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’.

Attenuators are the effective opposite of amplifiers; they reduce the power connector of a signal without appreciably distorting the waveform and provides loss instead of gain. For optical signals, there’s the fiber optic attenuator, useful for when an optical signal is too strong to work with things like multi-wavelength systems or optical receivers with certain input specifications. Fiber optic attenuators are also common in fire optic communications applications where they test power level margins by temporarily adding a calibrated amount of signal loss, or by being installed permanently to properly match transmitter and receiver levels.


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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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Based in the United Kingdom, LEMO will be involved in the Broadcast Video Expo 2017 where it will be launching its newly range of rotatable right-angled connectors, ANGLISSIMO.


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On September 20th 2016, Joe Bush wrote an article for Electronic Specifier talking about how there will be many different kinds of connectors that will be on display during Electronica in Munich by the Advanced Interconnections Corporation. This event will be help from November 8th to November 1st 2016.


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HARTING technology is coming to the front to showcase their new high tech connectors and cables. Their presence is going to be in Berlin, Germany at the InnoTrans where they will show their new products that will be used in rail transport in the future. HARTING connectors are pleased to introduce their new M12 with Magnetics and M12 PushPull connectors. The M12 Magnetics connector is going to be the first of its kind in the world, because so far all the M12 PCB connection and the transformer have been held separately, but now the M12 Magnetics connector combines both into one unit. The new unit carries the same size as the older units, this could have been a big concern otherwise because device manufacturers would have to plan for additional transformers on the circuit board, but having a unit the same size can save these companies all the trouble.


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A new design of the Han F+B cable-to-cable has been released by Harting United Kingdom and Ireland. The connector has been improved and made to prevent moisture to be seeped through in the IP67 and the IP69K series. The Cable-to-cable industrial hood connector allows from dirt pockets to form on the cabling while being water splash resistant. The entries on both ends have been designed to be flexible and equipped with an easy entry which causes the reduction of installation time and effort.


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There are new Connector that are available with new features that will make connectors more convenient and easier to use, with full 360 degree push-pull feature makes it easier to connect. The LEMO T series has a small diameter and has a new innovative design that allows it to connect and be used in rough apparatus and water-tight links. This includes usage with defense, security, test measurements, medical and many other arrangements that require the use of secure and rugged connections. The T series Connectors are similar in technology to the LEMO B Series when it comes to the push-pull technology, however the T series includes a unique design that seals the connection totally with an inner sleeve and extra seal to prevent water from going in. The enables the IP68 water protection when mated.


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Boyd Chan, wrote an article June 3rd 2016 that was published on Neowin the talks about how SanDisk released a new USB 3.1 flash drive with both Type-A and Type-C connectors. This can be seen in the HP Spectre laptop crams three ports used to power and recharge the devices.


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Kestrel Engineering Ltd recently released a new device, known as the Saf-Deflat-Aer Screw-On, which can be very useful in reducing noise levels when deflating aircraft wheels. The device is meant to reduce noise levels by more than 20 A-Weighted decibels and this is a huge reduction in noise levels considering the noise emitted during wheel deflation. For example, the wheel of a Boeing 747 which has been inflated to 195 psi is deflated by removing the valve core. This can result ear shattering noise levels of up to 117 A-Weighted decibels. This levels are very unsafe and very high according to current international safety standards.


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Gore Aerospace Cables recently made an announcement about the release of a new family of high speed data cables for civil aerospace use. This family of cables was developed as a response to passenger demands and advancements in modern airborne digital networks. They will be used to address the aerospace industry’s aircraft data needs which are usually made up of passenger in-flight entertainment and aircraft electronic systems.  These new cables will help reduce maintenance downtime and operating costs while delivering excellent signal integrity for high-speed data transmissions of up to 10 gigabits.


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