Board level products for harsh environments

NAFI

Fork/blade interconnect

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Amphenol’s NAFI connector products include multi-row, through-hole solder « blade » connectors and card extender connectors as well as press fit « tuning fork » backplane connectors. As with our other connector products, a high degree of flexibility is possible to meet specific density and layout requirements. Rugged, metal header bodies are custom-machined and include finishes such and anodizing and chromating.

Key features

NAFI connector technologies are tested and qualified to MIL-C-28859 and MIL-C-28754. The focal point of NAFI backplane technology is the solderless « Dynamic Retention » gas tight, press-fit tuning fork contact design. Connector patterns containing multiple rows of contacts are easily produced and can include standard NAFI-style features such as guide pins and D-and V- shaped polarizing keys.

M Series male blade connectors

Available with two, three, four and five rows of contacts. The aluminium frame is available in many configurations or is custom designed to meet specific customer requirements which can include coax, fiber-optic and power contacts. The gold plated contact tails are solder coated for ease of application to the daughtercard. The blade contacts can be oriented standard (blade parallel to daughtercard) or reverse (blade perpendicular to daughtercard). The components used by Amphenol have been designed to meet the requirements of MIL-C-28754.

FM series flexible circuit male blade connectors

Designed to meet a wide variety of surface mount module designs. The FM series connectors can be packaged in up to five rows. The standard NAFI interface is maintained while the flexible circuit traces provide the link to the module. The flexible circuit terminations allows for hand soldering or various automate surface mount soldering processes. The aluminum frame is available in many configurations or is custom designed to meet specific customer requirements which can include coax, fiber-optic and power contacts.

NAFI fork and blade

is a time proven interconnection solution which meets the mechanical, environmental and reliability requirements for program applications in critical missions.

NAFI advantages

Amphenol’sNAFI fork and blade interconnect, usingsolderless press fit technology meets both the cost/performance and quality /reliability demands of today’sbackpanelpackaging systems

  • Proven compliant pressfit contact to PTH interface
  • Modular construction -easily customized
  • Low insertion force 2.25 oz/contact
  • Field repairable
  • Module connector through hole or surface mount
  • Density .100 x .100 2, 3, 4 and 5 row
  • Low cost
  • 3 Amp contact rating

The NAFI series serves various markets, including

  • Military avionics & airframe
  • Commercial avionics & airframe
  • Navy
  • C4ISR

Main applications

  • Military avionics & airframe
  • Commercial avionics & airframe
  • Navy
  • C4ISR

Main applications

  • Radar
  • On board computer
  • Display units