PCB connectors for applications up to 65 GHz

PCB connectors for applications up to 65 GHz

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

SMPM cable connectors are available in straight and right-angle configurations, for 0.047- and 0.086-inch diameter semi-rigid and conformable cables, as well as RG-178 flexible coax. The connectors are made from beryllium copper or brass with gold plating, for durability of use and maximum electrical performance.

SMPM PCB connectors are also machined from brass and plated gold for solderability and high-frequency electrical performance. PCB connectors are available in many configurations, including surface mount, through-hole leg, or edge mount terminations. When used in conjunction with SMPM bullet adapters, a minimum PCB spacing of 8.65 mm can be achieved, and are ideal for blindmate situations.

The connectors are designed to operate in high frequency board to board applications up to 65 GHz, or with cable systems optimized to meet the frequency limits of the cable. SMPM connectors have a snap-on mating style similar to the SMP, and are suitable for a wide range of precision and miniaturized applications including antennas, handheld radios, military communication systems, and instrumentation and measurement equipment.

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