Nicomatic, the leading manufacturer of high-performance interconnect solutions, will give a UK debut to a number of new developments in its ranges of miniature and rectangular connectors at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in September.

Lightweight and secure, new 1mm AMM series connectors suit demanding, space-constrained applications in harsh environments. Capable of carrying up to 4.8A (PCB to cable, 20 pins at 25 degrees Celsius) or 2.5A (PCB to PCB, 20 pins at 25 degrees Celsius), the miniature connectors can withstand vibrations of 15G and shock of 100G. Devices can handle up to 1000 mating cycles and can operate between -65 and 200 degrees Celsius. Five standard layouts, with 6, 10, 20, 34, 50 contacts distributed over two rows, are stocked in depth for immediate shipment, and a guidance pin is integrated into the design for stacking

Also new is Optimus, an EN4165-compliant, modular, rectangular I/O connector series. This low-profile interconnect solution is user-configurable and is applicable either to provide an equipment interface connection to a harness, or as a robust rack and panel solution. Optimus connectors are highly versatile. Modular construction enables designers to specify the layout they need. Connectors can be configured with size 22 signal contacts, rated at 5A, or size 8 power contacts, rated for 60A. 90 degree PCB mount versions are also available. Devices are waterproof and offer EMI protection.

Nicomatic will also feature other miniature connector ranges, including the 1.27 mm pitch EMM series, which targets defense and other high-reliability applications. Designed to meet the performance requirements of MIL 83513, EMM series connectors occupy 40 per cent less space than previous-generation connectors from the company. They’re also 20 per cent smaller than Micro D connectors for 16-pin configurations, and are around 10 per cent smaller in footprint that the closest industry competitor.

Also of note, DLMM connectors use a metalised composite shell, reducing the weight of these Micro-D MIL 83513 type connectors by approximately 50 per cent. Superior EMI protection is afforded also due to the metallisation, and a monoblock backshell can be specified for even greater shielding and robustness on cable connections. Devices can incorporate mixed signal, power and coax on two rows from 4-32 pins. 

DSEI will take place at Excel, London, 10 to 13 September: Nicomatic will appear at Stand 2-317. To book your tickets to DSEI, for a chance to see Nicomatic’s connector range on full display, click here. For Nicomatic’s full range of connectors, visit their website: