Samtec has introduced a family of 1.35-mm connectors and cable assemblies, targeting millimeter-wave applications up to 90 GHz. The family includes compression-mount board connectors (135 Series), cable connectors (PRF13 Series), and .047″ low-loss flexible cable assemblies (RF047-A Series). The 1.35-mm products are suited for IEEE, E-band applications thanks to their high operating frequency and electrical precision.
Samtec claims the 1.35-mm board connectors (135 Series) are the industry’s only vertical compression-mount product using the 1.35-mm interface. The solderless launch eases assembly to the board. They are also field replaceable. The threaded coupling is said to provide high repeatability and mechanical stability. Microstrip and stripline options are available.
The RF047-A Series cable assembly, using 1.35-mm cable connectors, provides a frequency range of DC to 90 GHz and a maximum VSWR of 1.5:1. Other features include a 5-mm minimum bend radius and insertion loss of 5 dB/ft at 90 GHz.
The PRF13 series consists of solder clamp, straight plug or bulkhead jack 1.35-mm cable connectors that fit industry-standard .047″ flexible cable.
In addition to the 1.35-mm products, Samtec offers a line of off-the-shelf solutions suitable for microwave and millimeter-wave applications from 18 GHz to 110 GHz. The company also offers technical support for board launch optimization and channel analysis as well as simulation and physical test and measurement verification services.