High-density PHD38999 connectors and termini from ITT ICS pass harsh qualification test



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Leading global connector manufacturer and supplier ITT Interconnect Solutions has announced that its PHD38999 connector which utilises its tunable size 22 fibre-optic termini have passed a series of harsh environment tests included in industry-standard M38999 specifications. These connections systems are used in demanding defence and aerospace applications, including vision systems, flight connectors and control systems. ITT's PHD38999 connector, utilising its unique size 22 termini, successfully passed comprehensive Design Verification Testing (DVT), including meeting stringent specifications for mating repeatability, temperature cycling, vibration, mechanical shock, humidity and mating durability. ITT ICS PHD38999 connectors offer high density of up to 50 channels per square inch. Further innovative benefits of PHD38999 interconnects include removable sleeve inserts which allow direct end face access for terminus cleaning and inspection. As PHD terminus retention is via ITT's patented Little Caesar contact retention clip technology, there is unparalleled flexibility for installing, servicing, cleaning and repairing single optical channels. DVT results for the size 22 PHD38999 termini showed less than 0.20 dB Change in Transmittance (CIT) after five hundred mating and de-mating cycles. The temperature cycling test was performed between extremes of -55degC and +105degC, with the connector being held at these extreme temperatures for an hour. Further details are available in an Applications Note downloadable from: www.ittcannon.com About ITT Interconnect Solutions ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. Its products include: connectors and interconnects for the military, aerospace, industrial, oil & gas, medical and transportation markets. About ITT ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, NY, with employees in more than fifteen countries and sales in more than 125 countries. The company generated pro forma 2010 revenues of approximately $2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com