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USCAR-Approved Interconnects Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights USCAR-approved interconnects from leading suppliers. USCAR-Approved Interconnects The MX72 squib connector from JAE is a controlled miniature explosive device integrated into an air bag or mechanical retraction system for the SRS. When the sensor detects a collision, an electric current flows through the igniter and the gas generator (inflator) isRead More

New Market Research Report Explores the World Automotive Connector Market

The automotive industry is the second-largest market for connectors, with increasing production of both conventional and electric vehicles. Bishop & Associates’ new research report explores the products, technologies, supply chain challenges, and other factors impacting the automotive market.   The World Automotive Connector Market The automotive market is the center of intense innovation as safety,Read More

RF & Coax Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RF & coax connectors from leading suppliers. RF & Coax Connectors EZ Form Cable, a Trexon company, is an AS9100D certified manufacturer of coaxial cable, coaxial cable assemblies, RF connectors, and coaxial delay lines. EZ Form RF, microwave, and millimeter wave (mmWave) transmission line solutions offer proven performance for criticalRead More

What are FAKRA Connectors?

Meet the Connector: FAKRA Connectors A mainstay of automotive connectivity for the past two decades, FAKRA connectors are a variation of subminiature version B (SMB) coaxial RF connectors developed by Rosenberger and standardized by the German Committee of Automobile Manufacturers. FAKRA is an acronym for Fachkreis Automobile or Working Group Automobile. These versatile connectors areRead More

Green Energy Projects, EVs, & MIL-Aero Programs Set to Expand in 2022

Evolving technologies in the energy, automotive, military, and datacom markets will continue to drive innovation in connectivity.   The pace of technological advancement continues in the COVID era. The mRNA vaccines produced to combat COVID-19 are the result of years of development to create other anti-virus mRNA vaccines. Processes now have been optimized so that vaccines can be provided with minimalRead More

Connectors for Automotive Cabin Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive connectors for automotive cabin applications including navigation, security, and infotainment systems, from leading suppliers. Connectors for Automotive Cabin Applications Capable of transmitting up to 100 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s, NETBridge Automotive Ethernet Connector System from Amphenol ICC is designed for the automotive environment according to IEEE 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1Read More

Connected Car Technologies Require Reimagined Transportation Networks

The rise of connected car technologies will have enormous implications for the way people and goods travel. This mass exchange of data will create business efficiencies, safer travels, and faster deliveries. But persistent challenges remain before these technologies can be fully implemented. Not so long ago, the only wireless links in a car were theRead More

High-Speed Connectors Usher in New Era of Communications Technologies

Inventive humans have always sought better, faster methods of communications. Today’s high-speed communications are enabled by high-speed cabling and connectors that are rapidly evolving to give us connectivity on a level we couldn’t imagine only a few years ago — and that will inevitably be left in the dust by future iterations. For centuries, innovatorsRead More

Automotive-Qualified Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive-qualified connectors from leading suppliers. Automotive-Qualified Connectors JAE’s MX72A/MX72B Series self-rejecting AK2 squib (igniter) connectors employ the AK2 standard interface, which has been adopted as the standard interface for automotive airbag inflators in Europe and North America and is growing in global popularity as the number of airbags per vehicleRead More

E-Mobility Expands in Recreational Vehicles

Electric drivetrains are moving into more off-road categories of recreational vehicles. Snowmobiles, personal watercraft, ATVs, and other powersport vehicles are actively adopting connectivity solutions used in motorcycle, e-bike, and automotive designs. Although the development of electric drivetrains for cars, trucks, and mass transit is well underway, two-stroke-engine powersport vehicles such as snowmobiles, off-road vehicles, andRead More

Autonomous Tractors Take the Farmer Out of the Fields

New partially and fully autonomous tractors and agricultural equipment leverage the evolution of connected automotive technologies to bring e-mobility to the farm. As engineers race to fulfill OEMs’ desire to be amongst the first to have driverless cars hit the highway, the advanced electronics contributing to these innovations are making their way into other modesRead More

Ethernet Connectors for Mobile Equipment Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Ethernet connectors and cable assemblies for mobile equipment extending from industrial automation systems and robotics to railways, airplanes, and off-highway vehicles. Ethernet Connectors for Mobile Equipment ITT Veam’s CIR M12 bayonet-coupling circular connectors support Ethernet, multifunction vehicle bus (MVB), wire train bus (WTB), and video lines within a single connector.Read More

5G Wireless Networks and Connected Cars Advance Interconnect Technology

New connector families have evolved to meet increasing bandwidth and connectivity needs as the rollout of 5G and the era of advanced vehicle technologies approaches. Wireless 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies may eventually affect almost everything we do. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the mobile broadband standards organization 3GPP from meeting, whichRead More

Connectivity is the Future of Automotive Design

In 2020, the world is adjusting to new automotive use patterns and considering competing fueling strategies. Only one thing is certain: Cars are becoming more connected. The future of automotive design centers on the continued development of electric vehicles and the integration of connected technologies within non-electric vehicles. While the adoption of electric vehicles isRead More

Five Aspects of Modern Automotive Design That Depend on Connectors

Evolving connector design has helped transform the driving experience. Better lighting, greater comfort, and advanced safety are just the beginning. Today’s automobiles are more connected than ever before. Automotive electronics deliver the advanced communication needed for performance and comfort throughout the vehicle and enable a variety of safety features for the driver, passengers, and public. ElectronicRead More

Cutting-Edge Automotive Connectivity Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights cutting-edge automotive connectivity solutions from leading suppliers, including connectors, cable assemblies, and antennas for EV, HEV, and V2X applications. Cutting-Edge Automotive Connectivity Products  Newark stocks LPT Series cylindrical bayonet power and signal connectors from Amphenol Industrial Products Group, which are designed for use in harsh-environment applications including EVs, HEVs, andRead More

FAKRA Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights FAKRA connector products from leading suppliers. FAKRA Connector Products Rosenberger’s FAKRA RF connectors are used as standard interfaces for high-frequency automotive applications including radio antenna, telematics, navigation, mobile communications, Bluetooth, auxiliary heating, and keyless entry systems, and are also widely employed in non-automotive applications including industrial process control boxes, outdoorRead More

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions for applications including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), navigation equipment, and infotainment, security, camera, and comfort control systems. Automotive Connector and Cable Products:  Heilind Electronics stocks Amphenol Sine Systems’ DuraMate™ AHDP Circular Plastic Connectors for heavy-duty in-line or panel-mount applications in the automotive, industrial, andRead More

The Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car

In the past 20 years, connectivity has become a defining feature for vehicle performance, function, and experience. By Amphenol RF Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car The automotive industry has seen monumental changes in recent years as the Internet of Things (IoT) has infiltrated nearly every function of cars, from in-vehicle entertainment systems to performanceRead More

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s product roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions from leading suppliers. Automotive Connector and Cable Products The universal ODU TURNTAC contact system from ODU features robust contact technology designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and heavy use and enable the stable, reliable, efficient, and economical transmission of high currents in eMobility charging andRead More

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