High-frequency SMA connectors reduce frequency range limitations

10-07-2020 | Amphenol | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Amphenol RF has expanded its high-frequency SMA connector series with extended frequency cable mount connectors supporting up to 34GHz. Offering a lightweight, compact and vibration-proof design, they are excellent for a mixture of applications including 5G wireless infrastructure, defence, RFID and radar systems.

These new cable connectors are offered in a straight solder plug configuration and optimised for various conformable and semi-rigid cables. A threaded coupling mechanism ensures uniform contact of the outer conductors which enables the SMA connector to minimise reflections and attenuation at higher frequencies. This provides for a high degree of mechanical strength and durability.

SMA high-frequency connectors are machined with brass bodies and beryllium copper contacts, which feature a cost-effective gold over high-phosphorous nickel plating ensuring optimal conductivity for the life of the connector. They also include a stainless steel retaining ring and coupling nut, and PTFE insulator supporting temperatures up to 165C.

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