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Testing Equipment & Accessories Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights testing equipment and accessories, including spring pins and pogo pins, from leading suppliers. Testing Equipment & Accessories  Allied Electronics & Automation offers an extensive range of board test fixture probes and receptacles from Smiths Interconnect.  With over 60 different probe series, including standard board test fixture probes as well asRead More

Wire and Cable Products Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most robust, reliable, and highest-performance wire and cable products available on today’s market. Stewart Connector’s SealJack™ Cable Applied Series preassembled cable assemblies provide high-reliability connectivity in harsh-environment Ethernet applications, including those within the IoT umbrella. They can be customized with IP67 and RJ45 ends using CAT 5eRead 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

Options for Terminating Coaxial Cable

Coaxial/RF cable assemblies comprised $13.5 billion of the $142 billion worldwide market for cable assemblies in 2015. How coax cable and connectors are terminated affects quality and performance, so learn how to choose the right coaxial cable termination options for your application.   Whether it’s ultralight, radiation-resistant sensor cable assemblies in the Mars Rover; aRead More

New Product Roundup for April 18, 2016

Read all about the latest product introductions from your favorite suppliers in this week’s new product roundup.      Alpha Wire recently expanded its Coaxial Cable product line under the Alpha Essentials product family to include Micro Coax sizes from 32AWG to 50AWG. With the addition of Micro Coax, Alpha Wire now offers coaxial cableRead 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

End Launches Provide Transition from Cable to Test Boards

End launch connectors are intended for critical applications that require high-performance results. Bishop & Associate’s Dave Shaff looks at the technology that drives that performance and offers a primer on specification for particular applications.   End launch connectors are used to transition microwave energy from coaxial to planar transmission-line structures. Test boards, chip demo sets, andRead More

Interconnect News for January 15, 2016

Catch up on the latest interconnect promotions, launches, and events in interconnect news for January 15, 2016.   Molex Invests in Breakthrough Wireless Power Platform Ossia announced a strategic investment by Molex that will help expand market access to the groundbreaking Cota wireless power technology by facilitating the development of new consumer and B2B products. Cota’s game-changing wireless powerRead More

Five Things to Know About Choosing a Cable and Harness Tester

CAMI Research shares the top five questions to ask about your new cable and harness tester.     When choosing a cable and harness tester, there are five key factors to address with potential manufacturers: 1. Is it PC-based? A PC-based system is operated by an autonomous (rather than embedded) computer. Being independent of embeddedRead More

CAMI Research CableEye Hi-Pot Cable and Harness Test System

The CAMI Research CableEye hi-pot cable and harness test system extends the hi-pot test system suite to the HV product line. CAMI Research Inc. announced an addition to its CableEye cable and harness testing system suite, specifically to the HV product line. The HVX-21 extends the HiPot test voltage range to 2100 Vdc and 1200 Vac, permittingRead More

What to Look for in a LAN Tester

A network technician without a properly advanced LAN network tester is adding more time and energy to his work, reducing productivity and the bottom line. Here, T3 Innovation offers advice on what to look for in a LAN tester.   Mankind’s greatest leap forward was when we learned how to cultivate tools to make life’s tasks easier andRead More

Diagnose Fatigue-Induced Failure in Cables in Motion

A major concern in robotics applications, cables in motion experience fatigue that can cause failures whether or not that motion is constant. Cable and harness test systems can help identify the source.   Cables in motion experience fatigue that can cause complete or intermittent failures, whether or not that motion is constant. Cable and harnessRead More

Q&A: PC-Based Cable and Harness Test Systems

There are several options for testing cable assemblies, and CAMI Research makes the case for feature-rich, cost-efficient PC-based cable and harness test systems. Q: What are the available options for wire and harness testing and how do they compare? There are three categories of test systems on the market: PC-based (external control), microprocessor-controlled, and embeddedRead More

Pasternack 75-Ohm Test Cables Up to 3GHz

Pasternack 75-ohm test cables up to 3GHz are ultra-durable and offer excellent insertion and return loss. Pasternack released its newest line of 75-ohm test cables with operation up to 3GHz. These rugged cable assemblies are specially designed to withstand the rigors of test lab use and applications in 75-ohm communications systems. Technicians commonly rely on these high-frequencyRead More

Testing Copper Cabling: Verify, Qualify, Certify

The Continental Automated Buildings Association and Communication Planning Corporation have developed a cable test guide to assist you in testing copper cabling. The excerpt below examines the types of tools available for proper testing.   Copper testing tools can be classified into one of three broad hierarchical groups – verification, qualification, and certification. There is also aRead More

Ironwood Electronics’ Stamped Spring Pin Socket to Test BGA243

Ironwood Electronics’ stamped spring pin socket lets you test your 12x12mm BGA device using an extreme temperature socket. Ironwood Electronics introduced a new stamped spring pin socket to address the high-performance requirements for testing BGA243 – CBT-BGA-7020. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31g actuation force per ball with a cycle life of 500,000 insertions. TheRead More

Megger Handheld TDR for Mixed Paired Metallic Cables

The new Megger handheld TDR locates faults up to 12 miles on mixed paired metallic cables. Megger now offers a handheld time domain reflectometer (TDR) that locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables. The CFL535G can test the capabilities of connections and locate faults for up to 12 miles (20 km). This high-resolution, compact TDRRead More

VPI Now Offering Cable Length Testers

March 4, 2013—Portable, battery-operated design checks for open circuits, short circuits, and cross connections, and allows one person to check both ends of installed wiring.

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