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Publication Date: 10/1/2010
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Next Gen Aircraft Connector from Tyco
Re-engineered avionics connector system.
Harrisburg, PA — Tyco Electronics has launched the ARINC 600 next-generation receptacle connector — an innovative re-engineering of a classic solution to meet the needs of today's commercial, aerospace, and military applications.

Whether it's collision avoidance, air-to-ground communications or in-flight entertainment, today?s avionics manufacturers face a challenging economic environment and an ever-increasing demand for weight reduction, streamlined maintenance designs and aerodynamic efficiency. With those goals in mind, Tyco Electronics has re-engineered the entire design and production process to create the lowest cost and lightest ARINC 600 connector on the market.

The re-designed ARINC 600 next-gen connector meets all the same performance requirements of the original. The new connector has been made lighter with considerable cost savings by utilizing a stamped and formed contact system instead of the traditional, screw-machined contact system. The stamped system also allowed for selectively plating only the critical socket contact tines with gold instead of the whole contact, decreasing gold plating costs. In addition, weight was also reduced by changing to hollow contacts instead of the solid contacts used in the legacy design. Moreover, moving to a "monoblock" insert simplified the production process, saving even more costs.

The new ARINC 600 next generation receptacle connector offers: significant cost reduction, equivalent performance to traditional ARINC 600 connectors, robust stamped and formed contact system, up to 10 percent weight reduction per connector, completely inter-mateable with existing ARINC 600 plug connectors, solder-tail version available for complete backwards compatibility with legacy printed circuit board designs, press-fit (eye of needle) compliant tail version available for future box designs, yielding all of the connector cost and weight savings, along with applied cost savings for avionics customers.

Contact: Tyco Electronics, P.O. Box 3608, MS 38-41, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3608 800-522-6752 or 215-657-6202 E-mail: Web:

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