signal

Improving Signal Integrity Performance in Micro-Coax Cable Assemblies

Can signal integrity (SI) performance be improved by using a connector with a paddle card? In a test case, a paddle card with high SI performance is combined with a low connector height to achieve an ideal solution. Infrastructure telecommunications equipment, such as servers and switches, has become increasingly faster for enterprise computing environments. Therefore, signalRead More

Wi-Fi 6 Eases the Wireless Connectivity Traffic Jam

New technologies make this latest protocol more efficient by addressing reliability, lower latency, greater throughput, battery life, and security. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), released in 2019, is the latest wireless standard currently available. While it is faster than its predecessors, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), the main concern during its development was not actuallyRead More

Smaller Medical Devices Create Space for Micro Connectors

As personal medical devices follow the path of consumer electronics, product miniaturization has made it easy for patients to integrate these technologies into their lives. Medical machines for hospital settings are also scaling down and becoming available to more facilities. Micro and miniaturized interconnects play a key role in enabling these medical equipment trends. TheRead More

ZIF/LIF Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights ZIF/LIF from leading suppliers. ZIF/LIF The 6824 Series from KYOCERA AVX of FPC/FFC connectors was developed for the internal connection of mobile equipment such as digital cameras, tablet PCs, smartphones, and game consoles. Despite their low-profile and space-saving features, FPC or PCB layouts have fewer restrictions due to dual-sided contacts.Read More

AOC/DAC/ACC Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights AOC/DAC/ACC assemblies from leading suppliers. AOC/DAC/ACC Avnet supplies 3M’s Twin Axial PCIe Extender Assemblies for PCIe 4.0 applications. This family of cable assemblies includes X8 and X16 connectors utilizing 3M Low Loss Twin Axial Cable 85 ohm, 31 AWG, which is ideal for PCIe applications. With their extremely tight bendRead More

38999 Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights  38999s from leading suppliers. 38999 Providers Powell supplies Glenair Series 806 Mil-Aero Micro Miniature D38999 Connectors and Cable Assemblies. Series 806 offers significant size and weight savings while meeting key performance benchmarks for a broad range of applications such as commercial and military aerospace, industrial robotics, transportation systems, and more.Read More

Fiber Optics: The Most Efficient Way to Transport Data, Even in Harsh Environments

Many favorable attributes of fiber optic cables are readily acknowledged. However, a bias against using fiber optics in harsh environments remains. Fiber Optic Cables Fiber optic cables carry many times more data than is feasible over copper-based connectivity. This increased bandwidth is necessary for the highest definition video and other data intensive purposes, but theRead More

What are Active Optical Cable Assemblies?

Meet the Connector: AOC assemblies Active optical cable (AOC) assemblies were developed to combine the benefits of copper and fiber optic cable assemblies. Copper cable assemblies are known for their ruggedness and reliability, particularly at the connector interface. Copper connectors have multiple points of contact which helps them withstand shock and vibration, and resist damageRead More

Cable Accessories Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights cable accessories from leading suppliers. Cable Accessories NPG Quick Connect from ABB Thomas & Betts, supplied by RS, allows fast and effective fitting of cable glands without access to the inside of an enclosure, greatly speeding up installation. Features include single piece (no locknut required), fast and simple installation, lowRead More

LED Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors from leading suppliers that are used in applications involving LEDs. LEDs The new Dialight 657 PMI from RS is designed for a 11/16” mounting hole diameter and is available with a flat or domed lens. It has 6” wire leads and comes in an array of color combinations. TheRead More

May 2023 New Connectivity Products 

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. May 2023 New Connectivity Products May 2023 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Hirose Electric has launched the IT14 Series, a stackable ball grid array (BGA) mezzanine connector designed for high-speed and high-density server applications. The hermaphroditic IT14 Series features a self-mating design to eliminate the needRead More

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