New ultra-miniature connectors from Fischer

Fischer Connectors
Neal Romanek
Post Production
May 3rd 2016 at 9:59AM : By Neal Romanek

The new connector MiniMax 06 connector is 10mm wide and can include up to 12 power and signal contacts

Fischer Connectors has released a small, ultra-miniature connector, called MiniMax 06, as an extension of its miniature high-density product range, the Fischer MiniMax Series.

The MiniMax 06 connector can include up to 12 power and signal contacts in a footprint of 10 mm. This corresponds to a density factor (receptacle diameter divided by the number of contacts available in the receptacle size) of 0.83, which Fischer claimes is a unique technological feature for a connector with standard 0.5 mm contacts. The new MiniMax 06 connector also includes a new unique configuration with two signal and two high-power 1.3 mm contacts for applications needing 10 Amps or more power, doubling the standard 5 Amps current rating of the existing MiniMax product line.

MiniMax 06 is easy to use and ensures premium performance even in harsh environments. Also available as a pre-cabled solution, it is geared toward handheld or body-worn applications when space is limited, in such fields as defense & security, instrumentation, testing equipment, civil or military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), among many others.

With tthe new smaller connector, Fischer Connectors is aiming toward combining signal and power connectors as a way of making electronics lighter and smaller. MiniMax 06 integrates into the ultra-miniature high-performance Fischer MiniMax Series. Tested for high-speed protocols such as HDMI and data transfer up to 10Gb/s, the series attempts to address the need for higher data transmission rates.

“This product proves that miniaturization in connectivity can be successfully implemented in rugged high-density connectivity solutions that combine power and signal”, said Wim Vanheertum, Fischer Connectors' MiniMax product manager. “We’ve extended our Fischer MiniMax Series to address application engineers’ need to increase the performance of their miniature rugged devices. Handling more mixed signal and power connections in a unique combination of multiple contacts also means increasing flexibility in meeting specific design challenges in miniaturisation.”

The connectors are available in three locking systems (push-pull, screw and quick-release).

MiniMax 06’s specs:

  • Up to 12 contacts in less than 10 mm diameter ?
  • Combined power and signal configuration ?
  • IP68 mated and unmated ?
  • Transfer data up to 10Gb/s ?
  • Locking systems: push-pull, screw ?and quick-release ?
  • Also available pre-cabled with straight or ?angled bend relief overmold ?
  • 5,000 mating cycles ?