MILITARY & AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS ARE DRIVING THE NEED FOR RUGGED SATA
Military sensor based applications (SIGINT/COMINT/ISR) generate high volumes of real time data that needs to be stored, streamed and processed. This requirement is driven by the increased demand for both manned and unmanned airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems. The demand will further increase as the success of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are stimulating further development of unmanned maritime vehicles (UMV) & unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).
"The weakest link in many embedded applications is the connector, which can sabotage the operation of critical hardware. Our rugged SATA connectors are immune to the effects of severe shock and vibration, safeguarding the flow of data," said BJ Heggli, vice president of Strategic Development and Assistant General Manager for Microsemi. "Microsemi and Hypertronics developed these connectors specifically for our TRRUST-Stor™ SSD, making it perhaps the most secure and rugged SSD available on the market."
Industry standard SATA connectors are unacceptable for demanding military and aerospace environments and platforms due to lack of ruggedness, poor reliability, the solder tails radiate like an antenna and the board lock mechanism is not sufficiently rugged for the targeted applications.
Microsemi’s TRRUST-Stor SSD enabled with the rugged SATA connectors utilizing Hypertronics’ hyperboloid contact technology results in rugged SSDs that are suitable for military applications such as data recorders, avionics, ruggedized mobile systems and digital maps utilized on military platforms, including, fighter aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, mobile man-pack and ground vehicles.
"We are pleased to have partnered with Microsemi to deliver an industry leading solution based on our ruggedization of the SATA standard’ said Stephen Johnson, Director of Business Development for Hypertronics. The Microsemi TRRUST-Stor SSD combined with our rugged SATA connectors addresses the harsh environment challenges prevalent in military, aerospace and industrial applications."
End use of rugged SATA connectors will also be valued and required for data acquisition applications; Heavy Industrial vision inspection, Medical mobile diagnostics, Transportation, Heavy Vehicle – Agriculture & Construction, Enterprise - Telecom and Oil & Gas applications.
Straddle Mount Connector
22 pin - Attaches to Microsemi’s SSD Vertical Connector
22 hyperboloid contacts, mates to straddle mount Used for blind mate configuration & test fixturesCable Connector
22 hyperboloid contacts Mates to straddle mount - cable not provided Right Angle – Through Hole
22 hyperboloid contacts Mates to straddle mount
Used for storage rails – multiple SSDs