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San-tron Inc., a manufacturer of RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, has announced the launch of S292 Connectors, a new series of 2.92 mm connectors that operate through K-band. Initiating a design standardized to a Thunderline-Z TL-150 glass-to-metal feed-through, San-tron has developed a transitional RF geometry that greatly reduces the tolerance sensitivity of the final interconnection. The launch diameters of these S292 connectors are specifically oriented to the Thunderline-Z 0.012 pinned glass beads and are RF matched to the dielectric properties of the Corning glass #7070. Thus, San-tron S292 connectors achieve impressive VSWR figures through 40 GHz. As a baseline, the data plots below are inclusive of two connectors mated via the Thunderline-Z feed-through and exhibit VSWR of < 1.04 through 12 GHz and < 1.18 through 40 GHz. Future offerings are planned to support microstrip and stripline applications. This product line offers a compatible mating style to K Connectors®, SMA, WSMA and 3.5 mm connectors.
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