TE Connectivity End-To-End Solutions for Rugged Vehicle Networks Designed for U.S. Army VICTORY Program

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TE’s Highly Ruggedized Products Help Meet Today’s Standards and Next-Gen Needs

TE Connectivity (TE) announces high-speed, flexible and extremely rugged end-to-end solutions for armored vehicle network backbones that are designed to help meet the U.S. Army’s VICTORY program requirements and other modern architectures. Solutions include 1 Gigabit Ethernet bus required under current VICTORY standards, as well as 10+ GbE that will meet next-generation needs.

“Today’s ground combat vehicles typically have multiple stand-alone systems that do not share data or functionality,” said Greg Powers, Market Development Manager, TE Connectivity, Global Aerospace, Defense and Marine. “The growing challenge for engineers is not only designing a data bus-centric system that will allow those various systems to share data and communicate to a central command, but also to ensure that all components that comprise the network withstand the harsh environmental challenges, including shock and vibration, signal integrity, reliability, NBC exposure (nuclear, biological and chemical) and temperature extremes.”

The Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) initiative was started as a way to correct the problems created by the “bolt on” approach to fielding equipment on U.S. Army vehicles. Implementation of a “data bus-centric” design allows tactical wheeled vehicles and ground combat systems to reduce space and weight, save power, and enables all the various systems within the vehicle to share information and communicate an integrated picture to the crews and command center.

TE brands, such as Raychem and AMP, have led defense industry innovations with Raychem helping the industry to pioneer heat shrink technology, adhesives and molded parts and AMP helping to drive high-speed technologies and protocols. “These are the experts that helped create some of the technologies everyone is using today and they’re busy working on new technologies that will be propelling ground defense applications in five to 10 years,” said John Larkin, Manager Product Management, TE Connectivity, Global Aerospace, Defense and Marine.

“With TE’s full suite of end-to-end solutions for rugged vehicle networks and the multitude of options for current generation and next generation products, engineers can confidently design a fully integrated system that can help withstand virtually any environment,” added Larkin.

TE end-to-end solutions for rugged vehicle networks include:

GbE Connectors

  •     MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors (full range of Mil-Spec connectors)
  •     DTS-RJ45 D38999 Connectors (sealed against harsh environments)
  •     Quadrax Connectors (Gigabit speeds in circular and rectangle formats)
  •     Commercial RJ-45 Connectors

10 GbE Connector

  •     CeeLok FAS-T Connectors (10GbE, field terminable I/O connectors in a compact space and weight-saving size 8 shell)

Optical Connectivity
A wide range of connector styles and sizes to support standard fiber-optic termini:

  •     M83526/20 and 21 Expanded Beam
  •     MIL-PRF-29504 Size 16
  •     ARINC 801

Embedded Computing Solutions for VPX and Beyond

  •     MULTIGIG RT 2 Connectors (for VITA 46)
  •     MULTIGIG RT 2-R Connectors (ultra-rugged and VITA 46 compatible)
  •     Mezalok Mezzanine Connectors (VITA 61)
  •     MULTI-BEAM XLE Power Connectors (VITA 62)
  •     Optical Modules (VITA 66)
  •     RF Modules (VITA 67)
  •     Fortis Zd Connectors (for next-generation applications with modularity, high densities, and 12+ Gb/s speeds)

Rugged Rear Input/Output

  •     MIL 600 Style Connectors (per MIL-DTL-83527)

High-Speed Cable

  •     Cat 5e
  •     Cat 6
  •     Cat 6A
  •     USB 2.0
  •     IEEE 1394
  •     Hookup Wire
  •     RF

Harnessing Components

  •     Molded Parts and Transitions
  •     Adhesives
  •     Heat Shrink Tubing and Shapes
  •     Devices
  •     Adapters
  •     Heat Shrink Products (per TACOM Specs SC-X-15111and SC-X-15112)

For more information on any of these connectivity solutions, contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752 or visit http://www.TheFutureUnleashed.com.

CeeLok FAS-T, Fortis Zd, Mezalok, MULTI-BEAM, MULTIGIG RT, TE Connectivity and the TE connectivity (logo) are trademarks of the TE Connectivity Ltd. family of companies. Other logos, product and/or Company names might be trademarks of their respective owners.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: http://www.te.com.

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