Nemesis lightweight mini circular connectors from ITT ICS optimise data transmission in C4I military equipment
News Release from:
ITT Interconnect Solutions
10 November 2010
Demands on interconnectivity speed and integrity have increased significantly, driven by C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence) systems and the requirement to improve operational efficiency and personnel survivability. Leading global connector manufacturer and supplier ITT Interconnect Solutions has responded with its innovative Nemesis range: a lightweight, small form-factor interconnect, fully-sealed to IP67 or IP68 for applications in the field such as vision systems, head sets, GPS equipment and radios, where weight and size reduction is critical.
Nemesis mini-circular connectors provide optimum performance in harsh environments and are equally suited to non-military applications in medical equipment, marine applications and handheld devices.
ITT ICS has introduced a new no profile “Space Saver” Nemesis variant with the lowest profile on the market and “Ripaway” decoupling action for rugged, wearable military communications equipment requiring interconnects for power, data and audio. Nemesis “Super Clean” connectors have a patented draw back barrel design which allows cleaning and reconnection in seconds under field conditions. Rugged stainless steel construction provides durability, while an enhanced strain relief design eliminates cable overstressing. Further features include ITT ICS’s patented breakaway Pogo Pin contact technology guaranteeing over 10,000 mating cycles and assuring easy connector mating and unmating whilst retaining full 360 degree EMI shielding. The Nemesis pogo pad receptacle design both eliminates the necessity for dust-caps and removes harsh environment “fouling”, often a problem with non-pad receptacles.
Further Nemesis design innovations include “blind mating” for reliable and fast connection without the need for visual or mechanical keying. Anti-reflective salt spray-resistant plating on the connector shells protects the vital cable interface and assists soldier concealability in marine environment manoeuvres while the seamless ribbed overmoulding provides non-slip grip in damp conditions. Available with RoHS compliant
black zinc nickel or electroless nickel plating, Nemesis connectors are future-proof against anticipated revision of MIL standards.