Ultra-small coaxial connector supports 5G applications

26-10-2021 | Hirose | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Hirose has improved its compact coaxial connector portfolio to serve the growing 5G device market. 5G applications need connectors that handle higher frequency, and the C.FL Series coaxial connector supports up to 30Ghz in an ultra-small footprint.

Measuring just 2mm x 2mm with a 0.92mm mated height, the series answers the requirements for miniaturisation and high-performance. Producing high signal integrity and low insertion loss, the series offers low reflection characteristics up to 30GHz.

The C.FL Series has low voltage standing wave ratios (VSWR) of 1.4VSWR, maximum DC to 15GHz; 1.5VSWR, maximum 15 to 20GHz; and 1.6VSWR, maximum 20 to 30GHz.

Reduced phase difference between signals is enhanced by controlling the cable length accuracy. To simplify installation, the series provides a wide self-alignment range of ±0.15mm in the X and Y directions. A clear tactile click indicates correct mating.

“Hirose continues to lead the industry with space-saving connector designs that combine high-performance with high reliability. The patented C.FL Series coaxial connector extends this Hirose trend to support 5G applications,” said Mark Kojak, VP of Sales and Marketing for Hirose Electric USA.

Applicable cable is 0.64mm diameter. The series is generally used in portable, consumer and IoT devices.

By Natasha Shek