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CoreGD™ is a high performance, multi-port, interconnect system that offers excellent signal integrity for complex layouts and crowded PCBs. Despite being optimized for demanding bandwidth applications this interconnect solution delivers significantly lower cost compared to competitive offerings.

The CoreGD system is available in commercial off-the-shelf configurations that include multi-ports (2, 4, 6, 8 or 10) with stackable, side-to-side and back-to-back configurations. Choosing one of these reduces time-to-market and cost. To meet the full range of system needs, the CoreGD can be customized into hybrid designs that combine various RF, digital and power interconnects.

Using SMMP RF connectors, connector pitch is 4 mm, and the RF interconnects operate to 65 GHz. VSWR is less that 1.11:1 (26 dB return loss) up to 26 GHz and increases to 1.4:1 maximum (15.6 dB return loss) at 65 GHz. WMP connectors have 2.5 mm pitch and extend the bandwidth to 100 GHz, with VSWR of 1.35:1 (16.5 dB loss) at 65 GHz and 1.45:1 (14.7 dB return loss) at 100 GHz. Insertion loss is approximately 0.1√f(GHz) for the SMMP 0.12√f(GHz) and  for the WMP.

The innovative design of the CoreGD ensures the consistency of the push-on interface, which eliminates electrical length and phase variation with vibration, shock or other movement. The interconnect system meets MIL-STD-202 for corrosion, vibration, moisture resistance, thermal and mechanical shock, and has an operating temperature range of −55° to +165°C.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
St. Augustine, Fla.