D-sub Connector Assembly

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Military D-Sub Connector Manufacturers

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A listing of MIL-C-24308 D-Subminiature Connector Manufacturers.
The products the companies produced are listed under the company name which are indexed in alphabetic order.

MIL DSub Connector Manufacturers [Sub-miniature]

Dsub Shell sizes: DA, DB, DC, DD, and DE; plugs and receptacles. {see below}
Standard Dsub (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 'HD' (size 22 contacts):15, 26, 44, 62, 78, and 104 pins
Power Dsub 3W3, 3WK3, 5W5, 8W8; 3, 5, 8 single row High Power Contacts

Empty Crimp Shell, plug, or receptacles has no pins installed
Standard density Dsub connectors have a foot print of two row by x pins
High density Dsub connectors have a foot print of three row by x pins

Amphenol {MIL Spec D-sub Connectors}

CINCH Connector Div. {MIL-24308 Connectors}

Conec {Filter - D Sub Connectors}

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

Erni {D-Sub to IEC 807-3 / DIN 41652, Trapezoidal-Connectors}

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

Glenair Inc. {MIL-DTL-24308 Backshells, D-Subminiature}

In2Connect {Standard, High density, Crimp, Mixed Combo, Filtered, Waterproof D-Subs}

Winchester Electronics {Combo D sub}

Military connectors meet the requirements stated in one or more documents generated by the Department of Defense.
Commercial Dsub connectors may appear identical, but not meet all of the requirements stipulated by the military.

MIL-DTL 32139 [Nano D connectors], provide a good example of the levels of performance that can be achieved by a miniaturized connector.
Based on a pitch of .025 inches, these components are only a quarter of the volume and have 80% less mass than the MIL-DTL-83513 Micro D connectors they supersede
(correspondingly smaller and lighter than the D-subminiature Mil-C-24308 connectors they were introduced to replace)

Manufacturers of Commercial D-Sub Connectors

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D-Sub Connector types: all shell sizes

Board Mount DSub Connectors:
...Right Angle D-Sub Connector [board foot-print depends on shell size]
......Through-Hole D-Sub Connector
......Surface Mount D-Sub Connector SMT
......Dual Port Two connectors stacked together
...Straight D-Sub Connector: Solder
......Press-fit D-Sub Connector: Solderless
......Wire Wrap D-Sub Connector: Solderless
Cable DSub Connectors:
...IDC D-Sub Connector; Discrete Wire
...IDC D-Sub Connector; Flat Ribbon Cable
...Crimp Snap-in D-Sub Connector; Discrete Wire
...Solder Cup D-Sub Connector; Discrete Wire

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

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

D-Subminiature Terms:

D-Sub right angle pin depth

Dsub: D-Subminiature
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
MIL: Military, as in Department of Defense Standard 'DOD'
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
Pin: A male contact.
QPL: Qualified Products List
RoHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances
SMT: Surface Mount Technology
Socket: A female contact.
THR: Thru Hole Reflow, 'Pin in Paste'

Rectangular D-Sub Connector Outline

Shell polarization is accomplished by a keystone shape ['D' shape] shell design, with polarization accomplished before engagement of the pins and sockets.
Which means that the connector shell mates before the pins of the connector mate with the sockets.
The keystone shape resembles the symbol of a wedge, or the capital letter D.

Refer to Military Connector Manufacturers for all the other styles of Military spec connectors.
This is a listing of Military D-Sub Connector Manufacturers and data.
The products the companies produce are listed under the company name which is indexed in alphabetic order.

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Modified 6/13/15
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