Cables/Connecting

Rugged modular pitch connector suits harsh-environments

23rd November 2018
Anna Flockett

The launch of a new, rugged micro connector, the 1.27mm pitch EMM series, which targets defence and other high-reliability applications has been announced by Nicomatic. Designed to meet the performance requirements of MIL 83513, EMM series connectors occupy 40% less space than previous-generation connectors from the company, are 20% smaller than Micro D connectors for 16-pin configurations and are around ten percent smaller in footprint than the closest industry competitor.

Innovative design features such as reversed contacts, integrated 90° back protection and interchangeable hardware, ensures 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 45 G vibration, exceeding EIA 364-28E test conditions III&IV, up to 160 G for shock, exceeding EIA 364-27B G, 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 4-60 signal contacts. More, Nicomatic uses modular manufacturing technology, so all configurations are available on very quick turn-around. Cabled versions can be assembled at Nicomatic.

Claude Chiffard, Nicomatic’s Global Product Line Leader said: “Our new EMM series connectors fulfill 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.”

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