MMBX connectors provide versatile PCB-to-PCB connections

15-12-2016 | Fairview | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Fairview Microwave’s small form factor MMBX connectors and adapters are most commonly used on circuit boards and their associated input/output connections for industrial, telecom and consumer product applications. These MMBX-style connectors and adapters are specifically designed to provide versatile and easy PCB-to-PCB connections as well as coax-to-PCB connections. Their mechanical design also allows them to work well in backplane applications. These adapters and connectors feature gold-plated beryllium copper contacts and offer a maximum operating frequency of 12.4GHz, a VSWR of 1.06:1 and mechanical misalignment tolerance of 4.5 degrees (or 0.7mm) max. In addition to an extensive portfolio of standalone MMBX connectors and adapters, the company can also build custom cable assemblies using flexible coax or formable versions of semi-rigid coaxial cable terminated with these new connectors. Their surface-mount and PCB MMBX connectors are also available in ‘tape and reel’ packaging for pick and place circuit board manufacturing applications. “These new MMBX connectors and adapters allow us to provide more options for our customers’ circuit board interconnect requirements. Plus, we can fulfil the customers’ urgent needs by building and shipping our custom MMBX cable assemblies the same day,” explains Randy Leenerts, RF engineer at Fairview Microwave.

By Craig Dyball