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What is Hyperboloid Contact Technology?

Meet the Connector: Hyperboloid Contact Technology The hyperboloid contact was invented in 1956 by Francois Robert Bonhomme for railway applications. Connections for lighting and ventilation in train cars were not secure due to the high amount of shock and vibration, which caused frequent interruptions. In the 1960s, as the technology advanced and was patented, companiesRead More

Fiber Optic Connectors for Military Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic connector products for military applications from leading suppliers. Fiber Optic Connector Products for Military Applications Optical fiber cables offered by Axon’ Cable are compatible with a wide range of standardized contacts or connectors, including ARINC801, MIL, ST, FC, and LC connectors. Insulated with materials such as fluoropolymers (ETFE,Read More

January 2023 New Connectivity Products 

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2023 New Connectivity Products  January 2023 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. binder USA expanded its series 707 portfolio with an M5 connector designed for use in exceptionally small spaces. With 360° shielding, the new connector provides reliable signal transmission in industrial environments exposed to electromagneticRead More

January 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. January 2023 Connector Industry News January 2023 Connector Industry News > Award News Allied Electronics & Automation ranked 20th in the large company category on The Dallas Morning News’ annual list of best places toRead More

Back to the Future: electronica 2022 in Review

Europe’s preeminent electronic components trade show made a great return after a long pandemic hiatus with exhibits aimed at e-mobility, energy, and future high-speed applications. After four long years, electronica 2022 reconvened to show off a host of new components aimed at an interconnected and sustainable future. Energy solutions, e-mobility, and automation took the focusRead More

Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors from leading suppliers. Small-Form Copper and Fiber Connectors The Low Loss Floating Fiber from Smiths Interconnect features a floating pin termini that provides exceptional low loss characteristics with high reliability and repeatability. Designed to fit available formats of standard off-the-shelf electrical MIL-DTL-38999, it eliminates the needRead More

Connectors for Rail Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for rail applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Rail Applications Smiths Interconnect’s REP series multipole, sealed, plastic connectors, provide a quick and secure connection of embedded equipment across a wide range of applications for rail, such as sensors, brakes, lighting, air conditioning, and communications. The connector is available withRead More

Hyperboloid Contact Technology is Still Going Strong

From transportation to MIL/Aero to medical and more, hyperboloid contacts continue to be vital in the evolving world of electronics. Francois Robert Bonhomme invented the hyperboloid contact in 1956 in response to the need for more reliable connectors used in railway applications. By that time, rail systems had lighting and ventilation, but due to theRead More

MIL-Spec-Approved Circular Connectors and Commercial Equivalents

This week’s Product Roundup highlights MIL-Spec-approved circular connectors and commercial equivalents from leading suppliers. Mil-Spec-Approved Circular Connectors and Commercial Equivalents Power Connector (PCI), a Trexon company, is a leader in the design and development of standard and custom TacCom connectors. PCI offers an extensive range of products for the defense industry. Power Connector is aRead More

Our Latest eBook Explores Connectivity for Smart Technology

Download this free resource to learn more about new solutions. In our Fall 2022 eBook, Smart Connectivity, Connected Infrastructure, and the Internet of Things, industry experts explore the role interconnects play in the vast array of connected technology. Connected devices are part of nearly all areas of life, from consumer gadgets to industry technology to medicalRead More

RF Connectors for Medical Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RF connectors for medical applications from leading suppliers. RF Connectors for Medical Applications EZ Form Cable, a Trexon Company, provides SMA connectors for the medical industry, specifically MRI systems and RF tumor ablation. EZ Form Cable SMA connectors are “virtually” non-magnetic, well beyond other product offerings. The EZ Form connectorsRead More

October 2022 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. October 2022 New Connectivity Products  October 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Smiths Interconnect’s new EasyREP qualified option for rail and industrial applications expands its range of environmentally sealed products for demanding environments. The REP series of multipole,Read More

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