automotive

Five Factors to Consider When Selecting Machined Pin Receptacles for Mission-Critical Connections

When the cost and consequences of failure are significant, machined pins and receptacles provide additional reassurance.  Machined pin receptacles are precision manufactured solutions that directly contribute to the design of durable, high-reliability connector systems. High-quality, precision-machined pins and receptacles are the very foundation of high-performance connectors used to deliver power and signal in rigorous operatingRead More

Connectors for Automotive Cabin Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive connectors for automotive cabin applications including navigation, security, and infotainment systems, from leading suppliers. Connectors for Automotive Cabin Applications Capable of transmitting up to 100 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s, NETBridge Automotive Ethernet Connector System from Amphenol ICC is designed for the automotive environment according to IEEE 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1Read More

November 2021 Connector Industry News

Coverage of upcoming industry events, awards, partnerships, promotions, new facilities, distribution channels, and more from across the connector industry. November 2021 Connector Industry News November 2021 Connector Industry News > Award News The North Bay Business Journal (NBBJ) has announced this year’s winners of its annual Best Places to Work award and SCHURTER is once again listed among the ranks of notable North Bay companies. This is the 14th year that the Sonoma County-based SCHURTER Inc. has made the list, with its first Best Places to Work award in 2007. The companyRead More

Rack & Panel Connectors for Transportation Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights rack and panel connectors for transportation applications from leading suppliers. Rack & Panel Connectors for Transportation Applications The Winchester TXAC Series from CDM Electronics is designed for external installation in industrial and commercial applications that operate in high temperature, rough service environments. This series has the same military-type anodized aluminumRead More

Automating High Voltage Cable Connector Assembly

The process of properly stripping a cable and loading the ferrules into a connector varies, depending on the different functions and constructions of the product at hand. A few basic steps apply to almost all efforts. Electric Vehicle (EV) cable harnesses is one of the hottest topics in the world of wire processing today. It’sRead More

Easy-Handling, Quick-Mating, High-Reliability Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights easy-handling, quick-mating, high-reliability connectors from leading suppliers. Easy-Handling, Quick-Mating, High-Reliability Connectors JAE’s new MX72 Series AK2 squib connectors ensure a fully reliable connection in a single operation. The AK2 type squib (igniter) connector has been adopted as the standard interface for automotive airbag inflators in Europe and North America andRead More

Sensors Play a Critical Role in Today’s Connected Devices

Updated: January 2023 Sensor technologies are essential components in smart devices and connected systems. They can gather vital information about vehicles and infrastructure, track biometrics and health conditions, and create greater efficiency and safety in connected industrial environments. Sensors are device enablers that detect, sense, or monitor changes in temperature, heat, light, sound, motion, speed,Read More

The State of the Connector Industry

The EDS Leadership Summit in Las Vegas was cancelled due to COVID-19. But TTI Inc. gave its traditional presentation online, reviewing the state of the industry and previewing the headwinds and opportunities that are heading our way. The 2020 DesignCon event was the last time the industry was able to gather in a normal fashionRead More

September 2021 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. September 2021 New Connectivity Products September 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Sager Electronics now stocks Calex’s HBM 150W DC/DC converters. Delivering the latest technology in fixed frequency power conversion, Calex’s HBM series is ideal for industrial,Read More

2021 Sensors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensors from leading suppliers. Sensor Products The I-PEX ESTORQ is a torque sensor that can easily be incorporated into any device or application. It achieves compactness and weight reduction by the electrostatic capacity method. The ESTORQ is customizable with the ability to incorporate a built-in microcomputer into the sensor (available from Φ70×H24mmRead More

Electric Vehicles Move into the Mainstream with New EV Battery Technologies

Improving EV battery technologies, expanding ranges, and growing charging networks are bringing electric automotive technologies into reach for more consumers, requiring development of new electronic connectors. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are moving into the mainstream. This shift is led by government mandates like China’s goal to hit 26 million electric vehicles by 2030, and manufactures’Read More

How Integrated Ethernet Technology Can Increase Functionality in Automotive Applications

Ethernet is an ideal technology for automotive applications because of its extensive bandwidth, ability to handle high-speed data, security advantages, high reliability, and efficiency. By Chief Enterprises The connected car is a concept that has propelled the automotive industry into the future. The technologies that enable today’s automobiles to communicate with systems in other vehiclesRead More

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