Amphenol RF expand its SMA connector portfolio with additional configurations designed for automotive applications. The SMA interface is compact and lightweight and features a secure threaded coupling mechanism that makes it ideal for vibration resistance. These new configurations are designed to support the flexible RTK-044 cable which compliments the low loss capabilities of the connector. SMA connectors optimized for RTK-044 are well-suited for applications such as infotainment, GPS and satellite radio.
These SMA connectors are available in two configurations: rear-mounted bulkhead jack and right-angle plug. They offer low VSWR and are an excellent solution for applications that require low return and insertion loss like automotive antennas. The jack is engineered with gold-plated, brass bodies and gold-plated, beryllium copper contacts while the plug is manufactured from nickel-plated, brass bodies with gold-plated, brass contact and a stainless steel retaining ring.
Automotive antennas support Wi-Fi, 4G/5G cellular connectivity, Bluetooth, remote start and control, AM/FM/XM and satellite radio and direct short range/ vehicle-to-everything communication sharing protocols between vehicles and external objects to facilitate safety systems, autonomous navigation and intelligent transportation systems.