Southwest Microwave’s SuperMini Board-to-Board DC to 67 GHz RF/millimeter wave blind-mate connectors optimize interconnect performance for board-to-board stacking applications.
SuperMini Board-to-Board solutions maximize electrical performance of the transmission path between connector and circuit while accommodating axial misalignment of .010” and radial misalignment of +/- 5° via Southwest Microwave’s unique bullet and PCB receptacle (jack) designs. Available bullets enable board-to-board spacing as close as 3 mm, assuring transmission line dependability for tightly stacked PCBs. Low mating insertion force allows for an increased density of interconnections per board, and a unique bullet design enables extended mating and de-mating cycles.
Designed to optimize match to circuit for surface and thru-hole PCB mounting applications, SuperMini Board-to-Board connectors are available in smooth bore or detent style Vertical and End Launch jack configurations for stripline, microstrip and grounded co-planar circuit launch transitions.Additionally, smooth bore and detent style 4-hole flange SuperMini Board-to-Board jack to 2.92 mm (K) jack adapters are available, as well as complete direct solder cable assemblies supporting connectors of varying frequencies to simplify high-performance, push-on test connection to SuperMini Board-to-Board Vertical and End Launch receptacles.
Southwest Microwave also released its new range of high security SMKey 3.7 mm DC to 18 GHz Keyed Coax Connectors, which provide a failsafe mating solution for critical connections between mated connector pairs.
SMKey connectors are offered in 10 keyed combinations, each with uniquely polarized key positions. Each connector also includes one non-keyed (Universal) option. By assigning differing key positions for mating pairs within a set, SMKey eliminates the risk of interconnect mismatch, ensuring reliable protection against the potential for operator error and preventing devastating results in connection-critical applications.
The SMKey product suite includes two field-replaceable keyed .500 square, four-hole flange jack connectors, including a right-angle flange jack, which both accept a 36-mil diameter launch pin. A keyed .625 x .350 two-hole flange jack that accept a 15-mil diameter pin is also available, along with a keyed direct solder cable connector plug, configured for .141 flex cable. Southwest Microwave can provide complete cable assemblies to simplify high-performance interface to and between the complete range of SMKey connectors.