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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.

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.

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) mechanisms offer two versions: The SMP-SL Space, designed for harsh and mission-critical environments, meeting the challenging requirements of the defense and space flight industry for applications up to 40 GHz. The SMP-SL Industrialized, a cost effective and robust solution which provides dependable connectivity for the aerospace, defense and the industrial market.

Power Sub-Miniature (PSM) Connectors For Space Applications Power Sub-Miniature (PSM) Connectors For Space Applications

HUBER+SUHNER’s Power Sub-Miniature (PSM) connector interface is designed to maximize performance on power handling while minimizing overall system weight and size. Especially developed for space flight, high altitude platforms, TVAC environments, this space qualified per MIL-PRF-39012 and ESCC 3402 interface is extremely cost effective, and power and weight sensitive for the most demanding aerospace applications.

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.

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.

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.

Assembled Solutions Assembled Solutions

Fischer Connectors offers a large family of assembled solutions designed for a range of applications, including in extreme, medical, military, instrumentation, and fiber optic applications. Engineers are prepared to work closely with customers to find the ideal solution for the most demanding applications. Fischer Connector series include the Fischer Core Series, Fisher Ultimate™ Series, Fischer Fiberoptic series, and the Fischer Minimax™ Series.

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Connectors

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.