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SFP Transceiver

A Quick Guide to SFP’s

For many people the world of mall form-factor pluggable transceiver’s, or SFP’s as they are more commonly known, can be baffling.  This simple guide will take you through the different types to help explain their differences and all you need to know. An SFP interface is widely used in computer networks and provides the devices […]

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A Blog On Expanded Beam Fibre Optics

Many of you may be familiar with traditional networking fibre optics but you may not be so familiar with Expanded Beam Technology. This week I want to introduce you to a powerful system originally designed for use in harsh environments but can easily be adopted for traditional networking and OEM Product design where copper based […]

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New M12 Push-Pull Connector Standard

Molex, Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik, and Binder are driving the standardization of a non-proprietary push-pull connection system. M12 Connectors are traditionally screw connectors however the new standard paves the way for push-pull interlocks.  This is going to open up the M12 connector to many new markets such as products designed for harsh ambient environments. The interlock […]

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A Blog on the history of electrical wire.

This week is the 170’th birthday of Thomas Edison inventor and all-round scientific superstar. But where would he be without the humble electrical wire? Often overlooked but without the vital important role that insulated electrical wire played in the development of electrical devices the modern electrical / electronic revolution would have never been able to […]

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Introducing the ix Industrial Ethernet Connector!

New products are launched all the time, some last the test of time others fall by the wayside as is the way with many new innovations in the fast paced world of electronics. The concept was first announced back in August 2016 with very little detail about how the connector system would look but now we […]

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A Blog on Wire Crimping Terminology

For many of us in the manufacturing business there are many terms and acronyms we have to get our head around and this week I am going to introduce you to the terminology around wire crimping. Many of the following terms will be familiar to you however; do you really know what they mean and […]