Network expansion increases Ethernet availability

A nationwide Ethernet service expansion has been announced by Global Capacity, further strengthening its standing as an Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions provider in the US. Global Capacity’s investment in Central Office (CO) facility equipment enables it to leverage the existing copper infrastructure to deliver from 1-100Mbps access directly to customers, satisfying the growing demand for hybrid and SD-WAN network solutions. Jack Lodge, President, Global Capacity commented: “As demand for…

January 26, 2017

Harwin sponsors successful Space Concordia teams

November 30, 2016

The hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, Harwin, has announced its sponsorship of Space Concordia, Concordia University of Montreal’s student-run astronautical engineering society. Space Concordia has achieved some notable project successes this year, recently winning second place in the 2016 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC), which attracted a record 52 international student teams. Space Concordia’s Rocketry Division designed and built a rocket carrying a 10lb payload, successfully launching it…


Waterproof connector delivers high currents

November 25, 2016

A fully shielded high current connector capable of supporting up to 200A has been developed by Hirose. The waterproof connector is IP68/IPX9K rated, offering resistance to dust, dirt, water, oil and other fluids that could damage the connector. The EV2 Series has a space-saving staggered flange design that allows reduced pitch spacing and makes it suitable for a wide range of applications including construction equipment, energy storage systems, inverters, manufacturing equipment…


USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectors support data rates up to 5Gbps

October 20, 2016

CUI has announced an expansion to its existing portfolio of power, audio and signal connectors with the addition of a USB product line. The connector family incorporates USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectors available in Type A, Type B, Micro AB, Micro B, Mini AB and Mini B USB versions. Able to support data rates up to 5Gbps in USB 3.0 models, the new product family is ideal for a variety…


Thermal laser power sensors feature fast response time

October 12, 2016

Ophir Photonics has announced the F50A-BB-18 thermal power/energy laser measurement sensor. Designed for continuous use at higher laser powers, the F50A-BB-18 is a compact, fan-cooled sensor with a wide dynamic range. It measures powers from 10mW to 50W and energies from 6mJ to 50J. The sensor includes a spectrally flat BB (broadband) coating, usable from far UV to far IR. The F50A-BB-18 laser power/energy sensor is highly linear, providing precision…


SUB2r Alpha camera leverages the FX3 controller for SuperSpeed

October 5, 2016

It has been announced by Cypress Semiconductor that the programmability and SuperSpeed USB performance of its EZ-USB FX3 controller helped startup SUB2r develop its unique, open-architecture camera platform. The SUB2r Alpha camera leverages the FX3 controller for USB 3.1 generation 1 bandwidth up to 5Gbps, enabling it to stream uncompressed, High-Definition (HD) video at both 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. FX3 allows audio captured by the camera’s onboard dual…


Industrial automation cables with Ecolab hygiene solutions

October 5, 2016

A complete line of standard industrial automation cables for signal and control equipment and processes, servomotors, I/O modules, EtherNet/IP and other network applications has been launched by Flamar, Molex announces. Flamar standard industrial automation cables are available in multiple jacket materials (PVC, WSOR, PUR, TPE). The weld-slag and oil-resistant WSOR cables are tested and certified for compatibility with Ecolab hygiene solutions commonly used in the food and beverage industry for…


World’s first textile mounting connector launched

September 29, 2016

The mag‑Net soldier connector, the world’s first and only C4I2 MIL-spec connector specifically designed for textile mounting has been announced by TT Electronics. Unlike circular barrel connectors, mag‑Net is a robust, flush rectangular solution with a self-aligning, automatic magnetic latching system that enables the easiest‑ever, one-handed blind mating. This system will be showcased by TT Electronics at the AUSA Exposition in Washington, October 3-5, 2016. Intended for equipment connection to…


Ethernet cables successfully integrated into aircraft

September 6, 2016

W. L. Gore & Associates, (Gore) have announced the successful integration of GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables into upcoming F-16 upgrade initiatives. Gore’s new 10-gigabit cables exceed Cat6a electrical requirements by delivering reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission over longer distances. These cables are qualified according to C21091 specifications for F-16 upgrades that require exceptional electrical and mechanical performance in harsh aerospace environments to ensure mission-critical success….


Super-fast charging of EVs enabled by cooled cable and connector

September 6, 2016

A cooled cable and connector that enables High Power Charging of electric vehicles has been developed by HUBER+SUHNER. This development can multiply the power-throughput of a charging cable and keep charging times below 20 minutes (80% State of Charge) even with big battery packs of new electric vehicles and trucks. With the release of the next gen of long range electric vehicles present, fast-charging stations running with a power of 50kW…