Air Electro distributes and assembles a variety of circular connectors for commercial, military and industrial applications. Our circular connector lines consist of Mil-Spec, Boeing approved (BACC), Airbus approved (EN), Hermetic connectors, Filter connectors and Souriau-Sunbank by Eaton’s industrial Trim Trio line.

Mil-Spec connector offerings are MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 series I & II, MIL-DTL-83723, MIL-DTL-26500 and MIL-DTL-5015. Boeing approved connectors consist of BACC45 and BACC63. Airbus approved connectors include EN3645 and EN3646. Industrial Trim Trio connector offerings include the UTS, UTG, UTO, MBG and UTV series. Commercial equivalents are available for MIL-DTL-38999 series I, II & III, MIL-DTL-26482 series I & II, MIL-DTL-83723, MIL-DTL-26500, MIL-DTL-5015, Souriau 851, 8525 and 8526.

Custom circular connectors are also available through Air Electro’s manufacturing division.

Today We Will be Diving Deeper into Circular Connectors and look at the Glenair Opto Electronic Product Line

Glenair Opto Electronic Products (Transmitters, Receivers, Media Converters)

Beginning in 2012 Air Electro teamed up with Glenair to be their first distributor to sell Glenair’s cutting-edge optoelectronic product.

Optoelectronics (also referred to as photonics) are various forms of optical transceivers/receiver assemblies, copper-to-fiber media converters, “active” connectors and cables and other devices used to convert digital electrical signals in electronic equipment into optical signals for high-bandwidth, long-distance transmission. In aerospace and other demanding environments, optoelectronics are ruggedized for resistance to temperature extremes, vibration and shock.

Commercial and military avionic platforms, as well as in-flight communications and entertainment systems, flight displays, and data servers for aerospace applications increasingly rely on high-performance, harsh-environment optoelectronic modules that convert electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical data streams at rates from 1 Gbps up to 10 Gbps and beyond.

The harsh environmental requirements of commercial and military aerospace (temperature extremes, vibration and shock, EMI shielding, hermetic packaging and so on) are not adequately addressed by commercial-off-the-shelf fiber optic interconnects and transceiver/receiver assemblies. Many other applications also require optoelectronic modules that can operate in harsh environments including spacecraft, military ground vehicles, navy ships, above-ground and sub-sea oil and gas production plants as well as collider physics and nuclear plants.

These products are often used in fiber optic interconnect cable assembly applications such as: environmental overmolded fiber optic cable assembly, multi-way inside-the-Box D38999-to-ST assembly, fiber optic multibranch assembly with flexible conduit wire protection and integrated cable storage bay, GFOCA I/O to board assembly with reinforcing overbraiding, high-speed video fiber optic switch and cable junction box assembly, and turnkey GFOCA fiber optic cable assembly.

Glenair Opto Electronic Product Options

PCB-Mount Transceivers, Transmitters and Receivers

Glenair PCB mount transceivers are ruggedized harsh-environment equivalents to SFP transceivers but with mechanical design suited to the harsh temperature and vibration environments found in Military, Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Railway, and Industrial applications. PCB mount optical transceivers support optional Digital Monitoring Interface (DMI) features in accordance with SFF 8472. The Transceiver is comprised of a transmitter section and a receiver section that reside on a common package and interface with a host board through a high-speed electrical connector.

General Purpose Applications:

High-Speed Digital balanced signals (i.e. 4B/5B, 8B/10B, 62B/64B etc) Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10G Ethernet Fiber Channel (1X, 2X, 4X, 8X), ARINC 818, AFDX, SFPDP, Serial Rapid I/O (sRIO)

Video Applications :


Optoelectronic Connectors and Modules

Glenair Optoelectronic Connectors and Modules- Series 80 Mighty Mouse and MIL-DTL-38999 type connectors and accessories with integrated transmitters and receivers

Glenair is able to offer our Opto-Electronic solutions customers turnkey multichannel receptacle connectors housing integrated transceiver technology for fast/gigabit Ethernet, DVI and HDMI video, as well as various high-speed data transfer protocols. The two available connector designs incorporate Glenair small form-factor optoelectronic contacts (050-301) or an ELIO® equipped configuration that intermates with the standard ELIO® 2.5mm fiber optic terminus (050-307). Receptacles are populated with factory-tested size #8 contacts, and are ready for immediate use as fiber-optic-to electrical circuit board I/O connectors. Special size #8 cavity adapters are also available to enable construction of compatible plug connectors on the cable side.

Ethernet Media Converters

Glenair Ethernet Media Converters with D38999 Series III, Series 80 Mighty Mouse, Glenair GFOCA Hermaphroditic, and 28876 Power, Signal, and Fiber Optic Interfaces

Glenair offers turnkey harsh-environment media converters for in-line and select panel mount applications. The devices facilitate conversion of 10/100/1000BASE-SX/LX fiber optic gigabit Ethernet data streams to electrical signals servicing switches, routers, and other peripherals. Designed for use in ruggedized applications such as geophysical, naval, commercial and military aerospace, these reduced form-factor electrical-to-optical transceivers deliver proven performance with significant size and weight savings compared to conventional form-factor technologies. Leveraging D38999 Series III, Series 80 Mighty Mouse, Glenair GFOCA hermaphroditic, and 28876 power, signal, and fiber optic interfaces, these ruggedized Ethernet media converters are available for a wide range of fiber optic formats, including 1.25mm, 1.57mm, 2.0mm, and 2.5mm ferrules, in both singlemode and multimode, Glenair’s complete range of media converters meets virtually every fiber-optic-to-copper application requirement.

Air Electro is the leading authorized distributor for all of your Glenair Ethernet Media Converter needs.

Video Media Converters

Glenair Video Media Converters with D38999 Series III and Glenair High Density (GHD) Power, Signal, and Fiber Optic Connectors

Glenair Copper-to-Fiber-Optic Video Media Converters enable extended link distances, improved EMI and security in harsh environments and provide solutions for both MMF and SMF applications. These media converters support ruggedized military systems applications and are tailored to support a variety of Video protocols including DVI, HDMI, SMPTE (SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI), ARINC 818 and more. Many options for mil-spec and military-grade electrical and fiber optic connectors are available including MIL-DTL-38999 Series III, Glenair High Density (GHD) and others. Contact Glenair for custom configurations, application-specific designs and engineering services.

Aggregated Signal Media Converters

Glenair Aggregated Signal Media Converters with Small Form-Factor and High-Density Series 80 Mighty Mouse, Glenair High Density (GHD), and MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Power, Signal, and Fiber Optic Connectors

Glenair signal aggregation media converters integrate a set of compact opto-electronic modules to digitize and/or aggregate multiple common signal types, and combine them onto high-data-rate serial optical fiber channels. These rugged, harsh-environment signal aggregators incorporate proven-performance military/aerospace grade connector interfaces, including Series 80 Mighty Mouse, Glenair High Density (GHD), and MIL-DTL-38999 Series III.


RF Over Fiber Media Converters

Glenair RF over fiber solutions enable the benefits of fiber optic transport in harsh environments, providing solutions that extend link distances, improve security, provide Lightning strike protection and improved EMI performance. These solutions can be embedded within your box, or perform as stand-alone copper-to-fiber media converters.

  • Antenna Signal Distribution
  • Ground Terminal & Intra-Facility Links
  • Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems
  • Phased Array Antenna Systems

Rugged Ethernet Switches

Glenair Unmanaged and Smart Ethernet Switches and Breakout Cables

Glenair unmanaged Ethernet switches are layer 2 switches with Auto-negotiation and Auto MDI / MDIX circuitry that enables port expansion with IEEE-802.3U 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports. Developed for use in harsh environment applications, the electronics are incorporated into a panel-mountable housing that is sealed against liquid and solid contaminants and designed for shock and vibration resistance. Standard connector interfaces include high-performance size- and weight-saving Glenair Series 805 Mighty Mouse jam nut receptacles and M28876 type fiber-optic connectors.


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