4 Reasons Custom Products Might Be Exactly What You Need

MilesTek keeps an inventory of thousands of products used in military avionics, aerospace, industrial, and government projects. And yet we realize that, for some of you, that’s not always enough. Sometimes you need a custom cable assembly or adapter to go outside the box to solve your challenges.

October 20, 2023

How Box-Style Couplers Can Improve Your Communication Bus

Box-style couplers with stubs are essential tools in MIL-STD-1553 applications as they provide a controlled and safe way to interact with the communication bus. Their ability to monitor, capture, inject, and analyze data contributes to effective system management, improved reliability, and better overall performance of avionic systems.

October 2, 2023

Essential Functions and Benefits of Inline Data Bus Couplers

Inline data bus couplers play a crucial role in MIL-STD-1553 applications, which are used for communication between avionics subsystems and components in military and aerospace systems. Below we discuss some of the features and benefits of these devices. We conclude with information about MilesTek’s wide variety of inline data bus couplers.

September 15, 2023

Prevent Signal Distortion with Data Bus and Stub Terminators

In rock’n’roll, distortion is a good thing. It is what gives guitars that powerful, crunchy sound. But in data communications, distortion is bad.

When a digital signal hits the open end of a power bus, or individual stubs, it can bounce back and cause the signal to distort and impedance to change. What is the cure? Installing data bus and stub terminators minimizes the effects of signal reflections that can cause waveform distortion. Without them the communications signal can be compromised, causing disruption or intermittent communications failures.

August 15, 2023

Is Bulk Best? 6 Benefits of Using MilesTek Bulk Cable

Often it is useful to buy your cable assemblies pre-made and in short standard lengths. An example is a 12-inch RG58 coaxial cable to connect nearby instruments on a lab bench. But just as often it is more advantageous to order your cable in bulk quantities. A bulk cable roll allows you to cut your cable assemblies in the exact custom lengths you need for more efficient wiring and less waste. It also makes long-distance cable runs simpler and more efficient, with fewer connection points. In addition, using bulk cable can cost up to half as much as buying pre-cut lengths.

July 13, 2023

Why MIL-STD-1553 Products Are a Cut Above

You need MIL-STD-1553 connectivity products, but what exactly are they? This blog post breaks it down, explaining what MIL-STD-1553 means, how such products are made differently, and what their chief applications are. Along the way we explain the differences between MIL-STD-1553A, 1553B, and 1553C, and define the key terms “message” and “architecture.” We conclude with a summary of MilesTek’s MIL-STD-1553 products, the vast majority of which you will find in stock and with same-day shipping.

June 20, 2023

What’s So Special About Military-Grade Ethernet Cable Assemblies?

The term “military-grade” gets used a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Specifically, what are the essential qualities of military-grade Ethernet cable assemblies? We list six of them below. We conclude with information that will help you find and understand MilesTek’s offering of military-grade Ethernet cable assemblies. . .

May 25, 2023

What Exactly Are MIL-STD-1553 Connectors?

Welcome to the world of MIL-STD-1553 connectors! In many ways, they are similar to other types of connectors, but there are at least two key differences....

March 30, 2023

Get "Great Products, Better Service" with Cinch Equivalent Components

It’s no secret that the fields of military avionics and aerospace can be complex. And choosing the right MIL-STD-1553 assembly or component can be complicated, especially if the one you need has several different product names based on its manufacturer or ...

February 3, 2023

The 3 Things You Need from a MIL-STD-1553 Products Supplier

A lot of companies sell MIL-STD-1553 products, but the list gets a lot shorter if you want a supplier who knows these products, a MIL-STD-1553 expert.

November 30, 2022