Inside Connection: Amphenol Aerospace

By Contributed Article | October 06, 2014

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Amphenol Aerospace.


Company Name: Amphenol Aerospace

Headquarters: Sidney, N.Y., US

About the Company

Amphenol Aerospace has been designing and building proven, reliable, high-performance, harsh-environment interconnects for more than 85 years. A division of Amphenol Corporation, Amphenol Aerospace designs, manufactures, and markets cylindrical and rectangular, electronic, fiber optic, and EMI/EMP connectors, as well as a variety of special-application connectors and interconnect systems. Its facilities house approximately 1,000 employees, incorporating state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies including CNC machining, die-casting, molding, impact and extruding, plating, screw machining, and process controls. A fully equipped material-evaluation lab and engineering support organization utilize the latest in computer-aided design software and analysis tools, which allow Amphenol Aerospace to design, test, and qualify virtually all of its interconnect systems in house.


Amphenol serves markets that include military aerospace, commercial air, C4ISR, military ground vehicles, naval, rotorcraft, industrial, and more.

Product Offering

amphenol-aerospace-circular-connectorsCircular connectors – Amphenol offers a wide range of circular mil-spec connectors for military and commercial use. As the D38999 connector industry leader, it has the broadest, most expansive D38999 connector portfolio in the world. From legacy Series II to the latest in high-speed solutions, Amphenol offers options for virtually any system.



amphenol-aerospace-board-level-interconnectsBoard-level interconnects – Amphenol board-level and rectangular interconnects are the chosen connectors for major aircraft systems. Amphenol continually strives to meet the evolving needs for interconnect products in today’s aviation industry, such as higher-speed transmission, higher-density packaging, and ruggedized features. Many versions are available including ruggedized, high-speed, fiber optic, and power, as well as a variety of termination options.


amphenol-aerospace-high-speed-interconnectsHigh-speed interconnects – From contacts to connectors to cables, Amphenol has a high-speed solution for any customer application. Every day, the High Speed Solutions team develops custom connector and cable solutions for high-speed copper, fiber optic, and integrated systems for use in harsh environments.



amphenol-aerospace-micro-miniature-connectorsMicrominiature connectors – Amphenol offers a wide range of microminiature connectors. These smaller, lighter connectors can be used in a variety of applications to reduce size and weight. Products include: 2M, MRC, Micro-D, and R-SATA.



amphenol-aerospace-EMI-EMP-filter-connectorsEMI/EMP filter connectors – Amphenol EMI/EMP protection connectors offer the versatility of a standard connector with EMI/EMP protection for sensitive circuits. The EMI/EMP devices’ internal housings eliminate costly and bulky external discrete protection devices. Virtually all major mil-spec circulars can be incorporated with filter devices.



amphenol-aerospace-new-productsNew products and technologies – Amphenol continues to be a leader in innovative product solutions for the connector industry. With its long history of engineering expertise and access to the latest software technologies, the company develops next-generation solutions every day. Amphenol is always striving to meet new customer requirements in an ever-changing market.


amphenol-aerospace-cable-assembliesCable assemblies – Amphenol provides a large array of high-speed copper and fiber optic cable assemblies. Its deep understanding of connector and contact/termini design and connector materials make its cable assemblies one of the best in the industry. Not only is choosing the correct connector system crucial in meeting protocol- specific performance, but Amphenol also selects the best cable to ensure compatibility for customer applications.



Legacy Product

Amphenol Aerospace has been the design leader for many circular mil-spec connectors. From MIL-DTL-26482 Series I to MIL-DTL-22992 Class L to D38999 Series III connectors, Amphenol Aerospace has been at the forefront of circular connector design.

Marquis Product 

Amphenol Aerospace’s custom integrated electronics products combine its expertise in multiple technologies, such as high-speed solutions and micro and nano technologies, to provide customers with ideal solutions.

Notable Achievement

For more than 85 years, Amphenol Aerospace (formerly Bendix Interconnect Division) has been the leader in advanced innovative designs for the military/aerospace markets. Its design team has created and designed mil-spec interconnects such as MS 5015, 26482, and 38999, and developed the B3 contact technology that has been the backbone for the F-22 and F-35 avionic systems as well as space station connectors, which are used to supply power and data on the International Space Station.

Amphenol Aerospace is the largest connector manufacturer in the military and aerospace industries. It is qualified on numerous military connector specifications and industry standards, such as MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL 83513, MIL-DTL-26482, MIL-DTL-83723, AS39029, and others. It is also AS9100C- and ISO 9001:2008-qualified.

Unique Expertise

Amphenol Aerospace interconnect technology solutions can be expanded further by partnering with other Amphenol divisions to provide complete system solutions with flex and board assemblies, chassis builds, multi-branch cable harnesses, and more.

Amphenol Aerospace
40-60 Delaware Ave.
Sidney, N.Y. 13838

Phone: 1.800.678.0141
Fax: 607.563.5157
Email: [email protected]

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