Omnetics Connector Corporation Rugged Miniature and Ultra-Miniature Connectors and Interconnect Systems for Defence Applications

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.

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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 Connector Corporation

7260 Commerce Circle East


MN 55432

United States of America

+1 763 572 0656 +1 763 572 3925

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18 May 2016

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.

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4 May 2016

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.

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20 April 2016

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.

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6 April 2016

In the world of circular connectors there are thousands of styles, sizes, configurations and functionality types available.

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23 March 2016

These days, robotic system designs create multiple demands on connectors and cable systems to not only be smaller, but to also carry their weight in gold as it relates to overall ruggedness, reliability and design flexibility.

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9 March 2016

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.

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25 February 2016

Omnetics Connector offers extensive overmolding design and manufacturing capabilities.

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24 February 2016

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.

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10 February 2016

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

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28 January 2016

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.

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8 September 2015

Omnetics will be showcasing its rugged, highly reliable, lightweight, robust, miniature and ultra-miniature micro and nano connectors (1.27mm and 0.64mm pitch) and cable harnesses at the Defence and Security Event, DESi, from 15-18 September at the London ExCel centre.

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22 April 2015

Circuit boards continue to evolve and are required to perform more functions in a smaller footprint. Meanwhile, the physical number of wires needed for data acquisition and inter-circuit modules continue to escalate.

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9 April 2015

Designers are finding that connecting both signal and power systems into and out of their equipment is taking a large portion of their size and weight allowance.

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17 March 2015

Designers must move quickly to provide the circuitry needed for new miniaturised products that are being employed in today's ruggediaed portable electronics.

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9 March 2015

Omnetics delivers ruggedised standard connectors faster for reduced costs and to cut design time.

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30 May 2014

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.

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30 May 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.

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12 November 2013

High reliability strip connectors using ruggedised insulators and military quality Flex Pin® technology are focused on providing the best and strongest strip-style interconnections in the world.

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12 November 2013

Omnetics Connector has completed a full line of nano-D shaped connectors designed for automatic and hand assembly for densely packed miniature printed circuit boards and certified for MIL-DTL-32139.

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11 November 2013

Nano-Connectors maintain high signal integrity for improved differential signal management in portable and miniature electronics.

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5 September 2013

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.

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Omnetics Connector Corporation

7260 Commerce Circle East


MN 55432

United States of America

+1 763 572 0656 +1 763 572 3925

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