New ARINC 600 receptacle connector for avionics applications introduced by Tyco Electronics

HARRISBURG, Pa., 18 Sept. 2010. Tyco Electronics announced the ARINC 600 next generation receptacle connector for commercial and military avionics applications such as collision avoidance, air-to-ground communications, and in-flight entertainment.

Sep 18th, 2010

Posted by John McHale

HARRISBURG, Pa., 18 Sept. 2010. Tyco Electronics announced the ARINC 600 next generation receptacle connector for commercial and military avionics applications such as collision avoidance, air-to-ground communications, and in-flight entertainment.

Tyco Electronics engineers created a lighter connector with cost savings by using a stamped and formed contact system versus the traditional, screw-machined contact system. The stamped system also allowed for selectively plating only the critical socket contact tines with gold instead of the whole contact, decreasing gold plating costs, Tyco Electronics officials say. In addition, weight was also reduced by changing to hollow contacts instead of the solid contacts used in the legacy design. Moving to a "monoblock" insert also simplified the production process, saving even more costs.

"Tyco Electronics' ARINC 600 next-gen connector is a perfect example of our commitment to re-thinking classic solutions in order to meet evolving customer demands and significantly reduce costs," says Steve McIntire, product manager, Tyco Electronics. "In addition, customers can count on the highest reliability and quality that Tyco Electronics brings to all its products -- which are essential in flight components as well as military applications. The re-designed ARINC 600 next-gen connector meets all the same performance requirements of the original."

The new ARINC 600 next generation receptacle connector offers equivalent performance to traditional ARINC 600 connectors; robust stamped and formed contact system; as much as 10 percent weight reduction per connector; completely inter-mateable with existing ARINC 600 plug connectors; solder-tail version available for complete backwards compatibility with legacy printed circuit board designs; and a press-fit compliant tail version available for future box designs, yielding all of the previously discussed connector cost and weight savings, along with applied cost savings for avionics designers.

For more information on the ARINC 600 next generation receptacle connector, visit www.te.com/products/ARINC600.

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