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6 New Trends in Connector Development

6 New Trends in Connector Development

Blog | Jan 26,2022

Now any industry needs innovation for its own development, and the connector industry is no exception. In order to make the product more convenient to use and carry, how to produce smaller, lighter and more intelligent connectors is a problem that enterprises need to consider.

Six new trends in connector development

Traditional connectors need to achieve three major performances, namely mechanical performance, electrical performance and environmental performance.

In addition to the above basic requirements, the new application market also has new requirements for connectors. That is, the new connector is smaller in size, higher in reliability, and stronger in wireless performance.

It has a certain intelligence, which is the new market demand. For enterprises, connectors can only grasp new market opportunities if they meet such requirements.

Traditional connectors

High frequency and high speed connector technology

In many 5G communication applications, connectors carry the transformation of optical and electrical signals. With the coming of the 5G Internet era, the high data and high transmission requirements of 5G are destined to require the performance upgrade of connectors, and the high frequency and high speed characteristics have become a new requirement.

High frequency and high speed connector technology

Connector Development for wireless transmission

In the era of the Internet of Things, wireless technology will also be everywhere. In addition to realizing contact connection like before, connectors will also be a guarantee to ensure wireless transmission connection in many occasions such as industry and automobile in the future. After all, double protection is the safest.

Smaller and more convenient connector technology

Previous connectors were used for many contacts, packed into many expansion card slots. Of course, in the 5G era, there may be dozens of connectors in a single fiber optic device, which requires smaller connectors for higher performance connections. 

Smaller and more convenient connector technology

More accurate, lower cost connector technology

Due to the very high safety requirements of automobiles, automotive connectors are a very large market. With the development of electric vehicles, the requirements for connectors in terms of precision and cost will be higher.

More accurate, lower cost connector technology

More intelligent connector technology

With the advent of the Al era, the connector may be more than a simple transmission function. In addition to ensuring the data of electrical signals in the future switching power supply, the connector can also simply perform intelligent judgment and protection. To avoid power damage while outputting correct data, of course, this requires the support of IC technology.

More intelligent connector technology

Automatic production technology of connectors

In the traditional connector design and production, the main part of the manual, and with the development of industrial automation, especially the connector precision processing, abrasive and CAD, these advanced machines will become the main force of the industry.

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