Posted on: 24 February 2015 by Mark Howells
TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced a new MIL-STD-1553B PCB connector to the market to provide reliable performance for aerospace applications that offer high-speed connectivity.
The connectors can work in extreme conditions and environments (which is why they are also used by the military), and they provide a link between an aircraft’s printed circuit board (PCB) and data bus (the communications system that transfers information to other computers on-board). TE claims the PCB connectors are able to help withstand mechanical abuse such as shock and vibration.
They are equipped with a tin-plated PCB mount connector that can withstand 500 hours of salt spray exposure. Furthermore, the operating temperature of the product is between minus 65 degrees Celsius and 125 degrees Celsius.
The connectors are compatible with standard data bus cable plug connectors and are available with pin or socket contacts.