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Sealed Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sealed connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Sealed connectors JAE’s new MX80 series is a high performance, miniature sealed connector system for the automotive market that combines miniaturization with high performance. Every aspect of the MX80 design has been scrutinized and conventions challenged. The starting point were the terminals inside.Read More

Rugged Edge Computing Solutions for Infrastructure as a Service

An alternative to traditional IT infrastructure enables organizations to access advanced computing resources in harsh environments or remote locations without investing in proprietary data centers. Interconnects in edge nodes transmit data without the data center. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) allows organizations to tap into scalable, high-speed networks without investing in onsite data center equipment.Read More

Fiber Optic Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic interconnects from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Fiber Optic Interconnects The FO-BD7D optical pluggable outdoor connector from JAE can be assembled onsite. The optical module is embedded in the FO-BD7D plug to address common thermal issues. This also allows field technicians to mate and assemble the opticalRead More

Open Compute Project Initiative Drives Efficiency in New Data Center Designs

The OPC has grown into a collaborative community in which interconnect suppliers work with technology innovators to drive innovation and efficiency in data center infrastructure through open-source hardware.   The Open Compute Project (OCP) is an initiative that aims to design and share open-source hardware technologies, including interconnects, to help create more efficient data centers.Read More

Board-to-Board Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights board-to-board connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Board-to-board connectors Smiths Interconnect’s CMD connector is a versatile, high-density, four-contact row connector solution for board-to-board and wire-to-board with built in coding and keying as well as ESA qualification. With a 0.6 mm contact diameter, CMD connectors are available from 42 to 316Read More

What are Jam Nut Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Jam Nut Connectors Jam nut connectors feature a jam nut (hex nut) that screws onto a circular connector’s threads to mount it and secure the electrical connection. Jam nut connectors are used to save space in crowded panels, walls, or boxes. They also improve stability, making them an ideal choice for applicationsRead More

What are solderless terminals? 

What are solderless terminals? Meet the Connector: Solderless Terminals Solderless terminals provide a simplified wire joining solution. Whereas soldering provides a permanent connection, solderless terminals are advantageous in applications where connections may need to be disconnected for repair or if a change in design or components is imminent. TE Connectivity pioneered crimping technology and terminationRead More

Jan 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. Jan 2024 Connector Industry News Jan 2024 Connector Industry News > Award News DigiKey ranked #121 on the Forbes 2023 list of America’s Largest Private Companies. This is the second consecutive year theRead More

Building Better Battery Storage Solutions

Our growing demand for energy on the go and on demand is made possible with a powerful new generation of batteries. Interconnects play an important role in the development of innovative battery storage solutions. Battery storage is at the forefront of solutions in the quest to meet the somewhat conflicting demands for more power andRead More

What are DC power connectors?

Meet the Connector: DC Power Connectors DC power connectors, also called DC plugs or barrel connectors, are a common interface for delivering direct current power to small devices and equipment. This plug and socket type connector comes in a diverse array of shapes, sizes, and configurations and is typically used to power electrical devices orRead More

December 2023 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. December 2023 New Connectivity Products December 2023 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Fischer Connectors’ new high-speed connectors and cable assemblies for Ultra High Definition (UHD) provide audio/video data transfer at 18 Gb/s in demanding environments, matching the performance speed of HDMI 2.0. These new UHD solutions areRead 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

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