Contrary to what you may have heard, size does indeed matter – especially when it comes to designing compact electronic equipment. In this area at least, the smaller the better.
Southern Manufacturing exhibitor, Amphenol, is a world-leader in connector design and is continually updating its range of interconnect products to match trends towards the reduction in connector size and weight. The latest range includes miniature sealed connectors, filtered connectors, lightweight connectors and blind-mate connectors.
Amphenol now offers a broad range of circular and rectangular miniature connectors that combine high density interconnect in a compact form. Excellent electrical characteristics enable the latest high speed data protocols to perform perfectly even in high vibration or blind mate conditions.
Connector shells are offered in a variety of materials to suit the requirements, including aluminium and composite materials, brass and aluminium bronze. Numerous contact designs and termination methods are available dependent on the product application and environment, including closed face, Winchester slot, twist pin and tradition split tine contacts. Amphenol can also provide connectors fully populated with pre-tinned contacts ready for loading straight onto PCB boards thus offering increased reliability and time saving.
Amphenol’s range of miniature interconnect products allows the designer to optimise the size and weight of equipment whilst retaining the highest levels of system functionality and signal integrity. To see the latest products in the range, visit http://www.amphenol.co.uk/miniature-connectors.html