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Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Unveils the Next Evolution In “Push-On” Connector Technology

New Line of Pre-Tinned PCB Connectors Reduces Installation Time and Increases Reliability

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL, Oct. 22, 2020 – Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT), a division of Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CSL), has launched a new line of pre-tinned and embossed SMP and SMPM connector bodies for PCB applications that reduces cost and installation time while increasing reliability for those in the space and military & defense markets. These solutions prevent corrosion and oxidization and are ideal for complex, high-performance microwave systems where size and weight are primary concerns.

Designed to satisfy the demand for increased package density and reduced weight in microwave systems, CarlisleIT’s new embossed feature allows gases to escape when high heat is applied during the wave solder process, thus preventing the rapid expansion of trapped moisture that can physically damage the component. This defect, known as the “popcorn effect,” is difficult to recognize and can cause failure early in the product life cycle. These SMP and SMPM connectors can also withstand multiple engagement/disengagement cycles without degradation in electrical performance, making them the ideal interconnect solution for demanding applications and environments.

Other features include:

  • Frequency range: DC - 40 GHz (SMP) and DC - 65 GHz (SMPM)
  • 50 Ω impedance
  • Blindmate configuration
  • Interface per MIL-STD-348
  • Ability to withstand radial/axial misalignment
  • Pre-tinned legs and contacts for faster installation and increased corrosion resistance
  • Additional body feature allows heat and gas to escape, eliminating the “popcorn effect”
  • Custom connectors available

CarlisleIT has a long history of delivering innovative interconnect solutions and has worked closely with engineers in the space, aerospace and military & defense markets for more than 80 years. From component manufacturing to fully integrated engineered solutions, CarlisleIT has the capability and flexibility to support its clients’ unique needs.

Please contact CarlisleIT via email at or phone at (+1) 800-327-9473 for additional details or to inquire about installation design, certification or kit manufacturing needs.

About Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of high-performance wire and cable, including optical fiber. Having started operations in 1940, the company has grown its product portfolio to include specialty and filtered connectors, contacts, integrated systems and cable assemblies, complex harnesses, racks, avionics trays, and installation kits. In addition to its vast product breadth, CIT provides consumers with a higher level of support by offering engineering and certification services for the demanding environments of the commercial aerospace, military and defense electronics, industrial, test and measurement, and medical industries. For more information, please visit


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