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Smart Home Technologies Integrate IoT to Provide Convenience and Cost-Savings

Consumers have quickly adopted convenient and cost-saving Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for home appliances, entertainment devices, and energy and security systems, reshaping the way we live, work, and manage our properties. Smart homes are answering consumer demands for ease, entertainment, comfort, and sustainability. Powered by computing devices and information technology, smart homes allow for multipleRead More

New Power Shelf Connector Will Advance Cloud Computing

The Open Rack V3 Power Shelf Input Connector will advance power management strategies as cloud computing continues to grow. As global demand for computing power escalates, connector companies are finding new ways to bring flexibility and efficiency to information technology infrastructure. Managing the flow of signal and power distribution in data centers, to edge devices,Read More

RAST Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RAST connectors for home appliances from leading suppliers. Formalized as an international terminal block standard for the home appliances market in the 1980s, RAST (Raster Anschluss Steck Technik, which German for “grid connection plug technology”) connectors typically employ insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology, which eases and hastens installation processes, enablesRead More

Global Harmonization of the Appliance Coupler Standard

As the electronics industry continues to take steps towards global harmonization, the US and Canada will adopt the IEC 60320 standard for device plugs with minor deviations. This has significant implications for home healthcare products, portable medical technologies, household appliances, and consumer electronics. By SCHURTER Inc. Global standards make it easy for both component andRead More

New Connectivity Products: July 2019

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages, catalogs, or datasheets. New Connectivity Products: July 2019 New Connectivity Products: JulyRead More

Medical Connector and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights medical connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Medical Connector and Cable Products LEMO’s REDEL SP self-latching, plastic, push-pull connectors feature an ergonomic grip, several color-coding and keying options, and high resistance to chemicals, shock, and sterilization processes. Ideal for use in medical, automotive, and test and measurement equipment, theRead More

High-Voltage Connector & Cable Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights high-voltage connector and cable solutions from top suppliers. Newark element14 stocks ITT Cannon’s APD 4-Way High-Voltage Series connectors. Ideal for use in harsh-environment automotive, transportation, off-road, specialty vehicle, and industrial applications that require robust sealing, high vibration resistance, and resistance to engine transmission and brake fluid, these versatile, plastic, direct,Read More

Power Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable power connectors available on today’s market. Power Connector Roundup Nicomatic’s CMM Micro lightweight, rectangular connectors are designed to meet or exceed the electrical and mechanical performance requirements for the MIL-DTL-55302F and BS-9525-F0033 standards, and allow for more than 20 million arrangements of high-power,Read More

Interconnect Industry News: February 2017

See below for updates about new product introductions and distribution news.   Product News TE launched new Sliver internal cabled interconnects. Designed to provide one of the most flexible solutions in the market for making I/O connections on the board, this new technology simplies design and helps lower overall costs by eliminating the need forRead More

Solid-Contact Connectors for Higher Power Density

An age-old connector technology is being “rediscovered” as a better solution for power connector density issues.      The quest to manufacture electronics in smaller and smaller packages continues as consumer demand for palm-sized computers and pen-sized communications equipment grows. The Holy Grail seems to be a computer on a pinhead and entertainment electronics oneRead More

DesignCon 2016 Technology Wrap-Up

DesignCon 2016 featured 33 interconnect manufacturers, all concentrating on ever-higher speeds and improved signal integrity.   DesignCon 2016 opened in the shadow of preparations for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, directly across the street from the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 160 exhibitors and 4,800 pre-registered attendees, the exposition and conference continuesRead More

New Harwin Datamate Coaxial and HD Power Connectors

Harwin expands its Datamate range of products with a coaxial connector and a 10-position high-density power connector. Harwin released the Datamate coaxial connector and the M300 10-position high-density power connector series. These products can be used in aerospace applications including satellites, military aircraft, robotics, and UAVs. The Datamate 2mm-pitch, board-to-board and board-to-cable high-performance/high-reliability connectors, which nowRead More

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