Amphenol Aerospace

Connector Suppliers Join the Electric Era of Aviation

EV technologies now extend to electric aircraft. Connector designers are developing the lightweight, powerful, and rugged interconnects needed for this new industry to take flight. Canada’s Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, and Australian engineering firm magniX, specializing in all-electric propulsion, have developed the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft. The plane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland BeaverRead More

Fiber Optic MIL/Aero Cable Assemblies Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic MIL/Aero cable assemblies from leading suppliers. Fiber-Optic MIL/Aero Cable Assemblies Amphenol Aerospace offers a comprehensive line of single-mode and multi-mode cable assemblies in a variety of cable configurations, from simplex jumpers to multi-fiber custom assemblies. High quality polishing processes meet and exceed industry standard specifications for insertion loss,Read More

Connectors for Wearable Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors used in wearables from leading suppliers. Connectors for Wearable Applications   Omnetics Connector Corp. offers a wide range of circular connector body types, from overmolded breakaway cable connectors to full metal shielded cable and connectors with threaded latch, quick-turn latch, and breakaway metal shells to suit the needs of variousRead More

Industrial Laser Processing Fuels Today’s Modern Electronic Devices

Automated manufacturing processes are integrating industrial lasers for precision processing, inspecting, and testing of materials. Fiber optic connectors help make these systems possible.  Fiber optic technology is enabling a new generation of high power, ultrafast industrial lasers. These precision beams of light are used in testing, inspection, and processing, making the production of components andRead More

What are Hermetic Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Hermetic Connectors Hermetic connectors are completely sealed against ingress of air or liquid using a glass, ceramic, or composite sealing device or material. Hermetic sealing offers the highest level of protection available against air, gases, chemicals, moisture, debris, and other contaminants. It is an essential feature for many harsh environment connectors, particularlyRead More

New Contact Plating Processes Cut Costs, Improve Environmental Impacts

The RoHS and REACH directives, along with rising material costs, have led to innovative new processes and materials for contact plating. In the world of electronics design, great challenges lead to great innovation. Take the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Reach directives, for example. These European environmental directives disrupted decades of common processes andRead More

Connector Materials: Platings and Housing Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights the advantages of various platings and housings from leading suppliers. Connector Materials: Platings & Housing Intercompact from Smiths Interconnect features insulators in proprietary Liquid Cristal Polymer material and hyperboloid contact technology for an optimized insulation resistance in severe environment conditions. The very low contact resistance of the Hypertac socket ensuresRead More

What are MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors?

What is a 38999 Connector? 38999 connectors are a subminiature high-speed circular connector used for military, aerospace, and other rugged, high-reliability applications. They are also known as MIL-DTL-38999 and D38999 connectors. This connectors are ruggedized and environmentally resistant and feature removable crimp or fixed solder contacts. The 38999 is one of the best-selling connectors inRead More

Circular Mil-spec Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular Mil-spec connectors from leading suppliers. Circular MIL-Spec Connectors CDM Electronics supplies Amphenol PCD MIL-DTL-55181-spec QPL’d Tactical Communications Power Connectors, qualified to MIL-C-55181. MW Series Power Connectors have a center lock coupling screw to ensure the connector can withstand high shock and vibration, and they are waterproof and polarized. TheseRead More

Fiber Optic Connectors for MIL/Aero Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights MIL/Aero fiber optic connectors from leading suppliers. Fiber Optic Connectors for MIL/Aero Applications Interstate Connecting Components (ICC) supplies Amphenol’s new M28876 connectors. Amphenol Fiber 28876 connectors are qualified to MIL-PRF-28876, Rev. F., and feature black hard anodized (BHA) PTFE plating for superior performance in corrosive and other harsh environments. BackshellsRead 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

Board-to-Board Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights board-to-board connectors from leading suppliers. Board-to-Board Connectors  SV Microwave just launched its line of 3 mm coaxial between board spacing PCB interconnects. This line allows for the lowest stacked height (3 mm) of any board-to-board high frequency coaxial connection system. SV’s 3 mm product line is ideal for high-density stacked and high-density multiportRead More

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