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What are Push-Pull Circular Connectors?

What are Push-pull Connectors? Meet the Connector: Push-pull Connectors Push-pull connectors are circular connectors that have a spring-action cylindrical sleeve surrounding — or within — the integral connector housing that self-latches during mating. The connection is released through a squeeze-and-pull, rotate-and-pull, or other specific unlocking action that prevents accidental disconnection. Push-pull circular connectors are availableRead More

Enhanced USBs Bring Data and Power to Harsh Environments

Enhanced USBs consist of a standard interface in a military shell and come in all the same versions as regular USBs. USB (universal serial bus) connectors are widely used to connect electronic devices and peripherals. The popularity of USBs stems from their compatibility with a range of platforms and operating systems, their ability to transmitRead More

What are HSL/high-speed link connectors? 

Meet the Connector: HSL/High-Speed Link Connectors What are HSL/high-speed link connectors?  HSL/High-speed link connectors are used to facilitate high-speed data communication between different components within electronic systems, such as computers, servers, telecommunications equipment, and other digital devices. The term HSL refers to a broad category of high-speed, high-performance interconnects that are capable of supporting dataRead More

Sealing Success: Overmolding for More Secure Connections 

Overmolding is the hard-working protection solution for electronic components in the field.  Innovative technologies ensure connections in medical, industrial, and other harsh environment applications. Overmolding is the process of encasing electronic components with a covering to create a single, integrated part. The process is done mainly for environmental protection, ease of installation, and to meet desiredRead More

What are ARINC 801 Connectors?  

What are ARINC 801 Connectors? Meet the Connector: ARINC 801 ARINC 801 connectors are precision fiber optic, multi-channel connectors and termini designed for harsh environments and high-speed, high-performance data transfer. They comply with ARINC 801 specifications and 38999 Series III standards. They feature removable alignment sleeve retainers and have the advantage of fitting standard D38999Read More

MIL-Spec Rectangular Connectors Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights rectangular MIL-spec connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Rectangular MIL-Spec connectors Amphenol’s HDB3 rectangular connectors from Avnet incorporate a higher density contact pattern and lower mated height than Amphenol’s standard low mating force rectangular connectors, making them ideal for military applications. They utilize the same durable and reliableRead More

What are 3D-Printed Connectors?

What are 3D-printed connectors? Meet the Connector: 3D-Printed Connectors  From EVs to drones to autonomous robots and more, electrification is creating a demand for connectors that can be produced quickly and economically in small volumes. Suppliers are filling that need with 3D-printed connectors. Typically, the process of manufacturing electronic connectors involves injection molding. Creating theRead More

Prototyping Tools Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights prototyping tools from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Prototyping Tools Amphenol Pcd’s Rapid Part Development (RPD) rapidly designs and deploys production-ready parts using 3D printing technology. RPD expedites part development by 86% at 1/10th the cost of standard part development cycles, providing production ready parts in 4-6 weeks.​​​​​​​ RPDRead More

What are GTMS Connectors?

Meet the Connector: GTMS Connectors GTMS (Glass-to-Metal Seal) connectors are a specialized electronic connector with a hermetic seal between glass and metal components. They are used in high-reliability applications where electrical connections need to be made in environments that require protection from moisture, gases, or fine particle contaminants. Glass is an excellent insulating material inRead More

Sealed Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sealed connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Sealed connectors Amphenol LTW Ceres Series connectors are environmentally sealed, IP66 ~ IP68 rated waterproof, rugged, and cost-effective circular connectors, available in plastic and metal shell. Our Ceres connectors provide a comprehensive size range and variety of mating styles such as screw,Read More

Aircraft Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors used in aerospace from leading suppliers. Aircraft connectors SAS/PCIe 4.0 (U.2&U.3) connectors from Amphenol Communications Solutions, used in OLED display applications for in-flight entertainment systems, come with 16 GT/s (PCIe lanes) or 24 Gb/s (SAS lanes) speeds to meet the demands of next-generation servers. The 68-position, SAS/PCIe receptacle and header enables implementationRead More

New Circular Connectors Add to Multi-Billion Dollar Market

One of the earliest and most popular types of connectors continues to see design refinements and innovations. An examination of the huge circular connector market finds that commercial and industrial types are most specified in MIL/Aero applications. Creative COTS are used everywhere. There is not an industry today that isn’t designing equipment to be smaller, lighter,Read More

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