From the Editor
For over half a century Insulation displacement Connectors (IDCs) have proven themselves as the most reliable connector in the harshest environments. This month, we give the spotlight to these unsung heroes in connector technology explaining why they are still the best choice for today's most demanding apps. We also give tips on what connectors work best for 25-Gbit/s data transmission designs. And finally, we've rounded up some products that you'll definitely want to take a second look at: a solderless socket that integrates multichip LEDs into light fixtures, USB 3.0 connectors that are super-fast and backward compatible, SMT contacts that allow a variety of solderless PCB connections, and more!
-- Christina D'Airo
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The 3 Rs of IDCs: reliability, repeatability, reparability|
Even after more than 50 years in the marketplace, insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) continue to prove themselves in new and demanding applications, such as automotive safety systems, solid-state lighting (SSL), and industrial sensors and controls.
Is your system ready for 25 Gbits/s?|
Data-transmission speeds are continuing to rise as consumers demand ever-higher performance from a variety of communications devices. New trends like cloud computing or Internet-based computing, where the need for seamless access to large data centers, are driving significant growth in bandwidth requirements.
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QFN socket meets high-performance reqs