Minneapolis, Minn. -- Targeting extreme environments in the oil and gas industry, Omnetics has developed Nano-sized (.025" pitch) connectors that maintain reliability up to 200 degrees C for rugged board-mount applications. These connectors are designed to solder down through very thick printed circuit boards and route signals from one board to another, all inside a drill-control housing. The Nano-D connector format (based on Mil DTL-32139 specification) allows for easy mating and de-mating while maintaining continuity under extreme shock (100 G's ˃ 10 nanoseconds) and vibration (20 G's ˃ 10 nanoseconds).
To meet the more extreme down-hole drilling applications, Omnetics also offers a new high-reliability Micro-D connector family at .050" pitch, which has been designed for use up to 260 degrees C (500 degrees F). The high-temperature Micro-Ds use the company’s unique flex pin contact system, and come pre-wired with wire gauges ranging from #24 to #30 AWG. Omnetics' gold-plated flex pin contacts are recessed into the high-temperature liquid crystal polymer (LCP) insulator to protect and prevent damage. A special nickel alloy is also added to the contact to resist softening and corrosion in high-temperature environments. The contacts are factory-installed and potted with a special high-temperature epoxy to ensure high performance. Pin counts (based on standard MIL-DTL- 83513) range from 9 contacts up to 51. They are also available in solder cup and PCB tails.
Omnetics offers a variety of other miniature connectors, including the Bi-Lobe and Nano-360 circular series, for the down-hole drilling industry. Visit the Omnetics website for more information.