This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are necessary for us to deliver this site to you, others help us to make sure you have an improved user experience on the Smiths Interconnect site and with our people. By using this site you consent to the placement of these cookies. Please read our cookie policy to learn more about our use of cookies.

NXS Connector Series

Ultra-High Density, Space Qualified Interconnect

Specifically designed and tested for high speed space applications up to 10 Gbps per channel.

Equipped with the Hypertac® hyperboloid contact technology the NXS system can withstand data rate application up to 10 Gbps (per channel) requirements, including extreme levels of vibration, shock and climatic testing above 2100 G. The NXS Series is designed in a robust construction with 4 or 12 high speed quadrax (dual-twinax) modules.

Each ultra-high density quadrax module contains 2 dual twinax at 100 Ω each pair. It is blind mateable, hot pluggable, with ultra-low mating forces and low outgassing materials.

  • Ultra high contact density and compact form factor allows the customer to make a 90˚ transition within a very small footprint
  • Gold plated, low mass composite shell minimises cost of launch
  • Signal integrity through a 90˚ transition qualified up to 10Gbps per channel
  • Qualified to space standards with heritage in GEO applications. Withstands shock above 2100G
  • Manufactured to the highest space standards in our site, Dundee UK
  • Future modularity built in. Additional NXS modules on the technology roadmap will complement the Quadrax module


NXS Applications
  • Gamma Ray Detection
  • Weather Monitor
  • Radio - TV Networks
  • Broadband
  • Space Environmental Sciences
  • Navigation & Communication
  • Defence Satellite

High Speed Performance

NXS Eye Pattern

Eye jitter (PP) = 53.5ps. Post high temp’ storage, connected to 1.0m length of  cable (with bend

NXS: Typical Return Loss, frequency range up to 6.25GHz

NXS: Typical Return Loss, frequency range up to 6.25GHz

NXS: Typical Impedance measurement (rise time 100ps)

NXS: Typical Impedance measurement (rise time 100ps), Image shows TDR trace (TDD11) of the signal entering the connector, going through the cable, and exiting from a different part of the connector

Want to Learn More?

Download the NXS Series brochure to find technical characteristics and ordering information. You can also submit your questions to our technical team or request a virtual meeting to discuss how our ultra-high density, space qualified interconnects can fit into your application.

Download BrochureRequest Information

Request More Information

Contact Information

Application Information

Product Information

Product Information

The reCAPTCHA failed. Please try submitting the form again

Request More Information

By proceeding I acknowledge I have read the Smiths Interconnect Privacy Policy.