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What are BNC Connectors?

Meet the Connector: BNC Connectors BNC connectors are miniature radio frequency (RF) connectors developed for low-frequency applications. This quick-connect/disconnect circular connector features a two-stud bayonet-style locking mechanism that users twist and snap into position. A tactile snap indicates a secure connection; a reverse motion disconnects the connector pair. The BNC connector famously bears the initialsRead More

What are Coaxial Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Coaxial  Connectors (Note: This article focuses on cable-to-cable and cable-to-panel applications.)  A coaxial connector has an inner conductor that is enveloped by a concentric conducting sleeve, with the conductor and shield separated by an insulating material;  hence the term “coax” or “coaxial” connector. (Not all RF [radio frequency] connectors are coax, butRead More

Digital Radio Communication Systems Serve on Air and Land

Secure voice and media communications for emergency services, the military, and aircraft can be achieved with the use of private mobile radio and TETRA systems. Professional mobile radio (PMR) or private mobile radio allows users in the transportation, military, oil & gas, public safety and government, and commercial industries to make direct, person-to-person, secure communicationsRead 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

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

Easy-Handling, Quick-Mating, High-Reliability Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights easy-handling, quick-mating, high-reliability connectors from leading suppliers. Easy-Handling, Quick-Mating, High-Reliability Connectors JAE’s new MX72 Series AK2 squib connectors ensure a fully reliable connection in a single operation. The AK2 type squib (igniter) connector has been adopted as the standard interface for automotive airbag inflators in Europe and North America andRead More

Live and Virtual: 2021 IMS Highlighted New Microwave Connector Components for 5G and Future 6G

The 2021 International Microwave Symposium presented new coax and waveguide technologies including mmWave connectors. After a virtual year, Bishop & Associates’ David Shaff visited the 2021 show in person. Here’s what he saw. After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, attendees were anxious to attend the 2021 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) live event, to meet withRead More

Five Things to Consider When Specifying RF Connectors for Harsh Industrial Environments

RF connectors that operate in industrial environments must maintain a clean signal under harsh conditions. To specify the right connector, you need to evaluate the particular challenges the application will endure and select a connector that is up to the job.  Understanding the characteristics of the environments in which connectors are to be stored andRead More

75Ω RF Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights 75Ω RF connectors and cable assemblies from leading suppliers, as well as corresponding tooling. 75Ω RF Connectors Radiall offers large range of true 75Ω connector interfaces designed to support frequencies up to 6GHz and to match the characteristic impedance of 75Ω coaxial cables used for their low attenuation and lowRead More

RF Connectors for Base Stations and Antenna Systems

This week’s Product Roundup showcases RF connectors for base stations and antenna systems, as well as a coaxial cable stripping machine that supports the continued evolution of these technologies. RF Connectors for Base Stations and Antenna Systems Rosenberger’s NEX10 RF Coax Connector System is especially designed to meet the current and future demands of small-cell andRead More

Microwave & RF Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights microwave and RF connector solutions from leading suppliers, including non-magnetic connectors designed for use in MRI machines and other sensitive equipment. Microwave & RF Connector Products Omnetics’ Nano Coax Connectors exhibit excellent VSWR, return loss, insertion loss, and impedance, and are available as Hybrid Micro-D or standalone contacts. The HybridRead 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

One Waterproof Connector Does Not Fit All

A host of variables define a waterproof connector. Here’s how one company helps its customers get exactly what they need. Roy Phillips, Managing Director, Intelliconnect When a customer asks a supplier for a waterproof connector, their exact requirements are often unclear. In fact, many customers find the specific factors involved in waterproofing tech a mystery.Read More

Industrial Communications Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest industrial communications connectors on the market.   Amphenol Commercial Products’ MDB and MDBR Series rugged D-Sub connectors for industrial communications applications in harsh environments provide outstanding corrosion resistance and offer robust IP68 immersion and ingress protection per IEC 60529 inRead More

New Product News Roundup

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, and accessories to hit the market.  Connectors and Cable Assemblies Hirose’s new DF40GL Series low-profile FPC connectors operate at USB 3.1 Gen. 2 speeds of up to 10Gb/s and are an excellent choice for daughter boardsRead More

Post-Brexit: New Opportunities, New Markets, New Applications, New Products

So here we are in our ‘apocalyptic’, ‘disastrous’ post-Brexit world just waiting for our businesses to collapse and our markets to disintegrate…. Certainly, that’s what I thought was going to happen. As a staunch ‘inny’, I was convinced that the ‘outies’ had it wrong and the uncertainties surrounding ‘Brexit’ would cause a major economic collapseRead More

BNC RF Connectors and Assemblies Promise Improved Viewing Experience

Molex has introduced its new line of radio frequency products, BNC RF Connectors and Assemblies. Designed for 8K High-Speed, High Definition TV (HDTV), video equipment and camera manufacturers, these products promise yield return loss performance that exceeds SMPTE 2082-1 standards, allowing for future bandwidth expansion without needing to change connector hardware. The higher bandwidth helpsRead More

High-Speed Connector Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest high-speed connector and cabling products.   High-Speed Connector Product Roundup Ideally suited for board-to-board applications that require high-density, high-speed, single-ended or differential signaling, Amphenol InterCon Systems’ Lynx™ board-to-board and mezzanine connectors feature low profiles, narrow footprints with 40 – 240Read More

New Product Roundup for October 3, 2016

Learn more about the best new products available from your favorite suppliers in this week’s new product roundup.   Mill-Max has expanded its selection of wire termination products with the addition of new wire crimp and solder cup receptacles. The three new wire crimp receptacles can accommodate wires from 22 – 26AWG and accept matingRead More

High-Speed Product Roundup for July 20, 2016

Looking for a high-speed solution for any number of applications? We’ve gathered the latest products from your favorite suppliers in one roundup to make your decision easier.   High-Speed Product Roundup Weidmuller introduced a line of RJ45 Ethernet connectors that are the only two-piece Ethernet connectors that do not require any cable stripping or crimping forRead More

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