The Latest From Omnetics

The Latest From Omnetics

Omnetics Ruggedised Strip Connectors Provide Fast and Firm Mating For High Density Circuits in Miniature and Portable Electronics

Micro Strip Connectors at .050″ pitch with high reliability pin and socket systems offer proven reliability in extreme environments.

High reliability strip connectors using ruggedized insulators and military quality Flex Pin technology are focused on providing the best and strongest strip-style interconnections in the world. These units have proven both signal integrity and reliability in many of the most demanding instruments, including mission critical portable electronics for armed forces’ systems.

Connectors are designed and manufactured in the United States with performance and ease of use as the main feature. The ultra-low profile and rugged format makes it an ideal fit, for inside-the-box, as well as high reliability board to board solution.

The key elements, pins and sockets, have passed QPL standard tests in complimentary designs by using a beryllium-copper spring metal-pin for mating and employ nickel and gold plating. The insulator body of high-strength polyphenylene sulphide provides exceptional dielectric qualities to help manage signal quality and the ruggedness to offer very low-profile interconnects for higher density stacked modules. Up to 26 gauges Teflon insulated stranded wired are used to provide up to 3 amps of current when needed. Wires are crimped to the contacts and sealed with an epoxy back-potting system that ensures wire retention and strain relief.

Omnetics strip connectors are well-established products in our COTS and standards family, and design options, sizes and shapes are available.

Applications using micro strip connectors have expanded greatly as circuits have got smaller and more portable. Ruggedness has become critical in many of the new uses for portable electronics. Unmanned aerial vehicles require low weight and small size but also demand rugged performance, especially during landing. Land based robotic circuits have high shock and continuous vibration requirements and contain field replaceable modules that need to be switched quickly. Missile systems use strip connectors that can handle the 3 amps of current in a small and low profile module during high speed vibration.

High performance circuits remain in demand but are getting smaller and travelling constantly. Omnetics micro strip connectors help reduce size and weight while remain very rugged and offer high performance.

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The New Right Angle Micro Circular Option Is Here

Omnetics have now added another tail termination to its popular Micro 360 degree series. These low weight, ultra rugged circular connectors are currently available in four barrel sizes: 5, 12, 16 and 27 positions. Previous tail termination types had allowed customers to use this high Rel circular in soldercup, pre-wired and straight thru-hole options.Omnetics have since expanded two of these barrel sizes (5 & 12) to include a right angle thru-hole option.

Since their inception in 1992, Omnetics circular connectors have been specifically designed to save space and weight, while increasing interconnect reliability with Mil Spec components and materials. Continuously used in military, medical, and industrial applications.

Omnetics micro circular have proven their rugged reliability, and have now expanded their usage in an attempt to save even more space on a board with the addition of the right angle thru-hole mounting capabilities.

This right angle micro circular product also includes the option to add stand-offs to the insulator as well depending on your particular application.

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Omnetics Line of Miniature Connectors Provide Up to 2 Gigabit/Second Speed in Highly Rugged Environments
Nano-Connectors maintain high signal integrity for improved differential signal management in portable and miniature electronics.

Omnetics’ Nano miniature connectors are designed and connected to impedance controlled cable systems to provide high quality signal integrity for High speed Gigabit signal processing needs between components and systems in highly rugged environments.

Additional benefits when using the nano-miniature connectors are less space and a lower weight. Previous versions of the micro-connectors at .050″ pitch, and even larger Mil-spec circular connectors such as 38999 have been used, but are holding back the miniaturization as well as the overall portability of many systems. Omnetics employs its standard line of nano-sized Bi-Lobe connectors at .025″ pitch that are mated with high speed cable using differential signal hook-up methods that include dedicated drain wires to achieve the highest speeds possible. Up to two Gigabits and over are being achieved per second as cable lengths are maintained at a minimum length, and impedance matching is managed to retain the best possible performance.

Omnetics maintains a high speed modelling and testing facility that is staffed with experienced engineers to work directly with the designer. This attention to detail early in the design stage helps to save the customer time and money, whilst still achieving the highest signal integrity performance needed for the application. Design options are available and can be discussed as new design sizes, shapes and challenges arise.

EMI (electro-magnetic interference), needs serious attention as digital speeds increase and components are physically squeezed into smaller and tighter environments. Cable shielding and drain-wire methods are changing too, mainly as a way of protecting the signals being sent from one end to the other. Omnetics’ Nano-connectors provide an excellent source of ground management with their all-metal shells and shielded cable.

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