50-Ohm sub-miniature RF connector operates at up to through 40 GHz

January 14, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Bomar Interconnect Products has expanded its RF connector offering with the introduction of the SMP Interface System, commonly employed in a wide range of sub-miniature, high frequency coaxial cable-to-board and board-to-board applications.

Engineered to securely mate and maintain performance through 40 GHz, the 50-Ohm sub-miniature devices additionally feature a VSWR of 1.18 maximum at 40 GHz. SMP male PCB connectors are available in vertical surface mount, vertical surface mount through-hole (for extra board retention), and in edge mount configurations.

They are supplied in three levels of detent, each with different engage and disengage coupling forces. The three levels are: full detent, limited detent and smooth bore. The full detent provides the highest insertion and withdrawal forces and the smooth bore, the lowest. Bomar's cable ended SMP female connectors are offered to accommodate cable sizes 0.047, 0.085 and 0.086 diameter semi-rigid or conformable coaxial cable. Additional cable sizes are available upon request.