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SMP Series Connectors tweaked for 8GHz or less

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Pasternack? SMP? connectors? coaxial modules?

Pasternack has recently added an inventory of low frequency SMP connectors which are ideal for applications requiring operating frequencies of 8GHz or less.

The company's latest SMP connectors are specifically designed for low frequency, high density applications where the benefits of a small RF connector are utilised. Common uses for these low frequency SMP connectors include blind-mate interconnect systems and miniaturized high density coaxial modules, such as connecting to a small PCB. Low frequency 8GHz SMP connectors carry the same "small-footprint" advantages as their higher-frequency counterparts, but are a more cost effective option when a 40GHz connector is not needed. Cost savings can range from 50 per cent to 75 per cent when compared to standard SMP connectors.

Pasternack's low frequency SMP connectors are typically attached to cables assemblies using RG178, RG405, and 0.047" diameter semi-rigid cable. The connectors utilise Beryllium copper (BeCu) and Kovar alloy at critical contact points in their designs, while brass and stainless steel are used in non-contact areas. These new lower-frequency SMP versions are also compatible and fully mate-able with Corning Gilbert GPO connectors.

Further information regarding the SMP Connectors can be found here.

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