Male D-Sub Connector / Cable Assembly

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D-Sub Connector Manufacturers

[Audio] [Card Edge] [Coax/Twinax] [Cylindrical] [D sub] [DIN] [ Fiber]
[Headers] [LVDS] [Power] [PWB to PWB] [Military]
[Terminal Blocks] [Jack-Plug] [Telcom]
[PC-104] [PCI] [SCSI] [USB] [VME]
[Compact-PCI] [PCMCIA] [2mm]
[FireWire] [Smart Card]

A General listing of D-Subminiature Connector Manufacturers and sites related to Dsub connectors.
The products the companies produced are listed under the company name which are indexed in alphabetic order.

D Sub Connector Manufacturers [Sub-miniature]

Dsub Shell size: DA, DB, DC, DD, and DE. {see below} [D Shell Dimensions]
Standard Dsub Sizes (size 20 contacts): 9, 15, 25, 37, and 50 pins (IAW DIN 41 652, MIL-C-24308, IEC807). Also available as dual (mixed) stacked.
High Density Dsub Sizes 'HD' (size 22 contacts):15, 26, 44, 62, 78, and 104 pins. [Insert Arrangements]
Dsub Power Styles 3W3, 3WK3, 5W5, 8W8; 3, 5, 8 single row High Power Contacts [refer below]

D-sub Component Vendors:
Adam Technologies Inc. {D-sub styles; Pin/Coax Combo-Stacked Dual Port-EMI/RFI Filtered-High density-IDC-Right Angle-Solder/Crimp/Discrete Wire}

Advanced-Connectek Inc. 'ACON' {D-Sub Connector Manufacturer}

CINCH Connector Div. {Commercial / High-Reliability/Military PWB/Wire Termination Connector Crimp/Solder/IDC/Wire Wrap}

Conec {Filter Dsub, Combo D-sub & D Sub Connectors}

CRISTEK Interconnects, Inc. {Military D type Connector Manufacturer}

CW Industries {IDC Dsub Connectors, including all plastic D-sub connectors}

ECS 'Electronic Connector Service' {D-Subminiature connectors in both vertical and right angle, solder and press fit}

EDAC Inc. {Sub-D Connectors, straight & right angle}

Erni {D-Sub to IEC 807-3 / DIN 41652, all types, Power}

Essen Deinki {Sub-D Connectors / Accessories, Hoods}

E-tec {Sub-D Connector Manufacturer}

FCI {Sub-D Connector Manufacturer; Signal/Power, High density, Power, Accessories}

FCT Electronic {Standard D-Sub, Mixed Layout, SMT, Filter, Dual-port, IDC Ribbon, High Density Waterproof Connectors}

Filconn Inc. {Military Rectangular/Pin Filtered D Connector MIL-C-24308 / M83513}

Foxconn Electronics {Normal/Stacked D-sub connector}

Fujitsu Takamisawa Inc. {D Sub connectors}

Glenair Inc. {MIL-DTL-83513, Micro-D, Back-shells}

Harting {SubD Connector}

Hirose Electronic {9, 15, 25, 37-pin D-sub; Straight/Right Angle, IDC/Crimp Type, Plastic Shells}

ITT Cannon {Combo D with coax and power, High Reliability D (Military and Space), Micro D, Press fit D, Filter D}

Kycon {Right Angle/Straight/Vertical, SMT/Thru-Hole, Dual Port, High Temp, High density, Ferrite}

Leoco Corp. {Insulation Displacement, Solder, Crimp, PCB style D-sub}

OUPIIN America Inc. {D connector/D Sub/High Density}

Positronic Industries {Dsub, All Types and styles.}

Power Dynamics {D Sub Connectors Filtered/Unfiltered Crimp/IDC Right Angle/Straight}

Sabritec {MIL-DTL-24308, Combo D-Sub Connectors}

Tyco {D-sub Cable, Vertical Posted, Right-Angle Posted, Military D-subs; MIL-C24308, MIL-C-39029}

Winchester Electronics {press-fit PCB D-Subminiature connectors, D-Subminiature Combo connectors combine signal, power, and RF coaxial contacts}

Normal D-sub connectors carry standard pins. The combo, or split-pin connectors also carry other pin styles.
In some cases the additional pin styles will use larger pins for power lines or coax contacts for RF signals.

D-Subminiature Connectors manufactured to the Mil-C-24308 specification.
Editor note; I believe that the MIL C-24308 standard has been withdrawn and replaced by MIL DTL-24308.
Also that these standards are controlled by the government and may be withdrawn at any time, without replacement.
This includes the top level spec C24308 and any slash sheets referenced by the standard [24308/ ].
Listing for Manufacturers of MIL-C-24308 Connectors.

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D-Sub Connector types: all shell sizes

Board Mount D-Sub Connectors:
...Right Angle D-Sub Connector
......Through-Hole D-Sub Connector [also called PC Tail]
......Surface Mount D-Sub Connector SMT
......Dual Port Two connectors stacked together
...Straight D-Sub Connector: Solder
......Through-Hole D-Sub Connector
........Press-fit D-Sub Connector: Solderless [Compliant Pin Description]
........Wire Wrap D-Sub Connector: Solderless
......Surface Mount D-Sub Connector SMT
Cable D-Sub Connectors:
...IDC D-Sub Connector; Discrete Wire [IDC Description]
...IDC D-Sub Connector; Flat Ribbon Cable [IDC Dsub Shell Dimensions]
...Crimp Snap-in D-Sub Connector; Discrete Wire
...Solder Cup D-Sub Connector; Discrete Wire [Solder Cup Description]
...Gender Changers D-Sub Connector; Male-to-Male, Female-to-Female, Female-to-Male [Gender Changer Definition]
...Adapters 9-pin to 25-pin D-Sub Connector; Male-to-Male, Female-to-Female, Female-to-Male

DSub Shell Sizes
Standard Density High Density
DA Shell 15 position HD DA Shell 26 position
DB Shell 25 position HD DB Shell 44 position
DC Shell 37 position HD DC Shell 62 position
DD Shell 50 position HD DD Shell --
DE Shell 9 position HD DE Shell 15 position

Rectangular Connector Sizes
D-Sub Connector Sizes
D-Subminiature Connector Sizes

Mixed Signal Contacts
Coaxial or Power and Signal
2W2C, 3W3 + 3W3C, 5W1, 5W5, 7W2, 9W4, 11W1, 13W3, 17W2, 21W1
8W8, 13W6, 17W5, 21WA4, 25W3, 27W2
24W7, 36W4, 43W2, 47W1
The first number represents the total number of contacts, while the last number represents the number of coax [or power] contacts.
The coax contacts may have 3 or five solder pins for mounting.

Filter Contacts
C-Filter [uses a Feed-Through Ceramic Capacitor, signal to ground]
L-Filter [uses an Inductor, Ferrite strip under the body as a pin alignment body]
LC-Filter [Series Inductor followed by a capacitor to ground. Low source, high load impedance]
CL-Filter [capacitor to ground followed by a Series Inductor. High source, low load impedance]
T-Filter [Two Series Inductors with a center capacitor to ground. Low source, low load impedance]
Pi-Filter [Two capacitors to ground with a center inductor. TBD source, TBD load impedance]

Performance Classes
Class 1; 500 contact cycles
Class 2; 200 contact cycles
Class 3; 50 contact cycles

D-Sub common usage in computers;
9-pin DE D-Sub connectors are used as an RS232 Serial port
15-pin DA D-Sub connectors are used as a Video port
25-pin DB D-Sub connectors are used as a parallel / printer port
Note that most people just use the term 'DB'; DB9, DB15, DB25.
This page provides connector dimensions; D-Sub Mechanical Drawing

Connector Terms:

HD: High Density
Filtered: Suppress electro-magnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency (RFI)
High Density, HD: Pack 3 rows of pins into the next smaller 2-row shell size, 15-pins into a 9 pin shell size
IDC: Insulation Displacement Connection [IDC Definition]
IEC: (International Electrotechnical Commission) ~ International Standards Body
IP: Environmental Protection Ratings [Industrial Environmental Protection Ratings]
MIL: Military, as in Department of Defense Standard 'DOD' [Military BackShell]
MIL-C-24308/20A: Connectors, Electrical, Rectangular, Miniature, Polarized Shell, Rack and Reel, Shield, Straight, Deep
MIL-DTL-24308; A sub-standard of MIL-C-24308. DTL stands for Detail Specification Sheet
RoHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances
SMT: Surface Mount Technology
THR: Thru Hole Reflow, 'Pin in Paste'

Refer to the following page for Military Connectors, and may also list companies which manufacturer Dsub connector styles.
A General listing of D-Sub Connector Manufacturers and Related sites.
The products the companies produce are listed under the company name which is indexed in alphabetic order.

Editor note The terms Dsub, D-sub, or D-Subminiature all mean the same or relate to the same Rectangular Connector.
However the terms DB9, DE9, DB15, DA15 all relate to the same style of D-sub connector, but imply different size connectors.

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