Applications on the FA-18 fighter jet and the Cheetah M-ATV utilized ARINC connectors mated with circuit boards.
• A mechanism to provide an easier installation of dozens of discrete contacts onto a PCB was needed.
• More ruggedized contacts able to withstand the continuous exposure to high shock and vibration while offering lower insertion force were required.
IEH engineers designed press-fit Hyperboloid Contacts encased in a pin carrier to allow a one-step installation onto a PCB. This saved assembly time and provided the uninterrupted connectivity performance associated with Hyperboloid technology, a necessity in harsh environments.