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Smart, Rugged Connectors for the New Age of Agriculture Technologies

A new age of high-tech farming is changing the way our food is produced. Pest control using drones, embedded sensors that monitor soil conditions, and LED-lit indoor vertical farms all depend on rugged connectors for agricultural equipment. Out of sheer frustration, many farmers are turning to new agricultural technologies such as drones for help fightingRead More

Custom, Semi-Custom Configurators, and Surface Treatments Create the Perfect Connector

New design, manufacturing, and processing options enable OEMs to achieve a semi-custom connector or cable assembly without the time and costs of a fully custom product. With literally millions of connectors to choose from, in every size, shape, speed, configuration, material, and function, what more could we possibly ask for?Sometimes a new material, a smallerRead More

Help Manage the Maze of Wires: Cable Clamps, Ties, Sleeves, Labels, and Other Cable Management Solutions

Cable accessories and organization tools enhance system performance and design. Cable is an essential part of electronic systems. As sensors and antennas, battery management systems, and edge computing become integral parts of electronic design, cable content is increasing in products for every market. Adding cable, however, brings more weight, volume, and the potential for electromagneticRead More

May 2022 New Connectivity Products I

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. May 2022 New Connectivity Products I  May 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Harwin has introduced horizontal backshells for its Gecko-Screw-Lok (Gecko-SL) series of lightweight, high-reliability connectors. These backshells ensure a fully EMI/RFI shielded connection for horizontal 1.25 mm pitch board-to-cable connections. Previously Gecko EMI/RFIRead More

Connector and cable considerations when designing for CAN bus

CAN bus interfaces and modules, with a range of corresponding cable types and connector combinations, serve as the backbone of the CAN communications system. When chosen properly, they deliver performance, cost savings, and reliability. Controller Area Network (CAN) technology first appeared in European luxury vehicles 30 years ago. Since then, CAN technology has become prevalentRead More

Five Key Characteristics of Military-Grade Composite Cable Clamps

Today’s high-performance composite materials make it easy to dispel the misconception that composite cable clamps are inferior to metal clamps in high-reliability, harsh environment applications. Consider these five factors to select the appropriate composite clamps for your most demanding applications. By Matthew Noce, Military & Aerospace Market Manager; Mathieu Desjardins, Senior Design Engineer; Lauren Toye-O’Donnell,Read More

January 2020 New Connectivity Products

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 or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity ProductsRead More

Wire and Cable Accessories

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire and cable accessories from leading suppliers, including cable clamps, identification sleeves, marking systems, conduit, tubing, and backshells. Wire and Cable Accessories  Würth Elektronik’s new WE-EEL aluminum grounding cable clips enable the stable grounding and fixation of cables with diameters extending from 2.5–20.5mm and exhibit less than 0.01Ω of contactRead More

Four Qualities to Look for When ​Selecting D-Sub Backshells for Transportation Applications

It’s easy to overlook backshells, but they play a critical role in protecting connectors, cables, and overall system reliability. Mike Kahn, Director of Marketing, NorComp Connector reliability is essential to the performance of electronic systems in transportation applications. Off-highway equipment, long-haul freighters, bus and rail systems, and all other modes depend on critical systems includingRead More

Oil & Gas Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connector solutions for the oil and gas industry from leading suppliers. Oil & Gas Connector Products TE Connectivity’s SEACON OPTI-CON standard, dry-mate, fiber optic hybrid connector range for subsea applications delivers high-reliability performance in high-pressure environments up to 7,500psi (5,200m water depth) and allows customers to choose any combination ofRead More

Vibration-Resistant Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights vibration-resistant connector solutions from leading suppliers. Vibration-Resistant Connector Products AirBorn’s RZ® Series Connectors provide users with a reliable, single-piece, surface-mount contact system that is ideal for use in high-density, high-vibration board-to-board and flex-circuit-stacking applications. Designed to meet strict performance and reliability requirements, the series has a patented z-axis contact systemRead More

New Product News: June 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Hirose expanded its rugged ix Industrial Series, which combines a small, robust design with high-speed data transmission capabilities, with the addition of an IDC plug assembly that decreases customer installation time by up to 50% due to the reduction in wire stripping, twisting,Read More

Backshell Considerations for Mission-Critical Mil/Aero Applications

Affording backshells the same design process considerations as connector selection can help prevent delays, cost overruns, and premature failures in mission-critical mil/aero applications Rudy Ramos, Project Manager – Technical Content Marketing, Mouser Electronics Mil/Aero connectors are designed for a variety of mission-critical, harsh-environment applications, including commercial and military avionics, satellites, and weapons systems. Connector selectionRead More

Five Add-Ons That Improve Cord Grip Performance in Industrial Applications

Cord grip add-ons offer increased protection and reliability in harsh industrial conditions By Mark Sweeney, President/COO, Remke Industries   Add-ons for standard cord grips allow designers to quickly and easily improve the performance of industrial electrical connectors in a broad range of applications. Add-ons can address application demands including environmental protection from problems such asRead More

Compression Pulling Head Family Offers Six Sizes

BURNDY announced the addition of a compression cable pulling head product offering to its HYDENT family of compression connectors.  The product offers six compression pulling heads for wire ranging from #1 AWG – 1000 kcmil for both Aluminum (Class B [Concentric, Compact, Compressed]) and Copper (Class B [Concentric, Compact, Compressed], and Class C) wire.  EachRead More

Filtered Connector Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest filtered connectors, which can help designers save on space, weight, and inspection and assembly labor, as well as provide improved high-frequency EMI performance by eliminating the parasitic effects often associated with board-level filters. TE Connectivity’s DEUTSCH H93 Series Filter ConnectorsRead More

Product Roundup for January 10, 2017

New connector and cable product roundup for January 10, 2017.   LEMO’s new Multi Concentric Contact Connectors for the oil and gas market are dedicated to applications in which connectors need to allow for a measure of low-speed rotation, making them an ideal solution for petroleum downhole drilling systems, turrets, and other free-twisting equipment. AvailableRead More

Cord Connector Material Selection for Harsh Environments

For companies operating in harsh environments – like food processors – special attention must be paid to the potential impact of the environment on electrical connections. To ensure integrity of the electrical connection and to guard against premature failure, food processors must insist upon connectors made from specific materials and should seek out connector manufacturersRead More

Week in Review for February 5, 2016

Bishop & Associates Electronics Industry Confidence Index for January, along with the latest news from the connector and cable industry, are featured in this issue’s Week in Review.   How Confident is the Electronics Industry? Every month Bishop & Associates asks for readers’ insights into the electronics industry to compile the industry confidence index. The January Electronics IndustryRead More

Thomas & Betts Ocal Liquidtight Connector with Grounding Ring

The Thomas & Betts Ocal Liquidtight Connector with Grounding Ring ensures personnel and equipment safety.   Thomas & Betts’ (T&B) patent-pending ground ring in its new Ocal Liquidtight Connector with Grounding Ring provides a perfectly secure connection for a sustainable ground path to ensure personnel and equipment safety. “If a fault occurs within the wiring in aRead More

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