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Skip the Pins: Contactless Connectors Expand Design Flexibility

Delicate connector pins can be a point of failure. New contactless designs for industrial applications resist wear, damage, and ingress and transmit power and data across open air. A new wave of contactless connectors is delivering power and signal without pins or contacts. While this concept seems to defy the traditional definition of connectors, whichRead More

Selecting Food-Safe Connectors for Processing Facilities

Learn how to specify connectors that deliver industrial performance while keeping food and beverages safe from contamination. The design of safe food and beverage processing systems includes the selection of specialized connectors and cables made from materials that resist bacteria growth, are easy to thoroughly clean and sterilize, operate without risk of introducing contaminants, facilitateRead More

DC Power and Microgrids Enable Sustainable Manufacturing

In a global realization that humanity must build a more sustainable future, manufacturing is setting the stage with new technologies and processes that show other industries what is possible. Humanity is an inflection point in terms of our impact on the health of the planet, and sustainable manufacturing is a new imperative. Nearly one-third ofRead More

What are QLS connectors?

What are QLS connectors? Meet the Connector: QLS Connectors QLS connectors are a type of circular cable connector jointly designed by IMS Connector Systems and Telegärtner to offer a quick-locking alternative for the threaded SMA connector. It is designed for quick and easy mating and unmating without the need for tools. This can be particularlyRead More

M-Type Connectors Product Roundup   

This week’s Product Roundup highlights M-type connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.    Smiths Interconnect M12 connectors provide a complete solution to safely and reliably ensure efficient communication in industrial environments while decreasing downtime. The  compact and robust design incorporates Smiths’ Hypertac hyperboloid contacts for performance, ease of use, and reliability. In real-world industrial operatingRead More

May 2024 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. May 2024 Connector Industry News May 2024 Connector Industry News > Event News DigiKey has teamed up with NXP Semiconductors to launch the MCX MCU Design Contest at embedded world. Using NXP’s new FRDM development boards,Read More

Testing is Vital for Electronics Performance and Reliability

From chips to connectors, from qualification to production, testing is a necessary step to ensuring that electronic components function as expected. We all love our technology until it doesn’t work properly or at all. When a tool or convenience that we’ve come to rely on fails, it’s frustrating. Sometimes, however, equipment failure is a matterRead More

High Performance Interconnect Solutions for Test Equipment

Electronic systems that can stand up to the demands of harsh military, industrial, and transportation environments depend on interconnects that have been tested to the max — in system designs and in the test equipment itself. The common goal of all test equipment is to aid manufacturers in monitoring and enhancing the quality, safety, andRead More

Selecting Test Probe Tips to Test Printed Circuit Boards

Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) are an essential part of the many electronic products we rely on every day. Both in-circuit and functional testing after manufacturing are critical steps to ensuring PCB dependability. Test probes play an important part in this process by providing the flexibility to make the electrical connections between the test system andRead More

What are NMD connectors?

What are NMD connectors? Meet the Connector: NMD (Network Measurement Division) Connectors NMD (Network Measurement Division) connectors are used specifically in network measurement equipment and setups. The name for these precision connectors was coined by Agilent Technologies, the Hewlett Packard business unit that produced the Agilent 8510A and 8720A analyzers and was spun off inRead More

Connectors for Test & Measurement Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for Test & Measurement from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Connectors for Test & Measurement Automotive testing equipment must be highly sophisticated and sensitive, and at the same time, exceptionally robust so that it can keep putting the vehicles and components through their paces. The N Series of miniRead More

May 2024 New Connectivity Products 

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. May 2024 New Connectivity Products  May 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Hirose has expanded its DF60 Series to include a rugged right-angle crimp socket that offers design flexibility and space-savings in demanding, power-hungry applications. Enabling a compact design, the right-angle DF60FS Series crimp socket hasRead More

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