Connectors on the Move

system architecture. For flexible tolerances and misalignment compensations, the industry standard is + or – 0.5 mm and about 2°. Using a connector of these standards or beyond allows for great flexibility in high-speed board design, while also preventing loss of signal or damage. The mating and intermating of scalable connectors with high tolerances is excellent for use in a modular design, allowing the most productive possible use of available real estate on PCBs.

to all of today’s drones, missiles, and modern aircraft. Security measures must include shielded components and software with secure encryption, authentication, access control, and intrusion detection functions. Connectors with EMI shielding can bolster the overall electronic hardware system against signal interferences. These shields provide a physical barrier between the communications moving through the interconnects and the outside world surrounding the application. AI will continue to raise threat levels around connected technologies, including aerospace applications and ground-based transport, making security a priority. As the level of autonomy increases and the amount of critical data communications moving through connectors and cables becomes more significant, choosing high-speed, high-reliability, and EMI-shielded connectors is essential. Working with hardware engineers at experienced interconnect suppliers helps to optimize every element of electronic designs for the most secure performance possible.

Ensuring electrical signal and security – EMI shielding as a line of defense against hacking. Defense against hacking attempts is critical Certain connectors can be more flexibly connected without damage or loss of signal. This example of a 0.8 mm Zero8 connector plug and socket has a 1 mm floating alignment on each side and 4 to 7 degrees of misalignment tolerance, while maintaining power and signal integrity.

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