Amphenol RF has expanded its AUTOMATE Type A mini-FAKRA breakout cable line with further connector configurations and cable types. The cable assemblies incorporate industry-standard FAKRA connectors with next-generation Mini-FAKRA. This combination provides a compact solution at the compute module, an industry-standard sealed solution at the connected device with a maximum frequency of 3GHz for automotive and industrial applications such as camera systems, compute modules, and warehouse robotics. This assembly produces a waterproof seal at the connected device for extra versatility.
These breakout cables provide the universal Z code connectors, which will mate with all other key codes. The connectors are constructed with internal and external o-rings to stop dust and water ingress, making them excellent for use in areas exposed to weather-related elements or industrial fluids. Adhesive-lined shrink tubing has been applied to shield the termination area of all four connectors. The connectors are optimised for the flexible RG-174 LL cable, engineered with a stranded copper-clad steel conductor to supply low-loss performance.
The AUTOMATE Type A Mini-FAKRA connector and four conventional FAKRA connectors provide rugged, impact-resistant construction in this cable assembly configuration. The connector is created with a closed entry cable interface which limits the size of mating parts to stop contact damage when mating. These connectors offer low-engagement forces for secure mating and installation.