The list of antonyms for ‘amplify’ includes words like ‘decrease’, ‘weaken’, ‘diminish’, ‘reduce’, etc. So, if you were looking for something to do the opposite of fibre optic amplify a signal, you might be tempted to look for something along the lines of a ‘diminisher’ or ‘anti-amplifier’— and if you asked for help looking for those things, you’d probably get some weird looks thrown your way. Fortunately, that’s not the case because what you’re looking for is actually called an ‘Attenuator’.


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When it comes to electrical equipment and circuits, one of the most important components is the circuit breaker. A circuit breaker is a switching device that disrupts an abnormal or faults current. It is a mechanical device that interrupts the flow of high magnitude current while also acting as a switch. A norsense electronic circuit breaker is primarily designed to close or open an electrical circuit connector, which in turn, protects the electrical system from damage.


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RS-485 cables are the standard in the connector cable industry, they are used for serial communications. These communications are possible because of two lines that are dedicated to a differential pair and one as a reference. It’s important to note when building with the standard, build the network with 32 slave devices connected to one master; this ratio ensures balance in the communication network. Also known as TIA/E1A-485(-A), this standard is suitable in noisy industrial environments where the application doesn’t require high transfer rates driving multiple devices.


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When we go to work, we go to an office with the standard desk, chair, and computer setup. We print, fax, email, and make calls. It’s second nature, we don’t think about it, we just do it. We don’t really notice how it is that all of this is happening, that we’re on the same local area network, or LAN.


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Fiber optics are long, glass strands that transmit light signals over long distances. The Fiber threads are as thin as a human hair and to make optical cables. The thin glass threads are bundled together so that they all work together to transfer light signals at a faster rate that has never been seen before. The Fiber Optics Cable has three parts. The first is the Core, the core is the bundled-up glass threads that carry the signal. The second, the Cladding, is a material that reflects the light signal back to the core to maintain maximum signal strength. The third and final component of a Fiber Optic Cable is the “Buffer Coating”. The Buffer Coating is a coating made of plastic that protects the rest of the components from damage or moisture.


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There are a variety of wire connectors to choose from but a few we are highlighting today is from Power & Signal Group, BTC Electronics, TE Connectivity, AVX, Weidmuller, Newark Element 14 NS and Heilind Electronics. Each one offers unique features and various application methods which should suit your wire connector needs!


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RG6 cables, or radio guide cables, are a type of coaxial cable that are typically used for home and commercial purposes. These cables transmit audio and visual signals to devices like your television set via satellite dishes, cable television and aerial antennas.


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The Bayonet Neill Concelman connector, commonly referred to as a BNC connector, is a cable used in applications where coaxial or screened cable is required.  It is attached to the coaxial cable and are commonly used for connecting radio frequency signals or video signals on consumer electronics, aviation electronics, test equipment and military equipment.


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Molex showcased its high-speed data connectivity solutions at DesignCon 2018 at booth 633. In response to the increase of generating data and infrastructure moving to the cloud, next-generation I/O and cabling solutions support faster processing, more bandwidth, increased density, and thermal management, while maximizing data flow efficiency and reliability in today’s data centers, according to Jairo Guerrero, the general manager at Molex.


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Hirose has announced the release of the DF58 series for miniature applications. This wire-to board connectivity will deliver a space saving solution in a range that will consist of crimp sockets and headers lined up in a single row. The space on the board is shortened to 1.00 mm for the height and 4.97 mm for the depth.


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