2023

What are Mini-FAKRA Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Mini-FAKRA Connectors Mini-FAKRA Connectors are a scaled down version of the popular FAKRA connector that is used in automotive as well as personal electric vehicles (PEVs) and light electric vehicles (LEVs) because of their small size and lightweight, which is especially prized in electric mobility applications. Mini-FAKRA High Speed Mini-FAKRA (HFM) connectorsRead More

Subminiature RF Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights subminiature RF connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Subminiature RF connectors Molex’s SMA RF connectors from Avnet are designed for mode-free operation from DC to 18 GHz. The connectors ensure a high degree of mechanical strength and durability. The threaded coupling ensures the connector will not decouple in vibration-intensiveRead More

December 2023 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. December 2023 New Connectivity Products December 2023 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Fischer Connectors’ new high-speed connectors and cable assemblies for Ultra High Definition (UHD) provide audio/video data transfer at 18 Gb/s in demanding environments, matching the performance speed of HDMI 2.0. These new UHD solutions areRead More

University Taps “The Heat Beneath Our Feet” Geothermal Energy

Colorado Mesa University’s geothermal-exchange system is a feature project of the Western Governors’ Association initiative showcasing the benefits of geothermal energy. In 2007 Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in Grand Junction began its transition from a commuter campus of about 3,500 students to the campus of 10,000 students it is today. “That growth required the universityRead More

Renewable Integration: Tackling the Efficiency Challenges of Clean Energy and the Machine Learning Tech Needed to Get There

From electric vehicles to solar panels, energy innovation depends on efficient battery storage solutions. New opportunities to improve the efficiency of battery storage technologies devices is now possible with the dawn of AI, machine learning, and IoT. The pressure is on to produce long-term clean energy alternatives to carbon-emitting gas and coal power for ourRead More

New Interconnects and Advanced Technology are Moving Toward the Mainstream

Although 2023 is shaping up to be less than a stellar year for connector sales, new product development continues at a furious pace. Advanced technologies are accelerating the introduction of new interconnect architectures and devices. The term “connectivity” has become the mantra for the expanding universe of electronic devices that pervade our world today. DeliveringRead More

Bishop & Associates David Pheteplace Retires

Bishop & Associates David Pheteplace Retires Pheteplace wraps up a 43-year career in the connector industry at the end of 2023. It’s the end of an era at Bishop & Associates: After a long career in the connector Industry, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Cable Assembly Research David Pheteplace will begin the new yearRead More

What are DIN Valve Connectors?

Meet the Connector: DIN Valve Connectors DIN valve connectors are essential components in industrial automation and control systems, providing a standardized interface for connecting solenoid valves and other devices to control systems. These leak-proof connectors help control the flow of fluids or gases in response to signals from the control system and are widely specifiedRead More

EX-Approved Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights EX-approved interconnects from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. EX-approved interconnects Avnet supplies Amphenol’s Star-Line EX Series, a hybrid form of the parent Star-Line product line. The series is certified for use in a Zone 1 hazardous environment. Classified facilities such as petrochemical refineries and land/offshore drilling systems are but aRead More

AI Everywhere

From high schools where students use artificial intelligence to complete assignments to chatbots that report the status of your lost luggage, AI is everywhere. AI seems like a new phenomenon, but this technology has been in development for 70 years. The term artificial intelligence was coined as early as 1950 and has been a subject ofRead More

What are SFP (Small form factor pluggables)?

Meet the Connector: SFP (Small form-factor pluggable) An SFP (small form-factor pluggable) is a hot-pluggable transceiver that allows devices to communicate with one another through data transmission. SFPs provide the required optical or electrical reach via copper or fiber optic cables. SFPs transmit and receive data at the same time, eliminating the need for additionalRead More

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