connectors

New Rail Connectors for Energy Distribution for Rail Vehicles

A new generation of rail connectors has been designed to handle the hazards of this heavy-duty transport mode. Simple and quick installation and easy maintenance are just as important to keeping things rolling. Rail connectors are undergoing an upgrade as rail networks around the world are expanding quickly to match the growing human population. WithRead More

Navigating the Roads with Fleet Management Technologies

Fleets have emerged as integral players in the rapidly evolving transportation landscape, shaping the movement of goods and people around the globe. New fleet management technologies offer more visibility and control of moving assets to create cost and logistics efficiencies. From delivery services to public transportation systems, fleets of cars, vans, trucks, and unmanned aerialRead More

What are MIL-DTL-26482 connectors?  

What are MIL-DTL-26482 connectors?                                            Meet the Connector: MIL-DTL-26482 Connectors The MIL-DTL-26482 specification outlines the requirements for two series of miniature circular harsh environment connectors. These input-output (I/O) connectors are used to connect systems that require electrical power and signal, such as aircraft, ground vehicles, radar systems, shipboard applications, or mobile power-generation systems. MIL-DTL-26482 (originally MIL-C-26482)Read More

DIN Rails and Terminal Blocks Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights DIN rails and terminal blocks from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. DIN Rails and Terminal Blocks Altech printed circuit board terminal blocks from Powell Electronics provide highly dependable connections without the need for wire lugs. Choose either tubular screw clamps or box clamps when economy is paramount or screw-cage clampsRead More

What is a VGA Connector?

What is a VGA Connector? Meet the Connector: VGA Connectors A VGA (Video Graphics Array) connector is a standard interface used to connect a desktop computer, medical monitor, signage display, projector screen, or other video-generating device to a monitor or display screen. The VGA interface is now considered a legacy connector. It was introduced byRead More

Optics Outpace Copper at OFC 2024

Bob Hult shares the phenomenal advances in high-speed optical communications showcased at OFC 2024, including interconnects for 200G per lane optical transmission, liquid cooling, co-packaged optics, PAM6, and other technologies that take us far beyond the reach of copper. The 2024 Optical Networking and Communication Conference and Exposition March 24-April 3 in San Diego nearlyRead More

Maintaining Connections in Compact Board-to-Board Applications

A system cannot sustainably operate if all components are constantly at maximum stress capacity. The ticket to longevity lies in designing a component system that can tolerate electrical fluctuations as well as physical movement of the hardware. Data centers, data storage, data display on screens – managing the amount of data and the many venuesRead More

State of the Industry: 2022-2023 Connector Sales

Bishop & Associates’ new report details global connector sales by region, market, and product category for 2022-2023, with insights into 2023 and beyond. In brief: Sales were down in 2022 — except where they were up. Bishop & Associates has been tracking the activities of the global connector industry for more than 40 years, includingRead More

Software-Driven Radio Reinvigorates Old Technology

SDR has brought about a new golden age of radio that can deliver secure, interoperable, and quality broadcast connections even under duress with the help of sophisticated miniaturized and RF interconnects. Software-defined radio has brought one of the earliest forms of wireless communication into the 21st century, giving this traditional format new power and capabilities.Read More

How to Select Electrical Connectors for LEO Satellites

The challenges of space are extreme: Outgassing, UV radiation, vacuum and oxygen conditions, and the unique harsh environment factors of low Earth orbit require careful consideration in component selection. Humanity launched the first rocket into space in 1949 and in the decades since, we’ve sent manned space shuttles, stations, low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, probes,Read 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

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