Six development trends of connectors

Traditional connectors need to achieve three major performances, namely, mechanical performance, electrical performance and environmental performance. Guangdong Meng En said: In addition to the above-mentioned basic requirements, the new application market also has new requirements for connectors, that is, the new connectors are smaller, more reliable, more wireless and have certain intelligence. This is the new demand of the market. For enterprises, connectors can only grasp new market opportunities if they meet such requirements.

First, high-frequency and high-speed connector technology
In many 5G communication applications, connectors are responsible for the conversion of optical signals and electrical signals. With the advent of the era of 5G Internet of Everything, the high data and high transmission requirements of 5G are destined to require the performance upgrade of connectors, and the high-frequency and high-speed characteristics have become new requirements.

Second, the connector technology of wireless transmission
In the Internet of Things era, wireless technology will also be everywhere. In addition to the contact connection mode as before, it is also a guarantee to ensure the wireless transmission connection in many occasions such as industry and automobiles in the future. After all, double protection is the safest.

Third, smaller and more convenient connector technology
Previous connectors were used for many contacts, and they were filled in many expansion card slots. Of course, in the 5G era, there may be dozens of connectors in an optical fiber device, which requires smaller connectors to achieve higher performance connections.

Fourth, connector technology with higher accuracy and lower cost
Because cars require very high safety, automobile connectors are a very big market. With the development of electric vehicles, connectors will require higher accuracy and cost, and they will be more popular than previous connectors.

Fifth, Smarter connector technology
With the advent of AI era, connectors may not only realize simple transmission function, but also be in switching power supply in the future. Guangdong Meng En said: In addition to ensuring the data of electrical signals, the connector can make simple intelligent judgment and protection, output correct data and avoid the damage of power supply. Of course, this needs the support of IC technology.

Sixth, Automatic production technology of connectors
In the traditional connector design and production, labor is the main part, and with the development of industrial automation, especially in precision machining, grinding tools and CAD of connectors, these advanced machines will become the main force of the industry.

Connector enterprises have ushered in new development opportunities.
As a very basic electronic device, connectors will bring new profit growth points to enterprises compared with slow-growing application markets such as computers and mobile devices. They are 5G communication, automobile and industrial markets.
Guangdong Meng En said: 5G will be another key factor in the outbreak of the communication market. Connectors carry the task of data connection between computers and terminals in communication. In data communication, wired and wireless communication coexist, which means that the demand for wireless connectors mentioned above will increase greatly, and connectors will continue to grow in communication equipment.