Development of connector Market
With the rapid growth of consumer electronics, automotive electronics and communication terminal markets and the continuous transfer of global connector production capacity to Asia and China, Asia has become the place with the most development potential in the connector market, and China will become the market with the fastest growth and the largest capacity in the world. It is estimated that the growth rate of China's connector market will continue to exceed the global average in the future. In the next five years, the average annual growth rate of China's connector market will reach 15%. By 2010, China's connector market capacity will reach 25.7 billion yuan.
The main supporting fields of electrical connectors include transportation, communication, network, it, medical treatment, household appliances, etc. the rapid development of product technology and the rapid growth of market in the supporting fields strongly drive the development of connector technology. So far, the connector has developed into a series and professional product with complete product types, rich varieties and specifications, diverse structural types, subdivided professional directions, obvious industry characteristics and standardized standard system.
On the whole, the development of connector technology presents the following characteristics: high speed and digitization of signal transmission, integration of various signal transmission, miniaturization and miniaturization of product volume, low cost of products, surface pasting of contact termination mode, modular combination, convenience of plugging and unplugging, etc. The above technologies represent the development direction of connector technology, but it should be noted that the above technologies are not necessary for all connectors. The demand points for the above technologies are completely different for connectors in different supporting fields and different use environments.
Development direction of connector
The development of connectors should be miniaturized, high-density, high-speed transmission and high-frequency. Miniaturization means that the center spacing of connectors is smaller, and high density means that the number of large cores is realized. High density PCB The total number of effective contacts of (printed circuit board) connector is 600 cores, and the maximum number of special devices is 5000 cores. High speed transmission refers to that modern computer, information technology and networking technology require the time scale rate of signal transmission to reach megahertz frequency band and the pulse time to reach submillisecond. Therefore, high speed transmission connector is required. High frequency is to adapt to the development of millimeter wave technology and RF coaxial connector All have entered the millimeter wave working frequency band.