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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

New Product News Roundup: September 2017 – Part II

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new CTC Series high-performance, cost-effective cable-to-cable interconnects deliver ruggedized, environmentally sealed, easy-install, low-maintenance solutions for harsh-environmentRead 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

Connectors Help UAV Markets Soar

The growing number of commercial drones creates demand for connectors that enable quick swapping of batteries and storage. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The takeoff of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in areas beyond defense deployments is opening a solid growth market for connector suppliers that can provide compact, lightweight products to commercial andRead More

Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors Suit High Shock and Vibration Applications

AVX Corporation has released its 9155-700 Series 2mm-pitch right angle board-to-board battery connectors, which are rated for 125VAC, up to 2A, and 5,000-cycle durability. Designed to provide miniaturized, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections in harsh environment applications subject to high shock and vibration, including: handheld and portable devices that require dock or cradle charging, patient monitoringRead More

Hot-Swappable SMC Connector Family Adds Late Mate Contacts

ERNI Electronics has extended its SMC connector family in a 1.27mm pitch with hot-swappable variants. These connector versions feature late mate contacts to permit reliable system swapping during operation and/or with applied electric voltage in industrial applications or in cars. With “hot swapping/hot plugging,” the electronics are reliably protected by following a defined sequence ofRead More

Medical Interconnect Product Roundup for August 8, 2016

Interconnects for the medical industry must meet a variety of unique requirements that often call for application-specific designs that adhere to strict standards and specifications. In this week’s product roundup, we’ve collected some of the most innovative medical products from your favorite suppliers.   Mouser Electronics now stocks TE Connectivity’s FORGE drawer modular power connectors. This newRead 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

FCI PwrMAX Ortho Power Connectors

The FCI PwrMAX Ortho power connectors are designed for orthogonal system packaging architectures. FCI expanded its power connector family to include the PwrMAX Ortho power connectors, which are designed to support orthogonal system packaging architectures in data center equipment. This architecture can offer improved data transfer and improved system cooling by eliminating midplane circuit boards. PwrMAX Ortho power connectors can beRead More

Tech Meets Fashion at TE’s Wearables Lab

As consumers try to warm up to Google Glass, Apple’s iWatch, and their Fitbit wristbands, TE unveils its latest “collection”: A Silicon Valley-based incubator team to enable the next generation of wearable devices.   Nicholas Langston, Jr., insists he’s the luckiest guy you’ll ever meet. Langston heads up TE Connectivity’s Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, Calif.,Read More

Amphenol RadFin Power Connectors

The new Amphenol RadFin power connectors use RADSOK technology to deliver up to 300A at a single point of contact. Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a new high-current PCB power connector that enables single-point power delivery of 150A, 200A, and 300A in less than one linear inch of a PCB edge. Amphenol’s RadFin powerRead More

FCI Minitek Pwr Hybrid Wire-to-Board Connectors

Expanding its Minitek Pwr family, the new FCI Minitek Hybrid wire-to-board connectors offer an improved and flexible modular design as compared to traditional power connectors. FCI announced the launch of its innovative Minitek Pwr Hybrid 3.0 and Minitek Pwr Hybrid 4.2 connectors. Expanding the Minitek Pwr family, the new Hybrid series has an improved and flexible modular designRead More

Hirose IT-P Series Power Pin Connectors

Hirose IT-P Series power pin connectors are designed for assembly alongside IT3 and IT5 Series high-speed mezzanine connectors. Hirose has strengthened its board-to-board power connector product offering with the development of the flexible and customizable IT-P Series. Featuring a three-piece structure with mating receptacle, interposer, and mounting receptacle, the IT-P Series provides a wide range of variableRead More

FCI HPCE Mezzanine Connectors for Power and Low-Speed Signals

FCI expands its HPCE product family with HPCE mezzanine connectors, an economical solution for transmitting power and low-speed signals between parallel boards. FCI expanded its power solutions with the introduction of HPCE mezzanine connectors. Building upon the existing HPCE product family, the new HPCE mezzanine connectors provide an economical solution for transmitting power and low-speed signals betweenRead More

Power Connectors Surge

Expanded packaging and performance options make power connectors surge. Power connectors once occupied just a tiny niche of the total separable interface market, but they are now on a rapid growth curve as many new power connectors that offer expanded packaging and performance options come into the market. In the world of pluggable electronic interconnects,Read More

ECT High-Performance SCM Radial Connectors

The new ECT high-performance SCM Radial Connectors are ideal for battery charging, board-to-board connections, interposers, and medical devices. Everett Charles Technologies’ (ECT) Compliant Connector Solutions introduced the SCM family of high-performance Radial Connectors – SC1 – at ATX/MD&M West. The SC1 connectors are offered with single and paired rows, easy-to-configure connector footprints, and the ECTRead More

FCI’s PwrBlade ULTRA

FCI’s PwrBlade ULTRA is the next-generation PwrBlade connector, and it offers a 30% reduction in contact resistance. FCI introduced its PwrBlade ULTRA, the next generation of PwrBlade connector. These power distribution connectors offer a 30% reduction in contact resistance, which results in increased current-carrying capacity in a smaller form factor. These new connectors have anRead More

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