High-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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.