Space

Space

Space-Grade Connector and Interconnect Cable Solutions

Space-rated connectors, cables and electro-mechanical devices are a unique class of highly-regulated interconnect technologies that utilize specialised materials, processing and testing to insure reliable performance during launch and throughout operation. Space launch vehicles and payloads are subjected to shock, vibration, and acoustic stress factors which can damage interconnect systems – particularly if material strength, mating retention forces, contact retention technologies or other design elements of connector/cable components are inadequate for peak and/or sustained levels of mechanical stress.

Glenair has been providing Space-Grade Interconnect Solutions since the earliest manned space flights

The overriding concern for space-grade interconnects is reliability. When millions of pounds worth of equipment is at stake—not to mention invaluable human cargo when brave and talented women and men take flight—interconnect components have to work with assured reliability and safety every time.

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Photonics

Optoelectronics (also referred to as photonics) are various forms of optical transceivers / receiver assemblies, copper-to-fiber media converters, "active" connectors and cables and other devices used to convert digital electrical signals in electronic equipment into optical signals for high-bandwidth, long distance transmission

Micro D Connectors

Micro D Connectors

Glenair's Complete Micro-D Product Line includes Solder Cup, Pre-Wired or PCB versions. Glenair Micro-D connectors always use TwistPin Contacts for high performance.

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Nano D Connectors

Nano D Connectors

The smallest and lightest mil-qualified connector series. The Nano range is ideally suited for rugged defence and aerospace wire-to-board applications.

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Ultraminiature Circular Connectors

Ultraminiature Circular Connectors

Save Size and Weight, and Improve Performance with Glenair Micro-Miniature Interconnects, Including Industry-Leading Mighty Mouse and SuperFly Solutions.

Hermetic Connectors

Hermetic Connectors

Hermetic connectors are a special class of Mil /Aero interconnect that incorporates glass-to-metal or other highly-engineered sealing technology. Hermetic connectors are specified for applications as divergent as submarines and orbiting satellites.

Filter Connectors

Filter Connectors

EMI/RFI filter connectors incorporate electronic circuitry (capacitors) to strip line signals of unwanted RF or HRF noise that could potentially impact electronic equipment or system performance.

Connector Backshells

Connector Backshells

The World's Most Complete Selection with Lightning Fast (Same-day!) Availability. Nowhere in the world, under one roof, does anyone manufacture and supply such a complete selection of commercial and military backshell connector accessories

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Braided Shielding and Ground Straps

Braided Shielding and Ground Straps

The world's most innovative line of metal, monofilament non-metallic, and microfilament composite and stainless steel braiding solutions for environmental, mechanical, and EMC shielding in interconnect cable assemblies

Wire and Cable

Wire and Cable

Our line of mil-grade and protocol specific wire and cable includes Mil-Spec and commercial variants of commonly specified M22759 type multi-conductor shielded cabling, as well as a full range of fibre optic, and special-purpose power cables. Best of all, Glenair high-performance wire and cable is offered in short runs with no length or value minimums. Fast turnaround — up to and including stock — is our model.

Electrical Contacts

Electrical Contacts

Glenair brings a new perspective to the supply of high-performance Mil-Spec and commercial electrical contacts: High Availability! Whether you need a standard duty socket contact for a MIL-DTL-28840 connector or a short-run of shielded Quadrax, we have you covered with products that are always in stock

Cable Assembly Solutions

Cable Assembly Solutions

Glenair has been a go-to cable house for high-performance interconnect cable assemblies for more than 50 years. We specialise in delivering terminated, tested cable harnesses and assemblies with 100% reliability and quality control. We offer complete, bespoke cable assembly services from design engineering to fabrication and test.

Flex Assembly Solutions

Flex Assembly Solutions

Flex Circuit Assemblies are an alternative to standard wire in electrical interconnect systems. Designed to reduce size and weight, flex circuits utilise thin layers of polymer film as a dielectric sandwiched between conductive circuit patterns etched into layers of copper foil cladding.

High Speed Datalink Connectors

High Speed Datalink Connectors

High-speed connectors and contacts are optimized for compatible performance with popular data transmission protocols.

Circular Connectors

Circular Connectors

Glenair has been a qualified supplier of MIL-DTL-38999 solutions for over a decade. All our Mil-Aero connector technologies are 100% first world manufactured, with zero material, component part or labour sourced in China, Mexico or other off-shore environments.

Rectangular Connectors

Rectangular Connectors

Glenair manufactures all of the popular industry-standard rectangular connectors used in military, aerospace and other high reliability applications, including special high-performance versions of the M24308 D-Sub and our revolutionary Series 79 Micro-Crimp connector.

Fibre Optic Termini

Fibre Optic Termini

Our fibre optic contacts are universally recognized to provide consistent performance with extremely low dB loss. We are the supplier of choice for some of the world’s most advanced fibre optic systems, including the revolutionary F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

SuperNine® MT Fiber Optic Connectors

SuperNine® MT Fiber Optic Connectors

Ruggedized, High-Density MT Ferrule Fiber Optics in Aerospace-Grade MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors

MT fiber optic ferrules are super-high-density commercial interconnect inserts that accommodate up to 24 fibers in a compact and lightweight package.

High-Speed Ultraminiature Rectangular Connectors

High-Speed Ultraminiature Rectangular Connectors

Multi-Port Rectangular Connector for High-Speed Wire-to-Board Applications

10G Ethernet • USB 3.0 • HDMI • SATA • DisplayPort

If you're looking for a rugged, versatile, multi-port, multi-gigabit connector, the Series 792 with shielded contact technology is an ideal solution.

SuperNine® Advanced Performance MIL-DTL-38999 Series III

SuperNine® Advanced Performance MIL-DTL-38999 Series III

The Series 23 SuperNine® advanced performance MIL-DTL-38999 connector series rolls up many of the technology advances Glenair has pioneered in our environmental, hermetic, and filter connectors into a comprehensive high-performance MILDTL-38999 Series III solution.

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Glenair technology plays an important ancillary role in attack controller and other soldier equipment sets. Glenair STAR-PAN™ Integrated Soldier Power / Data Hubs are personal area network (PAN) hub and interconnect systems that provide network data access, peripheral device connectivity and smart battery power management for JTAC electronics in Digitally Aided Close Air Support missions.

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The SuperG55 family of dry-mate underwater connectors is a revolutionary new design of the popular industry-standard marine interconnect used in countless ROV, underwater camera, diver communications, lights, pan and tilts, and other subsea applications.

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