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Ritch Selfridge

Ritch Selfridge

Ritch Selfridge is the Director of Engineering for Amphenol Aerospace

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Nov
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ICoT: The InterConnect of Things

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b2ap3_thumbnail_HiRes.jpg In this rapidly expanding age of sensor technology and the internet of things (IoT), we’re reaching a point where the connectors themselves will serve, not only their main function, but will act as its own sensor to measure performance.  Intelligent connectors are on the horizon.

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30
Jul
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2014 Amphenol Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) Review

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b2ap3_thumbnail_TIM-Meeting-Blog-Image.jpgI just got back from Amphenol’s Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) in Nashua, New Hampshire, and man, am I pumped!  Meeting with the technical leaders of Amphenol divisions around the world was awesome, as so many new and innovative interconnect products and technologies are emerging.  We have the opportunity to capitalize on these innovations in our own unique way, accelerating Amphenol’s growth and technical interconnect leadership. 

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06
Feb
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High Speed Data Transmission for Non-EE's - Part 9 – Insertion Loss: Speak Up!

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So back to the table model, when you want to talk to someone at the far end of the table, you might have to shout for them to hear you. This is due to two things: The sound waves spread outward as they are emitted out of your mouth, so only a small amount of the acoustic energy falls on the ears of the recipient. The rest of the energy becomes potential crosstalk to others at the table. This is like an unshielded set of conductors in a... Continue reading
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24
Jan
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High Speed Data Transmission for Non-EE's - Part 8 – The Rocky Road of Connectivity

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Blogpost8-Image-1.jpgGrowing up in Vermont, I experienced my fair share of pot holes in roads.  When riding my bike, while I always tried to avoid pot holes, but when there was no other option but hit one, I’d either take a jolt to the backside, or ideally absorb the impact by standing on the pedals, and keep moving forward with the bike.  With my limited skateboarding skills, the pot hole would stop the skateboard cold and send it backward as my inertia would carry me tumbling forward.

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    Dear Mr. Selfridge; I find your technical mastery coupled with a profound universal understanding of life invaluable to folks like

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