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Smiths Connectors offers an extensive range of standard and custom interconnect solutions engineered to ensure the highest possible performance in demanding environmental conditions such as shock, vibration and extreme temperatures, which is mandatory for military and defence projects.

We work closely with our customers to design and manufacture fit-form-function connector solutions that achieve optimal system performance with low cost of ownership. Our robust, lightweight connectors combine our application experience with knowledge of electrical connectivity and with cabling expertise. Smiths Connectors’ defense and military connectors range from PCB, circular, EMI/EMP filter, high power, to Mil/Aero standard, high speed data, modular/rectangular and spring probe connectors.

2mm / cPCI

cPCI 2mm connector system is based on the legendary Hypertac® contact technology, which is known for its’ immunity to shock and vibration fretting. More

ARINC 628

Arinc 628 circular plastic connectors offer 2 power (8 amps) and 2 signal (2 amps) contacts with up to 1000,000 mating and un-mating cycles for receptacle. The Arinc 628 series help regulate power in loop circuit with “first mate-last break" contacts designed for airline in-seat power applications. More

Aurora Series

The Aurora Series features enhanced gold plating with 1.27μm coverage on contact mating surfaces. This gold thickness provides significant durability, improved contact resistance stability (25% better than COTS after test cycle) and high resistance to fretting.  More

Backplane Twinax Connectors

Standard housing configurations of P1 & P3 mounting dimensions while incorporating true differential pair contacts within the dimensional constraints. Data sampling rates exceeding 2 Gbit/sec can be driven via matched impedance differential pair interconnectos for board to board high speed data transfer as well as blindmate I/O plug in modular applications More

Butt Joint Contacts

Rugged Fiber optic butt-joint contacts are capable of supporting wide bandwidth applications. All fiber optic connectors and contacts are offered fully terminated and tested ensuring signal integrity. More

C128

Smiths Connectors C128 PCB connectors, high density, two contact rows, provides resistance to harsh environmental conditions including, salt spray, shock and vibration. Very low stacking height, ergonomic design, lightweight, low insertion and extraction force. More

C160

Smiths Connectors C160 PCB connectors based on the Tortac technology, the evolution of Hypertac hyperboloid contact design dedicated to high density connectors. They provide resistance to harsh environmental conditions including: shock, salt spray, vibration. Very low stacking height, lightweight, low insertion and extraction force. More

C55

Smiths Connectors C55 circular connectors meet SDR requirements, correlated to the Future Combat System. Compact and lightweight and offering IP 68 sealing with a current rating of 2A at 25C More

C9394

Smiths Connectors C9394 features 6 contact row high density LRM PCB signal connectors for civil/military applications. Metal shelled, modular design, high-shock and vibration proof. More

CMD

High density signal, PCB connectors, 4 contact rows with flex for aerospace and defence applications More

CSD

High density signal, PCB connectors, 4 contact rows with flex for space applications conform to ESA specification. More

Custom C Series Connectors

C Series probes, renowned for their reliable performance in shock and vibration environments, housed in standard and customized connector footprints. More

Custom Interposers

Smiths Connectors integrates industry-leading spring probe technology with extensive design
experience to provide application-specific interposer solutions. More

Custom Mated Pair Spring Probe Connectors

Spring probe based compliant connectors designed with a mating contact. More

Custom Sealed Connectors

Spring probe embedded connectors designed with the most innovative gaskets and sealing technologies to ensure compliance with IP and MIL standard requirements. More

Custom Spring Probe Connectors

IDI spring probe technology utilized in custom connector designs. Mixed signal and functionality can be designed into a single connector. More

Custom Spring Probes

Spring probes provide reliable electro-mechanical performance through hundreds of thousands of cycles.  They are available in a variety of sizes, spring forces and terminations. More

Dovetail Connectors

Dovetail Connectors utilize C Series Spring Probes housed in an interlocking block design.  The symmetrical blocks interlock for configuration to any imaginable x-y pattern. More

Expanded Beam Contacts

Expanded beam contacts provide robust fiber optic interconnection with low susceptibility to contamination and are rear release/rear removable. Expanded beam contacts are offered fully terminated and tested ensuring signal integrity for ruggedized application environments. More

Fibre Channel D-Sub

The Fibre Channel D-sub connector series utlizes a multi-finger ground spring fixed around the shell to provide a multi-point contact engagement that affords superior EMI shielding.  More

Filtered Adapters

Filter adapters provide  great flexibility in situations where the filtering or system requirements are subject to change. Designed to be installed between the existing plug and receptacle without having to re–wire or disassemble the system. More

Filtered Circular

Filtered connectors are designed to meet or exceed all applicable requirements of Series I, II, III and IV. These connectors are intermateable and interchangeable with standard non-filtered connectors. Shell styles include MIL-DTL-38999, MIL-DTL-83723 and MIL-C-26482. More

Filtered D-Sub

Filtered connectors are designed to meet or exceed all applicable requirements of the military specifications. These connectors are intermateable and interchangeable with standard non-filtered connectors. Shell styles include MIL-DTL-24308, MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D and High Power Combo D-Sub. More

Filtered Rack & Panel

Filtered rack and panel connectors are designed to meet or exceed all applicable requirements of ARINC 404, ARINC 600 and MIL-DTL-83527 specifications. These connectors are intermateable and interchangeable with standard non-filtered connectors. More

GS Series

The Smiths Connectors GS series is D-Sub rectangular I/O connector designed to meet the requirements of the Railway, Aerospace & Industry markets. They offer a reliable connection using the Hypertac hyperboloid contact and then benefit from a lower contact resistance and a higher number of mating cycles. More

H Series

The Smiths Connectors H series is high density rectangular modular solution offering a combination of signal, power and coaxial contacts. The connector is ideal for test applications for the Automotive, Railway, Defense, Space & Industrial markets. More

HBB

Smiths Connectors HBB circular power connectors for all high-power, military and industrial applications, environmentally sealed and easy to use with quick release latching mechanism. Available in ruggedized metal and plastic versions. More

HDL

Smiths Connectors HDL test equipment signal connectors offer high reliability alternative to ZIF connectors for the demands of the Aerospace, Medical and Industrial markets. More

HDLP

Smiths Connectors low profile, high density HDLP range of rectangular PCB connectors, designed for use in space-constrained applications that require low mating force, a high number of mating cycles, low and stable contact resistance, and excellent fretting corrosion resistance. More

High Frequency Coax Contacts (MHC)

High Frequency Coax Contacts are engineered with a float mount design to assure high performance (low VSWR) at microwave frequencies by preventing any air gap at the mating interface.  More

High Speed Rack and Panel

These connectors can be routed with either high speed differential pair matched impedance contacts (100 and 150 ohm) or ethernet based quad contacts. The ARINC 600 series can also include ruggedized expanded beam or butt-joint contacts More

HMD

HMD product range is a high reliability, high density, cable to printed circuit board / panel, rectangular signal connector. The range consists of eight sizes (5, 9, 15, 21, 25, 31, 37 & 51 ways) and contacts are rated at five Amps. More

HPH

Smiths Connectors HPH high density PCB signal connectors range is suitable for the most demanding Military, Aerospace, Marine, Rail and Industrial applications. More

HPW

Smiths Connectors HPW High density mixed signal & power PCB connectors. Rugged design, qualified for military and civil programs, suitable for Military, Aerospace, Industrial and Rail applications. More

KMC Series

The Smiths Connectors KMC Series is a high density PCB connector, with 3 rows mixing signal, power, and coaxial contacts. Using the hyperboloid contact technology, the KMC series features with low contact resistance while ensuring more than 5000 mating cycles.  More

KS Series

KS Series connectors offer up to 100,000 mating cycles, immunity to shock and vibration, current carrying capacity  up to 4 amps per contact and low insertion/extraction forces, eliminating the quality issues commonly associated with commodity connector solutions.  More

KVPX

KVPX Series is an embedded system interconnect that provides unrivaled performance in harsh environments while adapting to the VITA standard design requirements with exceptional tolerance to shock and vibration, low insertion forces, high current ratings and the lowest fretting corrosion available. More

L Series

L Series Connectors are high density, modular, rack & panel connectors that include Coax and High Current contacts up to 200 amps, as well as the patented Hot Plug contact. The L series is used in high demanding of applications where the environment requires durability, ruggedization and extended operating life. More

Low Loss Coaxial Connectors

Complete series of high frequency low loss coaxial RF connector products with Type N, TNC & SMA & 2.4 mm interfaces. The low loss RF Coaxial Connector product offering includes High Frequency (DC 18 GHz) standard RF connector interfaces for a series of low loss RF cables such as LL 120, LL 142, & LL 393 type cable series. More

Low Loss Floating Fiber

The floating pin termini provides exceptional low loss characteristics with high reliability and repeatability. They are designed to fit available formats of standard off the shelf electrical MIL-DTL-38999 cylindrical connectors (i.e D38999/20 & /26). The floating pin eliminates the need of using costly tight tolerance and hard to locate D38999/60 & /61 connector thus lowering the overall cost of ownership. More

LSH Rack and Panel Power

Made with the superior Hypertac® hyperboloid technology, these connectors offer the ability to withstand shock & vibration fretting, with low insertion / extraction forces for easy mating. The LSH Series maintains its life cycle for 100,000+ mating cycles for an extremely low cost of ownership More

MDCX and MDHC Coax

Spring loaded High Frequency Micro-D Coax Connectors (MDHC) have a low VSWR up to 40 GHz (typ). These connectors have a constant 50 ohm airline impedance interface with a max overall diameter of .133" fitted into a low-profile metalized or plastic housing.  More

MHD/MDD/MDP Series

The Smiths Connectors MHD Series is a high density PCB connector with a ruggedized metal shell to resist to shock and vibrations in the harshest environments of the Commercial Aviation and Space applications. The MHD connector is equipped with signal and HE 807 cavities for power and coaxial contacts. The MHD connector is ESA qualified. More

Micro Quadrax/Twinax

Micro Twinax connectors feature matched impedance miniaturized connectors that provide the user with controlled impedance and tightly spaced PCB footprint spacing. These connectors are available in true differential twinax packages of NDL, SMA and Micro-D. The micro quadrax connectors maintain the signal to shield impedance throughout the mated connector pair (quad configuration applications exceeding 1 Gbit/sec). More

Micro-D Twinax (MDTX)

Micro-D Twinax Connectors (MDTX) offer twinax blindmate assemblies fitted into a low-profile metalized Micro-D style shell. This series allows for modularity of PCB routing of high speed signaling capable of 100 Ohm differential pair matched impedance for IEEE 1394b firewire and gigabit Ethernet applications in a size 10 twinax contact. More

MIL-DTL-38999 Quadrax/Twinax

High Speed Interconnects including differential Twinax and Quadrax for high speed Ethernet, Firewire and Fibre Channel applications. Manufacturing to the following protocols: Fibre Channel, Ethernet (10 Base-T, 100 Base-T, 1000 Base-T), Firewire (IEEE 1394A and 1394B), USB, DVI and infiniban. More

MIL-DTL-38999 Shell Styles 20 & 26 Quadrax Connectors

Differential pair quadrax connectors offer superior performance in high speed matched impedance data-on-demand applications. The signal to signal and signal to shield characteristic impedance is maintained throughout the connector pair. More

MIL-DTL-55302 Compliant Connectors

55302 Compliant Connectors comes in 2 - 5 row configurations designed with the legendary Hypertac® Hyperboloid Technology. The 2 and 3 row series are equivalent to MIL-DTL-55302 and offer flexibility not available with other interconnects.  More

MLPI

Spring loaded Microminiature Low Profile Interposers (MLPI Series) for demanding applications available in 30, 60, 90 and 120 positions with 1 mm pitch as standard and with 4 mm and 6 mm board to board height options More

N Series

The N Series provides a high density, modular rack & panel connector solution that includes coax and high current contacts up to 25 amps, and allows for up to 900 contact positions. More

NDL-Q/NDL-T

The series includes straight and right angle cable mount and PCB mount connectors, in-series and between series adapters, as well as coax/triax transitional adapters, bulkhead receptacles and cable-bus terminators. More

Nebula Series

Nebula series offers superior signal integrity beyond 6 Gbps, exceeding the data rate requirements for the SATA standard. This series is highly optimized connector design for high speed data rates, impedance matching and minimal losses. More

Non-Filtered D-Sub

High performance D-Subminiature connectors for space applications that meet requirements for outgassing, toxicity, flammability and environmental concerns such as vibration and high/low differential temperature extremes, suitable for use in space and military/aerospace applications. More

PCB Cable Mount Twinax Connectors

High Speed Interconnects including differential Twinax and Quadrax for high speed Ethernet, Firewire and Fibre Channel applications. Manufacturing to the following protocols: Fibre Channel, Ethernet (10 Base-T, 100 Base-T, 1000 Base-T), Firewire (IEEE 1394A and 1394B), USB, DVI and infiniban. More

PZC Series

The Smiths Connectors PZC Series is a ruggedized and EMI shielded rectangular connector specifically developed for severe environments such as military applications (avionics, missiles, etc.). PZC Connectors offer a quick and easy connection/disconnection and accept, due to it floating mounting design, a misalignment up to 2mm during blind mating. More

Quadrax/Twinax Passive Equalizer

The robust user-transparent device will extend the reach of high speed digital signals without using any system power or pc board real estate. It is intended for use in high speed (>2Gb/s) 100 Ohm differential interconnects. The unique design helps to offset those high frequency losses endemic to high speed digital interconnect paths that are primarily dispersive in nature. More

Quadsplitter & In-Line Quadsplitter

In-Line Quadsplitter offers another solution for extending the distance that High Speed signals can be sent over a Quadrax architecture. We can combine the signal integrity of Twinax cables and the connection density of Quadrax contacts, by incorporating two 26 AWG Twinax cables into a standard Size 8 Quadrax contact. More

Rugged D-Sub Quadrax/Twinax

Rugged D-Sub connectors are offered withtool back shells and polarized jack post hardware. This line of high-impedance connectors has been designed to ground the outer shield quadrax and twinax contacts directly to the shell of the connector.  More

SCX Coax Connectors

SCX connectors feature a .145 maximum overall diameter with a .375 overall length for the mated connector pair. A revolutionary designed air dielectric interface resulting in exceptional RF performance with a 50-ohm characteristic impedance maintained throughout the mated connector pair. More

Snaptac

The SnapTac©  is a lightweight, robust, quick release, miniature connector delivering exceptional signal integrity, IP67 sealing, EMI shielding and the robustness to meet the demanding specifications required in FCS programs, such as Soldato Futuro, FIST, IDZ, and FELIN. More

Standard Coax Contacts

The coax contact series fit standard MIL-DTL-38999 size 8, 10 & 12 contact cavities, d-sub size 8, and ARINC size 1, 5, 8, 9 & 12 standard rack & panel connector cavities and MIL-DTL-83527 size 8 cavities. Smiths Connectors offer Qualified Product List (QPL) triax contacts under specifications MIL-C-39029/90-529 and MIL-C-39029/91-530. More

Standard Spring Probes

Spring probes provide reliable electro-mechanical performance through hundreds of thousands of cycles.  They are available in a variety of sizes, spring forces and terminations. More

Triax Contacts

The triax contact series fit standard MIL-DTL-38999 size 8, 10 & 12 contact cavities, d-sub size 8, and ARINC size 1, 5, 8, 9 & 12 standard rack & panel connector cavities and MIL-DTL-83527 size 8 cavities.  More