Smiths Connectors Launches its COTS Plus 2mm Aurora Connector Series

aurora-right-angle-connector-2Smiths Connectors has announced the launch of its high performance Aurora Series, a COTS Plus 2mm hard metric connector for Compact PCI applications.  This innovative connector range delivers a broad set of features and benefits to customers by addressing their high-reliability connectivity needs.

Most notably, the Aurora Series features enhanced gold plating with 1.27μm coverage on contact mating surfaces. This gold thickness provides significant durability, improved contact resistance stability (25% better than COTS after test cycle) and high resistance to fretting. This ultimately lowers total system cost by increasing Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) by approximately 40%.

The Aurora Series is COTS compatible, allowing for reduced non-recurring costs due to common tooling and board layout.  Additionally, Aurora is lubricant-free which reduces the occurrence of secondary contamination while offering electrical stability throughout the product’s life.  Developed specifically for both telecom and aerospace applications, this Series is designed to performs in operating environments that feature extremely harsh conditions.

“The Aurora connector Series illustrates Smiths Connectors commitment to designing and delivering the most comprehensive interconnect solutions portfolio available to the global customer community,” said Jeffrey Dick, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Smiths Interconnect. “We listen to the voices of our customers, critically examine market conditions and respond by introducing high-reliability solutions that exceed expectation.  This robust, hard metric connector series is designed to be rugged, versatile and embody the functionality needed to successfully address rapidly evolving industry requirements.”