COTS Standard Micro and Nano-Connectors Ship Quickly to Speed up New Designs

March pr

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

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

Electronic systems, modules, and other contributing sensors and components must be small, lightweight, rugged and quickly available. Design software systems using solid modeling techniques are producing circuit layouts and concepts rapidly.

Images and dimensions of standard silicon chips and other components are quickly defined and printed circuit board layout can be done much faster these days.

Finally, as design engineers near completion of product design, they must select connectors and cables to send and receive power and signal information to and from the circuit.

To help with this fast turn miniaturisation process, Omnetics provides micro and nano-connector design data and products that are readily available.

Simultaneously, purchasing teams are faced with supplying high-reliability products with lower costs and utilising standard components.

Application-specific solutions are still available and often required. However, at times a standard connector or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product can do the job.

The interconnect layout is immediately available online and sample products can be quickly shipped for first article build and testing. This can significantly reduce time-to-market for the manufacturer.

Omnetics maintains a large stock of micro and nano-size standard and COTs connectors to help meet the need for rapid delivery, often expected in new design and prototype manufacturing.

These connectors have years of proven reliability in many mission-critical applications from military and space technology to medical equipment design.

Omnetics has established reasonable pricing for standard connectors aimed at providing faster and cheaper solutions for the early design of products.

These connectors offer the same high-quality and ruggedised performance by using the same basic elements and materials used as in our QPL-tested connectors that pass MIL-DTL-32139 and MIL-DTL-83513 programmes.

All Standard and COTs designs use pin and socket layouts of .025in or .050in, and are available in a number of board-mount formats or connected to standard 18in wiring lengths of Teflon®-insulated copper wiring.

As an example, the Nano-D connector is off-the-shelf with pin counts from nine to 65 positions. Frequently used formats also include both .025in and .050in pitch strip connectors for board edge mounting configurations.

Pin and socket layouts are in compliance with IPC board processing standards and accept simple multi-touch (SMT) processing well. The connectors are built, using the Omnetics’ proprietary spring-pin system (Flex-Pin). Nickel and gold plating of the mating elements provide reliable performance for more than 2,000 mates and de-mates per connector while maintaining high signal integrity.

Getting quick information regarding the COTs and Standards is as easy as going online to Omnetics.com or calling the local representative in the area. Detailed solid works drawings and renderings are immediately available also.

Omnetics manufacturers mission critical connectors that can deliver in any environment. All of its connectors are manufactured in the US in Minnesota and is a single point contact as it relates to interconnect design solutions in both standard and application-specific designs

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