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SMK coaxial connector with 1.4mm height

Posted: 26 May 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smk? tc-5 series? coaxial connector?

The TC-5 series of surface-mount coaxial connectors from SMK Corp. is claimed by the company to have the industry's lowest profile, smallest size and lightest weight.

The connectors offer high matching RF characteristics throughout the coverage of a frequency range of dc through 6GHz. It has a height of 1.4mm (1.5mm, max), providing a 48 percent height reduction compared to SMK's previously available equivalent product.

The receptacle is 0.7mm high above the PWB surface (53 percent reduction on the same scale as with the receptacle), with its footprint reduced by 80 percent to 3.3mm? and weight also reduced by 80 percent to 5mg.

The plug has a height of 1.15mm (47 percent reduction) with the length of the connecting section reduced by 32 percent and the weight by 80 percent. The plug accepts a 0.81mm (OD) Teflon coaxial cable.

Rated for operation between the -40C to 85C, the product features a nominal impedance of 50 ohms, and VSWR of 1.3 max. (dc to 3GHz) and 1.5 max. (3GHz to 6GHz).

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