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EDS Showcases Versatility, Creativity Under Pressure

The annual distributors’ gathering was back on after a virtual year. Companies reported a great year despite pandemic and supply chain disruptions. After two years of digital presentations in 2020 and 2021, the Electronics Distributors Show (EDS) resumed its annual Las Vegas rituals this year. Meeting in person from May 9-13, 2022, more than 400Read More

What are Interposers?

Meet the Connector: Interposers Interposers, or interposer connectors, are compression-mounted interconnect devices that are positioned between boards or sockets to allow an electrical signal to pass through very quickly. They have a wider pitch than a traditional connector, thus enabling the easy rerouting of connections, and provide designers with a flexible, removeable interface. The wideRead More

What are Mezzanine Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Mezzanine Connectors As electronic equipment became more complex in the 2000s, mezzanine connectors were developed in response to the increasing demand for space on PCBs. These high-speed, board-to-board connectors connect two parallel PCBs in a stacking configuration. Many of these are defined in an industry standard such as the PCI Mezzanine CardRead More

Edge Card Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights edge card connectors from leading suppliers. Edge Card Connectors   Smiths Interconnect’s Eclipta connector series incorporates an innovative, double-ended, edge card contact system featuring a PCB as the contact on the disposable connector side. This eliminates the cost of the contact system on that side. In addition, its plug-and-play design providesRead More

SOSA Standards to Embedded Systems Development   

Updated: January 2023 The Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium has created an agile, modular, open reference standard for designers of sensor-rich military and commercial applications as they integrate these powerful connectivity components into new embedded designs. Compliance testing is now underway on connectivity products that support embedded computing systems in military and aerospace applicationsRead More

Cold Weather Connectivity

For special installations like the Winter Olympics, as well as applications such as vehicles and devices that routinely operate in cold climates, electronics must be ruggedized against low temperatures. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics showcased human endurance in the most extreme cold conditions as athletes performed on ice, in snow, and in frigid air. TheRead More

Application-Specific Connectors for Energy Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for energy applications from leading suppliers. Application-Specific Connectors for Energy Applications LEMO’s N Series products offer a range of remote handling self-latching stainless steel connectors suitable for high radiation environments such as nuclear reprocessing cells or heavy duty industrial controls. Features include an enhanced alignment key system and visual connectionRead More

Utilizing Solderless Compression Interposers in Harsh-Environment Applications

These interposers are a great alternative to traditional pin-and-socket interconnects in harsh-environment board-to-board or board-to-flex circuit applications. For the vast majority of applications, the pin-and-socket interface remains the contact of choice. Pin-and-socket contacts can be found in just about every application imaginable. But there is another option that should be considered and, in some instances, may be the only option: solderless compression interposers.   Solderless Compression Interposers  Read More

What are ARINC 600 Connectors?

What are ARINC 600 Rack and Panel Connectors? Meet the Connector: ARINC 600 Rack and Panel Connectors ARINC 600 connectors are a standardized rack and panel connector used primarily for avionics applications. This modular packaging standard provides mechanical, electrical, and environmental interfaces between line-replaceable units (LRUs) and racks or cabinets. The ARINC 600 connector takesRead More

Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for energy exploration applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications The RC Power Module from BizLink is an oil and gas assembly that features a high voltage rating of 1000V and a sophisticated design that meets a variety of purposes. The RC Power Module is designed toRead More

Wire-to-Board Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire-to-board connectors from leading suppliers. Wire-to-Board Connectors Allied Electronics & Automation supplies Molex KK connector systems. The KK connectors are customizable for a variety of power and signal applications. Available in industry-standard 2.54, 3.96, and 5.08 mm pitch sizes, this single-row, wire-to-board, and board-to-board product family is cost-effective and versatile. KKRead More

Space-Grade Connectors & Cable Assemblies Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights space-grade connectors and cable assemblies from leading suppliers. Space-Grade Connectors & Cable Assemblies Axon’ Cable provides a range of RF cable assemblies up to 45 GHz that is QPL-qualified by ESA according to the ESCC3408/003 specification. Up to twice as light as non-approved equivalent products, these cable assemblies achieve excellent electrical characteristics andRead More

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