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What are LC Connectors?

Meet the Connector: LC Connectors LC connectors are small form factor fiber optic connectors designed for making fast connections in high-density applications. They are a miniaturized version of the earlier SC fiber connector (50% smaller) and feature a square plastic housing with a 1.25 mm ceramic ferrule. Like the SC, LCs utilize a push-pull design,Read More

August 2022 Connector Industry News II 

News from across the connector industry regarding upcoming industry events, recent awards, new partnerships and distribution channels, promotions, facility announcements, standards, associations, and certification.  August 2022 Connector Industry News II   August 2022 Connector Industry News II > Event News  2022 marks 40 years since Avnet began its partnership with Molex. At Molex’s Chicago headquarters, PhilRead More

What are Coaxial Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Coaxial  Connectors (Note: This article focuses on cable-to-cable and cable-to-panel applications.)  A coaxial connector has an inner conductor that is enveloped by a concentric conducting sleeve, with the conductor and shield separated by an insulating material;  hence the term “coax” or “coaxial” connector. (Not all RF [radio frequency] connectors are coax, butRead More

Right to Repair Electronics Legislation Update

You own it. Can you fix it? Not yet. But depending on where you live, electronics repair businesses and hobbyists stand to gain new rights. In many parts of the world, it’s illegal or intentionally difficult to fix your own electronics. That is about to change in some key markets, where independent repair businesses andRead More

August 2022 Connector Industry News I

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. August 2022 Connector Industry News I > Event News ODU honors its 80 years in operation with celebrations and an investment of almost 60 million euro in the company headquarters, including aRead More

What are Pogo Pins (Spring-loaded pins)?

Meet the Connector: Pogo Pins (Spring-loaded pins) Pogo pins, also called spring-loaded pins, are electrical connector mechanisms known for their durability and their ability to provide and maintain an electrical connection that is resilient to mechanical shock and vibration. They are widely used in a variety of electronic applications and in the test industry. The pogoRead More

June 2022 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. June 2022 Connector Industry News June 2022 Connector Industry News  > Award News HARTING announced that Rainer Zietlow, after completing the longest journey by an electric vehicle in a single country (57,000Read More

60-Year-Old SMA Connector Design Still Popular

SMAs represent the most connector sales in the coax connector category. This early, innovative design continues to serve microwave technologies into the 5G era and beyond. Are you familiar with the SMA connector? Bet you don’t know all the hundreds of variations in use. Worldwide, SMAs have the highest dollar sales of all coax connectorRead More

Connector Suppliers Support Students at FIRST Robotics Competitions

The next generation of electronics professionals learn about components and robotic systems while having fun in competition. The innovation that drives technology is itself driven, at least in part, by the new ideas and perspectives that come with fresh eyes and open minds. Attracting students to the industry from an early age, therefore, is vitalRead More

What are Push-In Wire Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Push-in Wire Connectors Push-in wire connectors are insulated wire connectors that are used in electrical systems, including commercial and residential lighting, digital signage, and other building electrical systems. They are used in place of traditional twist-on connectors or wire nuts. This connector type is easy to use, enables fast connections, and oftenRead More

USB4 and Thunderbolt 4 Cables Supercharge Type-C Connectors

As products featuring the USB Type-C port come into widespread use, it’s the cable that makes all the difference. The USB Type-C connector is taking over. Although the high-speed standard was released in 2017, this oval-shaped connector is only now reaching widespread adoption. At CES 2022, companies introduced a host of computing and peripheral productsRead More

Top 12 Technology Trends: The Evolution of Television Delivery

From rabbit ears to streaming sticks and smart TVs, the technologies that bring us broadcast programming expand our access to everything all of the time. This is the 12th and last installment of the Technology Trends series by Bob Hult, a series of articles that review leading technology trends that have had a significant impact onRead More

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