Mil-Spec News

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

What are MIL-C-5015/SAE-AS50151 connectors?

Meet the Connector: MIL-C-5015/SAE-AS50151 Connectors With nearly a century of service in harsh environment equipment, this connector family has proven performance in military and other rugged electronics. MIL-C-5015 connectors, now formally known as SAE-AS50151, are heavy-duty, medium-density circular electrical connectors with soldered or crimped contacts. This military standard product family is used for digital andRead More

April 2022 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. April 2022 New Connectivity Products  April 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. TTI Inc. carries a wide range of TE Connectivity (TE) Industrial RJ45 Jacks with integrated magnetics. These products offer a highly integrated connectivity solution from theRead More

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

Robotics Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights robotics connectors from leading suppliers. As robotics becomes more advanced, reducing the need for humans in dangerous situations or difficult environments, design challenges continue to emerge. Here are the latest connectivity solutions for this rapidly advancing market. Robotics Connectors Smiths Interconnect’s M12 Series connectors offer a robust and compact connectivity solutionRead More

Mil-Spec RF Connectors, Cables, & Cable Assemblies Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights mil-spec RF connectors, cables, and cable assemblies from leading suppliers. Mil-Spec RF Connectors, Cables, & Cable Assemblies The Kings-Win RF and microwave product line from CDM Electronics specializes in interconnect solutions for a wide range of applications within the broadcast, military (including QPL products), aerospace, commercial air, and telecommunications markets.Read More

Five Factors to Consider When Selecting Machined Pin Receptacles for Mission-Critical Connections

When the cost and consequences of failure are significant, machined pins and receptacles provide additional reassurance.  Machined pin receptacles are precision manufactured solutions that directly contribute to the design of durable, high-reliability connector systems. High-quality, precision-machined pins and receptacles are the very foundation of high-performance connectors used to deliver power and signal in rigorous operatingRead 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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