Building the Smart Grid

Overall, it’s a mixed picture around the world, but the move toward building the smart grid continues to gain momentum. According to research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investments in smart grid equipment and rollout reached $14.9 billion in 2013, up almost 5% from the $14.2 billion recorded in 2012. Half of the worldwide spending on smart grid implementationRead More

Amphenol to Acquire Casco Automotive Group

Amphenol announced plans to acquire Casco, which manufactures data connectivity, power, charging, and sensor products. Amphenol Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Casco Automotive Group, a division of Cap-Con Automotive Technologies Ltd. (Cap-Con) for approximately $450 million (subject to customary closing adjustments). Cap-Con is owned by a private investment fund managed by TheRead More

The Power Conundrum

In this issue, Bob Hult examines the power conundrum: How to design electronic products that require either very high or very low levels of power.   It seems like every day we hear about how the demand for power continues to soar along with a list of potential solutions: The generation of electrical power with less carbonRead More

FCI HPCE Mezzanine Connectors for Power and Low-Speed Signals

FCI expands its HPCE product family with HPCE mezzanine connectors, an economical solution for transmitting power and low-speed signals between parallel boards. FCI expanded its power solutions with the introduction of HPCE mezzanine connectors. Building upon the existing HPCE product family, the new HPCE mezzanine connectors provide an economical solution for transmitting power and low-speed signals betweenRead More

Power Connectors Surge

Expanded packaging and performance options make power connectors surge. Power connectors once occupied just a tiny niche of the total separable interface market, but they are now on a rapid growth curve as many new power connectors that offer expanded packaging and performance options come into the market. In the world of pluggable electronic interconnects,Read More

FCI’s PwrBlade ULTRA

FCI’s PwrBlade ULTRA is the next-generation PwrBlade connector, and it offers a 30% reduction in contact resistance. FCI introduced its PwrBlade ULTRA, the next generation of PwrBlade connector. These power distribution connectors offer a 30% reduction in contact resistance, which results in increased current-carrying capacity in a smaller form factor. These new connectors have anRead More

Hendrix DUAL BLOCK for Underground Cable

The Hendrix DUAL BLOCK for underground cable prevents water from entering the cable core. Hendrix/Kerite Cable announced its DUAL BLOCK product. The Hendrix DUAL BLOCK for underground cable provides a dual water-blocking capability on Hendrix primary, underground cable. Water can be detrimental to life expectancy in primary cable, as it can lead to premature failureRead More

PCB Terminal Wiring Made Easier

December 2013 – PCB terminals with quick connection technology offer an ideal alternative to costly and time-consuming methods of transferring power to PCBs, as they allow cables to be connected quickly, safely, and without tools in a wide range of applications.

Inside Connection: Bulgin

Bulgin – an Elektron Technology connectivity brand The Big Picture: “Bulgin is one of the industry’s longest running success stories, designing and manufacturing internationally recognized environmentally sealed connectors, fuseholders, and switches.” About the Company Bulgin – an Elektron Technology connectivity brand, is one of the electronics industry’s most established companies, with a proud heritage of productRead More

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