Rectangular Mil-Spec

Maintaining Signal Integrity in the Era of SWaP

Minimizing size, weight, and power (SWaP) while maintaining performance and reliability is a major challenge for designers tasked with the development of modern-day electrical and computer equipment for the military market. The shift from analog to digital electronics has brought new and improved capabilities in smaller package sizes. What once required a computer, camera, faxRead More

Mil-Spec Pins and Sockets Directly Contribute to Rugged, Reliable Defense Connectors

Precision-manufactured pins and sockets designed with both MIL specs and applications in mind provide superior reliability and durability in harsh-environment defense applications. These contacts are critical building blocks for military connectors that must perform under pressure on land, at sea, and in the skies above. By Steve Smashey, President, and Mike Conte, General Manager, SOSRead More

Hermaphroditic Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights hermaphroditic connectors from leading suppliers. Hermaphroditic Connectors PEI-Genesis supplies UIti-Mate’s dual-row, nanominiature, and hermaphroditic wired rectangular connectors, which are built in accordance with MIL-DTL-32139 and ideal for use in space-constrained military, defense, avionics, UAV, and space applications. Designed to withstand environmental hazards including shock, vibration, high mating cycles, salt spray,Read More

Board-to-Board Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights board-to-board connector products from leading suppliers for applications in the datacom, telecom, industrial, military, aerospace, medical, transportation, and consumer electronics markets. Board-to-Board Connector Products  Advanced Interconnections’ line of high-reliability, through-hole board-to-board connectors is available in single-, dual-, and triple-row designs with closed-end, anti-solder-wicking, screw-machined terminals on a 1.27mm, 2.00mm, orRead More

Rugged Connectors Expand into New Applications

5G and the Industrial Internet of Things are pushing advanced electronics into rough new territory. Rugged connectors can provide the robust connectivity needed, although sometimes a custom connector is required. Rugged connectors come into play when electronic equipment is designed for use in an extreme environment. This can be broadly defined: Extreme conditions may beRead More

Assessing the Future of Military Electronics

As the Department of Defense prepares for the future of the military, the electronics industry is working to help it understand the complex needs and issues that affect R&D, manufacturing, the workforce, and the supply chain. In August 2018, President Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA 2019)Read More

The Impressive and Almighty Nano-D Connector

Small, lightweight, and known for its high-reliability performance, the nano-D connector is taking the lead in ruggedized portable electronics. Today’s circuits face unprecedented demands. Modern applications subject systems to the rigors of portability in addition to a wide range of environmental hazards as they assist in tasks ranging from skin surface monitoring to deep spaceRead More

Space Connectors Get Tough for the Harshest Environment

Heat, shock, vibration, and radiation are all in a day’s work for the special components that explore worlds beyond our own. by Ann R. Thryft The most mission-critical of military/aerospace systems are the ones that go into space, where they encounter the toughest environments. Mil/aero systems must be tough enough on Earth to withstand theRead More

SWaP-Optimized Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights small, lightweight, and powerful connector solutions from leading suppliers. SWaP-Optimized Connector Products Fischer Connectors’ UltiMate™ Series connectors and cable assemblies are rugged, compact, lightweight, hermetically sealed, and sealed to IP68/IP69 even when unmated, providing high-reliability solutions for a wide variety of applications with severe environmental, industrial, chemical, and blind-mating conditions.Read More

New Product News: June 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Hirose expanded its rugged ix Industrial Series, which combines a small, robust design with high-speed data transmission capabilities, with the addition of an IDC plug assembly that decreases customer installation time by up to 50% due to the reduction in wire stripping, twisting,Read More

Hyperboloid Contacts Improve High-Density Mil/Aero Rectangular Connectors

Hyperboloid contacts improve contact density, mating force, functionality, and cycle-life in high-density rectangular connectors designed for mil/aero applications. Robert Lascelles, Product Manager – integraMate®, QA Technology Company, Inc.  Rectangular Connectors In mil/aero applications, high-line-count rectangular connectors are often used as the interface between PCBs, between internal subassemblies, at input-output bulkheads, and between the equipment andRead More

Mil-Spec Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights mil-spec connectors from leading suppliers. Mil-Spec Connector Product Roundup BTC Electronics offers TT Electronics’ mag-Net® invisible, garment-mounted, power and data connector series for harsh-environment military, first-responder, and law enforcement applications. These ultra-lightweight, flush-flat, self-aligning, automatic-coupling connectors enable ultra-easy, one-handed blind mating, deliver dependable ease-of-use and reliability, and are the world’sRead More

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