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  • Antennas Product Roundup 2024

    This week’s Product Roundup highlights antennas from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Antennas Abracon’s RF portfolio supplied by Avnet focuses on market-leading technology and features antennas with dynamic performance, high efficiency, wide operating temperature ranges, and IP67-rated durability. Each antenna is designed to meet the reliability and high precision needs of the most challenging applicationsRead More

  • July 2024 New Connectivity Products 

    New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. July 2024 New Connectivity Products July 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Hirose has expanded its RJ45 connector offering to include the TM61P Series, a modular plug version that supports Cat 6A applications. Offering excellent EMI protection, TM61P delivers transmission speeds up to 10 Gb/s forRead More

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May 2024 New Connectivity Products 

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. May 2024 New Connectivity Products  May 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Hirose has expanded its DF60 Series to include a rugged right-angle crimp socket that offers design flexibility and space-savings in demanding, power-hungry applications. Enabling a compact design, the right-angle DF60FS Series crimp socket hasRead More

Meet the Engineer: When Art and Engineering Collide

For Chief Enterprises’ Bounnak Thammavong, creative design is at the intersection of art and product design.   So often the worlds of science and art are relegated to separate corners despite evidence that the skills, knowledge, and aptitude for one can inform the other to beneficial effect. (Think: Leonardo da Vinci, Samuel Morse, and Beatrix Potter,Read More

DIN Rails and Terminal Blocks Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights DIN rails and terminal blocks from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. DIN Rails and Terminal Blocks Altech printed circuit board terminal blocks from Powell Electronics provide highly dependable connections without the need for wire lugs. Choose either tubular screw clamps or box clamps when economy is paramount or screw-cage clampsRead More

Where in the World is Amphenol LTW’s Luc Kan?

Amphenol LTW’s GM Luc Kan travels for work half of the year. Learn what keeps this connector entrepreneur and road warrior excited about technology — and how he stays serene while always in motion. Under the guidance of General Manager Luc Kan, Amphenol LTW has enjoyed a meteoric rise. Founded in 1993 as a waterproofRead More

TE Connectivity’s Sustainability Efforts Pay Off

The company reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 72% in just three years and improved its environmental impact by implementing efficient operational strategies across the supply chain. New technologies are part of the solution. TE Connectivity’s products are part of sustainability solutions around the world, connecting solar energy systems, wind turbines, electric vehicles, smart grids,Read More

Medical Cable Assemblies Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights medical cable assemblies from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Medical Cable Assemblies Avnet supplies circular MT optical cable assemblies from Molex. Today’s medical and industrial equipment generates vast amounts of data and requires optical communications to move that data at high speeds. These fixed pieces of equipment are not lockedRead More

Mezzanine Connectors Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mezzanine connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Mezzanine Connectors The Archer .8 series from Harwin has a 5 mm stack height. These cost-effective, dual-row 0.8 mm-pitch board-to-board connectors are intended for uses with limited available space. These include factory automation and environmental monitoring equipment, smart meters, point-of-sales units, servers/dataRead More

MIL-Spec Rectangular Connectors Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights rectangular MIL-spec connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Rectangular MIL-Spec connectors Amphenol’s HDB3 rectangular connectors from Avnet incorporate a higher density contact pattern and lower mated height than Amphenol’s standard low mating force rectangular connectors, making them ideal for military applications. They utilize the same durable and reliableRead More

April 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. April 2024 Connector Industry News April 2024 Connector Industry News > Award News TE Connectivity received the 2024 World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancingRead More

April 2024 New Connectivity Products 

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. April 2024 New Connectivity Products April 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Amphenol Industrial Sustainable Technologies partnered with Melni Technologies to expand its RadCrimp series of solar splice connectors. The expanded series now includes connectors with current ratings of 50A for 8AWG and 65A forRead More

High-Speed Cable Solutions Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-speed cable solutions from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. High-Speed Cable Solutions 3M Twin Axial PCIe Extender Assemblies for PCIe 4.0 applications, available from Avnet, is a family of cable assemblies including X8 and X16 connectors utilizing 3M Low Loss Twin Axial Cable 85 ohm, 31 AWG. These assemblies areRead More

Prototyping Tools Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights prototyping tools from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Prototyping Tools Amphenol Pcd’s Rapid Part Development (RPD) rapidly designs and deploys production-ready parts using 3D printing technology. RPD expedites part development by 86% at 1/10th the cost of standard part development cycles, providing production ready parts in 4-6 weeks.​​​​​​​ RPDRead More

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