Technology Trends

Soldier Wearables Provide Safety and Connectivity

In a world torn apart by multiple wars, protecting the individual soldier remains a priority. Soldier wearables help keep troops safe and connected, and component interoperability makes operations possible between different equipment makers, eras, and forces.  In more than three dozen active military operations around the world, soldier wearables have emerged as crucial tools forRead More

Enhanced USBs Bring Data and Power to Harsh Environments

Enhanced USBs consist of a standard interface in a military shell and come in all the same versions as regular USBs. USB (universal serial bus) connectors are widely used to connect electronic devices and peripherals. The popularity of USBs stems from their compatibility with a range of platforms and operating systems, their ability to transmitRead More

University Students Race to Advance Solar Car Technology

For several decades, teams of students from universities around the world have been competing to build the best solar car, gaining valuable skills and building relationships along the way. Electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, yet issues around charging speed, range, and accessibility are still deterrents to wider acceptance. What if an EV couldRead More

Automotive Electrification Brings Opportunity for Smart Cities

Automotive electrification, connected transportation infrastructure, and high-speed communication systems are converging to create a safer, more efficient, and more connected automotive ecosystem in cities around the world. Automotive electrification has transformed every vehicle, not just EVs. Safety systems, driver assist technologies, and connected entertainment, navigation, and communication tools have transformed the driving experience. In theRead More

DC Power and Microgrids Enable Sustainable Manufacturing

In a global realization that humanity must build a more sustainable future, manufacturing is setting the stage with new technologies and processes that show other industries what is possible. Humanity is an inflection point in terms of our impact on the health of the planet, and sustainable manufacturing is a new imperative. Nearly one-third ofRead More

Testing is Vital for Electronics Performance and Reliability

From chips to connectors, from qualification to production, testing is a necessary step to ensuring that electronic components function as expected. We all love our technology until it doesn’t work properly or at all. When a tool or convenience that we’ve come to rely on fails, it’s frustrating. Sometimes, however, equipment failure is a matterRead More

Navigating the Roads with Fleet Management Technologies

Fleets have emerged as integral players in the rapidly evolving transportation landscape, shaping the movement of goods and people around the globe. New fleet management technologies offer more visibility and control of moving assets to create cost and logistics efficiencies. From delivery services to public transportation systems, fleets of cars, vans, trucks, and unmanned aerialRead More

Sealing Success: Overmolding for More Secure Connections 

Overmolding is the hard-working protection solution for electronic components in the field.  Innovative technologies ensure connections in medical, industrial, and other harsh environment applications. Overmolding is the process of encasing electronic components with a covering to create a single, integrated part. The process is done mainly for environmental protection, ease of installation, and to meet desiredRead More

Software-Driven Radio Reinvigorates Old Technology

SDR has brought about a new golden age of radio that can deliver secure, interoperable, and quality broadcast connections even under duress with the help of sophisticated miniaturized and RF interconnects. Software-defined radio has brought one of the earliest forms of wireless communication into the 21st century, giving this traditional format new power and capabilities.Read More

Telematics is the Data and Communications Superstar in Your Car

Telematics is having its moment as the key to an array of advanced data and communications capabilities— from lane retention and blind spot warnings (available today) to instant crash avoidance notifications and coordinated traffic lights (on the horizon). The practice of collecting vehicle operation data began in the 1950s, when mechanical devices were installed inRead More

Ethernet Won’t Get Out of the Fast Lane

A raft of new 800 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects are helping our favorite networking cable reach ever higher speeds to support AI, machine learning, and the next frontier of high-speed computing. Ethernet has been the backbone of computing since the 1980s due to its exceptional versatility, reliability, backward compatibility, and continuous and exponential improvements in performance.Read More

Food & Beverage Connecters Require a Flair for Cleanliness

From farm to table, via industrial processing, packaging, and shipping, food requires special considerations to keep it fresh and free from contamination. Interconnects that are designed specifically for the food and beverage industry are an important part of the system that keeps our food safe to eat. Food safety standards apply at every stage ofRead More

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