Smiths Interconnect Articles
Smiths Interconnect partners with ventilator suppliers
Smiths Interconnect has announced that it is collaborating with medical technology organisations around the world to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company has long been a trusted partner to ventilator manufacturers providing high reliability connectors known for their durability and performance in critical environments.
Smiths Interconnect bags Boeing connector contract
Smiths Interconnect has been awarded a contract by Boeing to design, manufacture and supply bespoke connectors for use aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Lunar Gateway.
Thermal management enhancement expands IC test solutions
Enhancements to its Thermal Management Solutions product offering have been developed by Smiths Interconnect.
RF filters reduce mass in space applications
The Planar X Series of RF filter solutions with bandpass, bandstop, lowpass and highpass configurations up to 18 GHz (Ku Band) has been released by Smiths Interconnect.
Antenna system wins Inmarsat approval
The KaStream 5000 MK II antenna system from Smiths Interconnect has received Inmarsat type approval for use over the Inmarsat Global Xpress network.
Planar X ceramic-based RF filters for compact performance
Smiths Inteconnect has announced the introduction of its new Planar X Series of RF filter solutions with bandpass, bandstop, lowpass and highpass configurations up to 18GHz (Ku Band).
Chip termination series reduces footprint and BoM
The CTX high frequency wire-bondable chip termination series from Smiths Interconnect are optimised to combine high frequency and power in a small package.
Isolated splitters come space-tested
Addressing the need to create a streamlined procurement experience by shifting the testing responsibility away from the customer, Smiths Interconnect has released its SpaceNXT MWC Series of high reliability multi-way isolated splitters in high-frequency Ku-bands.
Smiths Interconnect supplies interposers for satellite programme
The first satellite of the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG-1) is now orbiting the earth. It is a satellite system designed to ensure operational continuity for the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) observation services supplied by the satellites in the first generation of COSMO-SkyMed.
Smiths Interconnect opens a new qualification and test lab
Smiths Interconnect has unveiled a new Centre of Excellence in Dundee, Scotland, will offer a one-stop-shop to the global customer base for the certification of products used in space applications.
Smiths Interconnect lands Reflex Photonics acquisition
Smiths Interconnect has acquired Montreal-based Reflex Photonics (Reflex). The deal complements Smiths Interconnect’s product offering with the addition of a core fibre optic capability that will help address the needs arising from high speed data transmission in market segments requiring high reliability.
DSEI provides platform for array of connectivity solutions
A range of technically differentiated connectivity solutions from Smiths Interconnect will be showcased at DSEI 2019 in London (September 10-13). Brands including EMC Technology, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM, and Trak will be on display, showing antennas and tracking systems, RF components, connectors and cable assemblies for defence market applications.
Cable connectors qualified to 5 metres depth
The waterproof M23 circular connector series from Smiths Interconnect is qualified for submersible motor and pump applications. The connectors are equipped with the Hypertac hyperboloid contact technology. Applications encompass those that encounter rough and corrosion prone conditions in the food and beverage, chemical, maritime, and medical industries.
High-speed rugged D-Sub connector series for space applications
Provider of technically differentiated electronic components, Smiths Interconnect, has announced the introduction of the innovative split pair quadrax contact technology to its rugged D-Sub connector Series. The split pair quadrax is the next generation contact that provides robust high-speed performance compatible with existing qualified rugged D-Sub connectors.
Next-gen power connectors for railway applications launched
Smiths Interconnect has announced the release of the next-gen modular Transformer Connector Range - Heavy Power Series, for on-board power applications within the rail market. The Transformer Heavy Power Series employs a specialist do-it-yourself system which is based on the building block principle that allows manufacturers in the railway industry to design their own interconnect solution by procuring the connector’s elementary p...
Backplane connector targets space applications
Said to be the first COTS Plus 2mm Hard Metric backplane connector, tested and qualified to ESA ESCC 3401 specifications, the SpaceNXT Aurora Series has been released by Smiths Interconnect. The Aurora family consists of a broad range of high-reliability connectivity solutions that are readily available to the market and are pre-tested and qualified for next generation space applications.
Circulators and loads start space components initiative
An initiative to create a broad range of readily accessible space-qualified waveguide isolators, circulators, terminations, transitions, hybrids and couplers operating within assigned frequency bands from X to V-Band has commenced at Smiths Interconnect with the release of the SpaceNXT Ku Series of high power WR75 circulators and loads.
Flexible cables with superior phase performance
Provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products, has announced the release of its Lab-Flex T Series of flexible coaxial cable assemblies. The T cable assemblies are mechanically robust and specifically designed to minimise phase change when subjected to a wide range of operational temperatures.
Robust cable assemblies suit radar, space applications
The Lab-Flex T Series of flexible coaxial cable assemblies from Smiths Interconnect are mechanically robust and specifically designed to minimise phase change when subjected to a wide range of operational temperatures. This makes them an ideal choice for system applications under extreme temperature and environmental conditions such as Radar, Test & Measurement, and Space applications.
Fixed attenuator offers power handling capability of 500W
The TT9 SMT series is a new DC – 20GHz wideband surface-mount fixed attenuator Series from Smiths Interconnect optimised to provide performance and power to applications in the defence market. Utilising more than 40 years of experience in refining attenuation solutions for defence, the TT9 offers a power handling capability of 500W while maintaining excellent impedance matching in an SMT package.