Amphenol RF has expanded its cable assembly portfolio with reverse polarity (RP) SMA to AMC assemblies on RG-178 cable. This assembly is created on a flexible cable type that provides good thermal resistance and is excellent for tight spaces. The secure threaded coupling mechanism offered on the RP-SMA connector, together with the push-on mating of the right-angle AMC connector makes these assemblies ideal for antennas, WLAN, GPS and cellular applications.
The connector provides the same benefits and features as the SMA interface, but the gender of the device's contact pin is reversed. These connectors also deliver additional benefits over traditional SMA regarding long-term use. In the event of wear, which is a characteristic result of screwing and unscrewing that induces signal strength to decrease. The RP-SMA connector permits for only the antenna or cable to be replaced, which has time-saving advantages.
These cable assemblies are commonly used on Wi-Fi or WLAN devices and frequently prevent the high-gain antenna from connecting the consumer equipment in which it is found.