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From the smallest board-mount header to the largest power plug, the world of connectors encompasses one of the most diverse product ranges of any industry.

Connectors are an essential component in almost every electrical and electronic device in the world. They are called upon to deliver power, signal and data in some of the most demanding environments, whilst modern trends require them to be smaller and more compact for each new generation of equipment.

Connector manufacturers are constantly developing new techniques, using innovative materials and creating fresh designs to make connectors more capable, more robust and more cost-effective. In this design centre, we look at some of the most exciting developments in connectors and see how they could transform your new design.

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December 13, 2019 11:06

Connectors for the Internet of Things – Are You Ready?

Join us for a webinar on 24th January 2020 when DesignSpark will partner with Molex to learn about the challenges of selecting connectors for the next generation of electronic devices, and how you too can be ready.

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December 18, 2019 16:24

Connecting Devices to the Internet of Things

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is impossible to ignore. Some of the biggest names in the industry – Microsoft, Google, Intel – are investing huge sums into product development to ensure that they are riding the wave of the IoT.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Time to get in to full time hot melt glue art I think Mr Connector Geek
  • 1 month ago

    Hi there, I'm not sure where you wish to order from, but you should be able to find your local webshop here:https://www.rs-online.com/
  • 1 month ago

    @Connector Geek I think engineers may be more likely to be introverted and swayed by information than some other career types. Which makes them a good fit for being reached online. I know I appreciate...
  • 1 month ago

    @BradLevy Thanks for your reply. You've hit on something that I hadn't considered - the internet does allow future leaders to have a more rounded view of the marketplace than I might have had.
  • 1 month ago

    I've been turning to distributors, manufacturer's reps and FAEs for many years for help solving connector problems. One of my first such experiences was over the phone with Allied Electronics back when...
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January 20, 2020 15:51

CAT7A Connection Modules

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January 17, 2020 09:38

Molex providing solutions for Connectivity and Modularity

The connector world is consistently updating, whether its the need for more information in the connected age or smaller footprints delivering more power, one thing is true the connector has to perform and perform well. Here we take a closer look.

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January 13, 2020 14:04

Miniature size no compromise for high performance

SOURIAU has designed the micro38999 for applications requiring extreme size and weight savings while maintaining extreme mechanical and environmental performances.

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January 10, 2020 12:09

Terminal Blocks: Getting The Best From Your Design

Using the 7-step concept from Entrelec, I explore the key milestones to get the best from your design. These are planning, termination technologies, installation techniques, marking, testing & maintenance, power distribution and grounding.

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January 9, 2020 13:18

Webinar - Connectivity and Modularity: Are You Embracing the Challenge?

Molex and DesignSpark bring you a Webinar to understand how more complex systems place great demands on connectivity. With technology requiring greater performance and space-saving design, we discuss how connector solutions are meeting the challenge.

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January 8, 2020 13:17

High-Speed Transmission Connectors

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) evolution is here. IIoT relates to the interconnected instruments, sensors and other devices networked together with computerized industrial applications.

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December 20, 2019 13:53

Christmas Trees for Geeks

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December 18, 2019 16:24

Connecting Devices to the Internet of Things

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is impossible to ignore. Some of the biggest names in the industry – Microsoft, Google, Intel – are investing huge sums into product development to ensure that they are riding the wave of the IoT.

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Connectors

December 13, 2019 11:06

Connectors for the Internet of Things – Are You Ready?

Join us for a webinar on 24th January 2020 when DesignSpark will partner with Molex to learn about the challenges of selecting connectors for the next generation of electronic devices, and how you too can be ready.

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December 11, 2019 09:03

Where have all the leaders gone?

Meeting the needs of customers depends on in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience. But in a modern marketplace that relies less on face-to-face relationships, how can we identify the leaders and experts of tomorrow?

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