Connector system boasts rugged modular design

1st February 2016
Mick Elliott

The Fortis Zd LRM connector system from TE Connectivity is in stock at Mouser Electronics. The modular connector system, designed for next-generation packaging from avionics boxes to military ground vehicles, features a rugged, lightweight multi-bay shell that accepts high-speed digital signal, power, radio frequency and optical modules.

The connector system combines TE’s Fortis Zd interconnect technology with popular line-replaceable modules (LRMs) so engineers can quickly replace the modules onsite while minimizing downtime.

The modular design, with common bay size, makes the connector system easy to configure for specific application needs and allows designers to position modules where required.

The Fortis Zd LRM connector system features four-point M55320 box contacts, provides electrical stability in high-vibration environments, and includes precision guide hardware and shell features that help ensure reliable plug-in and excellent stability under extreme vibration.        

The connector system utilises high-speed Fortis Zd modules that support data rates up to 12Gbps. High-power modules support 55A per contact, and low-power modules support 15A per contact.

The connectors are durable, withstanding 500 mating cycles and feature an operating temperature range from ‑65 to +125 degrees Celsius.

The Fortis Zd LRM connector system is suitable for a variety of military and aerospace applications including avionics, radar interface, vehicle mission computers, and communication hubs.

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