Modular Connector Systems Reduce Costs, Lead Times

Power designers and purchasers of power connectors used in communications equipment can both benefit from modular connector systems. In many cases, these platforms offer a variety of configurations to provide more design flexibility for power designers, while lowering the cost of the bill materials (BOM) and eliminating the lead times associated with new tooling for…

Amphenol Targets Leadership in USB Type-C

Mouser Electronics recently launched a newly designed USB Technology site to give buyers and designers of USB technologies access to the technical advances in USB standards, including the latest USB Type-C connector. A new section at the site is dedicated to the USB Type-C standard including connectors, controllers, circuit protection devices and other related components.…

FCI Expands Power Connector Line

Singapore — FCI expanded its power connector family with the introduction of the PwrMAX Ortho power connectors. Designed to support data center equipment, this new Orthogonal system packaging architecture can offer improved data transfer and system cooling by eliminating mid-plane circuit boards, said FCI. The PwrMAX Ortho power connectors can be used with either busbars or circuit boards…

Amphenol Rolls High-Current Cabling System

Sidney, N.Y. – Amphenol Industrial Products Group releases SurLok Plus, a high current cabling system designed for energy storage in commercial and residential battery storage systems as well as electric and hybrid electric vehicles. SurLok Plus, used by inverter and power supply manufacturers, is optimized for battery pack connections from 50 A to 400 A using a touch-safe…

Strong Demand Ahead for Fiber Optic Connectors

The global fiber optic connector market is forecast to reach $4.9 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a new Allied Market Research report. To meet growing opportunities across multiple applications, interconnect manufacturers are growing their product portfolios through new product developments and acquisitions. The…

Omnetics Unveils Mini Down-Hole Connectors

Minneapolis, Minn. — Targeting extreme environments in the oil and gas industry, Omnetics has developed Nano-sized (.025″ pitch) connectors that maintain reliability up to 200 degrees C for rugged board-mount applications. These connectors are designed to solder down through very thick printed circuit boards and route signals from one board to another, all inside a drill-control housing.…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

IP&E Suppliers Target Military Markets

Over the past month, there has been an uptick in military-related partnerships, services, and products in the interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) industry. It may be due to MILCOM 2014 (Military Communications Conference) held earlier this month, but in any case, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are putting a lot more focus on the military…