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High Density Interconnect Overview

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HIGH-DENSITY INTERFACES / MULTI-PORT CONNECTORS

 Times Microwave High Density Interface families provide quick mate/de-mate of multiple cable assemblies to give you unprecedented microwave connectivity and maintainability. Our high performance M8 Multi-Port, Mini-Multi-Port (MMP) and  BMB 38999 contacts with standard and custom connector shell designs make Times Multi-Port products the best choice in high density interconnect applications.

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Developed to break through physical space barriers -

Multi-Port connections maximize I/O packaging densities and give you nearly instantaneous connect/disconnect/re-connect of multiple microwave transmission lines, providing unmatched system maintainability.

 

 

 


 

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Times High Density Interface Benefits -

Reduce panel space requirements for multiple connector outputs/inputs drastically

Minimize box installation clearances for connections

Prevent cross connected cable assemblies

Radically improve overall system maintainability

Significantly reduce costs and downtime associated with equipment installation and removal

Eliminate the need to Torque or Lockwire individual connectors 

 

Complex interconnect installation challenges made possible - with Times Multi-Ports

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Times Microwave High Density Interface families provide quick mate/de-mate of multiple cable assemblies to give you unprecedented microwave connectivity and maintainability. The M8 Multi-Port, Mini-Multi-Port (MMP) and  38999 (BMB) series contacts provide broadband performance extending up to 40 GHz. All of our High Density Interconnect products have been developed to provide extended life and full performance in harsh environments. Sealing features are built into the contact interfaces and connector shells, providing redundant assurance of long-term performance in fielded systems.

There are a range of standard and custom choices available to you within the Times HDI families. Contacts are available to cover several broadband frequency ranges, and Times Multi-Port shells, Mini-Multi-Port shells or standard Mil-C-38999 shells can be used. Customized Times shells also allow you the ability to optimize interconnect placement, interconnect density, and system maintenance. 

 

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LOWEST LOSS - Times MMP or M8 interconnects give you the ability to minimize system losses and maximize packaging density. The standard Times shells have been developed with center-to-center spacing dimensions to support the most commonly used Times low-loss cable sizes. This makes implementing minimum loss, high density multi-port connections in your system possible. Custom shell capability lets you take the optimization of system loss and packaging size to the next level.

FREQUENCY RANGES - Times M8, MMP, and BMB contacts are all 50 Ohm, low VSWR broadband microwave interfaces. Mode-free connections up to 40 GHz are supported.

MAINTAINABILITY - Maintainability features are designed into the the Times HDI product line. Simple hand tool use supports installation or removal of M8 and MMP contacts, while BMB contact designs require no insertion tools, and incorporate a removal tool as part of the contact. No other interfaces come close to the field-friendly maintenance features built into Times HDI systems.

FULL QUALIFICATIONS -  Times HDI family products are already used in many military and commercial systems. Times Multi-Ports have logged countless flight hours on F22, F18, E2, EA6, AH64 and other aircraft. They are used in mobile "quick-reaction" systems, supporting simple equipment installation in a range of vehicles. Times has supplied broadband HDI Multi-Port Interconnects since the early 1990's - an unmatched, real-life pedigree.

INTERFACE CHARACTERISTICS

FREQUENCY RANGE

   M8 Interface

DC - 20 GHz (varies with cable, 125 and 137 styles limited to 18.5 GHz, 24 GHz available in M8E variant)

   MMP Interface

DC-40 GHz (varies with cable, 141 styles limited to 30 GHz)

   Size 12 MMP Interface

DC-40 GHz (varies with cable)

   Size 8 BMB Interface

DC-20 GHz (varies with cable)

VSWR

1.20:1 (per mated pair, nom) up to 20 GHz, 1.40:1 up to 40 GHz

SEALED INTERFACE

O-Ring Seals used in MMP and M8 interfaces

POWER

M8 interface provides TNC equivalent power handling

MATERIALS

   Pins and Bodies

Gold Plated Heat Treated Beryllium Copper (BeCu)

   Shells

Plated Aluminum


 

 

 M8 MULTI-PORT SERIES EXAMPLES

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 FOR M8 MULTI-PORT STANDARD SHELL CONFIGURATIONS - CLICK HERE

 


  

 

MMP MINI-MULTI-PORT EXAMPLES 

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MMP BENEFITS

SIZE COMPARISONS: 38999 and MMP density

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MMP Contacts are available as Replaceable Front Ends and non-replaceable style contacts.

 

MMP Mini-Multi-Port Connector Shells 

MMP Shells mate and de-mate quickly, using a 1/3 turn captive fastener.

 

 

STANDARD SHELL CONFIGURATION EXAMPLES

Rectangular

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 FOR CURRENT STANDARD MMP MULTI-PORT SHELL CONFIGURATIONS - CLICK HERE

 

 

SPECIALIZED  - Shell configuration possibilities are virtually unlimited 

Circular 26 Position Recepticle / 2x13 Position Plug

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Rectangular 26 Position RECEPTICLE / 2x13 Position PLUG

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17 position custom contact position rectangular RECEPTICLE with 2 mating PLUGS

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Custom Options - 

 

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 38999 SERIES EXAMPLES

38999-style shells with Times # 8 BMB contacts

38999 BMB size 8 examples

 

 

Typical 38999 shells for # 12 contacts

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 CHOOSING AND APPLYING THE RIGHT TIMES MULTI-PORT

With an extensive range of existing product choices, Times is ready to help you with your Multi-Port application -

Choose a product family the best way - by working with a Times Applications Specialist to ensure you have the right product for your application.

Times Microwave Systems Field Applications Engineers bring years of focused experience to help with your application. Put the TimesTeam to work for you, and get the right connection. 

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Blind-Mating customized examples 

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Custom Combinations - Combine Times Multi-Port Contacts with your custom Shell

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Mulit-Port Tools

  Click HERE for Multi-Port Tool information

 


 

 

Design Support Available

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Choose a product family the best way - by working with a Times Military/Aerospace Applications Specialist to ensure you have the right product for your application.

Times Microwave Systems Field Applications Engineers bring years of focused experience to help with your application. Put the TimesTeam to work for you, and get the right connection.