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Delphi’s Custom-Engineering Capabilities Featured at OFC/NFOEC


Delphi Connection Systems to Highlight Leading-Edge Fiber Optic Systems That Respond to Specific Customer-Driven Engineering Challenges.

March 2, 2006, WARREN, Ohio -- Delphi Corporation’s comprehensive ability to meet the wide-ranging and divergent interconnect performance requirements of the fiber optics market will be on full display next week in Anaheim, Calif. at a venue billed as the world’s largest optical communications event.

Delphi Connection Systems will be showcasing numerous defense, aerospace and commercial fiber-optic interconnect technologies beginning on March 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center, site of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in Anaheim, Calif.

In addition to a number of off-the-shelf fiber optic connection systems families, Delphi Connection Systems (Booth No. 3321) will also feature at the OFC/NFOEC gathering’s three exposition days examples of its unique competency for developing robust, thoroughly tested custom-engineered technologies that are delivered in a package bringing greater customer value through leading-edge, program-specific performance characteristics. They also demonstrate Delphi Connection Systems’ ever-expanding product portfolio.

“We have forged a long-running leadership position in the fiber optic communications market that is owed to our strengths in meeting unique customer interconnect design challenges with high performing, custom-engineered products,” said Ric Franzi, business line manager of Delphi Connection Systems’ Military/Aerospace and Commercial segment. "We understand our customers’ needs because we understand their businesses and experiences. This comes through product engineering teams bearing years of experience and contemporary skills, strong relationships with our customers throughout their enterprise, and an optimally balanced manufacturing footprint that our customers find attractive.

“It is this ability to solve our customers’ challenges that continues to refine Delphi Connection Systems’ role as the go-to source for advanced engineered interconnect systems.”

One of those “custom” case studies includes the development of a hybrid connector meeting MIL-C-28876 specifications. The customer, noted Franzi, needed an application that controlled electrical and fiber optic signals in the same contained package.

Delphi Connection Systems developed a hybrid version of its M28876 FO connector, an innovation that improved RFI (radio frequency interference) grounding, utilized a dielectric insert to isolate electrical contacts, and incorporated sealed contacts and termini found in Delphi’s expansive component portfolio. The result was a cost-effective hybrid connector that saved the customer space, in an application targeting communications systems, oil field exploration and RF systems, among others.

Another hybrid approach met a customer’s request for a reliable, modified low-cost connector for remote broadcast systems. Delphi Connection Systems developed a flange-mount connector with a high-strength plastic insert. The lightweight aluminum flange design, which incorporated the supplier’s existing M29504 14/15 termini, allowed for efficient box interface, and featured a removable end-face option.

“Our flange-mount receptacle design allowed the customer to realize improved optical performance at a lower system level cost,” said Franzi of the hermaphroditic hybrid connector, developed for tactical communications and industrial sensor systems as well.

Featured connection systems at OFC/NFOEC also include the Snap Lock and Edgecard families, the company’s hermaphroditic, harsh environment DFOCA offerings, and the multi-configurable MIL-C-28876 product lineup, among others.

Delphi Connection Systems has more than 40 years of experience in the design and supply of defense electronics and harsh-environment fiber optic interconnects for various military/aerospace, commercial and broadcast applications, working directly with government defense programs and leading contractors in the industry. It currently has interconnect technology in more than 40 military programs.

Delphi Connection Systems designs and manufactures advanced interconnect components that are used in computer & peripheral, telecom, broadcast, semiconductor, commercial aviation, medical, automotive and military markets. To learn more about Delphi Connection Systems, visit

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