Smiths Interconnect, a leading
provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems,
microwave and radio frequency products, announced today the introduction of the
innovative split pair quadrax contact technology to its rugged D-Sub connector series.
The split pair quadrax is the next
generation contact that provides robust high-speed performance compatible with
existing qualified rugged D-Sub connectors. Existing twinax contacts support
data rates of above 10 Gbps, but this performance is typically achieved at the
cost of signal density in the architecture. Smiths Interconnect has designed a
solution that isolates the individual pairs within the quadrax format in existing, space qualified,
interconnect systems. The resulting isolated pair contact fits with our
existing housings and supports high density data rates exceeding 10 Gbps.
The Rugged D-Sub connectors with
split pair quadrax contacts support all mechanical and environmental
performance parameters with enhanced electrical signal integrity. The
innovative isolated pair contact system is an ideal solution with individual
twinax pairs within the quadrax format through the cable and contact.
The new extended range meets the
high-speed application requirements of the Space and Mil/Aero markets. These demands include
the ability to reliably transmit and receive 10 Gbps and beyond with a stable
characteristic impedance of 100 Ω and compliance to all MIL-STD-202 requirements
for shock and vibration.