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 AT37H-6483-FDand 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.

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