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What are Wire-to-Board Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Wire-to-Board Connectors Wire-to-board connectors bring power and signal to a printed circuit board (PCB) by connecting a group of discrete wires to the board. There are no standard wire-to-board connectors; the various types are specific to the manufacturers who produce them. Wire-to-board connectors can be specified based on several features. These includeRead 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

Connectors for Smart Building & Factory Applications  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for smart buildings and smart factory applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Smart Buildings & Smart Factory Applications LEMO connectors can be used on collaborative robots for industrial applications as well as for control, articulated manipulator, and automation systems. As robots become more complex, LEMO connectors enable connecting sensors,Read More

Cable Connectors for Ultrasound Probe Assemblies

Ultrasound equipment requires components that can deliver reliable connectivity under extremely demanding conditions, including rough use environments, harsh sterilization techniques, and repeated mating cycles. Medical connectors and cables are essential components in digital medical technologies such as ultrasound equipment. Ultrasound probe cable assemblies typically use fine-gauge micro-coaxial cable ranging from 42–36AWG to reduce equipment weightRead 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

Robotics Help Medical Providers Improve Care

A new generation of robotic medical equipment is helping medical providers deliver automated care protocols, sterilize facilities, and conduct surgical procedures, as well as reduce risk and improve patient outcomes. Surgical suites and intensive care units are some of the most high-risk work environments within hospitals. It is imperative to clean, disinfect, and sterilize surgicalRead More

E-Mobility Expands in Recreational Vehicles

Electric drivetrains are moving into more off-road categories of recreational vehicles. Snowmobiles, personal watercraft, ATVs, and other powersport vehicles are actively adopting connectivity solutions used in motorcycle, e-bike, and automotive designs. Although the development of electric drivetrains for cars, trucks, and mass transit is well underway, two-stroke-engine powersport vehicles such as snowmobiles, off-road vehicles, andRead More

The Global Connector Industry Helps Fight COVID-19

From parts for ventilators to initiatives to spur innovation, the connector industry is fighting the pandemic in an international effort that extends across every part of the supply chain. The connector industry is uniquely positioned to directly aid in the fight against COVID-19. Connectivity products are essential to the manufacture of critical medical technologies suchRead 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

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

RAST Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RAST connectors for home appliances from leading suppliers. Formalized as an international terminal block standard for the home appliances market in the 1980s, RAST (Raster Anschluss Steck Technik, which German for “grid connection plug technology”) connectors typically employ insulation displacement contact (IDC) technology, which eases and hastens installation processes, enablesRead More

Card-Edge Connectors

This week’s Product Roundup highlights card-edge connector products from leading suppliers for applications including datacom, telecom, and consumer electronics. Card-Edge Connector Products Samtec’s popular HSEC8 Series 0.80mm-pitch edge card sockets provide optimal signal integrity performance in rugged, high-speed, and high-cycle micro-pitch applications across multiple markets. The series features Edge Rate® contacts, which have a smooth,Read More

New Connectivity Products: July 2019

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. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages, catalogs, or datasheets. New Connectivity Products: July 2019 New Connectivity Products: JulyRead More

New Connector and Cable Products: June 25, 2019

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 or home pages and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New ConnectorRead More

Seven Design Tips for Smart Appliances

Smart appliances create new challenges for device designers, who must integrate additional components and manage power, data transfer, size, and heat considerations in compact, unobtrusive packages that satisfy consumer demands. Consumers who value the improved control, energy efficiency, reliability, and convenience of smart home devices are driving the trend toward high-end connected appliances that canRead More

Wire-to-Board Connector Products April 2019

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire-to-board connector products for industrial, datacom, telecom, military, aerospace, consumer electronics, and medical applications. Wire-to-Board Connector Products Amphenol ICC‘s Minitek® Pwr Connector System offers a comprehensive range of flexible interconnect solutions for power applications. The system is available in wire-to-board and wire-to-wire configurations with 2.50mm, 3.00mm, 4.20mm, and 5.70mm pitches,Read More

Waterproof Connector and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights waterproof connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Solutions address the needs of the industrial, consumer, automotive, mil/aero, datacom/telecom, transportation, and medical markets. Waterproof Connector and Cable Products Panther PA Series power and hybrid power and signal connectors from Positronic ruggedly withstand shock, vibration, UV radiation, salt spray, and temperaturesRead More

Standards for Automotive Connectors Differ in Europe and the US

In a global economy, we see many of the same cars on the roads in Europe and the US. But the electronics packages inside them may differ due to differences in standards for automotive connectors and components. The global automobile market is not constrained by borders, national pride, or even tariffs. On the streets ofRead More

New Connector and Cable Products: January 2019

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. Interconnects, etc. connector and cable products Stewart Connector’s new Qwik RJ45™ Modular Plugs for industry-standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables are designed to reduce assembly time and improve termination quality in the field.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

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