How to Specify

Planning High-Reliability Aerospace Systems with Hermetic Connectors

Hermetic connectors protect critical electronic systems from harsh environments. Designing in these specialized components requires strategic planning to reduce costs, mitigate risks, increase performance, and maximize longevity. Look up. Millions of hermetic connectors are in the skies above us, creating essential links between cables and electronic circuits in aerospace and defense systems. Found in satellites,Read More

Rugged Connectors in Space Environments

New ruggedized connector solutions reach for the stars with materials and designs that deliver high reliability, flexibility, cost-savings, and meet the strict qualifications for top performance in space. From high vibration and shock during launch, to extreme temperatures, radiation, and electrostatic discharge (ESD), equipment leaving Earth’s atmosphere must endure exceptional rigors, making ultra-high reliability theRead More

10 Key Strategies to Ensure Signal Integrity at High Data Speeds

Demand for bandwidth and design complexity are increasing as more sensors are connected to systems and more data need to be transmitted quickly, reliably, and securely. The priority is to ensure that a signal sent from A to B is not distorted. Ensuring Signal Integrity Ensuring signal integrity is critical for engineers who design data-heavyRead More

Miniaturized Smart Devices Pose Larger Design Challenges for Interconnects

Smaller, more powerful, and connected new device designs call for more antennas, PCB connectors, and other components. The challenge is to make them all fit. Strategic antenna selection and positioning is the first step in preserving performance and reliability. Electronic devices are increasingly utilizing one or more wireless technologies to become connected to the InternetRead More

Pitch Perfect: Creating Ever-Smaller Connectors to Enable the Latest Consumer Devices

Connectors that once were market leaders now are too large for most consumer applications. The next level of refinement in design comes in the form of fine-pitch alternatives. The world of consumer electronic devices has expanded enormously in the last decade. With applications in the leisure market as well as personal healthcare and industry, handheldRead More

One Size Does Not Fit All: Optimized RF Connectors are Crucial to System Performance

New locking miniature push-on (TLMP) and locking miniature blind mate (TLMB) connectors overcome SMP connectors’ susceptibility to EMI and EMC interference, and liquid and salt ingress. These rugged connectors are suitable for use in harsh mil/aero environments.  RF reliability and performance depend on a perfect fit between the system design and specific application needs. OneRead More

Innovative Connector Solutions from Industrial to UxV

Industry-standard connectors have their place, but sometimes an innovative connector solution is required to solve unique design challenges. Distinctive connector designs help design engineers in the industrial and unmanned and autonomous (UxV) sectors achieve advanced power and data goals. Innovative connector solutions are needed to accomplish the data and power needs of leading-edge applications. CableRead More

Solving 5G Interconnect Design Challenges

As 5G installations continue to roll out, momentum around the fifth-generation broadband brings design challenges and opportunities in equal measure. The proliferation of data-intensive new technologies that rely on high-speed data delivery means the arrival of 5G connectivity is right on time. These technologies transmit and receive huge volumes of data at speeds we’ve neverRead More

Connector Suppliers Meet the Demand for Custom Connectors and Cable Assemblies

How one company provides custom interconnect solutions for its customers. In the rapidly changing world of connectivity, engineers and designers are tasked with finding creative connector and cable solutions that meet specific application requirements while also considering factors such as size, weight, cost, and time. Despite the enormous variety of connectivity options available today, designersRead More

How to Specify a Custom Hermetic Connector Solution

In equipment destined for the extreme conditions of aerospace, military, medical, and other critical markets, sealing technologies can impact the performance of not just a single connector but an entire system. Sometimes a custom connector with a hermetic seal is the best solution. Commercial aviation and military aircraft markets are undergoing a period of greatRead More

Automotive Ethernet is a Key Enabler for Connected Cars

Automotive Ethernet interconnect solutions need to be miniaturized, lightweight, modular, optimized for high-speed automotive systems, and compatible with automated assembly processes.  Connectivity is enabling safer, greener, and more enjoyable driving experiences. As connected car technologies within vehicles continues to rise in support of these features, so too does the amount of data that has toRead More

Strategic Connector Selection for Unmanned Military Systems

Drones and other unmanned aircraft play a critical role in military operations. Five key attributes guide military and aerospace designers as they specify interconnects for these systems. The U.S. Army’s vision statement in its 2010–2035 roadmap for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) begins, “Army UAS employed across all tactical echelons supporting Army and Joint operations provideRead More

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