Ruggedized VME64x, VITA 60, VITA 66 Interconnects

Amphenol Aerospace

Amphenol Aerospace developed the Ruggedized VME64x in response to the military trend towards VME64x and the utilization of COTS Boards and Chassis. The Amphenol Ruggedized VME64x interconnect has a more rugged interface than standard connectors for improved vibration durability. It meets the needs for a harsh environment connector requiring Level 2 maintenance. Military and commercial aviation, military vehicles and GPS systems are examples of markets that need the ruggedized VME64x connector solution from Amphenol. The Amphenol Ruggedized VME64x connector mounts to standard VME64x cards and backplanes, but it does not mate to other types of VME commercial connectors.


  • Metal shells - mount directly to the standard VME card mounting holes, providing support and protection to the inserts in the module and additional stiffness to the backplane 
  • The metal shells create a faraday cage around the contacts, preventing ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) into the contacts (module only) 
  • Robust contact system 
  • 3 module inserts in one unified shell; each can have different interconnect combinations: 
    • P1, P2 and 2mm electrical P0
    • P1 and P2 combination 
    • P1, P2 and fiber optic MT ferrules in the P0 position Inserts are designed to customer specifications 
  • Thru-hole solder tail or solderless termination is available on the backplane connector.


  • Military & Commercial Avionics 
  • Military Vehicles 
  • Missiles/Ordnance 
  • Missile Defense 
  • C4ISR 
  • Radar 
  • Harsh Environement