Rack & Panel

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

What are Bulkhead Mount Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Bulkhead Mount Connectors The term bulkhead mount refers to the mounting style of the connector. In this case, it is the method used to attach a connector to a product casing, enclosure, or panel from the front or rear side. Normally, it involves a threaded body or a push-pull device. The connectorRead More

Modular & Custom Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights modular and custom connectors from leading suppliers. Modular & Custom Connectors PCI, a Trexon company, specializes in filtered and un-filtered audio and power connectors as well as the manufacture of a wide range of adapters for band and overmold applications. With more custom connectors on current military radio systems thanRead More

Rail Connectivity Trends

Despite setbacks related to the pandemic, passenger and cargo rail expansion is continuing around the globe. We examine key trends that are advancing this critical transportation mode and influencing connectors used for rail. The transportation sector took major hits in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted public activities and logistics operations. Consumers backed away fromRead More

Rectangular I/O Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights a variety of rectangular I/O connectors from leading suppliers. Rectangular I/O Connectors NorComp’s 111 Series SCSI Ribbon Connectors are rugged rectangular I/O connectors designed to securely and reliably connect devices to various computer systems over many repeated mating cycles. These SCSI connectors have nickel-plated steel shells with panel and quick-releaseRead More

Modular Rectangular Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights modular rectangular connectors from leading suppliers for applications in the industrial, military and aerospace, datacom/telecom, medical, and transportation markets. Modular Rectangular Connector Products Phoenix Contact’s HEAVYCON Complete modular rectangular connectors support flexible combinations of various housings, frames, modules, contact inserts, contacts, and terminal adapters for broad application suitability and employRead More

ARINC Rack and Panel Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights leading suppliers’ ARINC rack and panel connectors for commercial and military aviation applications. ARINC Rack and Panel Connectors ITT Cannon’s BKA ARINC 600 connectors for commercial aviation applications provide exceptional versatility, optimum harsh-environment performance, and high reliability in applications including avionics, cabin, and in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. These high-density,Read More

High-Speed Connector and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-speed connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Phoenix Contact’s FINEPITCH 0.8 Series board-to-board connectors have a compact, high-density design with 0.8mm-pitch hermaphroditic ScaleX contacts that provide critical space savings, high electrical and mechanical reliability, high tolerance compensation, and vibration-proof performance in high-speed signal and data transmission applications with significantRead More

Connectors and Cable Assemblies for Cabin Interior and IFE Applications

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors and cable assemblies for cabin interior and in-flight entertainment (IFE) applications. ITT Cannon’s OctoGig™ 10Gb Ethernet (GbE) interconnect solution for commercial aviation, military aircraft, and marine applications, including in-flight entertainment, navigation, radar, surveillance, imaging, and sensing systems, is smaller, lighter, and easier to install than competing solutions and alsoRead More

New Product News: August 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. New Product News: August 2018 Interconnects, etc. AVX Corporation developed a cost-effective, ultra-high-reliability, three-piece STRIPT™ contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections in off-road vehicle lighting applications. Designed to absorb broad end-to-end mating tolerances, handle up to 20A of continuous current, and exhibitRead More

It’s Time to Get Ready for New ADS-B Standards

US-based aircraft have a new equipment mandate to improve surveillance and communications. The deadline is fast approaching, but operators have numerous options to get compliant. New ADS-B Standards Nearly a decade ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set in place a timeline to transition from radar to next-generation, surveillance-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to manage theRead More

The Connected Flight: Designing High-Speed Networks for Military and Commercial Aircraft

High-speed networks for military and commercial aircraft must handle ever-increasing data volumes at ever-faster speeds. Ethernet protocols, efficient network designs, and thoughtfully specified, high-quality connectors and cabling can help. Wes Morgan, Product Manager, ITT Cannon Addressing the Bandwidth Boom Modern military and commercial aircraft are technology-rich environments designed to deliver an increasingly sophisticated set ofRead More

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