How to Specify

Three Key Connectivity Requirements for Autonomous Delivery Robots

As consumers transition to ordering more goods online, shippers are exploring alternatives to human labor. Autonomous delivery robots use sensors systems connected with high-density rectangular connectors to navigate complex environments and carry out delivery tasks. By NorComp Autonomous delivery robots are becoming a new part of life. Delivering everyday packages as well as critical foodRead More

SWaP-Optimized Rectangular Connectors for Harsh-Environment Mil/Aero Connectivity

Rectangular connectors offer significant size and weight reductions, effective EMI protection, and meet military and aerospace qualifications. They offer valuable cost and performance benefits compared to traditional circular connectors.  Connectivity solutions for military and aerospace projects often need to be optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP) to satisfy the stringent physical and performance requirementsRead More

Designing Interconnects for Portable and In-Home Medical Equipment

Secure, medical-grade connectors help portable medical devices endure shock, vibration, and rough handling without detriment to performance. As portable medical equipment for both hospital and home use becomes more prevalent, the need to design healthcare devices that can meet the demanding requirements of a high-impact, high-vibration environment continues to grow. Home healthcare is one ofRead More

How to Maximize UL Voltage Ratings in Electrical Devices Intended for Mobile Equipment

Battery packs and other attachments used with mobile applications must demonstrate UL certification that coincides with that of the main equipment body. Maximize UL Voltage Ratings in Electrical Devices Power and control devices for transportation applications are designed with specific application voltage ratings in mind. The components used to electrically connect this equipment must alsoRead More

Choosing Optimal Connectors for LED Lighting and Industrial Electronics Applications

Today’s LED lighting and industrial electronics applications can achieve greater efficiency, performance, and reliability by employing connectors with high power densities and small form factors. Which connector characteristics best support these goals? This specification guide can help you decide. The connector selection process for product designs in all but the harshest environment markets has historicallyRead More

What to Consider When Selecting IoT Connectors

Selecting the right connector for IoT applications is critical, not only in terms of delivering reliability and performance but also for keeping the footprint of IoT sensors and nodes to an absolute minimum. Experts on the Internet of Things (IoT) believe that the technology can only reach its full potential if it is based onRead More

Five Connectivity Considerations for Ultrasound Imaging Applications

To ensure optimal ultrasound performance over long equipment lifetimes in rigorous operating environments, design engineers should consider five primary characteristics when specifying medical connectors. Sonography, better known as ultrasound imaging, is one of the most utilized and beneficial medical diagnostic imaging techniques. Ultrasound imaging technology has been used to help physicians evaluate, diagnose, and treatRead More

DFA Reduces the Cost Impact of High-Reliability Connectors in Military and Aerospace Applications

The precision and performance benefits of custom connectors are brought within reach through design for assembly principles. By Advanced Interconnections Corp. Military and aerospace applications specify high-reliability connectors to meet performance requirements that lower-cost commodity connectors cannot provide. One of the ways to offset the additional expense of high-reliability (hi-rel) connectors is to consider howRead More

Nine Considerations for Building a High-Reliability Cable Assembly

High-reliability applications demand robust, reliable, and long-lasting cable assemblies. These nine key considerations will help guide engineers as they select and secure cables for these designs. Designing a robust cable assembly or wire harness that can support high-reliability connector performance, withstand the rigors of rugged operating environments, and streamline wiring designs to fit the needsRead More

Four Key Features to Consider When Choosing Automotive Connector Systems

Legacy connectors have served automotive connector systems through many design evolutions. Now, however, as new technologies make it possible to design safer, smarter, and greener cars, a new generation of connectors is needed to serve these systems. Vehicle designers and manufacturers rely on many connector systems that have been on the market for decades. EvenRead More

The Importance of Manufacturability in New Connector Product Designs

When new or custom connectivity products are the right solution for a design challenge, connector suppliers must meet complex design requirements and develop efficient manufacturing processes to produce high-quality products at a reasonable cost. Manufacturability is a critical consideration in the design of a new connector product. In addition to supply chain factors such asRead More

Small, Lightweight Connectors Enable Today’s Powerful Optical Electronics

The latest generation of high-tech digital cameras has been sized down for small, lightweight military, medical, and surveillance equipment. High-speed miniature interconnect products make it possible to capture and send images in even the most rigorous operating conditions. High-speed cameras, machine learning, and robotics are changing the world for interconnects that support data services toRead More

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