Electronic connectors play a critical role in the expanding world of unmanned vehicles and devices. The electronic component industry has benefited over the years from the introduction of entirely new classes of products that created additional applications for separable connectors. In some cases, what has historically been a mechanical device is adapted to orRead More
October 2012 – Bob Hult discusses the many connector options available for rugged embedded computing designs and evaluates the benefits of various types by application.
September 4, 2012 – The power connector segment has experienced an extreme makeover in both product and philosophy, and is now much better aligned with the needs of current and next-generation equipment designers. What does the future hold?
The venerable card edge connector has been a mainstay interface that has served the electronics industry for many years by solving critical packaging challenges of complex electronic equipment. Early devices often utilized masses of discrete hand-soldered wires between subassemblies, a process that added cost and complexity, introduced error, and made repair difficult. The industry neededRead More
Since its development in the early 1970s, Ethernet has constantly evolved to support emerging demands of local area computer networks. Ethernet originally used a shared coaxial cable as its communication media, but migrated to unshielded twisted-pair, point-to-point links that increased bandwidth as well as reach from local area networks (LANs) to wide area networks (WANs).Read More