Transportation Articles

Marine Vehicles Embrace Advanced Tech for Diverse Missions

Submersible vehicles travel to the depths of the ocean with highly sophisticated electronics on board to gather and transmit data for exploration and scientific research, environmental protection and monitoring, security and defense, and search and salvage operations. The world’s oceans and waterways contain vast amounts of information that is more easily gathered and studied todayRead More

Six Considerations for Connectors Used in Marine Applications

Watercraft engineers must heed the American Boat and Yacht Council standards. Beyond these basics, keep six directives in mind to design reliable connected systems for even the roughest of waters. By Rob Iversrud, Product and Category Manager, Waytek Electrical connectors used in boats and other marine applications must meet exacting standards, especially when it comesRead More

EWB Gives Tech Professionals a Chance to Change the World

Some of the brightest minds in the electronics world are working with Engineers Without Borders on humanity’s biggest problems, including clean water, sustainable agriculture, energy solutions, and disaster relief.  Engineers Without Borders-USA, a non-profit founded in 2002 with regional branches in the UK, Australia, and other countries, connects engineering expertise with communities in need ofRead More

What are GTMS Connectors?

Meet the Connector: GTMS Connectors GTMS (Glass-to-Metal Seal) connectors are a specialized electronic connector with a hermetic seal between glass and metal components. They are used in high-reliability applications where electrical connections need to be made in environments that require protection from moisture, gases, or fine particle contaminants. Glass is an excellent insulating material inRead More

Small and Lightweight Interconnects Inspire the Rise of Personal Electric Vehicles

The hottest electric vehicles aren’t cars; an expanding world of personal transport options is changing the mobility landscape in cities around the world, thanks to the design possibilities afforded by powerful miniaturized interconnects. On an increasingly crowded planet, the ability to zip out of clogged traffic, park on congested streets, and lower transportation costs whileRead More

Connected Skies: Enhancing Aviation Connectivity with Future-Focused Solutions

In the aviation world, connectivity and interactivity between various systems includes integrating sensors, devices, and networks to facilitate the exchange of information and enable real-time monitoring, analysis, and decision-making. The rapid advancement of technology has led to increased aviation connectivity and interactivity between various components and systems. This includes integrating sensors, devices, and networks toRead More

Commercial Drones Lift Off with Lightweight Interconnects

Small, lightweight interconnects have given a new generation of unmanned aerial vehicles flight instructions for use in delivery, surveying, agriculture, and other industries. Look up, it’s a commercial drone delivering your neighbor’s new toothbrush. Or at least, that’s the dream. The use of commercial drones for delivery has great potential to reduce the costs, traffic,Read More

Connectors in the Skies: 10 Considerations for Your Search for a Precision Contacts Manufacturer

Innovations, market trends, and costs influence aircraft design, but safety and security remain an unwavering commitment. Precision contacts play a crucial role in the connector design process. As the transportation industry rebounds from the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, market trends, technology innovations, and cost factors are shaping the landscape of new aircraft design.Read More

Small-but-Mighty Connectors Play a Big Role in Rail Safety

Billions of electrical connections control various aspects of rail transportation, playing a significant role in global freight and passenger movements. New secure, easy-to-maintain connections help make railways safer. Rail safety depends on multiple factors. Accidents result from human error and track defects, wheels and axles can break over time from heavy loads at high speeds,Read More

Choosing the Best Connector for Analog Sensors

Analog sensors gather data needed to track the activities and productivity of equipment, predict maintenance and make repairs, and enable the operations of connected systems. Which connectors should be used to connect these sensors? Analog sensors capture important information about the operations of electronic systems and the world around them. In smart factories, connected homesRead More

Sensors Make it Plain Sailing for a Smart Ferry

A smart ferry equipped with sensors and LoRaWAN gateways can track and monitor passenger comfort and cargo for a sustainable and reliable supply chain. Figure 1 The Stena Line ferry, MV Hollandica is equipped with a dual-band network using Semtech’s LoRa devices in the LongAP Pro gateway. (Image courtesy of SkyLab) Equipping the Smart FerryRead More

10 Common Connectivity Challenges in High-Power Electric Aircraft and How to Overcome Them

Design engineers must overcome many connectivity challenges when handling high voltage and high current levels in electric rotorcraft and urban air mobility (UAM) applications. Electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, rotorcraft, and personal air vehicles (PAVs) employ significant amounts of electrical power to enable vehicle takeoff and maintain flight. As a result, design engineersRead More

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