Standard RF Connectors

Amphenol is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance interconnect systems for military and commercial aerospace harsh environment applications. Amphenol provides an unparalleled product breadth, from military specification connectors to customized high-speed board level interconnects; from flexible to rigid printed circuit boards; from backplane systems to completely integrated assemblies. Key markets supported are avionics, radar, communications, ordnance, missiles, engines, ground vehicles and tanks, space, and all levels of aviation. Amphenol is a technology innovator that designs to meet customers’ needs from program inception.

AMC

AMC

Description
Amphenol RF manufactures a family of Amphenol Micro Coaxial (AMC) connectors and cable assemblies for use in applications with 50 Ω impedance requirements. AMC connectors are low profi le (2.5 mm off the board) and offer an extremely small board footprint (3mm x 3mm).
Features/Benefits
• Easy snap-on/off mating
• Ultra low-profi le (2.5mm mating height)
• Small foot print (3mm x 3mm)
• 100% Compatible with Hirose U.Fl series
• Right angle plugs are pre-installed on 1.13mm, 1.32 mm or 1.37 mm coaxial cable and tested prior to shipment.
Applications
• Wireless Internet (WiFi, WiMax, EvDO/EvDV Solutions)
• Wireless Infrastructure (Cellular Base Stations)
• RFID
• Bluetooth
• Inventory/Barcode Scanners
• Handheld Devices

SMP

SMP

Description
Amphenol RF offers a solution for high frequency, high data rate applications in the SMP line of RF connectors. SMP connectors provide microwave performance and offer a push-on, high performing microwave interconnect system. The available detent systems, full and limited, provide respective levels of engagement/ disengagement forces. This family of interconnects addresses all package design needs. Outside of microwave performance it can be utilized as a highly shielded interconnect for high data rate applications or in a board-to-board blind mate application using a fl oating bullet. This fl oating bullet provides a link between mated pairs compensating for both radial and axial misalignment. Available in a cable-to-board mated pair, the plug side can be provided in either right angle or straight with termination capability to either 0.047”, 0.086”, semi-rigid or conformable coax. The receptacles are designed for surfacemount termination (SMT) or through hole, end launch for board edge or vertical mount. Other confi gurations are available. Consult factory for price and lead time.
Features/Benefits
• Smaller Package Size
• Higher Frequency Range
• Compensate for Radial and Axial Misalignment
Applications
• Military/Aerospace
• Board-to-Board Interconnect
• Blind Mate
• Broadband
• Instrumentation
• Optical Nodes
• Phased Array Antennas
• Routers
• Telecom

MMCX

MMCX

Description
MMCX (also called MicroMateTM), is a micro-miniature connector series with a snap-lock mechanism allowing for 360 degrees rotation enabling fl exibility in PCB layouts. MMCX connectors conform to the European CECC 22000 specifi cation. The MicroMate Family of products is a 6 GHz 50 Ω interconnect system. A range of connectors is available including surface mount, edge card, and cable connectors.
Features/Benefits
• Broadband performance with low refl ection DC to 6 GHz
• Quick connect/disconnect snap-on mating reduces installation time
• Conforms to European CECC 22000 specifi cations
• Available in straight and right angle plugs and printed circuit board connectors
Applications
• Antennas
• Cable Assemblies
• Instrumentation
• Satcom
• Base Stations
• Components
• PCMCIA Cards
• Telecom
• Broadband Communications
• GPS
• Radio Boards

1.0/ 2.3 Connector

1.0/ 2.3 Connector

Description
The compact European design of the 1.0/2.3 series permits dense connector packing; they are ideally suited to applications where space limitation is a factor. Versions are available with threaded coupling mechanisms which provide positive mating or a unique push-pull coupling system which allows quick installation. The Amphenol pushpull process is patented and ensures positive locking. Amphenol 1.0/2.3 coaxial connectors are 50 Ω units operating from DC-10 GHz. This series complies with DIN 41626, DIN 47297, and NFC 93-571 international specifi cations.
Features/Benefits
• Push-pull coupling with patented locking mechanism allows quick installation.
• Push-pull offers safe coupling.
• Locking mechanism will not vibrate loose as threaded connectors are prone to do.
• Push-pull connectors can be more densely packed saving panel space in components that are shrinking in size.
Applications
• Amplifiers
• Base Stations
• Cable Assemblies
• Components
• Filters
• Routers
• Switching Equipment
• Telecom

SMB

SMB

Description
The SMB name derives from SubMiniature B (the second subminiature design). Developed in the 1960’s, this sub miniature interface has snap-on coupling. Amphenol’s SMB connectors conform to the requirements of MIL-C-39012, and the interface is in compliance with MIL-STD- 348. Available in 50 Ω and 75 Ω, the SMB provides broadband capability through 10 GHz with a snap-on connector design and utilizes die cast components on non-critical areas to provide a low-cost solution.
Features/Benefits
• Broadband performance with low refl ection DC to 4 GHz provides low cost connector combined with high quality.
• Quick connect/disconnect snap-on mating reduces installation time.
• Various plating options in nickel, gold, and tin. Selective plating provides corrosion resistance fi nish as well as good solderability characteristics.
• SMB PCB slide-on plug and jack allows board-to-board mounting with a low insertion force. This is ideal for mating a high number of connectors on a pair of PCB’s.
Applications
• Automotive
• Base Stations
• Cable Assemblies
• Components
• Instrumentation
• PC/LAN
• Process Controls
• Radio Boards
• Surge Protection
• Telecom
• Test and Measurement
• Video Systems

Mini 75 Ω SMB

Mini 75 Ω SMB

Description
Amphenol’s Mini 75 Ω SMB connector provides broadband capability through 2 GHz. Its designs utilize die cast components on non-critical areas to provide a low cost solution. These connectors offer snap-fi t mating for quick connect/disconnect. The reduced housing allows circuit miniaturization and effi cient “real estate” utilization. Built in accordance with requirements of MIL-C-39012, the interface is in compliance with MIL-STD 348 and is interchangeable with Industry Standard for Miniature 75 Ω SMB.
Features/Benefits
• 75 Ω snap-on coupling allows for quick installation.
• Same interface as 50 Ω SMB.
• Product is interchangeable with competitors.
• Diecast components which offers low cost solution.
Applications
• Telecommunication
• Networking
• Switching Equipment

SMC

SMC

Description
The SMC name derives from SubMiniature C (the third subminiature design). The SMC design was developed in the 1960’s. SMC has threaded coupling with 10-32 threads. Available in 50 Ω impedance, the SMC Series utilizes die cast components on noncritical areas to provide a low cost solution.
Features/Benefits
• Broadband performance with low refl ection DC to 10 GHz.
• Conforms to the interface dimensions of MIL-STD-348.
• 10-32 screw-on (threaded) coupling mechanism allows performance to 10 GHz with low refl ection.
• Right Angle connectors available in one piece
construction.
Applications
• Antennas
• Automotive (GPS)
• Base Stations
• Cable Assemblies
• Instrumentation
• Video Systems
• Process Controls
• Radio Boards
• Telecom
• Test and Measurement

SMA

SMA

Description
SMA is an acronym for SubMiniature version A and was developed in the 1960’s. It uses a threaded interface. 50 Ω SMA connectors are semi-precision, subminiature units that provide excellent electrical performance from DC to 18 GHz. These high-performance connectors are compact in size and mechanically have outstanding durability. For phase array radar, test equipment, ILS landing systems and other instrumentation using phase matching techniques, these SMA connectors for semi-rigid coaxial cables and the SMA Plug-to-Jack adapter offer a precise and simple means of phase adjustment for microwave devices. Built in accordance with MIL-C-39012 and CECC 22110/111, SMA connectors can be mated with all connectors that meet these interface specifications, regardless of manufacturer. SMA is available both in Standard and Reverse Polarity. Reverse polarity is a keying system accomplished with a reverse interface, and ensures that reverse polarity interface connectors do not mate with standard interface connectors. Amphenol accomplishes this by inserting female contacts into plugs and male contacts into jacks.
Features/Benefits
• Broadband performance DC to 18 GHz with low reflection stainless steel construction and ¼-36 threaded coupling.
• Brass SMA available in nickel or gold plating which provides approximately 30% cost reduction with 100 mating cycles.
• Available for .085” and .141” diameter semi-rigid cables and all the standard flexible cables including double shielded RG-316.
• Phase Adjustable SMA connectors provide ease of mechanical screw adjustments.
Applications
• Base Stations • Process Controls
• Cable Assemblies • PC/LAN
• Instrumentation • Telecom
• Mil/Aero

QMA

QMA

Description
The QMA connector is a quick disconnect version of the SMA connector and shares the same internal construction, which allows the connector to have excellent performance. The electrical performance benefi ts of the QMA include low loss RF performance up to 18 GHz. Because of the innovative coupling mechanism, a 360-degree butt joint is maintained which results in low RF leakage. Since the RF line is identical to the SMA series, the QMA connectors also offer the same high power handling capability. This gives the series signifi cant advantages over other quick disconnect connectors. Amphenol RF is a member of the Quick Lock Formula® Alliance. For further information on the QLF®, visit www.qlf.info.
Features/Benefits
• Operates at the same electrical performance as SMA up to 18 GHz
• Snap-on interface for quick and easy installation
• Rotatable 360˚ after connection for fl exibility with installation
Applications
• Base Station Equipment
• Amplifi ers
• Higher Packaging Density, Size equivalent to SMA, but space saving as there is no need for wrench clearance.

Mini- UHF

Mini- UHF

Description
Mini-UHF is a miniature version of the UHF connectors that were developed for use in the radio industry. Mini-UHF connectors are designed for use as coaxial interconnection in cell phones, automotive systems, and similar applications where size, weight, and cost factors are critical. Mini-UHF connectors terminate to RG-58, RG-58A, RG-58B, RG-58C, and Belden 9258 cables. Crimp-type cable plugs and jacks are available as well as panel and printed circuit board receptacles.
Features/Benefits
• Miniature 3/8-24 thread size provides excellent RF performance
• The small size and light weight provide excellent electrical characteristics
• Crimp-type cable terminations provide low installation cost
• Diecast bodies and molded insulators ensure low cost
• Tefl on insulators provide higher temperature range Applications
• Antennas
• Cable Assemblies
• Cellular

Type F

Type F

Description
Type F connectors are miniature threaded connectors used extensively in the cable television industry. The connectors feature a 3/8-32 threaded interface, and cable mounted connectors feature crimp termination. Amphenol’s line of F connectors are designed to meet the demands of high speed cable modems and customer interface units. Primary applications are for cable television (CATV), set top boxes, and cable modems.
Features/Benefits
• Patent pending contact design provides a truly cylindrical coaxial contactand provides superior RF performance and excellent insertion/withdrawal characteristics.
• 30 dB return loss to 1 GHz ensures a high performance specifi cation that outperforms competition.
• Multiple PCB mount packages: surface mount, edge mount, right angle and straight.
• Accommodates .022-.042 inch center conductor sizes. Applications
• Cable Assemblies
• CATV
• CIMs
• Head End Equipment
• High Speed Cable Modems
• Hybrid Fiber Coax Networks
• Set Top Boxes

Type G

Type G

Description
Type G is a slide-on alternative to the Type F with 15A continuous current rating. All connectors comply with the MIL-STD-202 specifi cation for vibration, shock, thermal shock, moisture resistance and salt spray. Since the Type G has an impedance of 75 Ω, it is ideal for CATV applications. This connector line consists of Bulkhead Mount Jack Receptacles and PCB Mount Jack Receptacles.
Features/Benefits
• Push-on blind mate capabilities using BeCu springs provide quick installation and multiple matings
• Version available with 15 Amp continuous current capability meets new generation equipment for HFC Networks (Hybrid Fiber Coax)
• Truly cylindrical coaxial contact provides superior RF performance and excellent insertion/withdrawal characteristics
• 30 dB return loss to 1 GHz with 10 Amp current capability. 20 dB return loss with 15 Amp version provides high performance.
Applications
• CATV
• Head End Equipment
• Components (Amplifi ers)
• Hybrid Fiber Coax Networks
• Set Top Boxes

Mini - BNC

Mini - BNC

Description
Amphenol RF introduces the new generation of quality BNC connectors for the telecommunication and broadband applications for higher connector densities while preserving the positive characteristics of the Amphenol full-size BNC’s for 75 Ω systems. This allows 40% more interconnects in the same area. The Mini-BNC series provides the same positive locking bayonet system found on the BNC. These connectors were designed to be field installed or repaired. Also, the Mini- BNC is designed to be a drop-in replacement used in Telco DS3/DS4 applications and is compatible with the present fi eld installer tooling and strip dimensions. DS3 and DS4 lines in Telco Central Offi ces are 75Ω and the Mini-BNC is as well.
Features/Benefits
• Smaller than the Telco standard BNC allowing 40% more interconnects in the same area
• Crimp/Crimp design compatible with all major manufacturer’s tooling
• True 75 Ohm impedance end to end
• Drop-in replacement for most high-density SMB/SMZ applications
• Bayonet coupling provides a positive lock and allows for quick and easy connect/disconnects
• Qualifi ed by most major OEMs
• Made by the Inventors of the BNC
Applications
• Broadcast • Medical Equipment
• Custom Cable Assemblies • Mil/Aero
• Digital Video – HDTV • Network Routing &Switching
• DS3/DS4 • Satellite Headends
• Instrumentation • Telco Central Offi ce

BNC

BNC

Description
Developed in the late 1940’s as a miniature version of the Type C connector, BNC stands for Bayonet Neill Concelman and is named after Amphenol engineer Carl Concelman. BNC’s are ideally suited for cable termination for miniature to subminiature coaxial cable (RG-58, 59, to RG-179, RG- 316, etc.) Amphenol 50 Ω BNC connectors are miniature, lightweight units useable up to 11 GHz and typically yield low refl ection through 4 GHz. Amphenol also offers a full line of 75 Ω BNC connectors to meet the needs for higher performance impedance-matched cable interconnections. Part numbers that are listed with the appropriate M39012 number are military grade connectors produced in accordance with and actively qualifi ed to the military specifi cation MIL-C-39012.
Features/Benefits
• Bayonet coupling mechanism provides quick mating and unmating
• 50 Ω and 75 Ω impedance designs allow customers to match system requirements
• 50 Ω and 75 Ω connectors are intermateable
• Four grades of connectors are available for military, industrial, commercial and performance applications
Applications
• Antennas • Surge Protection
• Base Stations • Telecom
• Broadcast • Instrumentation
• Cable Assemblies • Oscilloscopes
• Computers/LANs • Medical Equipment
• Radios • Satellite Communications

TNC

TNC

Description
Developed in the late 1950’s, the TNC stands for Threaded Neill Concelman and is named after Amphenol engineer Carl Concelman. Designed as a threaded version of the BNC, the TNC series features screw threads for mating. TNC connectors are miniature, threaded weatherproof units with a constant 50 Ω impedance, operating from DC – 11 GHz. There are two types of TNC connectors: Standard and Reverse Polarity. Reverse polarity is a keying system accomplished with a reverse interface, and ensures that reverse polarity interface connectors do not mate with standard interface connectors. Amphenol accomplishes this by inserting female contacts into plugs and male contacts into jacks. Other manufacturers may use reverse threading to accomplish reverse polarity keying. Amphenol’s commercial grade connector offering carries the part number designation “RFX” for easy recognition. These low-cost connectors typically utilize die cast and molded components. While performance will not be equal to the industrial or military grade products, these connectors are ideal for use on a variety of commercial applications.
Features/Benefits
• Threaded coupling interface ensures connector will not de-couple in vibration-intensive applications.
• Available in both standard and reverse polarity interfaces.
• Performance from DC – 11 GHz operations in many applications.
Applications
• Antennas • Base Stations
• Cable Assemblies • Cellular
• Instrumentation • Mil-Aero
• WLAN Networks • Radar
• Telecom • RFID Readers

C

C

Description
C Connectors are medium size and weatherproof. Coupling is two-stud bayonet lock. C connectors provide constant 50 Ω impedance. They may be used with 75 Ω cable, at lower frequencies (below 300 MHz) where no serious mismatch is introduced.
Features/Benefits
• Two-stud bayonet lock allows quick & easy coupling
Applications
• Airframe
• Cable Assemblies
• Instrumentation
• MIL Aerospace
• Test & Measurement

UHF

UHF

Description
Invented in the 1930’s by an Amphenol Engineer named E. Clark Quackenbush, UHF coaxial connectors are general purpose units developed for use in low frequency systems from DC – 300 MHz. Invented for use in the radio industry, UHF is an acronym for Ultra High Frequency. UHF connectors feature a threaded coupling. Because these connectors are low-cost, the impedance is variable. Amphenol’s commercial grade connector offering carries the part number designation “RFX” for easy recognition. These low-cost connectors typically utilize die cast and molded components. While performance will not be equal to the industrial or military grade products, these connectors are ideal for use on a variety of commercial applications.
Features/Benefits
• Optional reducing adapters accommodate a wide range of popular coaxial cables
• Solder termination types require no special assembly tools
• Crimp termination types provide a lower cost installation method
• Large-size threaded coupling is rugged design
• Non-demanding specifi cations and low cost
Applications
• Antennas
• Cable Assembly
• Low Frequency Applications
• Public Address Systems
• CB Radios

Tool

Tool

Description
Amphenol offers a full line of termination tooling to meet your specifi c production requirements. All tools meet Amphenol’s stringent design and quality requirements, including full cycle ratchet control, which prevents the connector from being removed from the tool prior to completing the crimping operation. Amphenol’s tools provide a consistent and reliable crimp each and every time, thereby ensuring the integrity of the connector termination.
Tool Series
• Bench Mounted Pneumatic Crimp Machine
• CTL Series Crimp Tools
• Hand Crimp Tool
• ECONOHEX Crimp Tool
• MMCX CTL Crimp Tool
• CAP Installation and Connector Removal Tool

RF Feeder Connectors

RF Feeder Connectors

• One piece pin design
• O ring seals
• Outstanding RF performance
• N and DIN types are available
• Suit for both copper and aluminium cables

RF Panel Mount Connectors

RF Panel Mount Connectors

• Different designs for pin termination
• Waterproofing IP68
• Broadband performance covering all wireless service band
• N and DIN types are available