Connectors offer mechanical and electrical data bus interface

25 February 2015

TE Connectivity announces its MIL-STD-1553B PCB connectors for aerospace applications that offer high-speed connectivity and reliable performance.

The new press fit PCB connectors offer customers a robust electrical and mechanical connection between the connector and the PCB that is able to help withstand mechanical abuse such as shock and vibration. 

Janeann Avants, Product Manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE said that this new PCB connector will provide an easy and durable method for interfacing between the data bus and the PCB.

MIL-STD-1553B data bus systems have met the demanding performance requirements of military aircraft platforms for more than 30 years and are still being specified in 21st century military aircraft, such as the F-35, because of the system’s ability to perform reliably under extreme conditions. 

The new PCB connectors have a tin-plated PCB mount connector that withstands 500 hours of salt spray exposure. They are compatible and mateable with standard data bus cable plug connectors. With an operating temperature of -65 to 125°C, they are also available with pin or socket contacts.

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