Times Microwave Systems introduces its new InstaBend 141 (IB-141)high-performance microwave assembly. InstaBend 141 provides a larger-diameter, lower-loss addition to Times Microwave’s Systems InstaBend family of microwave assemblies, which feature a flexible preassembled design for interconnects between RF circuit cards, modules, and enclosure panels. IB-141 is ideal for both inside-the-box and between-box connections in applications including space flight, […]
Field-replaceable connectors cover frequencies to 65 GHz
Fairview Microwave has introduced a new series of field-replaceable connectors designed for a variety of RF/microwave applications. Fairview’s new series of field-replaceable connectors allow for easy replacement of damaged connectors without needing to access sealed components. The connectors’ EMI gaskets protect the internal parts of devices from electromagnetic interference. These field-replaceable connectors offer frequency coverage up to […]
How are RF connectors shrinking for mmWave systems?
RF connectors for mmWave are shrinking to accommodate higher performance and higher densities in 5G communication networks and devices. This FAQ begins by looking at today’s 4.3-10 coaxial connectors, which were developed to solve the performance issues inherent to the previous 7-16 connectors. It then examines how the technologies unveiled in the 4.3-10 are further […]
RF connectors cover DC to 90 GHz
A family of 1.35 mm board and cable connectors and cable assemblies from Samtec move mmWave signals.
Why connector return loss causes signal problems
Return loss can affect insertion loss, the amount of energy that reaches a receiver.
Six key considerations when selecting and integrating GHz connectors into 5G applications
Connectors are essential components in radio frequency (RF) systems, especially in high-frequency applications like Gigahertz (GHz) 5G devices. Designers have a broad range of connectors to choose from, but there are a few key parameters to consider when narrowing down the choices. Six keys to selecting and integrating GHz connectors include physical size, frequency range […]
Micro-miniature connectors offer VSWR of 1.4 for high-frequency apps
Samtec now offers a full line of SMPM solutions with a maximum VSWR of 1.40 and frequency range of DC to 65 GHz. SMPM micro-miniature connectors are ideal in high-frequency applications where push-on coupling is preferred due to space limitations or blind-mate is required. Single-port and multi-port solutions are available. Multi-port ganged cable assemblies (GC47 & GPPC Series) […]
Flex-to-board RF mmWave connectors meet high-speed 5G needs
The Molex Flex-to-Board RF mmWave Connector 5G25 series to meet demanding 5G mmWave applications requiring stringent signal integrity at higher frequencies up to 25 GHz. This latest Molex micro connector enables manufacturers of RF antenna modules as well as designers of mobile devices to optimize high-speed 5G components while alleviating space constraints on extremely small yet […]
Hirose adds RFMW for expanded RF and microwave distribution
Hirose has expanded its distribution network to better serve customers in the RF and microwave market. Hirose will work with RFMW, a specialized distributor of RF and microwave components, to enhance customer resources and provide best in class radio frequency design solutions. RFMW will support Hirose’s extensive product offering with a focus on RF and […]