On April 6th 2016, RF Globalnet released an article based off of Amphenol’s announcement on how they are now offering ruggedized VITA 46 compliant connectors. The VITA 46 compliant connectors will do than just meet VITA 46 standards. These type of connectors will even exceed VITA 46 standards. These connectors are designed specifically aerospace in mind. There are many commercial and military applications for these. This includes applications for things such as ground defense, missile defense, avionics, C4ISR, and space systems with over 10 gbps data rates.
The R-VPX is considered a type of connector that is ruggedized to be compliant with vita 46. This connecter is also commercial grade, off the shelf also known as COTS. Not only this, but the connector is also has high dense and speed.This R-VPX will be used in computing systems that are for #U and 6U VPX slot profiles. These will also be not only interchangeable but also intermateable with VITA 46 compliant connectors.
Amphenol Aerospace is a division of the Amphenol Corporation which is one of the largest manufacturers for interconnect products. Amphenol Aerospace works within the realm of commercial and military aerospace as well as industrial markets. The make and design all different types of interconnect systems such as rectangular, cylindrical, electronic, EMI and EMP filter, and fiber optic type connectors.
There is over 1000 employees that work at Amphenol Aerospace manufacturing facility which is located in Sidney New York. The type of technology Amphenol Aerospace has is very high tech. This high tech machinery includes things such as screw machining, process controls, molding, CNC machining, die casting, impact and extruding ad well as plating machines.The company has its headquarters located in Wallingford, CT sales that were over $5 billion in the year of 2015.