Mil-Aero Rectangular Connectors

Rectangular Connectors

From 32139 Nanominiature and 83513 Micro-D to 24308 D-Sub: The Industry's Best Performance and Availability

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. We offer a small form factor rectangular connector for virtually every I/O and wire-to-board requirement. All of our rectangular connector products are available with flex circuit terminations, as well as turnkey point-to-point cordsets. We are QPL suppliers of all M32139 Nano, M83513 Micro-D as well hermetic 24308 D-Subs and other special purpose solutions. Many series, including Glenair Micro-Crimp and HiPer-D, are available as EMI/RFI filter and high-speed solutions.

Why Rectangular?

Circular connectors are ideally suited for applications that require efficient, manual mating and de-mating of connectors. Circulars are also considered superior in terms of their environmental performance. But rectangular-shaped connectors have many advantages of their own. Here are the main reasons rectangulars are king in so many interconnect applications:

Connector/Contact Density

Because of their shape, and the way rectangular connectors are fixed together with jacking hardware, these connectors can deliver optimized interconnection of circuits with higher density and less wasted space compared to circulars. By way of example, consider the 102 contact Series 79 Micro-Crimp connector versus the 130 contact Series 80 Mighty Mouse (the highest pin counts available in both series). Image you would need at least four connectors from either series for a particular box application (see image). Now if you simply do the math, it may appear Mighty Mouse is the contact density winner. But considering the stackable Series 79 does its job in 1/3 the space as the Mighty Mouse, the rectangular shaped solution comes out on top.

Circuits

Space Constraints

Efficient use of space goes hand in hand with contact density to enable rectangular shaped connectors to better fit into reduced-space applications. Because of their overall shorter length, lower shell profile and the fact that rectangulars do not need as much adjacent space for manual mating and de-mating, they are the connector of choice for low profile devices such as backplane and blade-type applications.

Blind Mate and Rack Applications

Rectangular connectors may be easily fitted with float mount and guide-pin technologies, making them suitable for blindmate and rack-and-panel applications. While there are certainly situations in which a circular blind-mate connector is the preferred solution, rectangular blind-mate connectors are the ideal choice for use in trays, connectorized equipment racks and equipment consoles.

Right Angle Board Accommodation

High contact count – even multi-row – rectangular connectors provide for a much simpler pathway for right angle PC board termination compared to circular connectors. In circular packages, each additional row increases complexity and requires additional touch labor, testing, and component configurations.

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Nanominiature Connectors: MIL-DTL-32139 QPL and Glenair MCOTS Solutions

Nanominiature Connectors: MIL-DTL-32139 QPL and Glenair MCOTS Solutions

The smallest and lightest mil-qualified connector series. The 32139 Nano is ideally suited for rugged defense and aerospace wire-to-board applications.
Series 89
Micro-D Connectors and Cables for Space, Missiles, Downhole and other Rugged Applications

Micro-D Connectors and Cables for Space, Missiles, Downhole and other Rugged Applications

MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D production is exactingly controlled — from terminal spacing to approved wire termination methods. Glenair is the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of these wire-to-wire and wire-to-board Interconnects for space-rated and military-aerospace applications.
Series 79 Micro-Crimp Connectors and Accessories

Series 79 Micro-Crimp Connectors and Accessories

The High-Performance, Crimp Contact Rectangular with Advanced EMC and Environmental Performance. High-Density 0.075" Spacing Solution.
Super-Twin™

Super-Twin™

Lightweight Composite Modular Connectors
Drop-in replacements for legacy modular rectangular connectors save weight, space, and assembly time. Series 20
HiPer-D M24308 Type Connectors and Accessories

HiPer-D M24308 Type Connectors and Accessories

High-Performance MIL-DTL-24308 style Intermateable D-Sub Connectors. Machined Shells with Integrated EMI Grounding Springs. Space-Grade Versions Available.
MIL-DTL-24308 Type D-Subminiature and HiPer-D EMI/RFI Filter Connectors

MIL-DTL-24308 Type D-Subminiature and HiPer-D EMI/RFI Filter Connectors

MIL-DTL-24308 intermateable filter connectors with advanced environmental/shielding performance
QPL Hermetic MIL-DTL-24308 D-Sub Connectors

QPL Hermetic MIL-DTL-24308 D-Sub Miniature Connectors

Glenair MIL-DTL-24308 D-Subminiature hermetic connectors are high density, compact connectors suited for use in rack and panel, cable to panel and cable to cable applications where an airtight seal is required. Glenair hermetic MIL-DTL-24308 connectors are DLA qualified and made in America.
ARINC Filter Connectors

ARINC Filter Connectors

Glenair manufactures a full range of ARINC 600 filter connectors for use in EMC/EMP management of electronic systems and interconnect cabling
AlphaLink PC Board Connectors and Jumpers

AlphaLink PC Board Connectors and Jumpers

Low-Profile Board Level Spring-Loaded Contact Connectors and Flex Jumpers