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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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January 16, 2019 09:13

Advanced Wireless Connectivity: Panasonic’s PAN1760A Bluetooth Module

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.

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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.

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Connectors

August 28, 2019 13:39

Bulgin's Guide to Terminating and Crimping for Fiber Optics: Methods and Tips

For any fiber optic network, it’s important that the fibers are connected properly. A reliable connection will maintain efficient network operation by minimising light loss.

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Connectors

July 29, 2019 10:31

The Han® 1A: compact, robust and versatile

With the new Han® 1A, HARTING has responded to the trend towards miniaturisation across industries and sectors. The 1A has been designed to take up less installation space whilst providing users with all the benefits of a modern network.

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July 10, 2019 07:10

Good things come in small packages: Today's micro solutions for tomorrow's applications

Companies are constantly searching for new ways to use technology to boost engagement with customers. This has resulted in a procession of innovative device features over recent years - but why are these devices using more and more micro connectors?

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June 27, 2019 09:33

Sometimes, Small is better.

The rise of miniature connectors has driven up design requirements for many creative engineers. You may think increasing your power means larger connectors and thicker cables, right? No. That’s where Hirose steps in.

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June 25, 2019 12:10

Entrelec have a planned approach to terminal blocks

Entrelec recognises that in the world of terminal blocks, there is certainly a lot to chose from. Making sound judgments on the right connector for your control panel is something that shouldn't be left to chance. Time for Connector Geek.

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June 11, 2019 12:19

Rugged connectors 101: a beginner’s guide for makers

Whether it’s carrying data, power or an analogue signal, you need the right connector that is up to the job. This beginner’s guide will help you select the appropriate rugged connectors for your project.

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June 10, 2019 07:36

Amphenol keeping you connected

Robust and well-constructed connectors are the least you should settle for, with Amphenol you get this, plus a whole lot more. Find out more in these videos.

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June 4, 2019 11:32

Connectors assist with weight reduction in the rail industry

Weight reduction is a key focus for the rail industry as it helps to reduce energy consumption, improve efficiencies and deliver cost savings. The Han-Eco® B from HARTING offers weight savings of up to 50% per connector and supports modular inserts.

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