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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January 16, 2019 09:13
For IoT devices running on batteries, especially those that cannot be recharged easily, WiFi is simply too power-hungry. An alternative is Panasonic Industry extremely low power PAN1760A Bluetooth solution.
February 1, 2019 16:33
Connectors for Your Miniaturization Design - High Reliability Contact That Can Stand up to Various Environmental Conditions
Technology advancements in recent years have caused an explosion of smart and highly connected computing devices that are in a small form factor. Connectors can help you to achieve your design goal of miniaturization.
Panasonic Y5B 0.5mm Pitch 50 Way SMT Female FPC Connector
Mfr. Part No. AYF535035
Panasonic Y5B 0.5mm Pitch 34 Way SMT Female FPC Connector
Mfr. Part No. AYF533435
Panasonic Y5B 0.5mm Pitch 30 Way SMT Female FPC Connector
Mfr. Part No. AYF533035
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The Hirose HR30 lightweight waterproof connectors have an IP67 rating that offers when mated, complete protection against water penetration when submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
Whether it’s at the top of a communications mast, on a building site or at the bottom of the sea, optical fiber can now be found just about anywhere. These delicate strands of glass fiber are the ideal way to transmit information over vast distances
We take it almost for granted that every time we pick up a mobile phone, switch on a computer, or even a smart TV, that we will be instantly connected to the internet in the blink of an eye.
Since it was first introduced in 1996, the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard has become the interface of choice for an enormous range of computing and communications applications, both for data transfer and for charging.
At the speed of light, it carries huge quantities of data at the speed of light – optical fiber is everywhere. Overtaking copper wire as the medium of choice, fiber carries data as pulses of light. It does, however, come with its own challenges.
Reliable and effective outdoor lighting relies upon waterproof electrical connection technology that can operate under the toughest conditions. Wieland’s RST range offers a highly robust, safe, efficient and weather resistant plug and play solution.
All of a sudden, USB Type C connectors or USB-C as they’re now being called, are being championed as a one-size-fits-all solution for charging and transferring data between devices. The question is though, is USB-C really any better?
Let's talk about quick termination and how this can save you money and time. With no tools required to connect standard, non-crimped, wire ends that provide a safe and secure connection.