Omnetics Connector Corporation

Rugged Miniature and Ultra-Miniature Connectors and Interconnect Systems for Defence Applications

7260 Commerce Circle East, Minneapolis, MN 55432, United States of America

7260 Commerce Circle East, Minneapolis, MN 55432, United States of America



micro and nano connectors

Omnetics Connector Corporation (Omnetics) specialises in the design and manufacturing of micro-miniature and nano-miniature connectors and interconnection systems.

The company’s range of nano, micro and hybrid connectors are ideal for defence programmes, where factors such as size, weight, signal integrity and reliability are thoroughly considered.

Omnetics provide a variety of reduced size and weight interconnectors:

  • Micro and nano strip and circular-connectors
  • Nano-D / Bi-Lobe (a QPL rectangular Nano-connector family)
  • Squeeze-latching Nano-D / Bi-Lobe
  • Polarised Nano-connectors – PZN
  • Micro-D (a QPL rectangular micro-connector family)
  • Squeeze-latching Micro-D
  • Hybrid circular, micro-D, and nano-D connectors
  • Connectors complaint with the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Act

The company also manufactures application specific connector and cable assemblies, which require a tailored design solution.

Micro-miniature and nano-miniature connectors and interconnect systems for rugged applications

Omnetics are a leading supplier for military, aerospace, instrumentation and related high-technology orientated OEMs. The company’s products are currently being used worldwide within aircraft, missile and weapon systems, soldier worn and unmanned systems and satellite programmes.

The Omnetics spring-socket system (Flex-Pin) has approved QPL status for Mil-83513 for Micro-D (0.050in pitch) connectors and the Mil-32139 level programme for Nano-D (0.025in pitch) connectors.

Ruggedised, compact and lightweight interconnection systems

Omnetics connectors are suitable to both new and updated programmes, which require lightweight connectors and interconnect systems.

The company produces highly reliable and compact connectors for the defence and civil aerospace sectors, as well as supply products to leading projects and applications worldwide.

Omnetics has provided solutions such as:

  • Guidance, surveillance, cube satellite and portable communications systems
  • Weapon systems such as artillery and guided missiles
  • Unmanned vehicles systems
  • Aerospace and military equipment
  • Imaging and optics
  • Vehicles: land vehicles, fighter planes, helicopters and civil aircraft

Commercial-off-the-shelf connectors

Omnetics offers a comprehensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTs) inventory. The company’s vast range of standard and bespoke designs ensures clients that their interconnectors meet their requirements and schedule.

Cabling for interconnect systems

Omnetics has designed a complete cabling package to complement its interconnector solutions, including a cable harness system.

The company’s engineers will consider various factors in their cable designs, including:

  • Agency ratings
  • Environmental conditions
  • Chemical exposure
  • Flexibility
  • EMI/RMI shielding
  • Ruggedness
  • Weight

About Omnetics

Omnetics designs and assembles products at its plant in Minneapolis, US, which features in-house automatic machining and over-moulding equipment.

The company provides support for all client specifications with a worldwide distribution and sales team, who is experienced in standard and customised designs for miniature and ultra-miniature connector and interconnect systems.

Low-Profile Micro-D Connectors

Omnetics offers reliable Micro-D connectors in standard, latching, single-row, MIL-DTL-83513, and USB 3.0 configurations.

Nano-D / Bi-Lobe® Connectors

Omnetics' single-row Nano-D connectors offer an extremely rugged low-profile connector that meets or exceeds the requirements of Mil-DTL-32139. These ultra-miniature nano connectors are available in a variety of configurations and are frequently used in mil-aero, geophysical, and medical markets.

Micro and Nano Strip Connectors

Available with thru holes or latches, Omnetics' Micro Strip and Nano Strip connectors are designed to meet your needs.

Miniature Interconnects for Vision and Surveillance Technologies

A new breed of cable and connector systems are helping to change tomorrow’s camera and surveillance technologies. Today’s charge coupled device, (CCD), technologies and CMOS chips are rapidly improving their higher resolution capabilities.

Omnetics Space Grade Connectors

To make life easier for the design engineer, Omnetics Connector Corporation has released its own set of standard space grade Bi-Lobes. These MIL-DTL-32139 Nano-miniature connectors are approved for space programs and inspected per EEE-INST-002.

Omnetics’ Connectors: Deep Space Key Capabilities

Space technology electronic systems have evolved to meet the needs of long range performance in extreme physical and environmental situations. From launch to deep space travel, the demands can be daunting, considering that they cannot fail, and cannot be repaired.

Omnetics’ Nano-D Connector Proves Versatility

As electronic miniaturisation becomes more prevalent throughout many industries, the Nano-D connector has proven to be a versatile interconnect style. These connectors originated in the military market, but they are now being used in unexpected and different applications than they were originally designed for.

High Speed Connector Family

Today’s design engineers have a strong directive when it comes to military electronics, and much of the emphasis seems focused heavily around SWaP. But what is SWaP and why is it so important?

Hybrid Nano-D Connector Family

SWaP cables and connectors are designed to offer small size, low weight and power to meet the exciting and dynamic growth of ruggedized miniature electronics.

Polarized Nano Connectors for Miniature Electronics

Omnetics’ Polarized Nano (PZN) sized connectors minimize space while offering high signal integrity in today’s ruggedized applications. As our industry continues to focus on compact electronics modules, the miniature PZN series has gained more and more demand in the connector market.

High-Speed Digital Connector Design

In previous installments of this series, we described the importance of impedance. However, we haven't discussed how to determine the impedance of the path, or the variables that impact impedance. That is the focus of this installment.

Omnetics Improve COTS and Standards Offerings

Department of Defence budget cuts, sequestration and new cost saving methods have changed the purchasing mind set as it relates to military spending, giving many electronics manufacturers cause for concern.

IP68 Continued

Standard in-line configurations are overmolded using a black thermoplastic polyurethane material. Throughout this process we provide the right mix of waterproofing and abrasion resistance, ensuring our design meets the IP67 and IP68 standards designers have come to expect.

Differential Signalling for High Speed Digital Connector Design

In previous installments of this series, we provided a general overview of the concept of impedance. In this installment, we shift gears to discuss differential signalling, the primary method that high-speed digital signals are transferred.

Nano Strip Connectors

Omnetics' Nano Strip connectors encompass an ultra-low profile and rugged form factor, making them an ideal interconnect solution for a number of design challenges currently plaguing today's engineering community.

Nano-D’s Continued

With many sizes and formats readily available in Omnetics COT's and standards library, your design can be assembled quickly and efficiently.

Omnetics Nano-D Proves Small is Powerful

For years, standard D-sub-miniature connectors (MIL-DTL-24308) were the poster child in relation to overall ruggedness and reliability when it came to interconnect greatness.

Omnetics Announces New and Improved Latching Micro-D Connectors

Omnetics Connector, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of micro and nano miniature interconnect products, announces its new and improved latching Micro-D connector, which can be mated or un-mated without the need for a screwdriver or hand tools.

Omnetics Showcases Latching Micro-D Connectors at EUROSATORY 2014

Omnetics Connector, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of micro and nano miniature interconnect products, announces its latching Micro-D connector will be on display at Hall 5, Lane J, Stand #638 at Eurosatory 2014, June 16 - 20, Paris, France.

Omnetics Connector Corporation

7260 Commerce Circle East

Minneapolis

MN 55432

United States of America

+1 763 572 0656 +1 763 572 3925 www.omnetics.com