Amphenol RF expands SMA connector series for automotive testing

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Amphenol RF has added to its SMA product series with the launch of 50 ohm connectors optimized for use with low-loss TFC-302LL cable, intended for applications such as automotive testing, wireless systems and IoT solutions. The lightweight, compact and vibration-proof interface is available in bulkhead jack, straight jack, straight plug and right angle plug configurations.

The SMA interface supports frequencies up to 18GHz, ensuring optimal performance through 6GHz (the cut-off frequency of the cable) and uses the popular threaded coupling mechanism. All designs feature crimp termination, which enables quick and secure assembly and uses standard hex crimp tooling and a soldered center contact. These SMA configurations are machined from brass with either nickel or gold plating.

The connectors are designed to terminate to TFC-302LL cable, manufactured by Times Fiber Communications (a division of Amphenol), however they can also be used with Leoni Dacar 302 and comparable cable types, all of which are highly flexible and feature stable impedance and low signal attenuation.

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