Plugs, cables & interconnects

The changing world of connectors

10 November, 2014 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

The once humble plug and socket has now been promoted to the rank of interconnect and with it come all the responsibilities that rank involves.

Five important factors for specifying sealed or rugged connectors

14 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronics

This Switchcraft & Conxall article focuses on practical workplace considerations that can sometimes be overlooked when specifying sealed or rugged connectors.

Imagine Dragons choose Switchcraft patchbays

30 September, 2014 | Supplied by:

Alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, the group behind chart-topping hits like 'Radioactive' and 'Demons', has chosen Switchcraft interconnect and accessory products to help complete the band's new recording studio in Las Vegas.

Link Microtek AMCORJD-Ku dual-channel coaxial rotary joint

28 September, 2014 | Supplied by: Allied Technologies Pty Ltd

The AMCORJD-Ku dual-channel coaxial device has been designed for use in the low-profile antennas that are a key element of Ku-band satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) high-data-rate communication systems.

Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES72# Pmod adapter for Arduino platforms

25 September, 2014 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Maxim Integrated's Pmod-to-Arduino adapter (MAXREFDES72#) allows any board with Pmod connections to plug easily into Arduino-compatible microcontroller platforms. The adapter is suitable for quickly creating Internet of Things designs and allows for convenient accessibility to a broad range of digital processors and applications.

Molex RJ45 PoE+ Gigabit Magnetic Jacks with LEDs

21 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd

Molex Ethernet Plus (PoE+) Gigabit Magnetic Jacks with LEDs support integrated Power over Ethernet Plus magnetics according to the most recent IEEE802.3at standard. The product includes ganged 12-port (2x6) and 8-port (2x4) RJ45 modules.

Jow Connector multiconnection connectors

06 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Unixon Pty Ltd

Jow Connector has 14 types (I-type and T-type) of multiconnection connectors which can cover up to 600 V with 30 currents depending on wire gauge from 0.2 to 4 mm2.

Samtec discrete wire IDC components

01 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Samtec ANZ

Samtec has released a 2 mm pitch discrete wire IDC system designed for a good connection and ease of discrete wire termination in field applications. Available as an IDC connector only, the system eliminates the need for special tooling, as well as any additional cost to purchase and inventory separate parts including bodies, contacts, etc.

NBN Co extends Ericsson's contract

31 July, 2014

NBN Co has selected Ericsson Australia to deliver fixed wireless and satellite services to families and businesses across regional and rural Australia.

Creating optical cables out of thin air

28 July, 2014

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fibre to any point on earth, or even into space. That's what Howard Milchberg, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, wants to do.

Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 interconnects

21 July, 2014 | Supplied by: Molex Premise Networks Pty Ltd

Molex's Micro-Fit 3.0 interconnects offer users a low- to mid-range power-distribution solution with a high current in a small footprint. Based on a 3 mm centreline, the product is available in wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations, SMT and through-hole processing, 2 to 24 circuits and single- and dual-row versions.

Field-assembled cables vs overmoulded

15 July, 2014 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronics

Cable assemblies are the core components for the most critical connections. In many instances, there is an option of choosing between field-assembled cables or overmoulded cables. For some designs, the choice is clear cut, for others not so much. This article explores the design differences between moulded cable assemblies and field-terminated cables.

$80bn wasted on powering electronic devices

02 July, 2014

The world's 14 billion online electronic devices, such as set-top boxes, modems, printers and game consoles, waste around US$80 billion each year because of inefficient technology, according to the International Energy Agency.

Rugged high-speed data connector requirements

24 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronics

ODU's white paper looks at the requirements for rugged high-speed data connectors.

Impact of the World Cup on the connector market

23 June, 2014 by Arthur Visser, VP and Managing Director Europe | Supplied by: Bishop & Associates

As Brazil hosts the world's greatest sporting competition this month and also prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics, what will be the impact of the World Cup on the connector market?

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