Omnetics Connector Corporation Rugged Miniature and Ultra-Miniature Connectors and Interconnect Systems for Defence Applications
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
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
- EMI/RMI shielding
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.
Products and Services
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.
Micro and Nano Circular Connectors
We offer a full range of Micro and Nano circular connectors to meet your needs and demands.
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Omnetics Space Grade Connectors
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Omnetics’ Ruggedised Strip Connectors Provide Fast and Firm Mating for High Density Circuits in Miniature and Portable Electronics
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Nano-Connectors maintain high signal integrity for improved differential signal management in portable and miniature electronics.Read more
Omnetics will be showcasing our high reliability, lightweight, robust micro and nano (1.27mm and .64mm pitch) connectors and cable harnesses at the Defence & Security Event from 10-13 September 2013 at the London ExCel centre.Read more