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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 […]

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The Dangers of Running Data & Power Cables in parallel

Unshielded Cables Ethernet cable performance capabilities have been enhanced by increasing the number of twists per inch in the cable, differentiating this number between each pair as well as through using improved insulation materials. These changes reduced the amount of crosstalk between conductors allowing operation at higher frequencies, reaching a maximum frequency of 250 MHz […]

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New Guide to Ethernet Cat 5e & Cat 6 Testing Part II!

In our previous Guide to Cat 5e & Cat 6 Cables we discussed the main differences and briefly showed the complex test structure required for true full Ethernet connectivity. This week we are going to go into much more detail.  Lets look at why the testing is so complex and why it is important that […]

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A Guide to Mil Spec Connectors

For many people working with high end, harsh & no fail environment connector systems, Mil Spec will be the system of choice. Their longevity and track record of reliability and known quality makes them an easy design for any engineer, however for non technical buyers the part numbering system can be baffling. The following guide […]

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LVDS Cables: a simple guide

If you work with flat screens or integrate them into the products you manufacture, you will have used Low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) cables.  LVDS was introduced in 1994, and has become popular in products such as LCD-TVs, automotive infotainment systems, industrial cameras, machine vision, notebooks and tablet, and communications systems. The cables supplied by monitor […]

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Grey is the new Green with Amphenol Industrial Gray ZnNi Circular Connectors

Amphenol Industrial Gray Zinc Nickel (ZnNi) Circular Connectors provide Cadmium free RoHS compliant harsh environment plating. These ZnNi plating connectors were originally developed for Harsh Marine Environments and therefore feature a -65°C to +200°C temperature range as well as rated at 500 hours of salt spray. These connectors offer less than 2.5mΩ conductivity and consist […]

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New JST Vibration Proof Connectors

In this industry it can be like waiting for a bus you wait for an innovation and two come at once. This week I am bring you not one but two innovations’ from JST bit aimed at vibration resistant applications. Good news as I like products designed for anti vibration as when designing in these […]

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A Guide on Industrial v Mill Spec Connectors

In the world of interconnection there are two very similar series of connectors with their own specification and standards and they are very similar in application and specification.   This is the industrial and military specification connectors. Recently there has been a drive in the MOD Industry to reduce costs while maintaining quality and the industrial […]