Ultra-Miniature
  Electronic connectors of all types continue to shrink in size, including those designed for termination to coaxial cable. RF connectors are a special class of separable interfaces that are designed for applications that operate in 3KHz to 65GHz frequencies. They often feature tightly controlled impedance and use of exotic dielectric materials to minimize loss. The useable frequency range of a connector is inversely proportional to its size, allowing these smaller precision RF connectors to sport extended frequency ratings, a critical advantage in today’s emerging high-speed digital circuits. Ultra-miniature connectors feature the lowest profile and surface-mount PCB footprint, enabling them to offer exceptionally high bandwidth while consuming minimal space.  
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What are Coaxial Connectors?

Meet the Connector: Coaxial  Connectors (Note: This article focuses on cable-to-cable and cable-to-panel applications.)  A coaxial connector has an inner conductor that is enveloped by a concentric conducting sleeve, with the conductor and shield separated by an insulating material;  hence the term “coax” or “coaxial” connector. (Not all RF [radio frequency] connectors are coax, butRead More

Strategic Connector Selection Optimizes Electromagnetic Compliance

Minimizing Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) is a challenge for designers of digital systems who must pass FCC system tests for radiated emissions. The study of radiated electric field pattern simulations, often used for antenna analysis, helps evaluate the radiation properties of individual interconnects and aid in the selection of properly shielded products. Electromagnetic Compliance By AlanRead More

RF & Coax Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights RF & coax connectors from leading suppliers. RF & Coax Connectors EZ Form Cable, a Trexon company, is an AS9100D certified manufacturer of coaxial cable, coaxial cable assemblies, RF connectors, and coaxial delay lines. EZ Form RF, microwave, and millimeter wave (mmWave) transmission line solutions offer proven performance for criticalRead More

Green Energy Projects, EVs, & MIL-Aero Programs Set to Expand in 2022

Evolving technologies in the energy, automotive, military, and datacom markets will continue to drive innovation in connectivity.   The pace of technological advancement continues in the COVID era. The mRNA vaccines produced to combat COVID-19 are the result of years of development to create other anti-virus mRNA vaccines. Processes now have been optimized so that vaccines can be provided with minimalRead More

Live and Virtual: 2021 IMS Highlighted New Microwave Connector Components for 5G and Future 6G

The 2021 International Microwave Symposium presented new coax and waveguide technologies including mmWave connectors. After a virtual year, Bishop & Associates’ David Shaff visited the 2021 show in person. Here’s what he saw. After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, attendees were anxious to attend the 2021 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) live event, to meet withRead More

Design Considerations, Tips, and Techniques for 5G Coaxial Interconnects

The adoption of 5G devices comes with an increase in performance pressures for connector technologies. Miniature coaxial connector products in microstrip and stripline versions are rising to meet stringent performance, space, and cost objectives. By Alan Kinningham, SI Design Team Manager, Travis Amrine, Global Industry Marketing Manager, and Adam Nagao, Signal Integrity Engineer – R&D,Read More

January 2021 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2021 New Connectivity Products January 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. GCT released two new USB-A connectors with improved durability, enhanced retention force, and higher-than-standard current ratings for use in fast-charging, high-mating-cycleRead More

Five Things to Consider When Specifying RF Connectors for Harsh Industrial Environments

RF connectors that operate in industrial environments must maintain a clean signal under harsh conditions. To specify the right connector, you need to evaluate the particular challenges the application will endure and select a connector that is up to the job.  Understanding the characteristics of the environments in which connectors are to be stored andRead More

5G Wireless Networks and Connected Cars Advance Interconnect Technology

New connector families have evolved to meet increasing bandwidth and connectivity needs as the rollout of 5G and the era of advanced vehicle technologies approaches. Wireless 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies may eventually affect almost everything we do. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the mobile broadband standards organization 3GPP from meeting, whichRead More

Connectors for Medical Wearables Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for medical wearables ranging from fitness-watch-style monitoring devices to smart textiles and exoskeletons. Connectors for Medical Wearables Binder’s Snap-In IP67 Series features a range of subminiature, lightweight connectors ideally suited for use in medical applications including medical wearables. The series includes male and female cable- and panel-mount connectors withRead More

February 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. February 2020 New Connectivity Products February 2020 New Connectivity ProductsRead More

RF Connectors for Base Stations and Antenna Systems

This week’s Product Roundup showcases RF connectors for base stations and antenna systems, as well as a coaxial cable stripping machine that supports the continued evolution of these technologies. RF Connectors for Base Stations and Antenna Systems Rosenberger’s NEX10 RF Coax Connector System is especially designed to meet the current and future demands of small-cell andRead More

LPWAN Wireless Standards Expand Opportunities for Antennas and Connectors

5G has yet to fully arrive, but low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) activity is already influencing design trends in a wide range of connected products. The number and variety of wireless devices in use across every aspect of society is increasing exponentially, creating new worlds of opportunity for electromechanical component suppliers, not only inside the cellularRead More

An Inseparable Duo: Wires and Wireless Technologies

The evolution of the telecommunications industry began with a simple wire that expanded to become today’s fully interconnected and increasingly wireless world. Throughout human history, we have strived to improve how we communicate with each other. From foot messengers and horses to email, text, and video chat, we have increased the speed at which informationRead More

New Connector and Cable Products: April 2019 – Part II

Summary coverage of the new connector and cable products that were recently released to market, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and other connectivity products. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. New Connector and Cable Products:Read More

Medical Connector and Cable Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights medical connector and cable products from leading suppliers. Medical Connector and Cable Products LEMO’s REDEL SP self-latching, plastic, push-pull connectors feature an ergonomic grip, several color-coding and keying options, and high resistance to chemicals, shock, and sterilization processes. Ideal for use in medical, automotive, and test and measurement equipment, theRead More

Get Ready: 5G is Almost Here

5G connectivity is poised to change the world. Cities, data centers, networks, and device designers are preparing for the next big acceleration in data speeds. As for connectors? They are ready right now. In 2019, 5G will become a reality as cities around the world roll out their 5G networks. The next generation in dataRead More

Connectors and Cable Assemblies for Cabin Interior and IFE Applications

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors and cable assemblies for cabin interior and in-flight entertainment (IFE) applications. ITT Cannon’s OctoGig™ 10Gb Ethernet (GbE) interconnect solution for commercial aviation, military aircraft, and marine applications, including in-flight entertainment, navigation, radar, surveillance, imaging, and sensing systems, is smaller, lighter, and easier to install than competing solutions and alsoRead More

Microwave & RF Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights microwave and RF connector solutions from leading suppliers, including non-magnetic connectors designed for use in MRI machines and other sensitive equipment. Microwave & RF Connector Products Omnetics’ Nano Coax Connectors exhibit excellent VSWR, return loss, insertion loss, and impedance, and are available as Hybrid Micro-D or standalone contacts. The HybridRead More

Vibration-Resistant Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights vibration-resistant connector solutions from leading suppliers. Vibration-Resistant Connector Products AirBorn’s RZ® Series Connectors provide users with a reliable, single-piece, surface-mount contact system that is ideal for use in high-density, high-vibration board-to-board and flex-circuit-stacking applications. Designed to meet strict performance and reliability requirements, the series has a patented z-axis contact systemRead More

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