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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

What are Low-PIM Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Low-PIM Connectors Low-PIM connectors are specialized RF connectors designed to reduce passive intermodulation distortion (PEM) or interference, which can occur when multiple signals interact within a connector. These unwanted frequencies can cause degradation in signal quality and impair performance. Maintaining high signal integrity is critical, as signal distortion caused by intermodulation canRead More

Hidden Connectors

Sleek designs, subtle colors, and hidden locations help connectors blend in when applications need to look good or not be seen at all. A visible connector is easier to mate than a hidden connector. Color coding, accessible positioning, and LEDs help operators make the correct selection in environments where multiple cables and ports are present.Read More

What are SMP Connectors?

Meet the Connector: SMP Connectors Subminiature push-on (SMP) connectors are highly shielded, very small interconnects commonly used in miniaturized high frequency coaxial modules and high data rate applications such as antennas, broadband installations, Test & Measurement, and quantum computing. The product was developed by Gilbert (now Corning Gilbert) in the late 1980s and marketed asRead More

What Are FAKRA Connectors And How Do They Work?

Meet the Connector: FAKRA Connectors A mainstay of automotive connectivity for the past two decades, FAKRA connectors are a variation of subminiature version B (SMB) coaxial RF connectors developed by Rosenberger and standardized by the German Committee of Automobile Manufacturers. FAKRA is an acronym for Fachkreis Automobile or Working Group Automobile. These versatile connectors areRead More

Instrumentation and Test & Measurement Systems Demand Higher-Performance Connectors

Specialized test connectors and equipment help new products meet ruggedness, outgassing, and other performance and compliance requirements.  Instrumentation connector technology is evolving to serve higher speeds and bandwidths, RF technologies (including microwave and mmWave), and the analog-to-digital transformation. Test & Measurement and instrumentation processes have become essential to the development and regulation of equipment usedRead More

Connectors for Audio, Video, & Broadcast Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for audio, video, and broadcast applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Audio, Video, & Broadcast Applications Allied Electronics & Automation supplies Neutrik X Series XLR cable connectors. The Neutrik XLR cable connector is easy to assemble with only four parts and no screws. The compact design features a sturdy,Read More

New Connector and Cable Products: June 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 and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Connector and Cable Products:Read More

April 2019 Connector Industry News – Part II

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. April 2019 Connector Industry News – Part II April 2019 Connector Industry News – Part II > Event News Samtec is showcasing a wide variety of Samtec Solution BlocksRead More

New Connector and Cable Products: March 2019

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. New Connector and Cable Products: March 2019 Interconnects, etc. TE Connectivity’s new MULTIGIG RT 3 connectors are among the fastest rugged backplane connectors currently available, supporting speeds ofRead More

The Connected Car is Closer Than it Appears

The technologies that make the connected car possible are on an accelerated evolutionary path. Some technologies are already on the roads and others are heading out in the near future, fueled by component innovations and high-speed access. When General Motors first introduced OnStar on its vehicles in 1996, it marked the birth of the “connectedRead More

New Product News Roundup: March 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products New Product News Roundup: March 2018 Radiall expanded its range of RF Passive products equipped with an SMP-LOCK® interface for the space market. The new connector features a robust, user-friendly, quick-locking mechanism that dramatically increases retention force, prevents accidental disconnection, and saves significant integration time,Read More

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