Rugged Interconnects for Harsh Environments eBook

and cable harnesses are exposed to the most extreme environmental conditions surrounding the application. Exterior sensors, camera systems, and extended arms or robotics often operate outside of the main equipment structure. The interconnects involved must be designed to withstand very rugged treatment.

connectivity in a very small format. MIL-DTL-32139 for Nano-D, nanominiature rectangular, connectors with pin-to-pin center spacing at .025” (0.635 mm) are another popular choice for small, lightweight connectivity. An overall guidance specification for higher reliability in harsh environments is listed as MIL-STD-790 and is updated by the U.S. Defense Labs as technologies evolve.


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Experienced interconnect designers can assist in the planning and building of electronic systems that can help ensure performance and longevity for the whole unit. Key planning steps should include a thorough awareness of the environmental dangers the products may encounter. This should include a review of NEMA environmental standards, including IP code 250, which covers hazardous and environmental exposure. Products that meet military standard specifications can provide additional reassurance. Highly portable, rugged, and reliable MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D connectors are a very popular choice for harsh environment applications. Micro-D subminiature connectors with pin-to-pin center spacing at .050” (1.27 mm) provide powerful

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