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  • AMPHENOL RF RELEASES FIXED LENGTH FAKRA TO AMC CABLE ASSEMBLIES

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    FAKRA to AMC cable assemblies offer a space saving solution for automotive and IoT applications.

    Amphenol RF is proud to introduce a line of fixed length FAKRA to AMC cable assemblies. These assemblies feature two of our popular connector series on the ultra-flexible 1.37 mm coax cable and are ideal for automotive and IoT applications that require compact infrastructure.

    The fixed length FAKRA to AMC cable assembly combines the automotive industry standard FAKRA connector with the micro-miniature AMC connector which features a low profile and an extremely small board footprint. This combination allows for easy connect and disconnect, and offers color coding and available keying to prevent mis-mating during the installation process. The connectors can be terminated with any other AMC or similarly keyed FAKRA, respectively, and are IP67 rated when mounted for protection in case of temporary submersion. These cable assemblies are currently available in six different metric lengths. Additional lengths are available upon request.

    Automotive applications include dedicated short range communication (DSRC) such as V2X and V2V technology, 360-degree camera, and advanced driver assistance systems like rear/backup cameras. Within the IoT ecosystem, this cable assembly offers space saving solutions that make it a great option for back panels, smart boxes or modules, and remote control access, as well as, high volume cable harnesses and large multi-connector panels.

  • AMPHENOL RF ADDS HIGH FREQUENCY END LAUNCH PLUG TO SMA SERIES

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    High Frequency SMA Plug offers VSWR performance up to 26.5 GHz with optimized end launch design.

    Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce the addition of an end launch plug into its high-frequency SMA product line. Like the popular High-Frequency SMA End Launch Jacks, this Plug offers exceptional VSWR performance up to 26.5 GHz and features an optimized end launch design with traditional slide-on mounting legs. This 50 ohm connector makes an ideal PCB connector solution for high-frequency applications.

    The High-Frequency SMA End Launch Plug is precision machined with a brass body and beryllium copper contact, both of which are gold plated. It also features a PTFE insulator designed to withstand high temperatures.

    Amphenol’s High-Frequency SMA End Launch connector series includes through-hole and traditional edge-launch jack options for a variety of PCB thicknesses, in addition to captivated 0.010” and 0.015” diameter center contacts that will accommodate different substrate widths. Custom solutions are also available for optimization to customer-specific PCB launches. The High-Frequency SMA End Launch connectors are ideal for use in most microwave filter, cellular and broadband amplifier, and wireless infrastructure applications.

    For more information, please visit: SMA High-Frequency End Launch Connector Series

  • AMPHENOL RF SHOWCASES INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

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    The Innovation Showcase exhibits the collaborative efforts between Amphenol RF and our customers.

    Amphenol RF is proud to announce the launch of its Innovation Showcase, a look at customer-specific solutions designed by our global team of experienced engineers. The Innovation Showcase displays products developed through collaborative efforts with customers to solve problems that require custom solutions.

    The Innovation Showcase will serve as a dedicated platform updated regularly with examples of customer-specific solutions. Currently featured on this page is the AFI-Dart product series, a rectangular board-to-board connector system; Generation 4.0 FAKRA, a cost-effective interconnect solution for high volume applications; and the HSD to USB Adaptor, a panel mounted relay adapter that does not require jumper cables.

    Click here to learn more about our innovative capabilities: www.amphenolrf.com/innovation

  • NEW FIELD INSTALLABLE TYPE-N CONNECTOR SAVES TIME AND MONEY

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    Amphenol RF interconnect solution provides high performance results without the need for expensive tooling.

    Amphenol RF is proud to introduce a field installable version of the popular Type-N connector optimized for LMR® 400 cable. This new connector provides the same high performance results as the rest of the product series, however, does not have the same costly installation requirements. The field installable Type-N connector can be terminated tool-free with no advanced skill set, saving both time and expense. This connector is ideal for a wide variety of applications including antennas, base stations, instrumentation and broadcast solutions.

    The field installable Type-N connector is a reliable option for use in less than ideal circumstances. Installation and removal of these connectors can be performed tool-free with no soldering or crimping required, dramatically reducing termination time and eliminating hazardous fumes and safety concerns.

    This 50 ohm connector operates at a frequency of DC to 6 GHz. It is also an IP-67 rated sealed solution (once mating occurs) which allows it to maintain performance in harsh conditions and in the case of temporary submergence.

    *LMR® is a registered trademark of Times Microwave.

    Learn More: Field Installable N-Type Connector Cut Sheet

  • AMPHENOL RF INTRODUCES SMA DESIGN KITS FOR PCB OPTIMIZATION

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    Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce in limited supply the SMA design kit intended to streamline the PCB optimization process. A collection of 13 popular SMA connectors, along with a flash drive containing all relevant cut sheets, 2D PDF drawings, 3D IGES or STEP files, ANSYS 3D component models, and RoHS certifications.

    For more information on the SMA design kit, please visit: SMA Design Kit

  • SMA CABLE ASSEMBLIES ON LMR CABLE DELIVER HIGH PERFORMANCE RESULTS

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    Amphenol RF releases a line of pre-configured SMA cable assemblies on LMR® 195 & 240 cables.

    Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce a line of SMA fixed length cable assemblies on LMR-195 and LMR-240 cables. This full Amphenol solution combines precision machined Amphenol RF SMA connectors with high performing LMR cables developed by Times Microwave, an Amphenol company. These pre-configured cable assemblies are designed to offer a lower loss option with superior electrical performance to standard cables.

    The LMR Cable Assemblies operate between DC to 6 GHz and are ideal for wireless communications systems and high performing applications such as base stations, antennas, and other telecommunication devices. The cable is constructed with a black polyethylene jacket, closed cell foam poly dielectric, and bonded tape conductor. All of these components work together to make the LMR cable more rugged compared to other braided cables. The 50 Ohm SMA connectors feature brass construction with gold plating.

    These new assemblies are offered in straight plug to straight plug, straight plug to right-angle plug, straight plug to bulkhead jack and right-angle to right-angle plug configurations. They are also available in standard imperial lengths of 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 48 inches, along with metric lengths of 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1 meter. Custom lengths are available upon request.

    LMR® is a registered trademark of Times Microwave.

  • AMPHENOL RF ADDS NEW CONNECTOR OPTIONS TO SMPM PRODUCT LINE

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    Amphenol RF expands its SMPM product line to include more connector choices for small package applications.  

    Amphenol RF is pleased to announce the expansion of our popular SMPM product line to include several new connector configurations. These connectors utilize the micro-miniature interface and perform at a frequency range of DC to 65 GHz. They are most commonly used in high-frequency coaxial applications with small package design requirements.

    The SMPM product line is available in full detent and smooth bore, both of which provide secure engagement and disengagement forces. Ideal applications include high-speed signal transmission and blind-mate, board-to-board systems using a floating bullet. The floating bullet provides a link between the mated pairs and compensates for radial and axial misalignment.

    Along with standard connectors, Amphenol RF offers a full line of adapters and fixed-length cable assemblies that are conveniently available through distribution.

  • ATC-PS TEST CABLES DELIVER HIGH PERFORMANCE, PHASE STABLE RESULTS

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    Amphenol RF releases a series of phase stable test cables ideal for ultra low loss test and measurement applications.

    Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce the ATC-PS series of amplitude and phase stable test cables. These pre-configured SMA assemblies are designed for high performance applications which require minimal insertion and return loss. They are ideal for test and measurement applications up to 20 GHz and each assembly is tested to ensure electrical and mechanical performance. This new series of cable assemblies is available in standard lengths of 24, 36, 48, and 72 inches, as well as 1 meter. Custom lengths are available upon request.

    These ultra low loss cable assemblies feature a robust strain relief construction to ensure stability of the center contact relative to the connector body. This rigidity allows for optimal performance and consistent phase stability of ±5°. These connectors are precision machined from stainless steel to provide enhanced durability of over 5,000 mating cycles. Connectors are terminated to triple shielded coaxial cable with FEP jacket featuring strip braid construction to provide low attenuation with maximum shielding effectiveness.

    For additional product information, please visit: ATC-PS Cable Assemblies Cut Sheet

  • GENERATION 4.0 FAKRA PROVIDE COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH VOLUME APPLICATIONS

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    Amphenol RF expands its product line with a new generation of FAKRA connectors designed for automotive applications.

    Amphenol RF introduces a new generation of the popular FAKRA connector series. The upgraded SMB connector design includes stamped and formed construction for fully automated cable termination. They also feature removable connector housings, for field replacement if necessary, and are mechanically keyed and color coded to prevent mismating on the production line. The latest FAKRA product offerings are compatible with all previous FAKRA products.

    Generation 4.0 FAKRA connectors meet the increasing demands of the automotive industry for offering low-cost, high-quality interconnect solutions. This generation of products is specifically intended for high volume users with factories which utilize high-speed automated cable assembly production. Traditional uses for FAKRA connectors include LVDS surround camera systems, infotainment, GPS capabilities, and satellite radio. This family of connectors also supports new applications such as blind spot monitoring, emergency vehicle warning systems, and autonomous braking.

    The new line of FAKRA connectors will be an integral part of the movement toward autonomous, self-driving vehicles, supporting the infrastructure necessary for cars and roadside applications where this technology is being implemented both partially and fully. Other exciting uses include non-automotive applications such as the emergence of smart lighting applications for street and traffic lights.

    Learn more about Generation 4.0 FAKRA

  • NEW LOW LOSS N-TYPE CONNECTORS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

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    Redesigned connectors for low loss 400 cable feature improved grounding features ensuring consistent electrical performance from DC to 6 GHz

    Amphenol RF is pleased to introduce a range of redesigned N-Type connectors optimized for use with Low Loss 400 cables. Low Loss cables provide enhanced shielding with a bonded foil construction ensuring 100% coverage. The connectors feature a nominal impedance of 50 ohms and offer low return loss from DC to 6 GHz.

    The new Type N connectors are available in straight jack, bulkhead jack, straight plug and right angle plug configurations. All designs feature a crimp termination, allowing for quick and secure assembly, and require standard hex crimp tooling. The redesigned N-Type connectors provide consistent electrical performance at high frequencies and feature improved grounding for more stable RF performance.

    Amphenol RF’s N-Type Low Loss cable connectors are ideal for smart city infrastructure and other IoT antenna applications, requiring high reliability and low signal loss. Type N connectors can also be found in medium to high power wireless, iDAS and oDAS solutions.

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