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What are LVDT sensors?

Meet the Connector: LVDT sensors An LVDT (linear variable differential transformer) is a commonly used metrology tool. It is referred to as a sensor or transducer (a device that can transform one form of energy into another). In this case, it transforms linear motion into an electrical signal. Use of an LVDT is a highlyRead More

EWB Gives Tech Professionals a Chance to Change the World

Some of the brightest minds in the electronics world are working with Engineers Without Borders on humanity’s biggest problems, including clean water, sustainable agriculture, energy solutions, and disaster relief.  Engineers Without Borders-USA, a non-profit founded in 2002 with regional branches in the UK, Australia, and other countries, connects engineering expertise with communities in need ofRead More

How Formula E Contributes to e-Mobility Innovation 

Lessons learned in the high-stakes performance racing market transfer to the evolution of automotive and autonomous technologies. High-speed interconnects are key to these designs. In the rapidly changing landscape of motorsports, Formula E has redefined the boundaries of racing by combining adrenaline-fueled competition with a commitment to sustainable innovation. Formula E also serves as aRead More

New Circular Connectors Add to Multi-Billion Dollar Market

One of the earliest and most popular types of connectors continues to see design refinements and innovations. An examination of the huge circular connector market finds that commercial and industrial types are most specified in MIL/Aero applications. Creative COTS are used everywhere. There is not an industry today that isn’t designing equipment to be smaller, lighter,Read More

Small and Lightweight Interconnects Inspire the Rise of Personal Electric Vehicles

The hottest electric vehicles aren’t cars; an expanding world of personal transport options is changing the mobility landscape in cities around the world, thanks to the design possibilities afforded by powerful miniaturized interconnects. On an increasingly crowded planet, the ability to zip out of clogged traffic, park on congested streets, and lower transportation costs whileRead More

What are DIN Valve Connectors?

Meet the Connector: DIN Valve Connectors DIN valve connectors are essential components in industrial automation and control systems, providing a standardized interface for connecting solenoid valves and other devices to control systems. These leak-proof connectors help control the flow of fluids or gases in response to signals from the control system and are widely specifiedRead More

Ethernet Still Going Strong at 50

A half century after its inception, this ground-breaking technology is still a major player in the evolving world of connectivity. In May 1973, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) researcher Bob Metcalfe sent out a memo that outlined a new broadcast communication network to connect computers within a building. His design used coaxial cable, butRead More

October 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. October 2023 Connector Industry News October 2023 Connector Industry News > Event News DigiKey’s annual Back2School Prize Draw sweepstakes, which provides college students a chance to win DigiKey credit to purchase productsRead More

Smart Patches Offer Next-Level Wireless Health Monitoring

A new generation of wearable sensors are making cardiatrics, diabetes management, biometric monitoring, and medication delivery more comfortable and effective. Wireless health monitoring has been transformed by the possibilities afforded by miniaturized electronics. The first mass market of wearable medical devices took the form of fitness trackers and smartwatches embedded with biometrics sensors that monitorRead More

What are MIL-DTL-55116 connectors?

Meet the Connector: MTL-DTL-55116 Connectors The MIL-DTL-55116 connector is an electrical connector that has been used for more than five decades to connect audio and radio frequency (RF) devices in military and aerospace applications. It was introduced by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) in 1969 to meet the military’s need for robust andRead More

Matter: A Show of Unity for Connectivity

In the history of electronics, few single initiatives have been so universally embraced as the Matter protocol. Over 200 companies have agreed on a way to seamlessly connect devices in a smart home. One of the defining technologies of the late 20th century was the IoT (Internet of Things). Today, its network of connected nodesRead More

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