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What are MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors?

Meet the Connector: MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors MIL-DTL-38999 connectors, also called D38999s, are a subminiature high-speed circular connector used for military, aerospace, and other rugged, high-reliability applications. They are rugged and environmentally resistant and feature removable crimp or fixed solder contacts. The 38999 is one of the best-selling connectors in history. The evolution of the 38999 connectorRead More

Circular Connector Market Continues to Expand

Led by strong growth in the military/aerospace and commercial/industrial markets, circular connectors see continued strength even amid the disruptions of the pandemic. While some industries suffered huge declines last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the connector industry briefly slowed and then recovered with unexpected strength, declining only -2.2%, resulting in 2020 worldwide sales ofRead More

Circular Connector Coupling Mechanisms for Extreme Environments

The classic circular connector design is available with a wide range of materials, coupling mechanisms, and protection levels to reliably serve applications that operate in harsh environments.  Power, signal, and high-speed data are essential to the nervous system of modern electronics, and secure interconnect coupling mechanisms are critical to the reliability and integrity of theirRead More

Mil-Spec Circular Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mil-spec and mil-spec-style circular connectors from leading suppliers. Mil-Spec Circular Connectors  ITT Cannon’s CGE Series connectors are the European military standard for high-power/low-voltage applications, including military vehicles, and are also well-suited for use in heavy-duty environments. Derived from VG95234 reverse-bayonet connectors, the CGE Series is fully approved to the EuropeanRead More

October 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. October 2020 New Connectivity Products October 2020 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. AirBorn’s new RocKet Macro-D connectors have a rugged form factor designed to reliably withstand the rigorsRead More

Small Military UAVs Demand Smaller, Lighter Connectors

A new generation of more powerful unmanned aerial vehicles carry a payload that includes sensors, cameras, processors, and other electronics. Small, lightweight connectors help make their missions possible. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for military use are getting even smaller and more powerful as trends toward miniaturization in modern military equipment extends to the skies.Read More

Military Wearables Trends Require Connectors to Scale Down

The demand for micro- and nano-miniature military connectors is increasing as the military adopts Nett Warrior and future soldier technologies. The military wearables market is expanding rapidly, driven by continuous innovation in small, lightweight products that can be used for navigation, communication, and computing systems, vision and surveillance, and biometric monitoring. These products have typically beenRead More

Rugged Mil-Spec Connectors Strengthen Military System Deployment

A tour of the West 2019 conference turns up new mil-spec connectivity products that meet size, weight, and power goals, and deliver peak performance under pressure. For military and aerospace applications, the consequences of system failures are unthinkable. To accomplish mission-critical tasks, these systems depend on the high-reliability performance of rugged mil-spec connectors and cables.Read More

The Internet of Battlefield Things is Changing Connector Designs

Interconnects directly contribute to the size, weight, reliability, ruggedness, and overall performance of modern military equipment, which is increasingly interconnected via the Internet of Battlefield Things or IoBT. As Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, put it during the Navy’s Future Force Expo in Washington, DC, in 2017, “I’d want to network everything toRead More

Circular Mil-Spec Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular mil-spec connector products from leading suppliers. Circular Mil-Spec Connector Products BTC Electronic Components is a value-added distributor for Conesys MIL-DTL-26482 Series II bayonet-coupling, rear-removable, crimp-contact connectors, which are both intermountable and interchangeable with Series I solder and front-release crimp connectors and identical to the inactivated MIL-DTL-83723 Series I connectors.Read More

Environmentally Sealed Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights environmentally sealed connector products from leading suppliers. Environmentally Sealed Connector Products TT Electronics’ new Pola Power™ connectors are designed to meet the continuing demand for more power in power distribution, power, gearbox, air conditioning, super-accumulator, and battery applications in military vehicles, electric drive vehicles, rail vehicles, and green energy installations.Read More

Military Ground Vehicles Put Connectors to the Test

The connectors specified for military ground vehicles must optimize size, weight, and power and endure the rugged conditions typical in modern ground operations. Military vehicles for use on Earth’s surface range from small unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that detect and remove bombs to the enormous 50-ton Medium-Heavy Equipment Transporter (MHET) that carries trams and amphibiousRead More

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