Our quadrax, twinax, spring probe, coax, triax and fiber optic contacts can be sold seperately or configured into any of our standard connector shells sizes as well as cable assemblies and harnesses.
In-house capabilities encompass design, development, manufacturing and testing. Providing operational excellence tailored to volume manufacturing requirements, global sourcing, world class engineering talent and rapid prototyping.
High performance contact technologies into a broad range of high power, high speed quadrax/twinax, fiber optic, EMI/EMP filter, RF spring probe connectors, that provide durable interconnect solutions to our customers’ needs.
Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Contact technology is specifically designed to fit into standard size 12 cavities of MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, III and IV connectors. The size 12 contact provides a robust fiber optic interconnection with low susceptibility to contamination and fits a variety of cable types with diameters from 1.6 to 2.2 mm with additional versions available upon request. The contacts are rear release/rear removable with standard size 12 removal tool.
High Frequency Coax Contacts offer exceptional RF performance up to 26.5 GHz for Size 8 and 40 GHz for Size 12 contacts in multi-pin connector applications. Engineered with a “float mount” design, these contacts ensure low VSWR at microwave frequencies by preventing air gaps at the mating interface. These contacts are designed to be terminated to .086 diameter flexible cables (RG-405 equivalent).
Concentric twinax/triax contacts provide flexibility in the design of high speed data systems. The contacts include the unique sizes 10 and 12, have the same outline dimensions as traditional coax and power contacts and fit various insert arrangements for d-sub, circular, and rack and panel connectors. The triaxial cable type connectors and contacts are designed for low-loss concentric 50, 75 and 95 ohm cable types.
These small, rugged contacts have a VSWR rating of 1.3:1 max with a frequency range from DC to 5 GHz and fit standard connector contact cavities for MIL-DTL-38999, ARINC 404, and ARINC 600.
Rugged DIN style contacts and connectors that are capable of supporting wide bandwidth applications. All fiber optic contacts are offered fully terminated and tested to ensure integrity for rugged environments. Smiths Interconnect also offers a complete line of fiber optic connectors to terminate to the other end of the cables. These include ruggedized single channel (RSC), FC, ST, LC Duplex/Simplex, MTP, MT-RJ and Ruggedized SC connectors. Please consult factory for cabling options.
Size 16 Butt-Joint contcts offer excellent optical performance with a robust pin and socket design. Singlemode and multimode applications 62.5/125 and 50/125µm.
The floating pin termini provides exceptional low loss characteristics with high reliability and repeatability. They are designed to fit available formats of standard off the shelf electrical MIL-DTL-38999 eliminating the need for costly tight tolerance and hard to locate D38999/60 & /61 connectors.
The ARINC 801 fiber optic terminus is the next generation of high density, butt joint interconnect technology. With its standard 1.25 mm ferrule and sleeve, the ARINC 801 terminus is designed for both multimode and single-mode applications. For the pull-proof design, the cable jacket is crimped on an external body and a floating mechanism avoids any loss of performance when pulling on the cable. This feature allows for the use of the connector without a backshell. Standard connector formats include MIL-DTL-38999 type, MIL-DTL-83527 type, ARINC 600 and ARINC 781.
Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets.