Cable Assemblies

What are HSL/high-speed link connectors? 

Meet the Connector: HSL/High-Speed Link Connectors What are HSL/high-speed link connectors?  HSL/High-speed link connectors are used to facilitate high-speed data communication between different components within electronic systems, such as computers, servers, telecommunications equipment, and other digital devices. The term HSL refers to a broad category of high-speed, high-performance interconnects that are capable of supporting dataRead 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

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

Fiber Optic Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic interconnects from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Fiber Optic Interconnects The FO-BD7D optical pluggable outdoor connector from JAE can be assembled onsite. The optical module is embedded in the FO-BD7D plug to address common thermal issues. This also allows field technicians to mate and assemble the opticalRead More

Implantable Medical Devices Depend on High Quality Connectors

The cables and connectors used in medical devices are based on common design rules and similar products are used in other markets. However, they are tailored to the unique demands of medical applications and are heavily scrutinized throughout production. Understandably, safety and reliability are at the forefront of considerations for implantable medical devices. The cablesRead More

Fiber Optics: The Most Efficient Way to Transport Data, Even in Harsh Environments

Many favorable attributes of fiber optic cables are readily acknowledged. However, a bias against using fiber optics in harsh environments remains. Fiber Optic Cables Fiber optic cables carry many times more data than is feasible over copper-based connectivity. This increased bandwidth is necessary for the highest definition video and other data intensive purposes, but theRead More

What are Active Optical Cable Assemblies?

Meet the Connector: AOC assemblies Active optical cable (AOC) assemblies were developed to combine the benefits of copper and fiber optic cable assemblies. Copper cable assemblies are known for their ruggedness and reliability, particularly at the connector interface. Copper connectors have multiple points of contact which helps them withstand shock and vibration, and resist damageRead More

Customization Takes Many Forms to Meet Changing Connectivity Demands

The quest for greater performance and functionality in smaller and lighter connectors has sparked some creative customization solutions. Custom connector solutions are usually a last resort, but with the pace of change in the world of technology, off-the-shelf options can’t always keep up. Customization fills a need when the right solution doesn’t exist yet. “ThereRead More

Overmolded Assemblies Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights overmolded assemblies from leading suppliers. Overmolded assemblies Nicomatic specializes in cable overmolding to provide optimal protection for electronic assemblies. Two overmolding options are available: flexible overmolding made of silicone-based resin and rigid overmolding achieved through low-pressure injection and hotmelt. Nicomatic’s solution follows MIL-STD-83513 performance standards, meets the constraints of severeRead More

OFC Celebrates High-Performance Optical Interconnects

Once again, OFC proved to be the premier showcase of high-performance optical and copper interconnects in communication and network applications. The 2023 edition of the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC) roared back to normalcy after the muting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 11,500 participants from 70 countries accessed the latest advances inRead More

RF and Coax Connector Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RF and Coax connectors from leading suppliers. RF and Coax Connector Product Roundup Designed to simplify the connection process, Avnet’s new 6791 series wire-to-board connectors for coaxial cables enable simple termination with one press. Expanding the proven-reliable IDC (insulation displacement connector) from signal/power transmission to high frequency transmission field upRead More

Building Better Interconnects for Space-Grade Applications

Designing electronics that leave Earth calls for a more thoughtful approach, from specialized materials to high-reliability form factors to close relationships with space agencies and regulatory organizations. Space-grade connectors can go where no man has gone before. Precision-engineered and specifically qualified, these exceptional interconnects are fit to endure the unique harsh environment conditions of lifeRead More

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