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Automotive Displays Accomplish More with Less Wiring

Heavy and complex cables present a problem in today’s efficient vehicle designs. As more operational functions move to the screen, automotive display standards help streamline connectivity solutions. Soon, nearly every new vehicle will include at least one screen. Cars built since May 1, 2018, for the North American market feature a mandatory backup camera systemRead More

May 2022 New Connectivity Products II

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 II May 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. TTI Inc. stocks the XW4M and XW4N Series from OMRON. OMRON XW4M and XW4N 3.5 mm pitch push-in pluggable terminal block PCB connectors have a unique connector engagement structure for easy insertion andRead More

Single-Action Connectors Simplify Portable Device Designs

Space constraints within small devices create challenges for component placement on the boards. Innovations in ZIF-style flex connectors offer designers a possible solution.   By Jeff Combs, Director of Sales, CE Segment at Hirose Electric USA  Hardware designs for IoT, consumer, modular, and other complex applications often leave limited space for the mating and assembly ofRead 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

Strategic Connector Selection Optimizes Electromagnetic Compliance

Minimizing Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) is a challenge for designers of digital systems who must pass FCC system tests for radiated emissions. The study of radiated electric field pattern simulations, often used for antenna analysis, helps evaluate the radiation properties of individual interconnects and aid in the selection of properly shielded products. Electromagnetic Compliance By AlanRead More

FFC/FPC Connectors for Automotive Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights FFC/FPC connectors and cable assemblies for automotive and other applications from leading suppliers. FFC/FPC Connectors and Cable Assemblies Allied Electronics & Automation supplies Molex’s line of FFC/FPC connectors. Ideal for tight-packaging applications, these connectors come in various pitch options and include features to meet a wide variety of space andRead More

PCB-Mount Automotive Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights PCB-mount automotive connectors from leading suppliers. PCB-Mount Automotive Connectors JAE’s MX60A Series offers an automotive-grade waterproof connector that is ideal for engine compartment applications. This connector is compatible with a high pin count of 177 positions. Its lever structure and downsized contacts reduce the operation force required to mate andRead More

January 2021 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2021 New Connectivity Products January 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. GCT released two new USB-A connectors with improved durability, enhanced retention force, and higher-than-standard current ratings for use in fast-charging, high-mating-cycleRead More

April 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. April 2020 New Connectivity Products April 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Hirose’s new ZE064W Series waterproof wire-to-wire connectors are designed for use in demanding automotive and off-highwayRead More

The World is Flat: FFCs Define Future Applications

Flat flexible cables are sliding into places other cables dare not go and help keep devices cool, light, and fast. In the realm of cables, the usual suspects are round. A cylindrical package is a logical design to surround a centrally positioned conductor within insulation or to encase a bundle of fibers. However, that logicRead More

New Connector and Cable Products: April 2019 – Part II

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and other connectivity products. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Connector and Cable Products:Read More

Transportation Connectors Go the Extra Mile

A roundtable discussion with ITT Cannon, TE Connectivity, and AVX Interconnect about connectors and cabling in cross-market, automotive, off-highway and agricultural vehicle, rail, and commercial aviation markets. We talk to three of the connector companies that are innovating components for the transportation market. They share insights on what’s coming next for this exciting and rapidlyRead More

New Product News: September 2018 – Part I

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. New Product News: September 2018 Part I Interconnects, etc. Molex introduced the new Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System, which features an innovative float design that accommodates pin-to-socket misalignment for easy PCB-to-PCB, busbar-to-busbar, and PCB-to-busbar mating without the risk of overstress damage to the socket contactRead 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

FFC and FPC Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights FFC and FPC connector solutions from top suppliers. I-PEX Connectors’ DW5 two-way FPC and discrete wire connectors can accommodate 0.2mm-thick (±0.3mm) FPC cables or 34AWG discrete wire using the same PCB and receptacle combination, making them ideal for use in a variety of space-constrained portable electronics, including laptop screens. TheseRead More

New Product News Roundup: March 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products New Product News Roundup: March 2018 Radiall expanded its range of RF Passive products equipped with an SMP-LOCK® interface for the space market. The new connector features a robust, user-friendly, quick-locking mechanism that dramatically increases retention force, prevents accidental disconnection, and saves significant integration time,Read More

Ultraminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most compact, capable, and lightweight connectors and cable assemblies responsible for enabling the reliable transmission of high-speed data and digital audio/visual signals in an ever-expanding range of applications spanning warfare to web browsing. Ultraminiature Connector Products TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T rugged, nanominiature circular I/O connectors occupy lessRead More

IDC Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest insulation displacement connector (IDC) solutions.   IDC Roundup Rated for 15A and 600V, AVX’s new STRIPT™ 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts quickly, easily, reliably, and cost-effectively deliver UL-certified, impregnable, cold-welded, and gas-tight wire-to-board connections for large gauge, discrete, solidRead More

PCB Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest PCB connector solutions.   Amphenol FCI’s high-speed flexible printed circuit (FPC) connectors deliver up to 10Gb/s data rate transmission, maintain high signal integrity with no noise or antenna effect, and are compatible with USB 3.1/3.0, PCIe 2.0, SATA 3.0,Read More

A Perfect Marriage: The Future of IDC and Press-Fit Contacts in Automotive

Automotive applications can benefit from a combination of IDC and press-fit contacts thanks to their contact geometries and high-performance base materials By Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX   For more than a decade, insulation displacement contact (IDC) and press-fit or compliant pin technology have proven to be two of the most reliable contact systemsRead More

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