Samtec has expanded its portfolio of single- and multi-port SMPM interconnects, providing coverage to 65 GHz with a maximum VSWR of 1.4:1. SMPM micro-miniature connectors are well-suited for space-limited systems where push-on coupling is preferred or a blind-mate connection is required.

Single cable assemblies (RF23C series) have SMPM jack and plug connectors on a 23 AWG low loss flexible cable. The cable has three layers of shielding: SPC flat wire, copper foil and a 44 AWG outer braid.

Single-port cable-to-board SMPM interconnects are available using 0.047 in. (RF047-A series), 0.086 in. (RF086 series) or Samtec’s low loss flexible cable (RF23C series) with optional End 2 connectors. SMPM board connector options include surface- or edge-mount and straight or right-angle through-hole terminations.

Multi-port ganged cable assemblies (the GC47 and GPPC series) also use 0.047 in. low loss flexible cable with an optimized latching system. Samtec has released eight- and 10-port configurations with 0.140 in. (3.56 mm) pitch, and more configurations are being developed.

The multi-port board-to-board system (GPPB series) offers three board heights: 0.210 in. (5.33 mm), 0.327 in. (8.31 mm) and 0.500 in. (12.70 mm). Full detent or smooth bore retention connection are available.

These SMPM interconnects add to Samtec’s full line of off-the-shelf interconnects for microwave and mmWave applications. With upper frequency coverage from 18 to 110 GHz, the precision RF product family supports all major market applications: wireless communication, satellite communication, automotive, radar, aerospace, defense and test and measurement. Whether a quick-turn modification or new design, Samtec will customize a product to support a customer’s unique requirements.

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