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Testing is Vital for Electronics Performance and Reliability

From chips to connectors, from qualification to production, testing is a necessary step to ensuring that electronic components function as expected. We all love our technology until it doesn’t work properly or at all. When a tool or convenience that we’ve come to rely on fails, it’s frustrating. Sometimes, however, equipment failure is a matterRead More

High Performance Interconnect Solutions for Test Equipment

Electronic systems that can stand up to the demands of harsh military, industrial, and transportation environments depend on interconnects that have been tested to the max — in system designs and in the test equipment itself. The common goal of all test equipment is to aid manufacturers in monitoring and enhancing the quality, safety, andRead 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

Six Considerations for Connectors Used in Marine Applications

Watercraft engineers must heed the American Boat and Yacht Council standards. Beyond these basics, keep six directives in mind to design reliable connected systems for even the roughest of waters. By Rob Iversrud, Product and Category Manager, Waytek Electrical connectors used in boats and other marine applications must meet exacting standards, especially when it comesRead More

Harsh Environment Connectors: Standards vs. Real-World

Technical or MIL-Spec standards are often the minimum criteria for compliance. When the real expectation is performance beyond a standard, innovative, faster, and longer-lasting components are needed. Aerospace, defense, and industrial customers continually raise the bar for their performance requirements for rugged duty and harsh environment connectors. Not only must the current requirements be met,Read More

Six Common Connector Types Used in Medical Devices

Common connector types used in medical technologies are also specified for data centers, communications equipment, industrial systems, MIL-aero designs, and other high-reliability, high-performance markets. Every component choice matters in the high-stakes design of medical devices and equipment. The electronic connectors specified for medical technologies aren’t always specific to this market, however. In fact, as medicineRead More

Design Planning to Insure Performance in Harsh Environments

The range and expansion of electronic applications today has extended the need for analysis and preparation of circuit designs to survive new operating settings in extreme harsh environments. Navigation electronics that have been employed in automobiles for navigating our city streets are now playing a role in deep space exploration. As technologies move into newRead More

Connected Skies: Enhancing Aviation Connectivity with Future-Focused Solutions

In the aviation world, connectivity and interactivity between various systems includes integrating sensors, devices, and networks to facilitate the exchange of information and enable real-time monitoring, analysis, and decision-making. The rapid advancement of technology has led to increased aviation connectivity and interactivity between various components and systems. This includes integrating sensors, devices, and networks toRead More

Five Military Trends Paving the Way for Harsh Environment Connectivity

The military requires connectors that are as small, fast, and lightweight as possible while being durable and secure. Learn more about products that fit the bill. Military trends require connectors that are as small, fast, and lightweight as possible while being durable and secure. Even in the harshest environments, modern military electronics must take upRead More

What is MIL-Approved Wire/Cable?

What is MIL-Approved Wire/Cable? MIL-approved wire, or MIL-spec wire, is any wiring solution that meets the strict standards developed for use in military applications. As with any military specifications, MIL-approved wire is designed for high performance and high reliability in harsh environments, which also makes it an attractive option for many non-military harsh environment applications.Read More

Design Considerations for Space-Deployed Satellite Hardware

From tiny CubeSats to SpaceVPX satellites, the night sky is full of new constellations. Selecting components that can handle launch stressors, radiation, extreme temperatures, and other space challenges is essential to the mission. In the past three years alone, so many thousands of satellites have been launched into orbit that it’s difficult to gaze intoRead More

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