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  • 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.

  • AMPHENOL RF APPOINTS ENGLISH TECHNICAL SALES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Amphenol RF adds English Technical Sales to their already impressive lineup of manufacturer’s representatives, covering the Southern California region.

    Amphenol RF is pleased to announce the addition of English Technical Sales as its Southern California manufacturer’s representative. English Technical Sales brings over 40 years of experience and an excellent history of delivering best in class engineering and technical expertise to secure print positions for world leading manufacturers. Their sales force focuses on responding to the evolving trends in the industry and are trained in the technical specificity of the product lines they support.

    “We are delighted by this announcement,” explained Dennis Nesterov, Director of Sales at Amphenol RF, “We expect the partnership will significantly expand Amphenol RF’s presence in Southern California.” English Technical Sales joins an already impressive lineup of manufacturer’s representatives at Amphenol RF.

  • SMA Coaxial Test Probe Assemblies Offer M2M Testing Solutions

    95-902-462-XXXAmphenol RF expands its line of coaxial cable assemblies with SMA test probes, ideal for RF module test applications.

    Amphenol RF is pleased to offer SMA test probe assemblies as part of our comprehensive line of pre-configured coaxial cable assemblies. This new configuration features high-performance 0.047 and 0.085-inch diameter hand formable semi-rigid cables. The cable assemblies feature a gold plated, precision machined brass body, a gold-plated beryllium copper contact, and PTFE insulator.

    Amphenol RF’s SMA test probe assemblies were developed with the trusted SMA Jack interface and can perform at a frequency range of DC to 18 GHz. They are ideal for use in RF module test applications. RF modules can be found in various IoT applications including smart lighting, smart metering and other smart city applications.

  • 50 OHM HD-BNC CABLE ASSEMBLIES OFFER HIGH-DENSITY SOLUTIONS

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    Amphenol RF introduces fixed length 50 Ohm HD-BNC cable assemblies as an ideal pre-configured solution for high-performance applications. These lightweight, compact cable assemblies deliver a space conscious option for designers and engineers, at a footprint of 51% smaller than traditional BNC connectors, and allows for four times the density.

    Amphenol RF’s 50 Ohm HD-BNC cable assemblies feature the trusted push and turn interface of a traditional BNC in order to enhance electrical and mechanical performance. This engineer preferred design allows for tactile feedback and a positive lock for quick and guaranteed mating. The new cable assemblies use the same cable prep and termination specifications of legacy connectors making adopting HD-BNC a seamless transition.

    Due to their compact size, 50 Ohm HD-BNC cable assemblies are ideal for high-density applications such as military and industrial.

  • AMPHENOL RF EXPANDS 12G PRODUCT LINE

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    Amphenol RF is pleased to offer a comprehensive line of 12G products with the release of several new connector options and the introduction of 12G optimized cable assemblies. These products are aimed to support the rapidly growing need for faster processing and more space-conscious broadcast solutions.

    The extended line of PCB Jacks include straight, right-angle and edge-mount configurations. These 75 ohm 12G-SDI connectors are designed to perform at frequencies up to 18 GHz with the familiar BNC bayonet coupling mechanism, a feature popular with engineers and application designers. This line also includes the introduction of a straight oriented Jack compatible with the Belden 4855R cable.

    The new BNC and HD-BNC straight crimp cable plugs are designed to interact with a variety of Belden cables. Connector housings are made from machined brass, with beryllium copper outer contacts for secure mating. Plug housings and ferrules are nickel plated for durability, and jack bodies are plated tin for solderability. Both have outer and center contacts plated gold for maximum electrical performance.

    Cable assemblies are available in BNC to BNC, HD-BNC to HD-BNC and HD-BNC to BNC straight plug configurations, with options for both Belden 4855R and 4794R cables.

    These 12G products have a variety of applications including remote viewing, digital signage and mobile broadcasting.

  • AMPHENOL RF OFFERS ANSYS HFSS 3D COMPONENT MODELS ONLINE

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    Amphenol RF introduces ANSYS HFSS 3D component models of PCB connectors intended to streamline the design of new products and eliminate the need for physical prototyping.

    Danbury, CT – Amphenol RF is proud to announce the release of their first set of ANSYS HFSS 3D component models. These 3D models are compatible with ANSYS R17, or any newer version of the software, and available exclusively through the company website at no cost.

    The introduction of the 3D model allows the consumer to test a variety of PCB connectors within their design without the need for a physical prototype. These 3D component models are intended to shorten the testing process and afford designers and engineers the opportunity to optimize the return loss performance of their board launch.

    ANSYS 3D component models are currently available for Amphenol RF’s line of SMA High Frequency End Launch Connectors. Additional 3D models are currently in production and will be released forthcoming.

    For additional information, please visit: ANSYS HFSS 3D Component Models.

  • AMPHENOL RF INTRODUCES LINE OF FIXED LENGTH SMPM CABLE ASSEMBLIES

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    Amphenol RF expands its coaxial cable assembly offering with a new line of SMPM cable assemblies, ideal for small, high frequency applications.

    Amphenol RF introduces fixed length SMPM cable assemblies as the ideal pre-configured solution for high frequency applications with 50 Ohm impedance requirements. The cable assemblies offer excellent performance up to 20 GHz and are designed for high reliability requirements including military and aerospace applications.

    Amphenol RF’s SMPM pre-configured cable assemblies feature high performance SMPM plug connectors, which are designed to accommodate both radial and axial misalignment in a small package size. The SMPM connectors are terminated to industry standard 0.085 and 0.047 inch hand formable cables. They are available in standard lengths ranging from 3 to 48 inches and metric lengths from 100 to 2000 millimeters to compliment any RF design.

    Due to their high frequency range and compact size, SMPM cable assemblies are ideal for high data rate applications such as broadband communications, instrumentation, and 5G wireless solutions. Their reliability under conditions of radial and axial misalignment also makes them ideal for applications exposed to shock and vibration such as instrumentation equipment, aerospace, and military applications.

  • AMPHENOL RF INTRODUCES SMPM PRODUCT LINE

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    Extensive selection of cable and PCB products

    Danbury, CT – Amphenol RF is proud to announce its SMPM line of high performance products. SMPM interconnects offer high performance in a sub-miniature package, with versatile connectivity options.

    SMPM cable connectors are available in straight and right-angle configurations, for 0.047- and 0.086-inch diameter semi-rigid and conformable cables, as well as RG-178 flexible coax. The connectors are made from beryllium copper or brass with gold plating, for durability of use and maximum electrical performance.

    SMPM PCB connectors are also machined from brass and plated gold for solderability and high-frequency electrical performance. PCB connectors are available in many configurations, including surface mount, through-hole leg, or edge mount terminations. When used in conjunction with SMPM bullet adapters, a minimum PCB spacing of 8.65mm can be achieved, and are ideal for blindmate situations.

    SMPM connectors are designed to operate in high frequency board to board applications up to 65 GHz, or with cable solutions optimized to meet the frequency limits of the cable. SMPM connectors have a snap-on mating style similar to the SMP, and are suitable for a wide range of precision and miniaturized applications including antennas, handheld radios, military communication systems, and instrumentation and measurement equipment.

  • AMPHENOL RF OFFERS 4.3/10 CONNECTOR SERIES WITH EXCELLENT, LOW PIM PERFORMANCE

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    Amphenol RF’s 4.3-10 connector series offers excellent, low PIM performance in a smaller, lighter design

    Danbury, CT – Amphenol RF is pleased to offer a full range of 4.3-10 connectors and adapters, which are engineered for the wireless market and are ideal for applications requiring low passive intermodulation, or PIM.

    4.3-10 connectors offer the same, robust design as 7/16 connectors but are smaller and up to 40% lighter, allowing for much more dense, lighter weight applications. These designs are IP-67 compliant to protect against dust and water ingress for outdoor applications, and provide excellent VSWR performance up to 6.0 GHz. Separate electrical and mechanical components yield very stable PIM performance regardless of coupling torque, allowing for easier installation. Silver plated contacts and White Bronze plated bodies offer a high-degree of conductivity, corrosion resistance, and durability.

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