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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

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

What are AISG Interconnects?

What are AISG Interconnects? Meet the Connector: AISG Interconnects AISG interconnects are circular connectors and cables used in telecommunications to connect antennas, amplifiers, and sensors to controllers, usually base stations, such as in 5G networks and various cell tower equipment. AISG interconnects are named for the Europe-based Antenna Interface Standard Group, which develops the standardsRead 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

What is MIL-Approved Wire/Cable?

What is MIL-Approved Wire/Cable? MIL-approved wire, or MIL-spec wire, is any wiring solution that meets the strict standards developed for use in military applications. As with any military specifications, MIL-approved wire is designed for high performance and high reliability in harsh environments, which also makes it an attractive option for many non-military harsh environment applications.Read More

Photovoltaics Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights photovoltaic solutions from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Photovoltaics Amphenol Industrial Solar Technologies’ H4 PV Connector, supplied by RS, carries more amps than the industry standard connector. It features quick and easy secure snap-lock mating, long-term UV and ozone resistance, low contact resistance, and meets the NEC 2008/2011 standard “as is,”Read 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

Waterproof Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights waterproof connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Waterproof connectors Flexx-Sil cable jacketing from Cicoil, a Trexon Company, produces waterproof flat cables and flat cable assembly products. It features inherent water-repelling characteristics and produces superior water-resistant cables. Cicoil waterproof cables are impervious to immersion, high humidity, fungus, and damp operatingRead More

Filtered connectors Product Roundup 2023

This week’s Product Roundup highlights filtered connectors from leading connecting manufacturers and suppliers. Filtered connectors Amphenol Filter Connectors from PEI-Genesis offer EMI protection in one compact interconnect device, making them ideal for military and aerospace applications. In the most common configuration, capacitors are mounted inside the connector between each contact and the connector ground shell.Read More

FFC/FPC Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Flat Flexible Cables (FFCs) and Flexible Printed Circuits (FPCs) from leading suppliers. FFC/FPC Greenconn offers various FPC/FFC connectors ranging from ZIF to non-ZIF types with an extensive combination of actuators, pitch sizes, and circuit sizes to support electronics manufacturers with reliable, robust, and easy-to-use connector solutions. As one of theRead More

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