High Speed Copper Interconnects

High Speed Copper

Operate in High Frequency Conditions

When you need superior electrical performance plus shielding to eliminate interference from outside electrical sources in a connector, Amphenol has the most reliable contact solutions.
Amphenol offers a very wide range of contacts that provide high speed transmission and operate in high frequency conditions  You can be assured of interconnection compatibility when you come to Amphenol for your contact needs as well as your connector needs  Amphenol’s expertise in interconnection solutions assures that your contacts will mate properly and will perform to the application specifications of your particular requirements
MIL-DTL-38999 CONNECTORS - The high performance series most ideal for integrating high speed and high frequency contacts. MIL-DTL-38999, Series I, II and III are by far the choice of connector for today’s avionics needs - these subminiature family connectors are ideally suited for the incorporation of shielded contacts.


OCS Oval Contact System Connectors

The OCS* (Oval Contact System) is the newest 38999 Interconnect Product offering that provides many advantages for high speed data transmission.
OCS Features and Benefits
• High Density: A wide variety of insert arrangements available• Patterns range from (1) to (21), 100 Ohm differential pairs capable of delivering data transfer speeds of 10Gbps per pair
• MIL-DTL-38999 shell styles available from size 9 to 25
• Front release rear removable contact system  for easy repair• Solder or PCB tail contacts available
• Meets environmental requirements of MIL-DTL-38999
• Uses off-the-shelf Mil Spec backshells OCS Mechanical/Physical Properties
• Mating Cycles 500 (min.)
• Operating temperature –65C to 175C
• Contact materials and platings consistent w/ AS39029 OCS Signal Integrity Performance
• Data rate: 10Gbps per pair
• Insertion loss: <0.3 dB up to 5 GHz
• Return loss: >20 dB up to 5 GHz
• NEXT and FEXT: >40 dB up to 5 GHz
• Differential to common mode conversion: >50 dB up to 5 GHz Cable for OCS Connectors See back for description.
Applications for OCS Connectors High Speed Applications; for use with but not limited to, the following electrical protocols*: • 10G Base T
• Fibre Channel (AI)
• 40G Base-T
• SATA 2.0, 3.0
• Serial RapidIO
• PCI Express 3.0


µCom-Series is a new range of connectors designed to address the latest trends of the industry : miniaturization and high speed, with the highest resistance for use in the harshest environments. 
µCom-10Gb + is the first product of this new range.

10Gb+ exceeds 10Gb/s Ethernet following IEEE 802.3an-2006 : 10GBase-T Cat.6A connector according to TIA568C.2 and ISO/IEC11801 standard Environmental testing based on MIL-DTL-38999 series III military specifications Miniature : 15 mm(.59˝) max external diameter

• 4 pairs totally insulated throughout the connector 
minimum cross-talk between the four pairs
• Patent pending special interfacial shapes 
minimum perturbation at the interface of each pair
• Thread coupling mechanism
2000 mating cycles & high vibration resistance
• Machined Brass shells and RoHS compliant plating
shell to shell continuity and 500h salt spray resistance
• Machined & gold plated Solder and Crimp contacts
design & performance according to the innercon- tact of M39029/77-429#16 M39029/76-425#16 38999 contact
• Solder contact : max AWG24 Crimp contact : AWG 24 to 26
• IP68 sealing mated and unmated for receptacles
• 1500 Vrms Dielectric Withstanding voltage
• Temperature range : - 55°C / + 125°C

• DEFENSE : C4ISR, Battlefield Communications, Shipboard, Ground Vehicles Vetronics.
• AERONAUTICAL : In Flight Entertainment, Avionics, Communication Systems.
• RAIL MASS TRANSIT : Passenger Information Systems, Communication Systems.


High Speed Fiber Optic Interconnects

38999 Fiber Optic & ARINC

Fiber Optics in MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Connectors Amphenol Aerospace offers a wide range of fiber optic  intercon nect solutions for use in the harsh environments found in military and aerospace applications. Amphenol Aerospace has established the rugged and reliable MIL-DTL-38999 as a com mon connector shell platform that houses a wide variety of fiber optic termini including MIL-PRF-29504 commercial equivalent*, HDF20, ARINC 801 and MT ferrules.

MIL-PRF-29504 supersedes MIL-T-29504.

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Tri-Start connectors are available in various insert arrangements, materials and finishes to meet any type of environmental requirement. Our MIL-PRF-29504 style and HD20 termini can be combined with most of our copper contacts to create a large assortment of hybrid fiber/copper connector combinations.


Copper to Fiber 4G

This Amphenol connector will transform your high speed needs to a new level. We have taken two technologies and combined them  into a hybrid connector. Now you can transfer high speed data  seemlessly from copper to fiber and from fiber to copper.
Features and Benefits:
• No need for internal subsystem fiber harnesses, interconnect,  or transceivers
• Utilizes copper transceivers and existing interconnect (backplane, harnessing, faceplate) for system fiber connection
• Media conversion at the connector reduces system complexity and cost
• APH Epoxy staking protects delicate fiber components for environment and assembly process Overall Unit Dimensions:
•  Connector + dog house
•  13 shell size + flex copper assembly; other shell sizes available
•  PC tails available Fiber Interface: •  Jamnut or flange mount •  Shell size 13 38999; options for EPX/ARINC 400/600
•  MS29504 system fiber interface; options for expanded beam/ARINC 801/MT
•  2X bi-directional interfaces
•  Speeds of 1G, 2G, 4G, 10Gbps •  Interface support for 1/2/4/8G FC and 1/10GbE; option for DVI, SFDP Copper Interface: •  2X high speed channels on 6.5 Gbps capable split pair quadrax PC tails    or flex assembly
•  Interfaces for power, diagnostics, and others Ruggedization: •  Full ruggedization for environmentals and EMI/EMP
•  Interfaces for power, diagnostics, and more

Copper to Fiber 10G


CTF-10G-1 is an integrated hybrid connector and media converter that couples high speed copper technology with M29504 fiber technology. Now you can transfer high speed data seamlessly from copper to fiber and fiber to copper.
Features & Benefits:
• 1 channel (1 Tx, 1 Rx)
• D38999 Shell Size 11
• 10.3125 Gbps
• XAUI interface
• Built-in Test
• 12 dB worst case between transmit power and receive sensitivity
• Up to 10G Ethernet, 8G Fibre Channel, PCI-Express 3.0, DVI and more
Fiber Interface:
• Uses M29504/5 Fiber Termini
Copper Interface:
• Samtec EQDP Series
• Industry standard rugged transmitters and receivers -40˚C to +85˚C
• Qualified for Airborne and Ground Vehicles
• Options for ARINC-801, MT, PC Tail Copper and more

Copper to Fiber QUAD

The CTF-QUAD product line is fiber to copper and copper to fiber media conversion in quadrax form factor pins for standard D38999 quadrax insert arrangements.
Features & Benefits:
• Quadrax form factor embedded fiber optic transmitters and receivers
• Replace any quadrax pin in receptacle and configure with media conversion copper to fiber and fiber to copper
• Utilizes standard quadrax receptacle connectors and inserts Fiber Interface:
• Industry standard 1.25mm fiber optic ferrules (LC & ARINC-801)
• Plug/socket side utilizes quadrax socket to ARINC-801 pin adapter for system fiber connection Copper Interface:
• Speed support from DC to 10 Gbps in both transmitter and receiver
• PCB lead connection to customer circuit board or PCB lead connection to flex with nano Ruggedization:
• Industry standard rugged transmitters and receivers -40˚C to +85˚C
• Components epoxy sealed in place


High Speed Solutions & Cable Assembly

When you need superior electrical performance plus shielding to eliminate interference from outside in a connector or cable assembly, Amphenol High Speed Solutions has the most reliable contact, connector - circular or rectangular, and cable solutions. The High Speed Solutions team can provide interconnect and cable solutions that use the following high speed contacts:

Coaxial Triax : Pin and socket contacts designed for RF/ microwave and shielded wire applications. Sizes 8, 12, 16.
Concentric Twinax : Pin and socket contacts designed for protection from magnetic and electrostatic interference including nuclear electromagnetic pulse. Sizes 8 & 12.
Triax : Pin and socket contacts designed for shielded wire applications with 3 conductors. Sizes 8, 10, 12.
Quadrax : Size 8 pin and socket contacts. An outer contact with 4 strategically spaced inner contacts forming two 100, 110, or 150 Ohm matched impedance differential pairs.
Differential Twinax : Size 8 pin and socket contacts. An outer contact with 2 inner contacts spaced to form one 100 or 150 Ohm matched impedance differential pair.
High Frequency : Size 8,12, & 16 Coaxial contacts that provide high frequencies (DC to 40 GHz). Unique “Float Mount” technology maintains tight mechanical tolerances.
Transition Adapters : Matched impedance quadrax and twinax transition adapters provide a method of launching from the high speed connectors to PCB boards.
For use with, but not limited to, the following electrical protocols:
• 10/100/1000/10GBASE-T Ethernet
• SMPTE 292M
• USB 2.0, 3.0
• Serial Rapid IO (up to 3.125 Gbps)
• PCI-Express 2.0
• HDMI 1.3a
• SATA 2.0 (up to 3 GHz)

Fiber optic interconnect technologies deliver high data rate and virtually unlimited bandwidth performance in land, sea, air, space and C4ISR applications. Precision-engineered fiber optic termini are the key to delivering low data loss and reliable, repeatable performance over long distances in mission-critical applications with bandwidth. Our depth of understanding of connector and termini design, and the complete control of connector materials, make Amphenol’s fiber optic cable assemblies one of the best in the industry.

Five Reasons to Upgrade to Fiber Optics:
• Reduced Size and Weight 
• EMI Immunity
• High Data Rate Capacity
• Spark/Arc Immunity
• Enhanced Security