High density SMPM RF blind-mate connectors with 65 GHz performance

December 09, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Molex Incorporated has launched its SMPM RF Blind-Mate Connectors designed for high density computing and telecommunications applications. SMPM RF Blind-Mate Connectors feature a compact 3.56mm pitch and deliver a frequency range of DC to 65 GHz.

SMPM RF connectors are 30% smaller than standard SMP connectors, Molex says, reducing system weight, while delivering excellent frequency performance and design flexibility in board-to-board blind-mate applications.

The connectors are MIL-PRF-39012 compliant for aerospace/defence applications requiring optimal frequency performance. Providing reliable electrical performance without degradation through multiple mating cycles, the SMPM blind-mate interface self-aligns to withstand radial and axial misalignment (up to 0.25 mm) inherent with board-to-board mating. The push-on design eliminates the need for threads or tools for installation.

Molex SMPM RF Blind-Mate connectors are available in custom bullet lengths and multi-port interface styles to cover a range of custom board-to-board application specifications. SMPM RF Blind-Mate Connectors are compatible with Molex Temp-Flex coaxial flexible microwave cable for terminations and assemblies at an overall lower cost.

Molex; www.molex.com/link/smpm.html