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Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.

SMP Snap-On Connectors For Applications Up To 40 GHz SMP Snap-On Connectors For Applications Up To 40 GHz

HUBER+SUHNER offers an array of SMP snap-on connector solutions ideal for applications from DC to 40 GHz in T&M, IND, and COMM markets. Each solution is compatible with all MIL-STD-348 SMP connectors due to the interface design and the treatment of materials used.

Microwave Cable Assemblies Microwave Cable Assemblies

HUBER+SUHNER supplies over 1700 different types of coaxial cables assembled with connectors in accordance to customer requirements for a variety of medical, space and defense applications. The assemblies are manufactured using high-quality cables and connectors that are carefully tested to match relevant standards, and are delivered with a certificate upon request.

Advanced Miniature Military Connector Solutions: ODU AMC® High-Density Series Advanced Miniature Military Connector Solutions: ODU AMC® High-Density Series

ODU-USA offers a new ODU AMC® High-Density connector solution designed specifically to meet all the requirements of line-of-sight communication, radio technology for army and navy systems, satellites, and first responder usage. Applications include those with helmet-mounted cameras, headsets, computer/PAN, GPS, body diagnostic sensors, wrist-worn displays, and soldier communication systems.

Rugged Flash Drive Rugged Flash Drive

Fisher Connectors offers a rugged, secure flash drive designed specifically for the safe storage of sensitive data in harsh environments. This data drive comes in a portable, miniature, unbreakable design with built-in hanger support, is IP68 sealed (even unmated), extreme temperature resistant, and shock and vibration resistant. They are perfectly adapted for applications where data security and confidentiality are critical, such defense and security, financial, medical, industrial, energy, underwater, motor and extreme sport sectors.

Multi-Coaxial RF Backplane Connection System: VITA 67 Multi-Coaxial RF Backplane Connection System: VITA 67

The VITA 67 from HUBER+SUHNER is the first true high-density, high-performance 65 GHz multi-coaxial interconnect system on the market. This system integrates the solderless Minibend bend-to-the-end technology and the tightest bend radius of 0.06”/1.5 mm directly behind the connector.

Self-Securing Circular Connector: ODU MINI-SNAP® Self-Securing Circular Connector: ODU MINI-SNAP®

The ODU MINI-SNAP® connector is a self-securing, circular connection solution offering long-term reliability, a high level of quality, and the best operating features for applications that transfer power, signals, data, or media.

Fischer FiberOptic Series Fischer FiberOptic Series

The Fischer FiberOptic Series is designed to perform perfectly in harsh and extreme environments. With the best quality and stability needed for optical links combined with simple mating and field cleaning, these connectors are ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications.

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Connectors

Connectors are ingenious devices. There are proprietary connecters as well as generic ones. The proprietary connecters are used in instances where only specific connections can be made to specific sockets. For example, an iPad has a proprietary connector to it from the cradle to the computer. The computer end is a generic USB connector but the one that engages the iPad is proprietary. This is a safety issue as well as a performance issue. The designers do not want any connecters coming into contact with the iPad that may spoil it.

Most proprietary connectors serve a singular purpose and is used to protect the device as well as a form of barrier to entry to protect their intellectual property. The connectors serve as a way to link two systems together for any number of purposes. It is possible to connect a speaker to an amplifier via a connector. It is also possible to connect a server rack to another rack using connectors. Anytime two nodes need to be paralleled, a connector is used. Connector technology is very specific. It needs the impulses or data that to specifically travel as though there was no interruption. For this to happen the connection must be formed and in full contact. It is possible that if the connection was loose and the connector was bridging a connection carrying electrons, it is possible that electrons could accumulate then jump forming an arc and an overload. This is when a loose connection causes arc faulting.

Arc-faulting is when connectors are worn and loose and the two points do not make full contact but intermittent contact. The arcing can generate tremendous heat, just as an arc welder does.