Miniature RF Connectors for Military Aerospace and Space Flight Applications

Times Microwave Systems, a leading RF/Microwave interconnect solutions developer, has released a new Time Locking Miniature Push-On (TLMP) connector addressing the need for micro-miniature interfaces for high data rate applications or board-to-board systems.

The harshest conditions demand more rugged, durable designs than typical SMP/SMPM connectors. Times Microwave Systems identified the need and designed the TLMP to take on the challenge.

Despite its size, the TLMP packs a punch. These miniature connectors operate up to 60 GHz even under severe environments. An interface O-Ring provides a superior environmental seal. Paired with improved electromagnetic interference shielding (105 dB vs. 65 dB), the TLMP is more durable with greater shielding than alternative designs.

Positive Locking

With the color indicators of “Positive Locking,” users can know if the connector is properly installed. The coupling interface reveals a red band when unlocked and shows green when properly mated. Green across the board means the locking claw successfully snapped into the secure groove, increasing the strength and durability over typical connectors. This feature maintains the connector’s mate integrity even during extreme shock and vibration.

Rugged does not mean bulky; the small yet powerful form factor of the TLMP allows for package densities up to 0.200 inches between centers. The connectors are available on many popular military and space flight cables from Times Microwave Systems, each available in a variety of configurations:

  • PTFlex 047
  • PhaseTrack 047 Semi-Rigid
  • PhaseTrack 086 Semi-Rigid
  • PhaseTrack 110
  • MilTech

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