Smiths Connectors has launched a rugged, high-speed addition to its D-Sub Series. This line of high-impedance connectors is offered with 150ohm Quadrax contacts. It has been designed to ground the outer shield Quadrax directly to the shell of the connector, providing minimal RF noise, a compelling differentiator amongst D-Sub offerings.
The new connector provides high durability of up to 1,000 mating cycles in addition to the multiple point contact engagement that delivers vastly superior EMI shielding.
To ensure that the correct high-speed connectors are mated to address specific wiring requirements and keying functions, a keyed jack post option has been incorporated into the design. The six-positioned post allows for 36 possible keying combinations assuring that the correct Fibre Channel D-Sub plug is mated to the correct high-speed receptacle. Non-keyed jack post versions are also available.
The Fibre Channel D-Sub connector features standard, non-keyed insert arrangements with 2, 4, 6, 8 way and hybrid options available. It supports data rates up to 6.25Gbps and has common back shells with a broad range of accessories, guide hardware and sealing grommets, as well as integrated EMI spring fingers that offer unmatched EMI performance with low contact resistance.
The connector offers ease of assembly and a robust and comprehensive training package.
"Smaller footprints, higher density and higher speed are critical across all segments of the global marketplace," states Gabriel Guglielmi, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Smiths Connectors. "Our D-Sub offering is designed to be rugged, versatile and with the functionality that is required to address the ever-changing needs of our customers."
He adds, "Where others held a collective view of D-Sub being a mature product that did not allow for further improvement, we at Smiths Connectors sought an opportunity to provide an enhanced and more dependable interconnect solution to customers."