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US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has approved TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-X connector, making it the only solution approved to MIL-DTL-32546 for high-speed networking in defence and aerospace applications.

Meeting one of the most rigorous and demanding military standards for connector quality and performance, the CeeLok FAS-X combines rugged reliability with signal integrity to support current high-speed protocols. It offers size and weight savings against legacy solutions, such as RJ45 in M38999 and offers a size 11 versus size 19 shell. TE’s smaller yet effective connector offers a wide range of inserts for size 25 shells and other connectivity needs.

When we were approached by NAVAIR to build a defense detail specification around our FAS-X product line, we met the challenge head-on,” comments Sean Bonifas, Product Manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “It says a lot about the position of our CeeLok FAS-X connector in the market that NAVAIR chose to adopt it to become their specification. This connector, with its modular inserts, is a very versatile product line that can support a variety of applications.”

TE’s CeeLok FAS-X connectors are not only fast but quiet, and offer up to 10 Gb/s data delivery, along with the convenience of fast field assembly, termination and repair. The ‘X’ pin configuration is designed to optimise signal integrity. The connectors are offered in both aluminium and composite shells, with a variety of finishes.

The CeeLok FAS-X connectors provide rugged reliability and their capabilities have informed the latest military standard for high-speed connectivity. (Photo: TE Connectivity)

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