Southwest Microwave Inc., leading global supplier of high performance interconnect solutions will be showcasing an exciting array of end Launch connectors to 110 GHz and SuperMini Board-to-Board DC to 67 GHz RF/millimeter wave blind-mate connectors at IMS 2016 Booth 2239. Featured products include new SMA, 2.92 mm (K), 2.40 mm, 1.85 mm (V) and 1.0 mm (W) removable end launch configurations to accommodate thicker PCB boards in the range of 90 to 300 mils.

Built to Southwest Microwave’s rigorous quality standards, these versatile board mount connectors deliver outstanding electrical and mechanical performance. A unique clamping mechanism allows the connectors to accommodate a wide range of board thicknesses while maintaining proper grounding. On thick PCBs, the locking or keying feature on the bottom clamp engages into the transition or mounting block, aiding to reliably secure connector assembly to PCB edge and mechanically tight to its surface.

Southwest Microwave’s end launch connectors are robust and reusable, with no soldering required. Connectors are shipped fully assembled, maximizing deployment convenience. Multiple launch configurations are available to optimize match to circuit, and Southwest Microwave’s experienced applications engineers are available to provide launch design assistance.

High Performance SuperMini Board-to-Board DC to 67 GHz Connectors

Nominated by Microwave Journal’s Editorial team as Most Valuable Product in the publication’s May 2016 issue, SuperMini Board-to-Board solutions optimize interconnect performance for board-to-board stacking applications. These versatile connectors maximize electrical performance of the transmission path between connector and circuit while accommodating axial misalignment of .010” and radial misalignment of +/- 10° 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, complete direct solder cable assemblies supporting connectors of varying frequencies are available to simplify high-performance, push-on test connection to SuperMini Board-to-Board Vertical and End Launch receptacles.