Category Archives: Connectors

Google Doodle Honors Robert Noyce – “Mayor of Silicon Valley”

Robert Noyce is being honored by Google for his contributions to the electronic components industry on what would have been his 84th birthday. To commemorate his birthday, Google's homepage has a doodle which etches the Google logo onto a microchip, a technology that Noyce is credited with co-inventing. Known as the Mayor of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and is credited along with Jack Kilby with the invention of the integrated circuit. Read more [...]

Connector Terms and Glossary

Are you a connector newbie? Below is a collection of terms relating to connectors with their corresponding definitions. Attenuation - Decrease in power due to resistance or mismatch in transmission line. Back Mounted - When applied to a coaxial connector it is that connector mounted from the rear of a panel with the fixing nut on the outside. Bandwidth - Distance between two frequencies over which a RF or microwave device is intended to work. Between Series Adaptor - An adaptor used to connect Read more [...]