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Filter Connectors

Filter connectors have been used for over thirty years to provide cost and space effective solutions to EMI problems in a wide range of military and commercial applications including avionics systems, satellites, missiles, communications, control systems and tempest equipment. A low pass filter connector incorporates capacitors and ferrite inductors into the connector body. The two capacitor types commonly used in filter connectors for military or avionics applications are planar arrays and tubular capacitors. Each of these capacitor types is an efficient filter at high frequencies (> 1 GHz) and has been proven to be extremely reliable when suitably assembled into a connector. Both planar and tubular designs feature Amphenol’s unique solderless construction which reduces stress on the ceramic elements and results in superior physical and thermal shock capabilities.