Featured Articles

  1. Record Number Of Visitors For Fischer Connectors At Electronica 2014

    Fischer Connectors hit record attendance at Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany from 11-14 November this year. The spectacular way of displaying the high performance push-pull connectors brought a large number of visitors to the Fischer Connectors booth.

  2. Communication Protocols

    This white paper covers the USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Ethernet, HDMI, and IEEE 1394b communication protocols and Fischer Connectors’  products’ suitability for data transmission through said protocols.

  3. Environmentally Sealed Connectors

    Sealed connectors are used in many applications where leakage into or out of equipment must be avoided. This paper focuses on environmental sealing as encountered in many medical application areas.

  4. Understanding Connector Operating Voltage

    It can be difficult to determine exactly how much voltage a connector can safely carry as the effects of humidity, air pressure, or safety requirements need to be considered. This paper discusses the different conditions engineers may encounter that can impact operating voltage in the connectors they specify so that they’ll perform as expected, even in challenging environments.

  5. Trends In Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning

    This paper offers insight into cleaning and maintaining fiber optic connectors to ensure optimal performance, and also discusses new approaches to simplify field-cleaning and inspection in rugged fiber optic connectors.

  6. Rugged Connectors

    Rugged connectors are designed to withstand extreme conditions. This paper will educate you on types of rugged connectors available, where a rugged connector should be used, how to sterilize them, how they’re sealed, and much more.

  7. Communication Protocols for Body Worn Applications in Patient Care

    This white paper will give you an overview of the most relevant parameters that define if a cable assembly or a connector can withstand a defined data protocol.

  8. Hermetically Sealed Connectors

    Hermetically sealing connectors can be a complex process that involves mechanical design, materials science, surface science, and fluid behavior. Hermeticity can be a huge challenge when specifying connectors into a device or system, whether it’s used in medical, aerospace, or military applications.

  9. Connector Selection: Ten Considerations For Getting It Right

    This white paper is a guide on factors to consider when selecting a connector for integration into a device (medical, or otherwise), including cover contacts, sealing, materials, functionality, and cable assembly requirements. Miniaturization and working with supplier engineer teams also are discussed.

  10. Managing Risk in Medical Connectors

    This paper will help to educate designers and manufacturers of medical devices who integrate electrical connectors into their design on some recent changes made by the FDA, and the implications of the new regulations.