Bulgin expands line of Buccaneer power and data connectors

Heiland announced that UK-based Bulgin has expanded its Buccaneer range of environmentally-sealed power and data connectors with the introduction of the new Buccaneer 4000 Series. Building on the…

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How and where are SFP connectors and cabling used?

By Ed Cady, Contributing Editor Small FormFactor Pluggable (SFP) connectors and cables are long time primary types of high-speed IO interface interconnect systems used to connect server, storage,…

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Fine pitch right angle and horizontal SMT spring-loaded connectors

Mill-Max has introduced its new 0.050 in. (1.27 mm) pitch spring-loaded right angle and horizontal SMT connectors to its standard product lineup. These new connectors offer space saving…

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Amphenol completes acquisition of FCI

Amphenol Corp. has completed the previously announced acquisition of FCI Asia Pte Ltd (FCI), a major manufacturer of  interconnect solutions for the telecom, datacom, wireless communications and industrial markets….

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How does Fischer’s Core series of push-pull connectors work?

In this video from our archives, Design World’s Senior Editor Miles Budimir and I discuss Fischer Connectors’ Core series of circular push-pull connectors, which use a tough locking…

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Rugged self-aligning, floating board-to-board connector

Hirose has designed a board-to-board connector with a highly reliable floating contact mechanism and self-alignment structure that simplifies assembly. Providing +/- 0.6mm floating in the X and Y…

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Panasonic develops single cable and connector solution for transmission of full-spec 8K video signals

Panasonic Corp. today announced that it has developed single cable and connector solution that enable the transmission of uncompressed full-spec 8K video signals1. Currently, to transmit video signal…

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CDM Now distributes Amphenol PCD Luminus Series of connectors for aerospace applications

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, now distributes the Amphenol Pcd Luminus Series of interconnect solutions engineered to support highly reliable low-to-moderate-power and…

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Where are super low profile mezzanine solutions used?

With today’s handheld and wearable devices, there is not much room left for connectors, especially in the thickness dimension. Devices in this category include the ubiquitous smartphones, as…

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New connector board for CableEye testing systems

CAMI Research Inc. (Acton, MA) announces a new connector board for its CableEye cable and harness testing systems. Populated with eight, shielded RJ45 connectors, the boards may be…

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Edison’s modular knifeblade fuse blocks simplifies design and saftey

AutomationDirect offers Edison’s modular knifeblade fuse blocks for Class J and Class R fuses to simplify design and enhance safety. Optional high-clarity, see-through, IP20 finger-safe covers, with or…

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Can edge card connectors be exciting?

Most people think of edge card connectors as being the Neanderthals of the connector industry; old, primitive and crude. I disagree with that and will show you that…

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Fiber optic connectors see nearly 10% growth through 2020

Not surprisingly, a new report titled, “World Fiber Optic Connectors – Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 – 2020” says that the global fiber optic connectors market is expected…

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Using Tag-Connect Plug-of-Nails ables with Altera Byte Blaster, USB Blaster and Ethernet Blaster

Tag-Connect TC2050-IDC or TC2050-IDC-NL cables are compatible with the various Altera Byte Blaster programmers and download cables. Open the case of the Byte Blaster (if applicable) and simply…

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New high power PSMP offers ultimate board to board solution

Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce its new PSMP interface as the perfect solution for board-to-board applications. With a minimum board spacing of 12.6 mm, the compact three-piece…

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How have miniature connectors evolved?

As systems and components become smaller and smaller while at the same time requiring greater efficiency and higher speeds, connector miniaturization has become the norm. And with industrial-grade…

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Amphenol RF introduces anti-torque stainless steel connectors and cable assemblies

Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce anti-torque stainless steel connectors and cable assemblies to their expanding SMA product family. The new SMA connectors feature anti-torque bodies, which allow…

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Stamped versus screw machine connector technology

The majority of connector designs use stamped and formed contacts. These are made from reels of flat stock material. Copper alloy producers combine precise amounts of copper, nickel,…

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Horizontal Gecko connectors from Harwin increase design flexibility and reduce PCB stacking height

Harwin has introduced a horizontal version of its 1.25mm pitch hi-rel Gecko connector, reducing the height above PCBs to just 5.6mm. Available in the standard eight positions –…

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Harwin extended spring contact connector range now includes 13 types in extended C and Positive Stop styles

Harwin has announced a significant extension to its popular Spring Contact Connector range, with thirteen new models offering design engineers more options to select the best design for…

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Mill-Max Offers Top-Mount USB 3.1 Type C Receptacle

Mill-Max has added the Top-Mount SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus 3.1, Type C to its line of USB IO Sockets. This receptacle is 2X faster than USB 3.0 with…

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Mencom announces the ILME CSH Series “SQUICH” tool-free inserts

Mencom CSH Series “SQUICH” spring terminal rectangular connectors offer ease of use and cost savings on any harsh manufacturing floors and rugged industrial environments by providing quick-connect solutions for…

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Low-profile connector designed for mobile device battery packs offers twice as much current-carrying capacity compared to conventional products

Hirose has developed a small, board-to-flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector designed for battery pack connections in mobile devices. The hybrid BM25 Series connector is rated up to 9…

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DuPont’s Zytel HTN selected for use in USB Type-C 3.1 connectors

DuPont’s Zytel HTN high-performance polyamide resin has been selected for use in reversible-plug USB Type-C connectors, which are forecast to replace Type-A and Type-B connectors and rule as…

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Miniaturized electronics pose board connector challenges

Wearable and mobile electronics are getting smaller, and that’s a big problem. Their lack of internal space makes it difficult to find electrical components that will not only…

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