Rugged modular pitch connector for harsh environments

19th July 2018
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Rugged modular pitch connector for harsh environments

The launch of a new, rugged micro connector has been announced by Nicomatic, with the 1.27mm pitch EMM series, which targets defence and other high-reliability applications. Designed to meet the performance requirements of MIL 83513, EMM series connectors occupy 40% less space than previous generation connectors from the company.

The EMM series are also 20% smaller than Micro D connectors for 16-pin configurations and are believed to be around ten percent smaller in footprint than other currently available connectors.

Innovative design features such as reversed contacts, integrated 90° back protection and interchangeable hardware, aim to ensure that the new EMM connector series combines rugged design with enhanced electrical and environmental performance. 

Signal contacts are rated for up to 3A, and deliver a wiping length of 1.27mm with 1.27µm gold plating to ensure that signal integrity is maintained while under conditions of heavy shock and vibration. Devices are rated for up to 45G vibration, exceeding EIA 364-28E test conditions III&IV, up to 160G for shock, exceeding EIA 364-27BG, and for an operational temperature range of -65 to +260°C exceeding EIA 364-32D.

Suited for both board-to-board (due to its secure wiping length), and board-to-wire (from AWG 24 to 30) applications, EMM connectors are available with any pin selection from 04 to 60 signal contacts. Moreover, Nicomatic uses modular manufacturing technology, so all configurations are available on very quick turn-around. Cabled versions can be assembled at Nicomatic, or by the customer.

Claude Chiffard, Nicomatic’s Global Product Line Leader, commented: “Our new EMM series connectors fulfil industry’s need for miniaturisation and weight saving without compromising performance. Our manufacturing process ensures that designers can have exactly what they need, rather than being forced to use a supplier’s preferred part.”

With over 40 years’ experience delivering rugged interconnect solutions, Nicomatic combines a proven track record and continuous innovation. With the EMM series, Nicomatic aims to provide a new solution for defence, security, energy, civil avionics, and many other applications, respecting its core values based on service, quality and close relationship with its customers.


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