Just announced by specialist RF & Microwave component distributor, Admiral Microwave Ltd, is an innovative hermetically-sealed SMP subminiature connector specifically designed for manufacturers of high frequency microwave modules in the wireless communications, defence, avionics, medical and test sectors.
The Aaren Technology model AT37H-6483-FD is a male thread-in connector ideally suited for incorporation into microwave modules needing multiple coax inputs/outputs in the minimum smallest possible space. Overall dimensions are 6.7 x 3.95mm. Offering excellent performance from DC to 26GHz, the connector features a glass bead hermetic seal over the gold-plated Kovar centre contact.
The Aaren SMP connector is a high frequency push-fit design, fully compatible with the well-established GPO range from Corning Gilbert. The SMP Male thread-in is specified with a ‘full detent’ interface which requires a high mate/de-mate force. This delivers a more positive mating action, thereby ensuring a higher reliability interface, which is essential for high performance microwave module applications.