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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

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

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

Sabrina Brossard: A New Generation of Industry Leadership

Many connector companies get their start as family businesses. It’s more unusual for a company to remain in the hands of the founding family after decades of business. Meet Sabrina Brossard, the third generation of the Fischer founding family to lead the group. In June 2023, Sabrina Brossard became president of the board of directorsRead More

Connector Industry Forecast for 2024

A year ago, pandemic-era supply chain disruptions and uneven demand continued to weigh on the connector industry. As we enter 2024, these factors have improved but new technology trends and other uncertainties are altering the landscape. Here’s what to expect in the months to come. As we enter the new year, the connector industry facesRead More

Design Planning to Insure Performance in Harsh Environments

The range and expansion of electronic applications today has extended the need for analysis and preparation of circuit designs to survive new operating settings in extreme harsh environments. Navigation electronics that have been employed in automobiles for navigating our city streets are now playing a role in deep space exploration. As technologies move into newRead More

What are Jam Nut Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Jam Nut Connectors Jam nut connectors feature a jam nut (hex nut) that screws onto a circular connector’s threads to mount it and secure the electrical connection. Jam nut connectors are used to save space in crowded panels, walls, or boxes. They also improve stability, making them an ideal choice for applicationsRead More

Counterfeit Components Ground Airlines

American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest Airlines are among the companies experiencing pain due to counterfeit parts entering the supply chain. Major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airline, Virgin Australia, Ryanair, and TAP Air Portugal, have had to take more than 100 planes out of service to pursue parts removal based upon theRead More

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