power Interconnectivity
Solutions for Vehicle Communications and Power Interconnectivity
The increasing demand for mobile tactical power and communications capabilities presents new interconnect and cable assembly design challenges. The increasing demand for mobile tactical power and communications capabilities for military use presents new interconnect and cable…
The Data Center Market is Booming and Transforming
The Data Center Market is Booming and Transforming
Heavy duty connectors are improving levels of reliability, efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability at data centers. Data is at the core of the modern economy, and the cloud is increasingly powering everything, from Microsoft Office 365 to…
Robust Fiber Optics are Flying High in Satellites and Low-Altitude eVTOL Aircraft 
Robust Fiber Optics are Flying High in Satellites and Low-Altitude eVTOL Aircraft 
Understanding how different flavors of fiber-optic technologies function in demanding aerospace applications can help designers select the most robust options. UAM (urban air mobility) and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft promise a greener, cleaner…
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Fiber Optic Connectors for Military Product Roundup
Fiber Optic Connectors for Military Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic connector products for military applications from leading suppliers. Fiber Optic Connector Products for Military Applications Optical fiber cables offered by Axon’ Cable are compatible with a wide range of…
USCAR-Approved Interconnects Product Roundup
USCAR-Approved Interconnects Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights USCAR-approved interconnects from leading suppliers. USCAR-Approved Interconnects The MX72 squib connector from JAE is a controlled miniature explosive device integrated into an air bag or mechanical retraction system for the SRS.…
Sensors Product Roundup
Sensors Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensors from leading suppliers. Sensors The I-PEX ESTORQ is a torque sensor that can easily be incorporated into any device or application, including various types of manufacturing equipment and machines. The…
Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors Product Roundup
Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors from leading suppliers. Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors The Low Loss Floating Fiber from Smiths Interconnect features a floating pin termini that provides exceptional low loss…
Connectors for Rail Applications Product Roundup
Connectors for Rail Applications Product Roundup
This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for rail applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Rail Applications Smiths Interconnect’s REP series multipole, sealed, plastic connectors, provide a quick and secure connection of embedded equipment across a wide…
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What is Hyperboloid Contact Technology?
Meet the Connector
What is Hyperboloid Contact Technology?
Meet the Connector: Hyperboloid Contact Technology The hyperboloid contact was invented in 1956 by Francois Robert Bonhomme for railway applications. Connections for lighting and ventilation in train cars were not secure due to the high amount of shock and vibration, which caused frequent interruptions. In the 1960s, as…
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