Tackling the Microplastic Problem with Science and Sport

With the help of Harwin’s technology, incorporated into microplastic sampling systems, GB Row Challenge athletes and University of Portsmouth scientists are creating a comprehensive map of microplastic concentrations. Microplastics have become prevalent in the environment, particularly in oceans and waterways. These microscopic strands of plastic can contain carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, and they accumulate inRead More

Autoclavable & Sterilizable Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights autoclavable and sterilizable connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Autoclavable & Sterilizable Connectors Fischer Connectors Fischer Core Series offers sterilizable connectivity solutions including brass, stainless steel, and plastic 405 models, which are autoclavable and compatible with other sterilization methods such as Cidex, EtO, gamma radiation, Steris, or Sterrad. TheRead More

June 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. June 2024 Connector Industry News June 2024 Connector Industry News > Event News DigiKey is the key sponsor of the EW Project Challenge 2024 by ElectronicWings, a global design contest that aims toRead More

What are loopback cables?

What are loopback cables? Meet the Connector: Loopback Cables  A loopback cable is a diagnostic tool for testing the functionality of a physical port in networking systems. They are used to assess and resolve any issues with a network interface or network interface card (NIC) without linking to an external device. The loopback cable simulatesRead More

Edge Card Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights edge-card connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Edge card connectors KYOCERA AVX’s 9159-650 series of edge card connectors provides a one-piece, board-to-board solution for use in datacom applications for a broad range of markets. These edge-card connectors are designed with gold-plated beryllium copper contacts for enhanced reliability and signal integrity,Read More

June 2024 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. June 2024 New Connectivity Products  June 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Molex introduced its MX-DaSH family of data-signal hybrid connectors that unify power, signal, and high-speed data connectivity in a single connector system. These innovative wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connectors are designed to support the transition toRead More

Enhanced USBs Bring Data and Power to Harsh Environments

Enhanced USBs consist of a standard interface in a military shell and come in all the same versions as regular USBs. USB (universal serial bus) connectors are widely used to connect electronic devices and peripherals. The popularity of USBs stems from their compatibility with a range of platforms and operating systems, their ability to transmitRead More

What are EN3645 and EN3646 Connectors?

What are EN3645 and EN3646 Connectors? Meet the Connector: EN3645 and EN3646 Connectors EN3645 and EN3646 connectors are named for European technical standards (EN). They are similar to MIL-DTL-38999 Series III and MIL-DTL-26482, respectively. They have additional requirements, specifically in terms of performance under lightning strikes and resistance to fluids. Scoop-proof EN3645 connectors were createdRead More

D-Subminiature Connectors Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights D-Subminiature connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. D-Subminiature connectors Amphenol’s high power D-Sub connector with 75A current rating is available in cable (solder/crimp) and board versions and conforms to UL1977 spec (T-Rise at rated current below RTI value of housing material). D-Subminiature connectors are an industry standard for applicationsRead More

University Students Race to Advance Solar Car Technology

For several decades, teams of students from universities around the world have been competing to build the best solar car, gaining valuable skills and building relationships along the way. Electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, yet issues around charging speed, range, and accessibility are still deterrents to wider acceptance. What if an EV couldRead More

EV Charging Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights EV charging interconnects from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. EV charging interconnects TE Connectivity leverages its deep expertise and cutting-edge technology to present a comprehensive range of electric vehicle charging products. TE’s EV charging products, supplied by Avnet effectively address the challenges faced by engineers and cater to the diverseRead 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

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