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30th June 2020
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.

News & Analysis
29th May 2020
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.

Test & Measurement
8th May 2020
Thermal management enhancement expands IC test solutions

Enhancements to its Thermal Management Solutions product offering have been developed by Smiths Interconnect.

Aerospace & Defence
24th April 2020
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.

Aerospace & Defence
24th April 2020
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.

21st April 2020
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).

5th March 2020
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.

18th February 2020
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.

14th January 2020
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.

19th December 2019
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.

20th November 2019
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.

Events News
23rd August 2019
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.

19th July 2019
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.

4th April 2019
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.

26th March 2019
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...

4th January 2019
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.

Aerospace & Defence
4th December 2018
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.

23rd November 2018
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.

22nd October 2018
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.

Aerospace & Defence
30th September 2018
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.

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