Hybrid Rectangular Connectors designed for harsh conditions
Lane Electronics has made available a series of 2mm pitch, 2-part rectangular connectors that have been designed for demanding, high reliability applications. Manufactured by the leading interconnection specialist company Nicomatic, the CMM micro-connector series meets and in some case exceeds the requirements of MIL-DTL-55302F and BS-9525-F0033.
Being modular, Nicomatic’s CMM Series can provide users with an almost unlimited number of contact arrangements combining up to 120 high frequency, low frequency and high power contacts across 1 to 3 rows. In many applications, this hybrid design allows designers to reduce the number of connectors which saves space, weight and overall product assembly time.
Based on the standard 2mm pitch, the CMM Series connectors are suitable for Board-to-Board, Board-to-Wire and Wire-to-Wire configurations. According to Nick Wheeler at Lane Electronics, these rectangular connectors feature a high reliability contact design that guarantees high performance under harsh conditions. The connectors are highly resistant to shocks and vibrations with security provided by an integral jacking mechanism or the use of spring latch locking.
“The 2mm contact pitch provides an excellent balance between connector usability, strength and performance and this can equate to as much as 60% reduction in weight and 50% reduction in size compared to other rectangular connector formats. This without any reduction in connector and contact robustness and reliability.” Says Nick Wheeler. “These features and its high-end performance and versatile modular design this makes the Nicomatic CMM series a great choice for platforms such as lightweight autonomous vehicles and drones where they are used for sensors, control systems and communications.” He adds.
CMM Series connectors are made from a plastic material which resists radiation and solvents, is oxygen-free and absorbs no humidity. This PPS material allows very wide temperature cycling between -60°C and + 260°C.
Despite more than 20 million contact arrangements that the CMM Series can provide, Lane Electronics can supply CMM Series connectors to individual requirements on lead times as short as 7-10 days.