28 August 2012 Nanominiature connectors offer size and weight savings for rugged environments Nanominiature connectors offer size and weight savings for rugged environments TE Connectivity has released what it claims are the 'smallest and toughest' connectors available for use in rugged environments. The company says its nanominiature connectors are ten times smaller in volume and about 10% the weight of a standard Micro-D connector with the same number of positions. The connectors also provide voltage ratings of 500V at sea level and 500 mating cycles. Typical applications include space, smart munitions, missile defence, aircraft communications and UAVs. "Despite their small size, nanominiature connectors are designed for rugged applications, with the capability of withstanding significant levels of shock and vibration, salt spray, outgassing, and other environmental and mechanical hazards," said Scott Cairns, manager of product management at TE aerospace, defence and marine. "The bottom line is that nanominiature connectors are very robust. With the range of options, they are available for a wide variety of applications where weight and space savings are achieved without compromising performance." The nanominiature connectors are available with temperature ranges as wide as -200 to 200C°. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.te.com Companies TE Connectivity Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.