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Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen Cable Assemblies Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights low-smoke, zero-halogen cable assemblies from leading suppliers. LSZH cable assemblies are safer in confined spaces or high-temperature applications, for example, because in the event of a fire, they don’t emit harmful chemicals or hamper visibility. Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen Cable Assemblies  CDM SAFER Cable RF jumper assemblies are designed and engineered usingRead More

November 2021 Connector Industry News II

Connectors are on the move on the Mars Perseverance Rover and a Guinness World Records recognized electric car. Plus Raspberry Pi-enabled audio, awards, acquisitions, personnel moves, and more.  November 2021 Connector Industry News II November 2021 Connector Industry News II > Award News Smiths Interconnect’s cPCI, launched on NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover’, has been awardedRead More

Five Factors to Consider When Selecting Machined Pin Receptacles for Mission-Critical Connections

When the cost and consequences of failure are significant, machined pins and receptacles provide additional reassurance.  Machined pin receptacles are precision manufactured solutions that directly contribute to the design of durable, high-reliability connector systems. High-quality, precision-machined pins and receptacles are the very foundation of high-performance connectors used to deliver power and signal in rigorous operatingRead More

Selecting the Correct Crimp Tool

Crimp tools are used to produce a reliable, long-lasting joint between the connector and cable, an essential termination process for optimum connector performance. Here’s how to choose the right one for your application. When a crimp tool is used to terminate a cable with a connector, two crimps take place at the same time. OneRead More

2021 High-Reliability, Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook

Our first 2021 eBook features 13 technical articles and 40+ product features that address connectivity trends and specification tips for high-reliability connectors, cables, and sensors deployed in harsh-environment applications spanning land, sea, air, and space. Learn from experts at more than 20 leading connectivity companies. Our new 2021 High-Reliability, Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook features an informativeRead More

How to Choose a Screw-Machined Parts Supplier for Mil/Aero Product Development

Reliable, screw-machined parts help ensure the optimal operation of connectors employed in mission-critical applications. It’s important to select a supplier that understands the unique requirements of this market. High-precision screw-machined parts are critical components of advanced interconnect products. Screw-machined parts include PCB tail pins and sockets, crimp barrel pins and sockets, closed-entry solder cup pinsRead More

Mil-Spec Pins and Sockets Directly Contribute to Rugged, Reliable Defense Connectors

Precision-manufactured pins and sockets designed with both MIL specs and applications in mind provide superior reliability and durability in harsh-environment defense applications. These contacts are critical building blocks for military connectors that must perform under pressure on land, at sea, and in the skies above. By Steve Smashey, President, and Mike Conte, General Manager, SOSRead More

The Importance of Manufacturability in New Connector Product Designs

When new or custom connectivity products are the right solution for a design challenge, connector suppliers must meet complex design requirements and develop efficient manufacturing processes to produce high-quality products at a reasonable cost. Manufacturability is a critical consideration in the design of a new connector product. In addition to supply chain factors such asRead More

Combating Corrosion in High-Reliability Connectors

Galvanic corrosion can be significantly attenuated through thoughtful connector design, materials selection, manufacturing, and handling practices designed to maintain high-quality contact surface integrity and minimize connector exposure to adverse conditions.  Metal contact surfaces are subject to corrosion in the form of galvanic attacks, which take place when high humidity and ambient trace chemicals combine toRead More

Beyond Standards: IPC Helps the Electronics Industry Navigate Challenges

IPC is known as the premier standards organization in the electronics manufacturing industry. But as the industry faces tariffs, COVID, and other complex challenges, it’s also become a problem-solving enterprise. When John Mitchell became the president and CEO of IPC in 2012, the organization’s focus was on standards development for the electronics assembly industries, withRead More

Four Key Technology Trends Affecting Medical Device and Connector Manufacturers

Medical device manufacturers depend on innovative connectivity products to keep ahead of changes to the regulatory environment, as well as ongoing demand for low-cost, disposable solutions, reusable medical devices, and high-resolution imaging products.  While the quality and reliability of electronic equipment is vital for every industry, it is most critical in the medical industry, whereRead More

2020 Data Connectivity eBook

In our new 2020 Data Connectivity eBook, more than 25 connector suppliers with proven experience developing and deploying high-speed, high-bandwidth, and high-signal-integrity components share their unique perspectives on the best products and practices for solving today’s challenges and supporting tomorrow’s scalability. Data is the lifeblood of our digital age. Few things were left undigitized atRead More

eBook 2023 The Age of Connected Technology
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