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SMP-SL: Self-Lock Mechanism For Extreme Aerospace And Defense Environments SMP-SL: Self-Lock Mechanism For Extreme Aerospace And Defense Environments

HUBER+SUHNER’s SMP-SL (Self-Lock) mechanism is designed to ensure reliable electrical and mechanical performance in even the most extreme aerospace and defense environments. The unique combination of a MIL-STD-348 SMP interface together with a low-profile self-locking design provides an integral connector solution with exceptional electrical and mechanical performance.

High Density Interconnects (HDi) High Density Interconnects (HDi)

MegaPhase offers the High-Density Interconnect (HDi) product line with a variety of connector configurations to system designers to optimize packaging miniaturization while maintaining electrical and mechanical robustness. These solutions are based on snap-in interfaces, SMP, SMPM and SMPS per MIL-STD-348B, and are ideal for applications requiring lighter weight, high densities, and higher performance.

Low-Cost Connector Solution Dedicated To RF-Energy Applications: RFEX Low-Cost Connector Solution Dedicated To RF-Energy Applications: RFEX

HUBER+SUHNER offers the RFEX as the industry’s first RF-Energy connector presenting users with a record low-cost solution for high volume RF-energy applications. The RFEX includes an innovative design that drastically simplifies assembly processes and can handle the mandatory high-power levels in peak demand applications while avoiding unnecessary heat generation.

Miniature Coaxial Connectors: NEX10™ Miniature Coaxial Connectors: NEX10™

HUBER+SUHNER has developed the NEX10™miniature coaxial connector solution for smaller sized equipment in the telecom market. With a robust design for outside use, low PIM, and a small flange height of 12.7 mm, these connectors are ideal for a variety of applications including small cell, MIMO, DAS/in-building, antenna systems, radios, multicoaxial, and blind mate uses.

Phase Invariant Cable And Assemblies: CT Product Family Phase Invariant Cable And Assemblies: CT Product Family

The HUBER+SUHNER CT product family is developed for phase critical applications requiring precision electrical length connectivity. They create a stable and reliable interconnect solution to satisfy a huge range of customer applications where phase stability is key. These products provide the industry leading phase vs. temperature performance, as well as a unique range of cable constructions to fulfill any customer demands.

Harsh Environment Connectors: M Series Harsh Environment Connectors: M Series

LEMO’s M Series connectors are lightweight triple-start ratchet coupling type connectors ideally designed for avionics, aerospace, military, security, motorsport, and other applications in harsh environments. The products are COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf), fulfil various MIL–spec requirements, and answer most of the MIL-DTL-38999 requirements.

Miniaturized 2.2 – 5 RF Connector System And Cable Assemblies Miniaturized 2.2 – 5 RF Connector System And Cable Assemblies

Molex offers a new 2.2 – 5 RF Connector System and Cable Assemblies to deliver high frequency and low passive intermodulation (PIM) in a form factor that is 53% smaller than 4.3 – 10 connectors, making them ideal for compact mobile radio applications.

  Fischer Freedom™ Series LP360™ Connectors Fischer Freedom™ Series LP360™ Connectors

Fischer Connectors offers the new Fischer LP360™ connector as the first product of the Fischer Freedom™ Series. This connector facilitates integration, maximizes usability, and optimizes cable management for defense and security applications, even in the most demanding environments and conditions.

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Connectors are ingenious devices. There are proprietary connecters as well as generic ones. The proprietary connecters are used in instances where only specific connections can be made to specific sockets. For example, an iPad has a proprietary connector to it from the cradle to the computer. The computer end is a generic USB connector but the one that engages the iPad is proprietary. This is a safety issue as well as a performance issue. The designers do not want any connecters coming into contact with the iPad that may spoil it.

Most proprietary connectors serve a singular purpose and is used to protect the device as well as a form of barrier to entry to protect their intellectual property. The connectors serve as a way to link two systems together for any number of purposes. It is possible to connect a speaker to an amplifier via a connector. It is also possible to connect a server rack to another rack using connectors. Anytime two nodes need to be paralleled, a connector is used. Connector technology is very specific. It needs the impulses or data that to specifically travel as though there was no interruption. For this to happen the connection must be formed and in full contact. It is possible that if the connection was loose and the connector was bridging a connection carrying electrons, it is possible that electrons could accumulate then jump forming an arc and an overload. This is when a loose connection causes arc faulting.

Arc-faulting is when connectors are worn and loose and the two points do not make full contact but intermittent contact. The arcing can generate tremendous heat, just as an arc welder does.