Design for Manufacturability Strategies at the PCB Level

We spoke to experts at a printed circuit board assembly house to learn more about Design for Manufacturability (DFM) strategies. The goal: Ensuring that device designs can be successfully manufactured. Medical device designs are focused on giving healthcare providers new tools to deliver better patient care and outcomes. Paving the way to these end resultsRead More

The Impressive and Almighty Nano-D Connector

Small, lightweight, and known for its high-reliability performance, the nano-D connector is taking the lead in ruggedized portable electronics. Today’s circuits face unprecedented demands. Modern applications subject systems to the rigors of portability in addition to a wide range of environmental hazards as they assist in tasks ranging from skin surface monitoring to deep spaceRead More

State-of-the-Art Connectors for In-flight Services

Whether it’s ordering a hot snack or using a personal inflight entertainment system, unique connector designs make it possible.   The next generation of aircraft cabin connectors are designed for quick-change/latching, blind-mate, modular application needs, with gasket sealing and multiple contact arrangements ranging from 20 size-22 power contacts to one size-8 power contact. Options includeRead More

Amphenol Pcd Pegasus Series

The new Amphenol Pcd Pegasus Series are twist-and-lock, scoop-proof connectors that offer EMI shielding and protection from ambient noise transients. Amphenol Pcd announced the Pegasus Series, a lightweight aerospace connection system. These twist-and-lock, scoop-proof connectors provide the same convenience and weight savings of the Luminus Series, with the added benefit of EMI shielding and protectionRead More

Hermetic Seal Corporation’s HTX Connector for Aerospace

The Hermetic Seal Corporation’s HTX connector for aerospace applications performs in temperatures ranging from -65°C to +440°C. Hermetic Seal Corporation, a unit of AMETEK Interconnect Technologies, has developed interconnection technology that meets the increasingly stringent temperature range and leak rates required for even the most highly demanding aerospace applications. The new HTX connector not only performsRead More

Annual International Observe the Moon Night Open to Public

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center celebrates the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with the fifth annual International Observe the Moon Night.   NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will host a public event on September 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT to celebrate five years of observing the moon. This freeRead More

TE Cabin Connector System Insert Replaces Two Legacy Connectors

The new TE cabin connector system insert replaces two legacy connectors with a single, miniature connector. TE Connectivity introduced the new 16-02 insert for DEUTSCH DMC-M Single Module connectors. This new connector enables in-flight entertainment and other passenger cabin providers a way to replace two large, legacy connectors with a single, lightweight, miniature connector, savingRead More

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