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Maintaining Signal Integrity in the Era of SWaP

Minimizing size, weight, and power (SWaP) while maintaining performance and reliability is a major challenge for designers tasked with the development of modern-day electrical and computer equipment for the military market. The shift from analog to digital electronics has brought new and improved capabilities in smaller package sizes. What once required a computer, camera, faxRead More

The Sweeter Sound of Precision AV Interconnects

Precision interconnects help deliver the superb audio clarity and exciting video displays that make live events memorable, whether you have great seats or are following along at home. It’s an incredible time to be a live music fan. After a long stretch of closed venues, thousands of musicians, comedians, and other live performers from acrossRead More

Connectors in Concert

Specialty audio connector types each play a different role in creating a full sound. Learn more about the reliable standards and the new connectors that make live entertainment possible.  To be human is to be entertained. It is a necessity, not a luxury. And so, with some Covid protocols in place, live events are back.Read More

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

USBs Armor Up for Hard Use and Rugged Applications

Consumers treat USBs roughly — there’s no way around it in the constant cycle of plugging and unplugging, so these ubiquitous connectors are up to the challenge. But as USBs move into even more rugged environments (and into the hands of ever-younger consumers), tough new versions are ready. The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is theRead More

Wireless, Wearable, and Implantable Medical Technologies Saved My Life

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Cable Trends 2022

From miniaturization to new cable standards to bold new materials, cables are evolving in tandem with connectors to enable fast, powerful, efficient design. Innovation in digital technologies is supported by parallel advancements in cable trends. From faster, smaller cables in the consumer space to heavy subsea cables that carry massive volumes of data from oneRead More

Connectors for Medical Diagnostics Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors used for medical diagnostic equipment from leading suppliers. Connectors for Medical Diagnostics Applications MINIDOCK Series Connectors from I-PEX are optimized for use in rugged docking applications and ruggedized applications with low-insertion-force cable plug terminations, like the cable plug mating end in ultrasound probe assemblies. Ultrasound equipment designers have severalRead More

August 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. August 2021 New Connectivity Products  August 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. WAGO’s new Edge Controller and Edge Computer combines the advantages of decentralized cloud computing with local control networks. These devices for edgeRead More

Touch-Safe Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights finger-proof, touch-safe connectors from leading suppliers. Touch-Safe Connectors Smiths Interconnect’s HBB Series single-pole circular connectors are designed to safely and reliably transmit high currents up to 300 and 500A in compact, ruggedized, and user-friendly size 17 and 21 shells equipped with gold-plated hyperboloid contacts that are immune to shock andRead More

March 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. March 2021 New Connectivity Products March 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. GCT added two new six-pin, charging-only USB Type-C connectors to its ionex line of cost-effective USB Type-C charging solutions, which isRead More

Rectangular I/O Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights a variety of rectangular I/O connectors from leading suppliers. Rectangular I/O Connectors NorComp’s 111 Series SCSI Ribbon Connectors are rugged rectangular I/O connectors designed to securely and reliably connect devices to various computer systems over many repeated mating cycles. These SCSI connectors have nickel-plated steel shells with panel and quick-releaseRead 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

USB4 is Coming to a Device Near You

In 2021, we’ll see USB4 begin to appear in computing products and peripherals. The latest iteration of the USB standard will be fast and backward compatible. In the connector world, upgrades usually mean two things: higher speed and more power. This time around, the arrival of a new USB connector also means more compatibility. InRead More

Five Technology Trends Driving New Connector Designs

The connector world is constantly evolving to support dynamic market trends. Emerging high-speed connectivity products are currently responding to a number of technology trends and, once released to market, will serve, inspire, and enable a multitude of next-gen, high-speed applications for many years to come. As businesses and consumers demand more convenience, mobility, power, andRead More

October 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. October 2020 New Connectivity Products October 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. AirBorn’s new RocKet Macro-D connectors have a rugged form factor designed to reliably withstand the rigorsRead More

Connectors for Medical Wearables Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for medical wearables ranging from fitness-watch-style monitoring devices to smart textiles and exoskeletons. Connectors for Medical Wearables Binder’s Snap-In IP67 Series features a range of subminiature, lightweight connectors ideally suited for use in medical applications including medical wearables. The series includes male and female cable- and panel-mount connectors withRead More

Self-Aligning Magnetic Connectors Provide Optimal Power and Data Solutions for Medical Applications

Magnetic connectors designed to self-align, self-locate, handle a high number of mating cycles, and safely unmate can provide optimal solutions for power and data transmission. Technological advancements in healthcare have led to an increased demand for electronic devices for inpatient and outpatient medical care. These devices are used for a wide range of applications, includingRead More

COVID-19 Spreads, Demand for Ventilators Skyrockets

Automotive and engineering companies have reworked their production lines to produce ventilators and other critical medical supplies needed to fight the virus. The medical technology companies that originally designed these devices have led the way by sharing their designs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 coronavirus is an infectious disease that hasRead More

Designing with Waterproof USB Type-C Connectors

As small consumer electronic devices infiltrate every aspect of our lives, they endure lots of rough handling and occasional accidents. The connectors that empower these systems must protect functionality and signal integrity when a device is splashed on, spilled on, or even dropped into water. Waterproof USBs are up to the challenge.  Consumer electronic productsRead More

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