High-Speed Computer interface

OFC Live Returns

The Optical Fiber Communication conference presented a hybrid virtual and in-person event packed with the next generation of optical networking technologies and the connectivity solutions needed to support them. The Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference and exposition celebrated over 45 years of innovation and progress with the 2022 edition. Recognizing much reduced Covid infection rates,Read More

Instrumentation and Test & Measurement Systems Demand Higher-Performance Connectors

Specialized test connectors and equipment help new products meet ruggedness, outgassing, and other performance and compliance requirements.  Instrumentation connector technology is evolving to serve higher speeds and bandwidths, RF technologies (including microwave and mmWave), and the analog-to-digital transformation. Test & Measurement and instrumentation processes have become essential to the development and regulation of equipment usedRead More

Will Copper Conductors Hit a Wall?

Optimistic technologists have been predicting fiber optics would replace many copper links since the late 1990s, but designers were able to find ways to extend the bandwidth and reach of copper. Now we may be reaching the point where fiber may finally become the most practical solution in an increasing number of applications. Electrical interconnectsRead More

Single-Pair Ethernet Helps Industrial Designers Update and Build Systems for Industry 4.0

These simplified, yet powerful SPE connectors will help integrate equipment and buildings into a powerful, data-rich Industrial Internet of Things. The standardization of single-pair Ethernet (SPE) in 2019 enabled designers of industrial architectures to envision new levels of power, data speeds, and reliability for manufacturing facilities, building automation systems, and transportation networks. The IEEE 802.3cg-2019Read More

High-Speed Fiber Cable Assemblies for the 5G Era

Active optical cables are key components in the high-speed systems needed to handle the exponential increase in data traffic that will come with 5G. Connector companies are helping data centers upgrade with these smart solutions. According to the figure being passed around at DesignCon 2020, only 15% of the 5G infrastructure has been installed soRead More

New Connector and Cable Products: June 25, 2019

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and other connectivity products. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements or home pages and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New ConnectorRead More

Industrial Wireless Enhances the Rail Experience

As rail operators encourage more people to consider public transportation, new connectivity technology is enhancing the customer experience.   From personal internet access via smartphones to instant onboard entertainment options to up-to-date travel information, passenger demands on public transportation continue to increase. These offerings are no longer luxuries; they’re necessities to an industry that isRead More

SWaP-Optimized Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights small, lightweight, and powerful connector solutions from leading suppliers. SWaP-Optimized Connector Products Fischer Connectors’ UltiMate™ Series connectors and cable assemblies are rugged, compact, lightweight, hermetically sealed, and sealed to IP68/IP69 even when unmated, providing high-reliability solutions for a wide variety of applications with severe environmental, industrial, chemical, and blind-mating conditions.Read More

Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Reaches New Levels

Modern designs and greater connectivity are advancing sales as the RV market reaches new audiences with millennial and Chinese buyers. By Kevin Russelburg, Director of Non-Automotive Transportation, Bishop & Associates The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Consumer Demographic Profile shows RV ownership has reached a new peak. Consumer trends also offer promising news on futureRead More

Key Considerations for High-Speed Connectors

A how-to guide for selecting and successfully implementing high-speed connectors Michael Rock, Engineering Manager – Signal Integrity Products, AirBorn Inc. When designing applications that utilize high-speed interconnects, it’s vital to navigate around all potential speed bumps along the signal’s path. Factors including: stackups, tolerances, via design, trace widths, plating, and copper etching must be understoodRead More

Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity and Thermal Management

As speeds and requirements rise, the QSFP-DD MSA comes forth as a solution that addresses the technical challenges of achieving a double-density interface. By Joe Dambach Next-Gen Datacenter Connectivity Chips, switches, connectors, cables, and optical module technologies are at the core of datacenter networks, which must be able to support increasingly faster processing, as wellRead More

10 Must-See Moments at DesignCon 2018

This year, DesignCon promises a full array of events, including technical sessions, panels, training boot camps, and hundreds of exhibits featuring the latest connector technology.   DesignCon is one of the premier conferences and exhibitions for the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. Held each year in Santa Clara, California, this jam-packed three-day event includes continuingRead More

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