Amphenol RF has extended the SMP product series with enhanced performance connectors and has introduced new terminators. SMP connectors are excellent for telecommunications and defence applications which need compact, board-to-board RF interconnects.
These commercial products employ the standard SMP interface and deliver a high-frequency solution that provides reliable performance up to 20GHz. Higher frequency performance can be reached through PCB optimisation analysis using readily available HFSS 3D models. They are created employing machine brass bodies and contacts on all receptacle interfaces and offered in both smooth bore and limited detent mating configurations.
SMP terminators are created to lessen RF leakage that may occur when interfaces are left open to enhance performance. These terminators are fabricated with gold plated bodies and contacts, and LCP insulators. The plug version employs beryllium copper for the contact. Terminators are utilised in any application that you would find an SMP connector such as quantum computing and test and measurement designs.