Miniature Circular Connectors Reduce Form Factor by 30%Hypertronics Corporation, a Smiths Interconnect business and world-leading provider of high performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications; today announced the introduction of the first of several miniature product extensions. These next generation miniature connectors are designed to reduce the size by nearly 30%, while providing maximum signal reliability. The new “mini” connector is a product extension of Hypertronics popular circular push-button D Series connector design. As the cross-industry demand for miniaturization continues to increase, the company plans include the launch of additional miniature products including HyperGrip, Hypertronics standard medical circular connector design.

The Hypertronics mini connectors incorporate the ultra reliable Hypertac hyperboloid contact in a smaller 0.3 mm pin size creating a significantly smaller form factor while maintaining 5 signal contacts rated at 1A each, with a dielectric withstanding voltage rating of 750V. The new design maintains the same reliable electromechanical performance characteristics of all Hypertac contacts: high cycle life, low contact resistance, low insertion/extraction force and resistance to shock & vibration but now meet industry’s increased demands for miniaturization and higher density.

“Industry trends towards product miniaturization and product integration are more significant than ever as manufacturers continue to create more sophisticated products with higher levels of data acquisition and signal processing,” states Vadim Radunsky, President, Hypertronics Corporation. “The new mini connector series is designed to be both rugged and versatile in order to meet the increased functionality requirements for today’s more advanced systems.”

The easy-to-assemble mini D series incorporates the familiar push-button latch for simple operation while alignment and polarization are provided by the distinctive housing design. The plugs are available with crimp termination, which can also be soldered, accommodating up to 24 AWG wire. The receptacles will be available with 6 inch [15.24mm] pigtails as standard with optional custom lengths and board terminations available.

The mini D series product is used in medical equipment such as monitors, therapeutic devices, imaging, and invasive probes. With the size of medical systems becoming smaller, the miniatures will offer the ability to create an overall smaller device that results in more comfort and portability for patients.