A new mixed-signal connector developed by ITT Interconnect Solutions provides a 'complete turnkey solution' to the problem of carrying high- and low-voltage signals in the same interconnect package. The mixed-signal HV MDM connector is a new addition to ITT's successful MDM micro series of high-density connectors suitable for harsh environments, particularly aerospace applications. A high-voltage contact system with isolation towers and specialised silicone sealing has been integrated into the connector to accommodate multiple voltage outputs. Furthermore, the use of advanced materials prevents electrical arcing between contacts in high-altitude conditions.
The interconnect configuration of the mixed-signal MDM connector features high-voltage contacts capable of carrying up to 2000V DC, while ITT's twist-pin contact system is used for low-voltage signals. Contacts are crimped and gold-plated, with a combination of 1.27mm (0.050inch) and 0.254mm (0.100inch) spacing. The interconnect configuration is housed in a straight board mount receptacle for easy assembly.
Developed originally for ITT's aerospace customers, the mixed-signal HV MDM connector is suitable for avionics and other aircraft systems, radar applications and launch vehicle systems.
Further details are available in an application note freely downloadable from www.ittcannon.com.