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Smiths Interconnect - Providing a Competitive Advantage

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test and industrial markets. Smiths Interconnect is a key partner to the medical device industry. Our connectivity solutions are used extensively in areas where signal integrity and reliability are essential to the well-being of the patient. We create value while mitigating risk through expert design and manufacturing,...


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ABOUT Smiths Interconnect


SECTOR: Devices

Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test and industrial markets. Smiths Interconnect is a key partner to the medical device industry. Our connectivity solutions are used extensively in areas where signal integrity and reliability are essential to the well-being of the patient. We create value while mitigating risk through expert design and manufacturing, reliable end-to-end solutions and a deeply consultative approach to meet the specific requirements of the medical industry.

We leverage our application specific expertise to design and manufacture superior connectors and cable assemblies, RF components and sub-systems that ensure optimal performance, durability and safety.

Our technology brands (EMC, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, TECOM, and TRAK) are synonymous with exceptional performance whenever a technologically advanced, high quality solution is required to ensure reliability and safety. Smiths Interconnect is part of Smiths Group plc, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Surgical and monitoring systems

Ensuring Safety Reliable performance and protection against breakdown are vital in the medical industry. This is why Smiths Interconnect’s connectivity solutions are used in surgical and monitoring systems across multiple applications. Our broad suite of interconnect solutions comply with regulatory and application specific requirements and enjoy a reputation of excellence in the marketplace.

Our Customers Benefit From: ■ Increased value by extending the life of the capital equipment ■ Customized solutions to solve unique challenges ■ Reduced system downtime by maximizing Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) ■ Shortened assembly time and associated costs ■ Safeguarded hospital personnel from inadvertent shocks with finger-proof design

Imaging systems

Superior Performance Medical imaging equipment requirements continue to drive interconnect solutions to enable high-quality images to be generated faster and with superior resolution. Smiths Interconnect’s innovative and durable connectivity solutions allow large volumes of data to be transmitted at high-speeds with high signal integrity. Our Connectivity Solutions Provide: ■ Reliability in every application ■ Maintenance free operation ■ Ease of use and secure handling ■ High-integrity transmission of data, signals, and power ■ Exceptional design flexibility

Disposables

High Reliability in a Sensitive Environment Smiths Interconnect disposable connectivity solutions use superior edge card, spring probe, and Hypertac® hyperboloid technologies to provide reliability on both reusable and disposable devices. Our Connectivity Solutions Offer: ■ Low system costs with highly efficient assembly process ■ Reliable and secure connections ■ Effective solutions to specific application challenges

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HYPERGRIP SERIES

HyperGrip Circular Connector Series is available with 5, 12, 19 or 33 pin positions and a user-configurable keying system. While competitive products require purchasing a different connector for each keying configuration needed, our advanced keying system allows customers to build connectors with six different keying options reducing lead time and inventory.

PCB CONNECTORS

Smiths Interconnect offers a broad range PCB connectors for harsh environments. A wide choice of configurations and terminations of signal, power, high speed, RF contacts and spring probes solutions.

L SERIES CONNECTORS

Smiths Interconnect’s L Series rugged high density modular connectors employ a do-it-yourself system based on the principle of building blocks.

N SERIES

Smiths Interconnect’s N Series high density, modular rack and panel connectors employ a do-it-yourself system based on the principle of building blocks.

CUSTOM SPRING PROBE CONNECTORS AND INTERPOSERS

Featuring Spring Probe technology utilized in custom connector designs. Mixed signals and functionality can be designed into a single connector. Spring probes featuring IDI technologyare designed to optimize performance in high reliability, multicycle applications. Spring probes are compliant which makes them ideal for blind mate applications as they selfcorrect for x, y, z, rotational and angular misalignment of the target. Offered in compressed heights less than 2 mm and utilized on pitches as tight as 0.4 mm, they are well suited for high density, board-to-board, battery contact and high frequency applications.

D SERIES

HyperGrip Circular Connector Series is available with 5, 12, 19 or 33 pin positions and a user-configurable keying system.

ECLIPTA™ – ECL SERIES

State of the art medical devices designed for diagnostic and therapeutic systems, such as mapping and ablation catheters, require repeated mating between reusable and disposable electronic components.

H SERIES

The Smiths Interconnect H Series is high density rectangular modular solution offering a combination of signal, power and coaxial contacts. The connector is ideal for test applications for the Automotive, Railway, Defense, Space & Industrial markets. To meet the specific requirements of harsh environments, the H connector series is available with an EMI shielded housing shell featuring with 1/2 turn jackscrew extractor and guiding and coding functions to ensure reliable mating.

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Autoclavable D series

Autoclaving is often used to sterilize medical devices to prevent disease transmission both in new and reusable products. Autoclaves sterilize by introducing high pressure steam into a chamber containing the objects to be sterilized. Therefore, these devices must be able to withstand autoclaving temperatures in the range of 135°C without damage, deformation, or disintegration.

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Eclipta edge card technology

Smiths Interconnect today announced the release of Eclipta. This high performance edge card technology for disposable medical applications has a range of innovative features that allow for quick and reliable connections whilst delivering the serviceability and affordability required by a broad range of critical medical devices.

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Hyperspring improves reliability and reduces cost of MRI Docking Station

In the past, this customer had used non-magnetic coaxial contacts to connect the 16 channels of MRI signals between the mobile bed and the main MRI system. Due to the high price pressure in the MRI market, the customer was looking for a cost efficient solution, with the same or better performance.

L Series Connects for Therapeutic System

An early stage medical product development company was developing a non-invasive product which uses externally applied low temperatures to cause fat cells to die and be absorbed into the body.

D series for Autoclaved Medical Devices

A medical device manufacturer was looking for an alternative to standard high cost autoclave compatible connector offerings for a range of electrophysiology catheters used to map the electrical activity of the heart to detect arrhythmia.

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Smiths Interconnect - Providing a Competitive Advantage