2015 Cable Assembly Industry Outlook

The fourth quarter of 2014 showed modest growth, which may be a sign of what’s to come. Read on to learn more about Bishop & Associates’ preliminary 2015 cable assembly industry outlook. Cable assembly demand in 2014 was high through September, with year-to-date sales up almost 10% to more than $103 billion. Cable assembly demand slowedRead More

Protect Medium-Voltage Cable Insulation from Failure

Cable designed to be discharge-resistant may be the best way to protect medium-voltage cable insulation from failure and to ensure system reliability. Design engineers must ensure the reliability of solid-dielectric power cable against failures caused by partial discharge (PD), which can be quite a challenging task. Engineers can guard against PD by designing cable toRead More

L-com Low-Profile Backshell DisplayPort Cable Assemblies

Similar to the company’s DPCAMM DisplayPort cables, L-com low-profile DisplayPort cable assemblies use a shorter backshell to fit in smaller spaces. L-com Global Connectivity has launched a line of low-profile backshell DisplayPort cable assemblies. This cable family is identical to L-com’s popular DPCAMM DisplayPort cables, except they use a shorter backshell. Shorter backshells on DisplayPort cable assembliesRead More

Industrial Market Sees Uptick in Growth

A number of trends are converging so that the industrial market sees an uptick in growth. Bishop tracks 13 companies in the industrial market sector. This market had mixed results, as measured by these 13 companies’ revenues, in the last six quarters. In 2013, these companies contracted 0.6% year over year. In 1Q14, the combinedRead More

How to Select Cable for Variable Frequency Drive Systems

Excessive electrical noise in variable frequency drive installations can wreak havoc on the precision electronic components, network cabling, and other sensitive wiring found in most modern industrial facilities. Belden’s Peter Cox explains how to select cable for variable frequency drive systems. Many existing variable frequency drive (VFD) installations use cross-linked high heat water resistant insulated wire (XHHW); thermoplasticRead More

How to Specify Single-Mode and Multimode FO Connectors

As fiber optic technology continues to expand and evolve at an increasingly rapid rate, we asked the Fiber Optic Association to provide our readers with a simple guide on how to specify single-mode and multimode FO connectors. Visit the Fiber Optic Association online for more valuable information about specifying these connectors, as well as forRead More

Problem Solved: Small-Diameter Cable Technology

To increase the capacity of their networks, service providers are deploying more and more fiber. While that keeps pace with the demand for bandwidth, it creates another set of problems. TE Connectivity’s solution is small-diameter cable technology. The following white paper excerpt was provided by TE Connectivity. Business and residential subscribers all over the worldRead More

Seven Deadly Counterfeit Cable Sins

Unscrupulous sellers have found many ways to cut costs on cables, drawing customers in with the low price. L-com shares the “Seven Deadly Counterfeit Cable Sins” and advises how you can avoid them. What scares you more than a faulty, overrated, counterfeit cable? If you’re like us and work with cables on a daily basis, thenRead More

Optical Connectivity Offers I/O Options

Optical connectivity now offers I/O options, such as Molex’s optical interfaces designed to support up to 400Gb/s. Demand for higher port density and bandwidth has stimulated the introduction of high-performance optical I/O connectors that support up to 400Gb/s links. Manufacturers such as Avago Technologies, FCI Electronics, Samtec, and TE Connectivity offer a variety of opticalRead More

ERNI Compact Cable Connectors for Lighting

ERNI compact cable connectors for lighting are ideal for compact as well as electrically and mechanically sophisticated designs. With the MaxiBridge (2.54 mm pitch) and MiniBridge (1.27 mm pitch) cable connector families, ERNI Electronics offers ideal solutions for compact as well as electrically and mechanically sophisticated designs, such as those found in modern lighting technology. Read More

End-to-End Communications with Advanced Fiber Technologies

For high-speed communication beyond the first few meters, optics is a field-proven, energy-efficient transport mechanism. This TE Connectivity white paper delves into optimizing end-to-end communications with advanced fiber optic technologies. This white paper excerpt was contributed by TE Connectivity. More Data = More Consumption The emergence of faster data rates to keep pace with theRead More

Fairview Microwave Low-Loss LL335i and LL142 Cable Assemblies

Fairview Microwave low-loss LL335i and LL142 cable assemblies are rated to 18GHz, making them ideal for rugged test environments. Fairview Microwave introduced a new line of low-loss test cables using LL335i and LL142 coax. Rated to 18 GHz, these new low-loss cable assemblies are ideal for test environments where a rugged, phase-stable cable assembly isRead More

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