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Pioneering Cee-Lok FAS-T Connector System Features Field Terminable, Crimp-Snap, 10GB Ethernet Technology

-- System Provides Future-Proof Interface for Aerospace, Defense and Marine Markets --

HARRISBURG, Pa. - April 2, 2012 - TE Connectivity's new CeeLok FAS-T connector system is the most rugged, small form factor, 10 Gigabit ETHERNET, field terminable I/O connector in the Aerospace, Defense and Marine marketplace. The CeeLok FAS-T connector easily meets today's high speed signal requirements and the expected 10 Gb/s speeds needed in the future. This exciting new connector features crimp-snap contacts that enable easy termination and field repairability. Additionally its unique, integral backshell with 360-degree shielding drives down weight and cost, while significantly improving overall system performance.

"The CeeLok FAS-T connector provides an easy to terminate, high-speed/bandwidth interface that delivers on the demand of Size Weight and Power (SWaP) reduction, without compromising upon ever-increasing performance needs," said Earle Olson, Business Development Manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity. "This new small format, field terminable connector empowers a wide cross-section of industry applications from in-flight applications for both commercial and military platforms, as well as ground-based and marine-based needs."

The connector's small form factor (Shell Size 8 - 0.750") utilizes a panel cutout of .698" (diameter) while maintaining outstanding signal integrity thanks to the patented T-shaped pin pattern that provides noise cancellation and decoupling to minimize cross talk. Additionally, the CeeLok FAS-T connector has been designed to easily survive harsh environments in military, commercial aerospace and marine/offshore applications.

The CeeLok FAS-T connector is a true 100 Ohm impedance connector that is compatible with Cat5e, Cat 6a and various other protocols ranging from the traditional 90 Ohm USB 2.0 to the more widely used 110 Ohm IEEE 1394 "fire wire." Available in both cable-applied and printed circuit board varieties, the CeeLok FAS-T connector uniquely provides a means of transmitting high speed signals from the printed circuit board to system peripherals without sacrificing speed, panel space, or environmental performance.

Associated products that complement the new CeeLok FAS-T connectors are available and include band straps, termination devices, molded boots, wire and cable and complete harnessing capabilities.

CeeLok FAS-T, TE Connectivity and the TE connectivity (logo) are trademarks of the TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies.

Key Features:

  • Accommodates size 8 shell for weight and space savings
  • 10 Gbit-Ethernet - Cat 6A or Cat 7 wire
  • 1 Gbit-Ethernet - Cat 5e
  • Crimp-snap, 39029-style contacts for easy termination and field repairability
  • Backshell integrated in plug body provides low profile, low cost, low weight strain relief & EMI protection
  • Compatible with multiple braid terminations, adaptor styles and seal boots
  • Insert assembly mechanically retained for ≥ 25 lb. retention force
  • Scoop-proof design

Applications:

  • Military applications including soldier worn devices, missiles, rotary wing, C41, ground vehicles, fixed wing aircraft and shipboard
  • Commercial Aerospace
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CeeLok FAS-T Connectors, Cable Assemblies, and Associated Products

See also:
CeeLok FAS-T Connectors, Cable Assemblies, and Associated Products Brochure (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

White paper on Enabling 10 Gbit-Ethernet in Miniature I/O Connectors for Aerospace and Defense Applications (.pdf)

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