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Software-Driven Radio Reinvigorates Old Technology

SDR has brought about a new golden age of radio that can deliver secure, interoperable, and quality broadcast connections even under duress with the help of sophisticated miniaturized and RF interconnects. Software-defined radio has brought one of the earliest forms of wireless communication into the 21st century, giving this traditional format new power and capabilities.Read More

How to Select Electrical Connectors for LEO Satellites

The challenges of space are extreme: Outgassing, UV radiation, vacuum and oxygen conditions, and the unique harsh environment factors of low Earth orbit require careful consideration in component selection. Humanity launched the first rocket into space in 1949 and in the decades since, we’ve sent manned space shuttles, stations, low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, probes,Read More

What are ARINC 801 Connectors?  

What are ARINC 801 Connectors? Meet the Connector: ARINC 801 ARINC 801 connectors are precision fiber optic, multi-channel connectors and termini designed for harsh environments and high-speed, high-performance data transfer. They comply with ARINC 801 specifications and 38999 Series III standards. They feature removable alignment sleeve retainers and have the advantage of fitting standard D38999Read More

Connector Supplier’s Newest eBook Shines with Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas – Electrification, Sustainability, and Connected Technology, the latest innovations and connectivity solutions for this age of rapid technological advances. Download your copy of our latest eBook here! Connector Supplier’s latest eBook, highlights innovations that improve the way our devices function. As the list of connected and electrified aspects of our lives continues toRead More

Telematics is the Data and Communications Superstar in Your Car

Telematics is having its moment as the key to an array of advanced data and communications capabilities— from lane retention and blind spot warnings (available today) to instant crash avoidance notifications and coordinated traffic lights (on the horizon). The practice of collecting vehicle operation data began in the 1950s, when mechanical devices were installed inRead More

Building a Better EV Battery Monitoring System

New interconnect technologies help design more efficient, more powerful electric vehicles beginning with the battery pack. The foundation of any electric powertrain is the EV battery pack, as it is here that electrical energy supplied by charging infrastructure is stored. When the vehicle is moving, the battery is responsible for delivering this energy to theRead More

What is a Busbar?

Meet the Connector: Busbars A busbar is a metallic strip or bar used to conduct electricity from a power source (such as a transformer or generator) to various electrical loads. Busbars provide connection points for electrical devices, such as circuit breakers, fuses, switches, and other components that are mounted directly onto the busbar or connectedRead More

Automotive Connectors Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Automotive connectors Vishay high-current density TMBS eSMP rectifiers from Avnet are ideal for automated placement and feature Trench MOS Barrier Schottky technology (TMBS). These rectifiers are housed in a low-profile package with a typical height of 1.3 mm. The rectifiers have aRead More

Nicomatic Proves That Two Heads are Better Than One

Brothers Olivier and Julien Nicollin share CEO responsibilities with great success. Their team approach is just one of the ways they stay ahead of the curve. When Paul Nicollin retired from Nicomatic, he left the business he founded in the capable hands of not one but two sons. Olivier (left) and Julien Nicollin (right) shareRead More

Field Wiring: The Backbone of Complex Industrial Environments

A consistent infrastructure, from the control cabinet to the field, can create significant added value in terms of efficiency, safety, and flexibility of production and automation processes. Networking automation and control technology is an important aspect of wiring in the field, also known as field wiring. At the highest technical level, this is a smartRead More

Ethernet Won’t Get Out of the Fast Lane

A raft of new 800 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects are helping our favorite networking cable reach ever higher speeds to support AI, machine learning, and the next frontier of high-speed computing. Ethernet has been the backbone of computing since the 1980s due to its exceptional versatility, reliability, backward compatibility, and continuous and exponential improvements in performance.Read More

What are Twinax Cables?

Meet the Connector: Twinax Cables Twinax cables are specifically designed for improved performance in high-speed data applications. Compared to coaxial cable, which has a single conductor, twinax cable improves signal integrity, speed, and bandwidth by incorporating two conductors in its design. “The main benefit of twinax over micro coax is its ability to transmit aRead More

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