Centaur

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Contact:

Stephen R. Fernandez
High Speed Business Development Manager
+1 (607) 563-5339
sfernandez@amphenol-aao.com

Description:

The Centaur, a Greek mythological creature, utilized the advantages of a human upper body and equestrian lower body to flourish. Like the mythological creature, Amphenol's Centaur interconnect utilizes the advantages of our extensive legacy of Mil-Spec connectors and the latest in high-speed contact and connector technology. The Centaur interconnect provides both a durable and high-bandwidth system perfect for military, aerospace, and other ruggedized, high-bandwidth applications. It supports data rates up to 56 Gbps in a ruggedized, lightweight aluminum MIL-DTL-38999 shell.

Features & Benefits:

  • Ruggedized light-weight aluminum MIL-DTL-38999 size 23 and 25
  • Available in 40 or 32 100 ohm differential pairs depending on shell size
    o Shell size 25 – 40 DP plus 10 single-ended
    o Shell size 23 – 32 DP plus 8 single-ended
  • Keying: “N” (Standard) “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “E”
  • Backshell Options in Straight, 45 degrees, 90 degrees, and other types
  • Jacket type available: THV
  • Cable types available in 30 & 34 AWG, high bandwidth
  • Supports data rates up to 10 Gbps PAM4
  • Fully electrically tested
  • Impedance: 100
  • Mating Cycles: 100
Service Class

Connector Material Service Class Material / Description
Aluminum OD Cadmium 175°C, 500 hour salt spray, EMI Shielding -50 db @10GHz specification min
Electroless Nickel 175°C, 500 hour salt spray, EMI Shielding -50 db @10GHz specification min.
Durmalon Nickel-PTFE alternative to Cadmium, 175°C, 500 hour salt spray, EMI -50dB
Black Zinc Zinc-Nickel alternative to Cadmium, 175°C, 500 hour salt spray, EMI Shielding
Stainless Steel Nickel Corrosion resistant steel, 200°C, firewall capability, 500 hour salt spray, EMI
Passivative 200°C, firewall capability, 500 hour salt spray, EMI -45 dB @10 GHz
Application Notes

Protocols Supported Shell Size
23 25
USB 2.0 / Std A & B X X
USB 3.0 / Std A & B X X
10/100/1000 Ethernet X X
10G Ethernet X X
25G Ethernet X X
40G Ethernet X X
100G Ethernet X X
SATA X X
eSATA X X
Micro-SATA X X
Mini-SAS X X
PCle 1.0/2.0/3.0/4.0 X X
4X IB (CX4) X X
QSFP IB X X
12X IB X X
DVI X X
Display Port X X
HDMI X X
SFP+ X X
Fibre Channel X X

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  Amphenol CENTAUR Meritec HERCULES
Legacy of QPL circular connectors X  
Multi-decade lineage of high-speed contact
and connector technology
X  
Fortune 500 company X  
Difficult & proprietary laser weld cable process   X
Flexible and simple cable assembly process X  
Partnership with COTS Samtec ExaMAX®
product
X  
Quick turn prototypes X  
Support for aluminum, composite, and
stainless steel shell materials
X  
Support for all shell plating finishes X  

 

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Centaur Brochure
Centaur is a high-speed, high density, ruggedized cable assembly that t supports data rates up to 10 Gbps in a lightweight, aluminum MIL-DTL-38999 shell.
Video The Myth-stery of the Centaur
The Myth-stery of the Centaur
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High-Speed Solutions On Board Transceiver Rugged Device
Centaur PCB
Our Centaur interconnect product is now available in a compliant eye press fit tail option. Supporting data rates up to 10 Gbps with options of 32 to 40 differential pairs – this configuration can now connect straight to your board for a rugged 38999 integrated system.
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