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June 2024 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 2024 Connector Industry News June 2024 Connector Industry News > Event News DigiKey is the key sponsor of the EW Project Challenge 2024 by ElectronicWings, a global design contest that aims toRead More

What are Push-Pull Circular Connectors?

What are Push-pull Connectors? Meet the Connector: Push-pull Connectors Push-pull connectors are circular connectors that have a spring-action cylindrical sleeve surrounding — or within — the integral connector housing that self-latches during mating. The connection is released through a squeeze-and-pull, rotate-and-pull, or other specific unlocking action that prevents accidental disconnection. Push-pull circular connectors are availableRead More

New Connectivity Solutions for the AI Data Center

Advanced connectivity solutions are emerging to support new AI data center architectures. High-speed board-to-board connectors, next-generation cables, backplanes, and near-ASIC connector-to-cable solutions operating at speeds up to 224 Gb/s-PAM4 will accelerate the future of computing. By Wai Kiong Poon, Senior Global Product Manager for Mirror Mezz, Molex Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applicationsRead More

A Standardized Approach to AI Safety and Innovation 

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its strategic vision for the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute to advance AI with safety and responsible innovation. Hardware development is an important part of the conversation.  The rapid development and integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into various aspects of society necessitate the development of standards and guidelines toRead More

What are loopback cables?

What are loopback cables? Meet the Connector: Loopback Cables  A loopback cable is a diagnostic tool for testing the functionality of a physical port in networking systems. They are used to assess and resolve any issues with a network interface or network interface card (NIC) without linking to an external device. The loopback cable simulatesRead More

June 2024 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. June 2024 New Connectivity Products  June 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Molex introduced its MX-DaSH family of data-signal hybrid connectors that unify power, signal, and high-speed data connectivity in a single connector system. These innovative wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connectors are designed to support the transition toRead More

University Students Race to Advance Solar Car Technology

For several decades, teams of students from universities around the world have been competing to build the best solar car, gaining valuable skills and building relationships along the way. Electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, yet issues around charging speed, range, and accessibility are still deterrents to wider acceptance. What if an EV couldRead More

Automotive SerDes Taps Ethernet for High-Speed Communications

The first wave of devices based on the Automotive SerDes Alliance Motion Link Ethernet (ASA-MLE) draft specification are coming out now. These devices will become components of critical infrastructure for the next generation of intelligent Software Defined Vehicles. A new automotive SerDes technology standard is rapidly coming into view: the Automotive SerDes Alliance Motion Link Ethernet (ASA-MLE)Read More

EV Charging Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights EV charging interconnects from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. EV charging interconnects TE Connectivity leverages its deep expertise and cutting-edge technology to present a comprehensive range of electric vehicle charging products. TE’s EV charging products, supplied by Avnet effectively address the challenges faced by engineers and cater to the diverseRead More

Skip the Pins: Contactless Connectors Expand Design Flexibility

Delicate connector pins can be a point of failure. New contactless designs for industrial applications resist wear, damage, and ingress and transmit power and data across open air. A new wave of contactless connectors is delivering power and signal without pins or contacts. While this concept seems to defy the traditional definition of connectors, whichRead More

Connectors for Test & Measurement Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for Test & Measurement from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Connectors for Test & Measurement Automotive testing equipment must be highly sophisticated and sensitive, and at the same time, exceptionally robust so that it can keep putting the vehicles and components through their paces. The N Series of miniRead 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

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