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January 2023 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. January 2023 Connector Industry News January 2023 Connector Industry News > Award News Allied Electronics & Automation ranked 20th in the large company category on The Dallas Morning News’ annual list of best places toRead More

Coherent Optics: Lighting the Path to High-Speed Data Communications

In the past, coherent optics have been cost-effective only in extremely long intercontinental and undersea links. Recent advances have made this solution more accessible to designers looking for ways to increase data transfer speeds, extend channel lengths, and grow system capacity. Designers of high-performance computing and telecommunications equipment, as well as internet service providers, areRead More

The Data Center Market is Booming and Transforming

Heavy duty connectors are improving levels of reliability, efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability at data centers. Data is at the core of the modern economy, and the cloud is increasingly powering everything, from Microsoft Office 365 to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The number of global internet users doubled between 2010 to 2020, and pandemic-inspiredRead More

What are SCSI connectors?

Meet the Connector: SCSI Connectors The Small Computer Systems Interface, or SCSI connector, (pronounced “scuzzy”) is a veteran of the small computing world. In the 1980s, this fast I/O connector served as a bus to link computers with components or peripherals such as disk drives. SCSI connectors typically feature two rows of pins in aRead More

Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors from leading suppliers. Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors The Low Loss Floating Fiber from Smiths Interconnect features a floating pin termini that provides exceptional low loss characteristics with high reliability and repeatability. Designed to fit available formats of standard off-the-shelf electrical MIL-DTL-38999, it eliminates the needRead More

Advances in Optical Connectivity

The ever-increasing demand for greater bandwidth, data density, and reach using less energy has resulted in several new technologies that favor fiber optical channels. Engineers have long recognized the performance advantages of replacing electrical signals with pulses of light. Increased bandwidth capacity and reach, coupled with reduced cable bulk and immunity from external noise, areRead More

Market for Smaller LC Duplex Fiber Connectors Makes Big Gains 

The market for sub-LC duplex size fiber optics connectors is on a tear — and growth in this category bodes well for the connector industry as a whole. By upgrading the single LC fiber interface on a transceiver to multiple smaller (half or quarter size) interfaces, broadband service providers can dramatically increase cabling fabric densitiesRead More

Twinax Cable is Replacing PCBs Inside Server and Switch Applications

To reduce heat and improve speeds, twinax cable assemblies are replacing PCBs in next-generation datacom equipment. The links inside a switch that connect the quad small form factor pluggables (QSFPs) at the faceplate to application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) at the heart of the box have become signal superhighways. The capacity and the number of  I/ORead More

Copper and Fiber Optic Connectivity in the Data Center

Hyperscale data centers around the globe are in the middle of a foundational transformation that is changing the way data is communicated both internally and externally. Copper cables have traditionally served most network links between servers, routers, and switches. With data centers that are now measured in acres and house several hundred thousand devices, systemRead More

High-Speed Cable Assemblies Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-speed cable assemblies from leading suppliers. High-Speed Cable Assemblies  Cicoil, a Trexon company, offers a wide range of high-speed standard cable assemblies using an exclusive, patented extrusion process. Cicoil’s process combines multiple elements into a single flat cable and in continuous lengths, including single conductor, shielded conductors, tubing, Cat 5e/CatRead More

As 5G Moves Towards 6G, Waveguides Will Supplement Connectors

Smaller and higher frequency assemblies add to the complexity of next-generation wireless equipment. Waveguides offer a powerful alternative to coax connectors. Although 5G equipment is just beginning to roll out in production volume, the leading edge of wireless communications research and development and associated standards is looking towards 6G (sixth-generation wireless). The goal of 5GRead More

What are MPO Fiber Optic Connectors?

Meet the Connector: MPO Fiber Optic Connectors MPO (Multi-fiber Push-On) connectors evolved from mechanical transfer (MT) technology developed by Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Corp. (NTT) in 1986. NTT developed the first MPO connector as a compact, physical contact (PC) solution that offered a simple push/pull operation for connecting and disconnecting a plug and adapter. PriorRead More

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