connectors

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. While most connectors and electronic circuits are hidden “inside the box” or within the packaging of a device, charging ports and other external connection points are necessarily visible. In some situations, that’sRead More

How to Design Optical Fiber Cables for Interconnect Solutions in Harsh Environments

For harsh environments, such as avionics and defense, key issues related to high temperatures, vibration, and shock must be considered to maximize the efficiency of optical technologies. For two decades, the need for ever-increasing capacity and speed to move data through our electronic devices has generated the deployment of millions of kilometers of optical fiberRead More

Strong 2022 Sales Lead into Optimistic Start for 2023

But what does 2023 hold for connector sales? Bishop & Associates’ Ron Bishop takes a look at the technologies and markets that use connectors to give us some clues about what the year ahead will bring. The final connector industry sales results from 2022 are coming in, and preliminary sales figures for the year showRead More

Fiber Optic Connectors for Military Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic connector products for military applications from leading suppliers. Fiber Optic Connector Products for Military Applications Optical fiber cables offered by Axon’ Cable are compatible with a wide range of standardized contacts or connectors, including ARINC801, MIL, ST, FC, and LC connectors. Insulated with materials such as fluoropolymers (ETFE,Read More

Formula E’s Gen 3 Car Embraces the E-mobility Racing Mission

Connector companies play a big role in advancing the technology behind electric powertrains and battery management systems. The Formula E race series showcases the progress in the high-performance vehicle market. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship electric car racing series is a proving ground for electric mobility, advancing the technology for everyday use asRead More

Solutions for Vehicle Communications and Power Interconnectivity

The increasing demand for mobile tactical power and communications capabilities presents new interconnect and cable assembly design challenges. The increasing demand for mobile tactical power and communications capabilities for military use presents new interconnect and cable assembly design challenges. In addition to demanding the utmost in durability and universal connectivity, military requirements make the optimizationRead More

What are ECU Connectors?

Meet the Connector: ECU Connectors ECU Connectors, also called PCM connectors, are used to connect different types of controllers, particularly in vehicle applications. An electronic control unit (ECU) or electronic control module (ECM) is an embedded system that controls one or more of the electrical systems or subsystems in a car or other vehicle. One side of the connector interfaces with the ECU (orRead More

USCAR-Approved Interconnects Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights USCAR-approved interconnects from leading suppliers. USCAR-Approved Interconnects The MX72 squib connector from JAE is a controlled miniature explosive device integrated into an air bag or mechanical retraction system for the SRS. When the sensor detects a collision, an electric current flows through the igniter and the gas generator (inflator) isRead More

January 2023 New Connectivity Products 

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2023 New Connectivity Products  January 2023 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. binder USA expanded its series 707 portfolio with an M5 connector designed for use in exceptionally small spaces. With 360° shielding, the new connector provides reliable signal transmission in industrial environments exposed to electromagneticRead More

Cell Towers Become Less Cluttered

The growing use of cluster RF I/O ports is a big contributor to prevailing trends toward more streamlined cell tower assemblies. Affordable 5G cell tower upgrades require antennas that can handle more bandwidth in the same tower slots as their 4G predecessors. To achieve this, the needed number of RF ports per antenna I/O panelRead More

PAM4 to the Rescue

As engineers look for ways to improve the efficiency of the data transfer process, PAM4 has emerged as a powerful solution. The ability to double the bit rate without doubling the required frequency allows the use of legacy cables, connectors, and backplanes. We are living in a digital world, but from a computer’s perspective, thereRead More

What are Bulkhead Mount Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Bulkhead Mount Connectors The term bulkhead mount refers to the mounting style of the connector. In this case, it is the method used to attach a connector to a product casing, enclosure, or panel from the front or rear side. Normally, it involves a threaded body or a push-pull device. The connectorRead More

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