Just announced by Admiral Microwave is an innovative hermetically sealed SMP subminiature connector specifically designed for manufacturers of high frequency microwave modules in the wireless communications, defence, avionics, medical and test sectors.
The Aaren Technology model AT37H-6483-FD is a male thread-in connector ideally suited for incorporation into microwave modules needing multiple coax inputs/outputs in the minimum smallest possible space. Overall dimensions are 6.7 x 3.95mm. Offering excellent performance from DC to 26GHz, the connector features a glass bead hermetic seal over the gold-plated Kovar centre contact.
The Aaren SMP connector is a high frequency push-fit design, fully compatible with the well-established GPO range from Corning Gilbert. The SMP Male thread-in is specified with a ‘full detent’ interface which requires a high mate/de-mate force. This delivers a more positive mating action, thereby ensuring a higher reliability interface, which is essential for high performance microwave module applications.
Electrical specifications feature performance up to 26GHz, with a maximum VSWR of 1.2:1. Insertion loss is typically better than 0.1dB to 12GHz and 0.2dB to 26GHz. The SMP Male thread-in is also specified for a maximum of 500 mate/de-mate cycles. The connectors are RoHS compliant.
The AT37H-6843-FD male thread-in SMP connectors are manufactured in the Far East and cost from £5 each in volume. Lead-time, depending on quantity ordered, is typically 2 to 4 weeks. Samples are available on request.
‘Limited detent’ versions are available, and are more typically used in ‘blind mate’ PCN applications.
Aaren Envirotech is also able to supply a range of SMP female to female cables designed to suit any application, from development and test applications to long-term use in permanent system installations.