High Density

centaur logoHigh-Density Connector and Cable Assembly for High-Speed Applications

High-Speed Data Transmission meets Proven Durability

Amphenol’s high-density Centaur connector series is a rugged, lightweight aluminum MIL-DTL-38999 high-speed connector and cable assembly that merges the robustness of Amphenol's D38999 series with industry-leading high-speed technology for applications that require high-speed data transfer.  

Available in sizes 17, 23, and 25 for versatile usage and capacity for 32- or 40 100-ohm differential pairs and single-ended connections, this hybrid connector system supports data rates up to 56 Gbps and 10 Gbps PAM4 with the resiliency in harsh environments expected from Amphenol’s time-tested line of D38999 circular connectors.

The Centaur’s backshell options and jacket types, including THV, ensure adaptability. The Centaur boasts an array of keying options and is thoroughly electrically tested.  

Product Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 Connectors
Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 Connectors
Combines our extensive legacy of Mil-Spec connectors with the latest in high-speed technology, providing both a durable and high-bandwidth system that supports data rates up to 56 Gbps in a lightweight, aluminum MIL-DTL-38999 shell.
Product Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 PCB Connectors
Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 PCB Connectors
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.
Product Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 - Solder Tail
Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 - Solder Tail
The mythological connector of your dreams, now has a new tail. The Centaur - Solder Tail features several solder tail lengths and all the same rugged, versatile options of its parent
Product Centaur Sagittarius
Centaur Sagittarius
Centaur Sagittarius is a ruggedized D38999 connector and high-speed cable package coupled with an integrated ExaMAX high-bandwidth backplane system optimized for ultra high-speed applications in the punishing environments of space.

A Rugged High-Bandwidth System

The ability to transmit large volumes of data quickly and reliably in modern military applications is essential ‒ a task made more challenging in harsh environments. With its high data rates and rugged design, Centaur High-Density Interconnects are a reliable and durable high-bandwidth system that not only enhances high-speed communication and transmission capabilities but provides high-speed performance capacity for data-intensive applications operating in extreme conditions.


High-bandwidth data transmission is critical to enable rapid and secure communication, data transfer, and information sharing. In an era where high speeds and real-time situational awareness is critical, Centaur supports the seamless exchange of video feeds, sensor data, and mission-critical information in everything from communication systems to weapon systems.


Available in PCB or Solder Tail Configurations


Centaur High-Density Connector systems are also available in a compliant eye press-fit tail printed circuit board (PCB) connector option that connects right to your board, as well as a soldier tail option for soldering to a board or other component.  


Amphenol believes in catering flexibility for a range of applications and uses. Centaur is designed in multiple configurations to ensure it can meet a variety of applications and challenges, including:




C5ISR system

Applications in Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, or C5ISR, rely on high-speed components to enable rapid data exchange between critical systems. Centaur high-density connectors ensure seamless high-speed communication, data transfer, and control in mission-critical C5ISR systems while providing rugged durability.


Ground Vehicle Systems


The reliability and durability of high-speed components is essential in ground vehicle systems. Centaur high-density connectors are built to withstand harsh environmental conditions, shock, and vibrations, ensuring uninterrupted data transmission for vehicle control, diagnostics, and communication systems, and improving vehicle performance and safety.


Satellites and Space Communications


satellite communication

High-speed connectors are vital for satellites and space communication systems as they facilitate high-data-rate communication between satellite components and with the ground. Amphenol Centaur connectors are engineered for the unforgiving conditions of space, ensuring reliable data transmission critical for satellite operation and deep space exploration despite extreme temperature fluctuations, vacuum environments, and other unrelenting conditions.


Missile Systems


missile system

High-speed components play a pivotal role in missile systems by enabling high-speed data links for guidance, targeting, and telemetry. With their high-bandwidth capabilities and ruggedization, Centaur high-density connectors enable precision and durability in missile systems, ensuring accurate and timely communication between missile components during flight.


Avionics Systems


Avionics Systems

High-speed components are critical in modern avionics systems, where data integrity and low latency are paramount. Centaur high-density connectors provide secure, high-speed data transmission between avionics components. With the dependable ruggedization offered through MTL-DTL-38999, Centaur interconnects ensure safe and efficient aircraft operation, navigation, and communication in both military and civilian aerospace.