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VPX Board Conversion Modules

The VPX media conversion products provides the sweet spot of conversion from both backplane and Base-T connectors, as vpxwell as backplane and high-end fiber connections. The product suite includes the components needed to quickly integrate this unit into a new sub-system, as well as install and field in rugged environments. By utilizing this architecture as a starting point, new derivatives that support specific requirements can easily be made, ensuring high-technology readiness and low-development costs.


  • Embedded and integrated set of media and protocol conversion VPX boards for open systems architectures in the military rugged market
  • Providing connectivity for 1G, 10G, and up to 40G Ethernet with Base-T and Fiber Base-SR conversion circuitry
  • 3U and 6U VPX modules have corresponding internal sub-systems connectors/cable as well as full test and integration set of products
  • For plug and play integration with COTS VPX CPUs,  Switches, and other devices
  • New derivatives can be formed to meet new customer requirements
  • Full diagnostics and control interfaces for built in test and alternate configurations

Media Conversion Family

Amphenol Aerospace High Speed Solutions offers copper to fiber and fiber to copper media conversion with our hybrid integrated connectors. The family consists of protocol independent and ethernet media conversion converters with more products being developed to meet our customers application needs.

We will customize to fit your needs, contact us today!

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  • Digital

  • Analog

  • Ethernet

  • Opto-Electronic Contacts

Analog to Digital Converter Family

Amphenol Aerospace's High Speed Solutions offers a fully integrated stand alone Analog to Digital Converter package. Our integrated Analog to Digital Converters support input through High Frequency 50Ω MMCX RF type interconnects in a rugged MIL-DTL-38999 ultra small form factor package. The analog inputs are single-ended and coupled to the latest in TI’s family of open architecture high speed ADC devices using a balun and AC coupling capacitor configuration to produce the broadband differential input required by the devices.

  • A to D conversion integrated with rugged MIL-DTL-38999 interconnects
  • State-of-the-art ADC devices from TI
  • Open system interface for easy integration with any FPGA
  • One key benefit of the ADC-4CH-160M-F (fiber) is that it eliminates expensive phase matched RF cables. Thus saving a lot of cost overall in customers system design.

We will customize to fit your needs, contact us today!

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OCS Oval Contact System

OCS-1The OCS (Oval Contact System) is the newest D38999 interconnect product offering from Amphenol High Speed Solutions, it provides many advantages for high speed data transmission.


  • High Density: A wide variety of insert arrangements are available
  • Patterns range from 1 to 21, 100 Ohm differential pairs capable of delivering data transfer speeds of 10Gbps per pair
  • MIL-DTL-38999 shell styles available from size 9 to 25
  • Front release rear removable contact system for easy repair
  • Solder or PCB tail contacts available
  • Meets environmental requirements of MIL-DTL-38999
  • Uses off-the-shelf Mil Spec Backshells 

OCS Mechanical/Physical Properties

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  • Mating Cycles 500 (min.)
  • Operating temperature –65C to 175C
  • Contact materials and platings consistent w/AS39029

OCS Signal Integrity Performance

  • Data rate: 10Gbps per pair
  • Insertion loss: <0.3 dB up to 5 GHz
  • Return loss: >20 dB up to 5 GHz
  • NEXT and FEXT: >40 dB up to 5 GHz
  • Differential to common mode conversion:>50 dB up to 5 GHz

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High Speed Solutions

high-speed fiber copperThe High Speed Solutions group is one of the fastest growing and most technologically advanced groups within Amphenol Aerospace. Everyday, the High Speed Solutions team is developing custom connector and cable solutions for High Speed Copper, Fiber Optic, and Integrated applications. As a basic business philosophy, the team is dedicated to concentrating on those advanced and challenging market segments that demand an extraordinary level of supplier support and reaction. Our approach to implement this strategy is based on the following key principles:


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Fiber Optics Interconnects

High Speed/High Frequency Copper Interconnects


  • Copper Contacts

    When you need superior electrical performance plus shielding to eliminate interference from outside electrical sources in a connector, Amphenol has the most reliable contact solutions. 

    Amphenol offers a very wide range of contacts for most MIL-Spec and many proprietary connector applications, which include the International Space Station, Fighter Aircraft, Battlefield Communication Networks, and Military Ground Vehicle.

    Contacts Usage:

    • Coax Contacts - Designed for RF/Microwave and shielded wire applications both low frequency and matched impedance available
    • Concentric Twinax Contacts - shielded twisted pair of conductors designed for digital transmission systems data bus 1553 systems
    • Triax Contacts - designed for shielded wire applications
    • Quadrax and Differential Twinax contacts - Designed for Ethernet, Firewire, Fibrechannel and Gigabit Ethernet applications.

    Amphenol® Coax, Concentric Twinax, Triax contacts for Printed Circuit Board Applications

    Printed circuit tail twinax contacts provide a cost effective packaging solution for limited space applications where connectors are attached to printed circuit boards. They are available for MIL-DTL-38999 Series I and III cylindrical connectors and for ARINC 404 and ARINC 600 rectangular connectors. High reliability is assured with factory pre-assembled contacts and standardized termination to the board.


    Amphenol® Shielded Contacts for Ground Plane Connectors

    Amphenol offers MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors for data bus, LAN and Coax, triax, twinax transmission lines with conductive inserts that ground the outer conductor of the coax triax or twinax contacts to the shell. These connectors are sold “less contacts” or as a kit part number shipped, packaged with your selected contacts. They will accommodate size 8 & 12 coax, triax or twinax contacts or size 16 coax contacts.


    Coaxial Concentric Twinax Triax Quadrax Differential Twinax High Frequency Transition Adapters
    Pin and socket contacts designed for RF/microwave and shielded wire applications. Sizes 4, 8, 12 & 16 Pin and socket contacts designed for protection from magnetic and electrostatic interference including nuclear electromagnetic pulse. Sizes 8 & 12 Pin and socket contacts designed for shielded wire applications with 3 conductors. Sizes 8, 10 & 12 Size 8 pin and socket contacts. An outer contact with 4 strategically spaced inner contacts forming two 100 or 150 Ohm matched impedance differential pairs. Size 8 pin and socket contacts. An outer contact with 2 inner contacts spaced to form one 100 or 150 Ohm matched impedance differential pair. Size 8 Coaxial contacts that provide high frequencies (DC to 40 GHz). Unique “Float Mount” technology maintains tight mechanical tolerances. Matched impedance quadrax and twinax transition adapters provide a method of launching from the high speed connectors to PCB boards.
  • High Speed Rect. Board Level Connectors

    Amphenol Rectangular High Speed Interconnects

    Amphenol provides an impressive array of Rectangular Interconnection products to meet the needs of high density systems such as opto-electrical backplanes used in many applications that include: medical equipment, commercial aviation, military ground vehicles, GPS systems, space and industrial applications.

    Amphenol® Printed Circuit Board Connectors - Rectangular connectors with standard low mating force brush contacts can have hybrid arrangements with coax contacts.

    ·         LRM Interconnects - Rectangular module and backplane connectors with standard low mating force brush contacts can have hybrid arrangements with coax contacts.

    ·         Amphenol® ARINC 600 and R27 Rack & Panel Connectors are available with quadrax, coax, twinax and differential twinax contacts.


  • High Speed Cable Assembly

    Amphenol provides a large array of cable assemblies with high speed quadrax and differential twinax contacts, as well as coax and concentric twinax contacts.

    Amphenol strives to offer customers the widest range of cable assemblies, keeping abreast of the latest cable types in the marketplace. Please consult with the contact product managers at Amphenol Aerospace for assistance in designing the cable assembly that suits your particular needs. From a simple one-cable interconnection, to a multiple cable system, Amphenol can design and supply your cable needs for high frequency contacts and connectors. See the High Frequency Contact Designer’s Guide at the end of this catalog section.

    Rigid testing is performed 100% on cable assemblies at Amphenol before they are shipped to make sure they meet customer requirements. These requirements include tests such as DWV, resistance and continuity. Amphenol has the background experience and understanding of harsh environmental testing to assure reliable “end-to-end” 
    interconnect solutions.

  • High Speed Connectors

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Amphenol Aerospace
40-60 Delaware Avenue
Sidney, NY 13838-1395



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