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June 2021 New Connectivity Products II

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. June 2021 New Connectivity Products II June 2021 New Connectivity Products II > Interconnects, etc. Interstate Connecting Components (ICC) has added Amphenol SV Microwave’s full line of VITA 67 interconnects to its RF productRead More

June 2021 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. June 2021 New Connectivity Products June 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. WSMP standard, high-speed, or new generation connectors from Rosenberger are approx. 45% smaller than standard SMP connectors and can be used for applications upRead 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

Mil-Spec Cable Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mil-spec cable and cable assemblies from leading connectivity suppliers. Mil-Spec Cable and Cable Assemblies Mouser Electronics stocks TE Connectivity’s Raychem Cat 5e cable for high-data-rate, harsh-environment military, marine, and aerospace applications, including shipboard, satellite, C4ISR, weapons, avionics, soldier-worn, and in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. The mil-spec cable is designed in accordanceRead More

Patch Cables Go the (Shorter) Distance

Adding a patch cable, patch cord, or jumper solution gives designers greater flexibility in system design. Patch cables are relatively simple connectivity devices: They consist of a length of cable that connects two optical or electronic devices and transmits signals through a physical conduit. In applications including data centers, industrial systems, and healthcare equipment, physicalRead More

40 Years of the IEEE 802 Ethernet Standard

A unified standard for Ethernet networks developed four decades ago still serves as the foundation of today’s incredible connectivity.  In 1973, engineer Bob Metcalfe proposed a simple but revolutionary method to connect computers in local area networks (LANs) using coaxial cable and a modular connector. Ethernet was born. But that was just the beginning. At first, systems designers were on their own and a wide variety of configurations proliferated across theRead 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

Shielded, Twisted-Pair Cable Assemblies Provide Critical Support for the Secure Networking of Classified Data

Fiber optic, shielded copper, and foil-shielded, unshielded-twisted-pair (UTP) cables are among the hardware solutions implemented to meet stringent data security networking protocols. Critical computer networks dedicated to the storage and transmission of sensitive government, military, and national security data safeguard such information with robust security parameters and processes including firewalls, passwords, biometrics, and access cards.Read 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

New Wire and Cable Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest wire and cabling solutions spanning connectors and cordsets to hand tools.   New Wire and Cable Product Roundup Pasternack’s four new high-performance, flexible VNA test cables operate at up to 110GHz and deliver precise results for VNA, semiconductor probe, andRead 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

Best of DesignCon 2017

Several trends were apparent at last week’s DesignCon 2017 conference. Foremost among them was the advance of copper solutions that include wiring as an alternative to PCB traces.   DesignCon 2017 opened amid a thoroughly drenched Bay Area, but did not deter more than 5,000 attendees to this premier exhibition of leading edge electronic design,Read More

Medical Connector Product Roundup

Medical Connector Product Roundup for January 2017   Smiths Connectors’ D Series quick-disconnect, plastic circular connectors deliver durable, high reliability connections in medical applications as diverse as: electrophysiology catheters, patient monitors, MRI machines, intravascular ultrasound devices, defibrillators, infusion pumps, and laboratory equipment. Available in three sizes with varying numbers of Hypertac® hyperboloid, power, signal, powerRead More

Trends to improve speed, size and pricing continue

Connector makers upgraded lines, extended product families and unveiled new interfaces to meet customer demands for increased circuit density and higher data rates.   2016 Connector Trends In a continuation of trends we’ve seen for several years now, a host of faster, smaller, and more affordable electronic components propelled the connector industry forward in 2016. ConnectorRead More

Optical Links Move Inside the Box

Fiber has traditionally been the go-to solution for long-distance, high-speed communication links. Fiber optic cable offers huge advantages of bandwidth, low attenuation, and reduced size and weight to transmit hundreds of data channels over a single glass fiber. Look to these suppliers for the products you need.   Fiber Optic Cable Fiber has traditionally beenRead More

How to Test an RJ45 Pinout

The way the RJ45 connector is wired to Cat 5, 5e, and 6 cables differs depending upon the type of cable required. To understand why, it’s necessary to understand how computers communicate with the network.   RJ45 modular connectors, also known as 8P8C connectors, are used to connect computers to local area networks. The wayRead More

Tech at Work: Cisco’s Digital Ceiling

Cisco’s Digital Ceiling, which aims to bring together the many networks within a building, wouldn’t work without connector and cable provider partners.   The Digital Ceiling, launched earlier this year by Cisco, marries the many networks within a building, including lighting, heating, cooling, and video, to one network platform. Because both connection and cabling solutions playRead More

Q&A: The 2016 Cable Assembly Market

We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Dave Pheteplace to find out how the cable assembly business is faring worldwide and what he expects to see through the end of the year.   Q: How is the cable assembly market shaping up, growth-wise, for 2016? A: We do not expect the market to grow veryRead More

The State of Data Center Networking Technologies

As networks are required to move more data faster than ever before, Bishop & Associates’ Lisa Huff looks at the current state of data center networking and makes her forecast for the future.   Ethernet dwarfs other networking technologies in the data center market with 10G, 25G, 40G, and 100G data rates currently being used,Read More

Interconnect News for April 11, 2016

This week’s interconnect news features an executive hire, a multi-supplier agreement, Digital Ceiling updates, electric car racing, and a hand-soldering champion.   Interconnect News Distributors TTI Inc. announced the hiring of Phil Gallagher to join the TTI management team, effective April 4. Gallagher joins TTI as a corporate officer, senior vice president, and member ofRead More

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