TE Connectivity (TE) has added size
20, 16, and 12 power contacts as well as press fit quadrax contacts to its
ARINC 600 connectors portfolio. That is in addition to the already existing size 22 press fit


According to Steve McIntire, senior product manager of Global Aerospace,
Defense, & Marine at TE, it creates a complete press fit solution for the
company’s ARINC 600 receptacle connectors. In other words, users can now press
fit all of the ARINC 600 connectors to the PCB. McIntire added that it also
creates significant cost savings by eliminating the soldering process.

The ARINC 600 receptacle connectors combine stamped
and formed contacts with a one-piece insert to reduce cost, size, and weight of
connectors for a variety of applications. That includes in-flight entertainment systems, air-to-ground
communications, collision avoidance, and other avionics systems.