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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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May 20, 2020 08:57

The Non-Military User's Guide to Military Connectors - Part 2

This is part two of a series of stories in which we investigate why military specification connectors might be useful for industrial customers. Plus, our top tips for saving money on MIL-spec connectors.

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April 28, 2020 08:16

The Non-Military User's Guide to Military Connectors

Military Specification (or Mil-Spec) connectors are popular in industrial applications, but they can be confusing and strange to industrial customers. In this series, we try to remove some of the mystery.

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April 27, 2020 08:06

A Clear View of the Stars

What causes blurry images in satellites? Outgassing can lead to contamination, not just of spaceflight sensors, but of any critical equipment in vacuum or high temperature. This article looks at how outgassing is testing in commercial components.

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Need a connector solution with no wire stripping, no contact damage and reduced wiring errors?

MTA 100 connectors offer one-step assembly, no wire stripping, no contact damage, reduced wiring errors, simpler tooling, and simple maintenance and repair.

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April 8, 2020 09:31

The Swiss Army Knife of Connectors?

The connector market boasts one of the broadest ranges of products in electronics today. This range of choice can be overwhelming, but advances in contact design are making this task easier for the modern engineer.

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Terminals and Connectors for Industrial and Commercial Transportation

TE Connectivity (TE) Industrial & Commercial Transportation is a reliable provider of solutions. Products includes an portfolio of rugged sensors, terminals, connectors,relays, and hybrid electric mobility solutions.

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ENTRELEC Terminal Blocks Smart ideas for Panel Builders-Tip N°1

The design of electrical panels requires the technical expertise and experience of panel builders servicing an increasingly demanding and complex market.

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March 6, 2020 11:10

Phoenix Contact Push Pull fast connection M12 connectors

An M12 connector is an M12 connector, right? Scott introduces Phoenix Contact's innovative Push-Pull M12 connector.

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March 2, 2020 15:16

Connectors - Evolution or Revolution?

Advances in connector design are rarely revolutionary. More often, they build upon what has gone before. But there used to be connectors that were just a little bit... different.

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February 26, 2020 15:51

Is Disposable All Bad?

The issue of single-use plastics has become a hot topic, with good reason. But is the medical industry an exception? We look at medical connectors and see whether it is possible to make them disposable.

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February 24, 2020 14:14

New standard for small connectors - Ethernet compatible ix Industrial™ (Hirose Electric)

The ix Industrial™ connector by Hirose features a small robust design for use in industrial environments. High-speed transmission of 10Gbps is possible, which greatly contributes to equipment evolution and smart manufacturing applications.

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