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Automotive SerDes Taps Ethernet for High-Speed Communications

The first wave of devices based on the Automotive SerDes Alliance Motion Link Ethernet (ASA-MLE) draft specification are coming out now. These devices will become components of critical infrastructure for the next generation of intelligent Software Defined Vehicles. A new automotive SerDes technology standard is rapidly coming into view: the Automotive SerDes Alliance Motion Link Ethernet (ASA-MLE)Read More

What are HSL/high-speed link connectors? 

Meet the Connector: HSL/High-Speed Link Connectors What are HSL/high-speed link connectors?  HSL/High-speed link connectors are used to facilitate high-speed data communication between different components within electronic systems, such as computers, servers, telecommunications equipment, and other digital devices. The term HSL refers to a broad category of high-speed, high-performance interconnects that are capable of supporting dataRead More

Meet the Connector: DIN Standard Connectors

The German standards organization DIN is behind the quality, safety, and interoperability of electronic components used around the world. The term “DIN connector” refers to a wide range of connectors that adhere to standards set by the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) or German Institute for Standardization. DIN standards for electronic connectors cover design, dimensions,Read More

Mezzanine Connectors Product Roundup 

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mezzanine connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Mezzanine Connectors The Archer .8 series from Harwin has a 5 mm stack height. These cost-effective, dual-row 0.8 mm-pitch board-to-board connectors are intended for uses with limited available space. These include factory automation and environmental monitoring equipment, smart meters, point-of-sales units, servers/dataRead More

The Universal Genius of M12 Connector Technology

When it comes to sensor and actuator applications, the M12 circular connector with A-coding is the first choice. Regardless of whether it is a matter of transmitting signals, data, or electrical power, M12 connectors have become indispensable as an interface for device networking. M12 circular connectors have become the common standard for industrial plug connections.Read More

What are HDMI connectors?

Meet the Connector: HDMI Connectors An HDMI connector is a standardized interface used for transmitting high-definition audio and video signals between a source and display. For more than two decades, HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) connectors have served as a bridge between multimedia devices such as gaming equipment, televisions, computer monitors, automotive technologies, cameras, and audiovisualRead More

Rugged Edge Computing Solutions for Infrastructure as a Service

An alternative to traditional IT infrastructure enables organizations to access advanced computing resources in harsh environments or remote locations without investing in proprietary data centers. Interconnects in edge nodes transmit data without the data center. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) allows organizations to tap into scalable, high-speed networks without investing in onsite data center equipment.Read More

Feb 2024 Connector Industry News

Feb 2024 Connector Industry News Feb 2024 Connector Industry News > Event News Bel Fuse Inc. marks its 75th anniversary in 2024. Located in New Jersey, Bel has evolved from a fuse business servicing the auto aftermarket to a global supplier of connectors, power supplies, magnetics, and circuit protection products serving cutting-edge industries such asRead More

What are Jam Nut Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Jam Nut Connectors Jam nut connectors feature a jam nut (hex nut) that screws onto a circular connector’s threads to mount it and secure the electrical connection. Jam nut connectors are used to save space in crowded panels, walls, or boxes. They also improve stability, making them an ideal choice for applicationsRead More

What are solderless terminals? 

What are solderless terminals? Meet the Connector: Solderless Terminals Solderless terminals provide a simplified wire joining solution. Whereas soldering provides a permanent connection, solderless terminals are advantageous in applications where connections may need to be disconnected for repair or if a change in design or components is imminent. TE Connectivity pioneered crimping technology and terminationRead More

What are DC power connectors?

Meet the Connector: DC Power Connectors DC power connectors, also called DC plugs or barrel connectors, are a common interface for delivering direct current power to small devices and equipment. This plug and socket type connector comes in a diverse array of shapes, sizes, and configurations and is typically used to power electrical devices orRead More

December 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. December 2023 Connector Industry News December 2023 Connector Industry News > Award News DigiKey won four MarCom Awards in the 2023 international creative competition for marketing and communication professionals, including two platinum awards (highestRead More

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