D-Sub Connectors Product Roundup  

By AJ Born | July 11, 2023

This week’s Product Roundup highlights D-Sub connectors from leading suppliers.

D-Sub Connectors

Avnet supplies TE Connectivity’s AMPLIMITE family of D-subminiature connectors. These D-subminiature connectors are the most popular type of input/output (I/O) connectors in use today. Established and proven, they are rugged, easily used, and have been widely adopted in standards for serial communications, telecommunications, and local area networks (LANS).


High-impedance D-sub connectors from Smiths Interconnect are designed to ground the outer shield of a twinax or quadrax contact directly to the shell of the connector. A multi-finger ground spring fixed around the shell provides a multi-point contact engagement that affords superior EMI shielding. The result is an extremely low contact resistance when measured from the contact outer body to the connector flange, ensuring minimal RF noise and high durability of over 500 mating cycles.

JAE’s D-sub series supports various connections. The series includes crimping, IDC, connection with solder, and types for board insertion that are compatible with each other in mating, enabling various connections when combined. The solid steel shell and trapezoidal polar connection prevents reverse insertion. The compact rectangular connector features five standard shell sizes: 9, 15, 25, 37, and 50. In addition, special pin pattern connectors using special contacts such as coaxial are also available. Various accessories, including cable clamp and stationary parts for mating, can be shared for use.

Conec combination D-sub connectors from CDM Electronics are versatile and can be used in a variety of applications. They feature multiple signal, power, and coaxial interconnect options housed in the same shell. Combination D-subs also provide choices of locking technology, which maintain the plug and socket components in the mated position. Locked combination D-sub connectors are a better solution in high-vibration applications than USB or HDMI interconnects. Conec combination D-sub connectors also have crimp termination options for contacts, providing for interconnects that are faster to make and can be automated for high volume production runs.

Phoenix Contact’s PSC 1,5/3F PCB connector has a 1.5 mm2 nominal cross section and 8 A, 320 V rated voltage (III/2). The contact surface is tin. The contact type is socket, with three potentials, 1 row, and 3 connections. Product range is PSC 1,5/..-F, 3.5 mm pitch. The connection method is screw connection with tension sleeve and L-slotted screw head form. The connector is shielded and has screw locking.


Omnetics’ new Latching Micro-D connectors from Kensington Electronics have been built onto the same placement as the old jack screws but offer quick connection without any extra tools. Omnetics Micro-D subminiature connectors are QPL-qualified and designed and manufactured to meet and exceed MIL-DTL-83513. The connector assembly is built to assure the highest performance through high shock and vibration applications as well as extreme environmental use. They use the proven beryllium copper spring pin to socket contact system plated with both nickel and gold that assures the highest quality for mating and de-mating and very low contact resistance. Pin and sockets are set at .050” center to center lines. The standard and COTs models are available in pin counts from 9 through 51 positions and come available in solder cup and wired as well as board mount configurations. The collection of Micro-D connectors also includes special high temperature versions, deep space versions with NASA-qualified low outgassing, as well as mixed signal designs fabricated to match your application.

Powell Electronics supplies Glenair’s Complete Micro-D product line, which includes all M83513 Micro-D connectors. Choose solder cup, pre-wired, or PCB versions. Glenair M83513 connectors always use TwistPin contacts for high performance and are made in the U.S.A.


EDAC’s D-sub+ family of connectors is available in standard (9, 15, 25, 37, and 50 contacts), video, and high-density formats (15, 26, 44, 62, and 78 contacts). Vertical and right-angle orientations, along with a variety of termination, plating, and mounting options are available. They are also available in a stacked configuration.

OMNIMATE from Weidmüller offers reliable transmission of data and signals in industrial environments. Features include 90° lying (horizontal) and 180° standing (vertical); flange design as drilled hole, UNC 4-40 threaded nut, and UNC 4-40 threaded bolt; stamped contacts (Rated current: 3 A); THT soldering process; a wide range of design types, also with snap-on clip; packed in tray (TY); extended temperature range of –55 °C to +85 °C for maximum performance. OMNIMATE is designed in accordance with IEC 60807-3 (IEC 807-3) and DIN 41652.

Hirose DH Series shielded, impedance-controlled interface connectors for high-speed data transmission feature small pitch sizes (0.5 mm mounting pitch and 1 mm contact mating pitch). The DH Series is a more compact, lower-profile, higher-density alternative to conventional half-pitch interface connectors. The DH Series connectors offer a D-shaped interface design to resist wrenching forces, through-hole style metal fittings to increase retention to the PCB, a unique contact arrangement for IDC termination, excellent shielding for EMI prevention, and transmission rates up to 2.5 Gb/s when coupled with a high-speed cable. Four locking styles are available. The Hirose DH Series 1 mm Pitch Interface Connectors are ideal for enterprise networking, industrial, telecom, and datacom applications requiring higher data speeds.

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