Amphenol RF announced the expansion of its SMA product series with 50-Ohm connectors optimised for low loss TFC-302LL cable. This lightweight, compact and vibration proof interface are available in bulkhead jack, straight jack, straight plug and right-angle plug configurations. These connectors are perfect for applications where low return loss is necessary, including automotive testing, wireless systems and IoT solutions.
The SMA interface supports frequencies up to 18GHz, assuring optimal performance through 6GHz, the cut-off frequency of the cable, and uses the popular threaded coupling mechanism. All designs offer crimp termination, which provides quick and secure assembly and utilises standard hex crimp tooling and soldered centre contact. These SMA configurations are machined from brass with nickel or gold plating.
These SMA connectors are created to terminate to TFC-302LL cable, manufactured by Times Fiber Communications. This cable provides reliable electrical and mechanical performance with a stranded centre conductor and the same low loss capabilities as conventional SMA connectors. Similarly, these connectors can be employed with Leoni Dacar 302 and comparable cable types, all of which are extremely flexible and provide stable impedance and low signal attenuation.