End Launch Connectors Tout Low VSWR and Insertion Loss for Broadband
Thu, 03/31/2011 - 1:10pm
Southwest Microwave, Inc. announced a family of Low Profile, PCB-mount End Launch Connectors. Requiring no soldering for mounting or use, their lower profile design permits use where vertical headroom is critical, such as in board-to-board stacking, and low profile packaging. They have the same mounting footprint as standard End Launch connectors and can be used interchangeably with the same board designs. The End Launch connectors are designed for single and multi-layer printed circuit boards where the microwave layer is on top. According to the company, they provide industry typical lowest VSWR and insertion loss for broadband applications in SMA (27 GHz), 2.92 mm (40 GHz), or 2.4 mm (50 GHz). Multiple launch options help optimize circuit match. Their clamping feature accommodates board thicknesses up to .110”. Since the connector assembly requires no soldering to the PCB, the connectors are reusable and repairable.