News | September 10, 2019

Fischer Freedom's Extensions Enable Versatile Innovations

The Fischer Freedom Series has been extended to serve as a technology platform in connectivity with new standards in usability, integrability and versatility.

Nine new products now add to the capability of the Fischer Freedom Series to serve as a technology platform in connectivity setting new standards in usability, integration capability and versatility. An innovation enabler in application design, particularly in terms of SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) requirements, cable management optimization, electronic network integration and wearable technology.

The new features, new configurations, new materials and new active devices, commercially available as of September 2019, use the versatile and modular connectivity technology of the Fischer LP360 connector, the first product of the plug & use Fischer Freedom Series launched in 2018 (cf. top of photo below):

  • No key code and non-magnetic quick-release locking for easy 360° mating
  • Membrane-sealed contacts for easy cleaning
  • Easy integration thanks to low-profile design and ergonomics

Fischer Freedom enables design engineers to integrate more technology and functionality into fixed or wearable ecosystems and cable-free devices in markets such as: defense & security, medical, instrumentation, industrial and civil engineering, robotics, wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT), etc.

The new USB 2.0 adaptor, LED and flash drive have the Fischer LP360 panel plug directly integrated into their housing. This opens up new development pathways for innovative active solutions integrated into electronic networks where power source and communications are centralized within shared data & power buses and hubs. As for the new cabled receptacle in metal with 7 signal and power contacts, it is a ready-to-use solution that also maximizes the usability, operability and functionality of robotic systems or smart vests into which it can easily be integrated. These solutions are ideally used in applications for portable and body-worn “wearables”, among others, for the so-called “connected human” – a huge trend in the connectivity sector –, as well as in IoT applications.

Fischer Freedom was launched in June 2018 by Fischer Connectors, the global provider of ultra-reliable and high-performance connectivity solutions, to offer breakthrough plug & use technology. Thanks to the patent-pending technological innovations in mating, locking and materials, of its first product, the Fischer LP360 7-pin connector, the connectivity solution has received four awards in one year, and has been recognized as being able “to change the way connectivity is done”, as a LEAP award judge commented.

SOURCE: Fischer Connectors