Circular News

Formula E’s Gen 3 Car Embraces the E-mobility Racing Mission

Connector companies play a big role in advancing the technology behind electric powertrains and battery management systems. The Formula E race series showcases the progress in the high-performance vehicle market. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship electric car racing series is a proving ground for electric mobility, advancing the technology for everyday use asRead 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

Hyperboloid Contact Technology is Still Going Strong

From transportation to MIL/Aero to medical and more, hyperboloid contacts continue to be vital in the evolving world of electronics. Francois Robert Bonhomme invented the hyperboloid contact in 1956 in response to the need for more reliable connectors used in railway applications. By that time, rail systems had lighting and ventilation, but due to theRead More

What are MIL-C-5015/SAE-AS50151 connectors?

Meet the Connector: MIL-C-5015/SAE-AS50151 Connectors With nearly a century of service in harsh environment equipment, this connector family has proven performance in military and other rugged electronics. MIL-C-5015 connectors, now formally known as SAE-AS50151, are heavy-duty, medium-density circular electrical connectors with soldered or crimped contacts. This military standard product family is used for digital andRead More

High-Speed Implement BUS for Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment doesn’t work alone. As agricultural and industrial machinery becomes part of connected networks with command centers and other equipment units, system architectures are incorporating CAN and ISOBUS to meet the growing data networking requirements. Controller Area Network (CAN) systems have been used in heavy equipment and industrial machinery applications since the 1990s asRead More

IMS Microwave Week Conference Highlighted New 5G, 6G, and Quantum Applications

The well-attended event featured coax and waveguide technology for 220 GHz applications, plus presentations and exhibits on terahertz and quantum technologies. The International Microwave Symposium (IMS), the foremost symposium for high frequency communications, test equipment, and microwave IC/chips, met in person at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver June 19-24 as part of MicrowaveRead More

Innovative Connector Solutions from Industrial to UxV

Industry-standard connectors have their place, but sometimes an innovative connector solution is required to solve unique design challenges. Distinctive connector designs help design engineers in the industrial and unmanned and autonomous (UxV) sectors achieve advanced power and data goals. Innovative connector solutions are needed to accomplish the data and power needs of leading-edge applications. CableRead 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

Strategic Connector Selection for Unmanned Military Systems

Drones and other unmanned aircraft play a critical role in military operations. Five key attributes guide military and aerospace designers as they specify interconnects for these systems. The U.S. Army’s vision statement in its 2010–2035 roadmap for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) begins, “Army UAS employed across all tactical echelons supporting Army and Joint operations provideRead More

Passenger Information Systems Keep Rail Riders Informed

Passenger Information Systems technologies that deliver timely and accurate travel information help make commuter rail networks efficient and user-friendly. Reliable and rugged interconnects are an essential link in the network. Passenger Information Systems In today’s sophisticated rail networks, timeliness is designed into the tightly controlled system. That means even the slightest hitch with one trainRead 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

Connectors for Wearable Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors used in wearables from leading suppliers. Connectors for Wearable Applications   Omnetics Connector Corp. offers a wide range of circular connector body types, from overmolded breakaway cable connectors to full metal shielded cable and connectors with threaded latch, quick-turn latch, and breakaway metal shells to suit the needs of variousRead More

New eBook Highlights Interconnect Strategies for Harsh Environments

Download Connector Supplier’s latest eBook, 2022 Rugged Interconnects for Harsh Environments, to learn more about design solutions and product innovations for harsh environment applications in many markets.   Our latest eBook, 2022 Rugged Interconnects for Harsh Environments, highlights how today’s connectivity solutions overcome the challenges of temperature, shock and vibration, radiation, corrosion, dust and water ingress, and difficult access.Read More

Push Pull Connectors for Medical Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights push-pull connectors for medical applications from leading suppliers. Push Pull Connectors for Medical Applications Souriau JMX Series Plastic Push-Pull Coupling Connectors, supplied by Allied Electronics & Automation, offer reliable mating with a push-pull locking mechanism with an audible and tactile indicator that only requires two fingers to mate/unmate securely. TheRead More

What are M-Type Sensor Connectors?

Meet the Connector: M-Type Sensor Connectors M-type connectors were originally designed for connecting sensors and actuators in automation equipment and industrial networks. They are now used in a variety of applications, including high-frequency transmission circuits in telecommunications, measurement equipment, robotics, and transportation. The M12 standard was adopted for its reliability and consistency by the automotiveRead More

April 2022 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. April 2022 New Connectivity Products  April 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. TTI Inc. carries a wide range of TE Connectivity (TE) Industrial RJ45 Jacks with integrated magnetics. These products offer a highly integrated connectivity solution from theRead More

New Contact Plating Processes Cuts Costs, Improves Environmental Impacts

The RoHS and REACH directives, along with rising material costs, have led to innovative new processes and materials for contact plating. In the world of electronics design, great challenges lead to great innovation. Take the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Reach directives, for example. These European environmental directives disrupted decades of common processes andRead More

Cold Weather Connectivity

For special installations like the Winter Olympics, as well as applications such as vehicles and devices that routinely operate in cold climates, electronics must be ruggedized against low temperatures. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics showcased human endurance in the most extreme cold conditions as athletes performed on ice, in snow, and in frigid air. TheRead More

What are M12 Connectors?

Meet the Connector: M12 Circular Connectors M12 connectors are a metric circular connector product used in industrial automation and other harsh environment applications where compact, rugged, and reliable power, signal, and data connections are needed. One of the most commonly specified connectors in the industrial market, the M12 is considered the backbone of IIoT systemRead More

What are Push-Pull Circular Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Push-pull Circular Connectors Push-pull circular connectors feature a spring-action cylindrical sleeve surrounding or within the integral connector housing that self-latches when the connector is pushed into position. The connection is released through a squeeze-and-pull, rotate-and-pull, or other specific unlocking action that prevents accidental disconnection. Push-pull circular connectors are available in numerous sizes,Read More

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