D-sub handles next-gen harsh environments

Lane Electronics has announced availability of Positronic’s Mach-D connector family which boasts machined aluminium or stainless-steel shells for durability, precision, planarity and electromagnetic compatibility.

Standard MIL-DTL-24308-style D-Subminiature connectors are increasingly popular in harsh environment applications such as defense, commercial aircraft, medical devices, deep space and more. Solid machined metal shells are the primary differentiator between Mach-D products and their M24308 cousins, which are only available in stamped shells. Mach-D connectors are intermateable with standard M24308-type D-Subs and in many cases outperform the minimum requirements as outlined in MIL-DTL-24308. Additionally, Mach-Ds are performance-comparable and mechanically compatible with Glenair’s Series 28 HiPer-D connectors.

The connectors are available in standard/high-density signal contact arrangements, plus hybrid versions, which combine power and signal in a single connector body. Accessory options include keyed jackscrews, rear silicone grommets, interfacial seals, EMI grounding strips and a 360-degree banding feature.