<![CDATA[News]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:21:23 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Metric Length RF Cable Assemblies Now Available]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/metric-length-rf-cable-assemblies/ Amphenol Connex is pleased to announce the expansion of our pre-configured fixed length RF cable assembly line to include standard metric lengths. These assemblies are ideal for a variety of commercial and industrial applications that require standard configurations or lengths. These configurations come at a lower cost and are available more quickly than a custom solution, with many in stock in distribution.

Metric assemblies feature the same high quality, gold and nickel plated Amphenol Connex connectors as our imperial length assemblies. Straight plugs, R/A plugs, and bulkhead jacks are available. Metric lengths are available for a variety of our most popular BNC, SMA, SMB, and between series cable assembly configurations, with extended lengths also available. Flexible Cable types for these assemblies include RG-316, RG-316 Double Braided, RG-58, RG-59, RG-174. Conformable semi-rigid options include both 0.085” and 0.141” diameter cables.

Cables are stocked at many distributors in common lengths ranging from .25 to 1 meter, with extended lengths also available. All components are RoHS compliant.  View products at the following distributors:

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:23:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Amphenol Connex Releases Low PIM 4.1/9.5 Mini DIN Adapters]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/low-pim-4-1-9-5-adapters/ Amphenol Connex Releases Low PIM 4.1/9.5 Mini DIN Adapters

Amphenol® Connex, the premier global RF solutions provider, is pleased to announce the release of a complete line of Low-PIM tested Mini-DIN adapters for use in wireless applications.

The Amphenol® Connex line of Low PIM Mini-DIN, or 4.1/9.5, adapters are ideal for wireless applications requiring consistent electrical performance, low return loss and low IMD. This series has been engineered to exceed wireless industry performance standards and to match the physical performance expectations of its larger predecessor, the 7/16 connector.

The 4.1/9.5 adapters are available with Type-N and 7/16 DIN connector interfaces. These coaxial adapters feature precision machined brass bodies and contacts. Bodies are plated with white bronze offering the same Low PIM performance as silver without fear of tarnishing. Contacts are either white bronze or silver plated.  Product information is available at the following links:

In-Series 4.1/9.5 Adapters

Between Series 4.1/9.5 Adapters

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Amphenol® Connex is a leading manufacturer of RF connectors, coaxial adapters and cable assemblies serving a wide range of customers in the broadcast, wireless, military and commercial markets. Standard product families include but are not limited to SMA, BNC and Type N connectors. In-series and between series coaxial adapters are available along with a full range of pre-configured RF cable assemblies.www.amphenolconnex.com.

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:29:50 +0000
<![CDATA[Amphenol Connex Introduces Low PIM Coaxial Adapters]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/introducing-low-pim-coaxial-adapters/ Amphenol Connex Introduces Low PIM Coaxial Adapters

Moorpark, CA -- Amphenol Connex is pleased to announce the release of a complete line of PIM tested adapters for use in wireless applications.   

The Amphenol Connex range of Low PIM adapters is ideal for wireless applications requiring consistent electrical performance, low return loss and low IMD.  Between series and in-series low PIM RF adapters are available with Type N, 7/16 DIN and SMA connector interfaces.  These coaxial adapters feature precision machined brass bodies and contacts.  Bodies are plated with white bronze offering the same Low PIM performance as silver without fear of tarnishing.  Contacts are either white bronze or silver plated. For more information about Passive Intermodulation Distortion in RF connectors and how to combat it, click here to download a white paper.

Drawings and additional product information, including PIM test data and other electrical test data, is available on the Amphenol Connex website.  Please visit the following URL:

http://www.amphenolconnex.com/landing/low-pim-adapters

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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:43:43 +0000
<![CDATA[On-line Live Chat Support Now Available]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/on-line-live-chat-support-now-available/ Amphenol Connex is pleased to announce that we now have an online chat service on our website. The addition of live chat support promises to further increase the high level of service with which our customers have come to expect.
Sales support and technical support operators are available between the hours of 8am and 5pm pacific standard time.  Whether you need price and delivery, help assembling a connector or a 3D model that’s not posted, we’re here to help.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:47:49 +0000
<![CDATA[RF Connector Assembly Instruction Videos Now Available]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/rf-connector-assembly-instructions-now-available/ Amphenol Connex is pleased to announce that it has started producing a series of instructional videos and assembly instructions. The first of these videos, assembly instructions for a 3 Piece Crimp connector is already available in our Assembly Instuctions page. Or you can follow the link below to watch the video right now.

3 Piece Crimp-Crimp Video
3 Piece Crimp-Crimp Assembly Video
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:25:11 +0000
<![CDATA[RF Connector Crimp Tooling Selection Guide Now Available]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/rf-connector-crimp-tooling-selection-guide/ Now it's easier than ever to find the right die set and crimp tool to terminate your RF connectors.  We've created a one page selection guide that shows all of our crimp tool part numbers; both die sets and ratcheting crimp frames.  Additionally, the crimp tool code (shown on the product pages for crimp connectors) is now linked directly to the RF crimp tooling selection guide.  Here's an example:

 

 

We're working to improve our website everyday by adding additional product information and easy to use selection guides.  Click here to view our crimp tooling selection guide for RF connectors.  

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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:58:06 +0000
<![CDATA[New QMA to SMA Adapters]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/new-qma-to-sma-adapters/  Amphenol Connex is pleased to announce the release of (4) low cost QMA to SMA adapters.  These adapters are ideal for wireless test and cell site applications.

Four standard QMA to SMA adapter configurations are available:

QMA Plug to SMA Plug

QMA Plug to SMA Jack

QMA Jack to SMA Jack

QMA Jack to SMA Plug

242260
QMA Plug to SMA Plug

242261
QMA Plug to SMA Jack

242262
QMA Jack to SMA Jack

242263
QMA Jack to SMA Plug

 

The full range of QMA adapters are machined from brass and plated with white bronze plating.  White bronze is commonly used on larger form factor N type and 7/16 connectors and is used to combat IMD for low PIM requirements (read a white paper).  Center contacts are plated with a low cost high performance alternative to 30 microinches of gold offering offering the same durability at a lower cost.

Custom solutions are also available.  Contact us for details.

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Thu, 31 May 2012 16:54:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Pre-Configured Type N RF Cable Assemblies New From Amphenol Connex]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/new-n-type-rf-cable-assemblies/ Moorpark ,CA – We are pleased to announce new additions to our fixed length RF cable assembly product line.  Featuring precision machined and weatherproof Type N male connectors, the RF cable assemblies are ideal for outdoor wireless and broadband applications requiring stable performance up to 11GHz (varies by cable type).

Type N RF cable assemblies feature Nexcote (white bronze) plated Type N male plugs terminated to industry standard coaxial cable types.  Flexible cable types include RG-58 and RG-142.  Low loss cable types, including LMR-195, LMR-200, LMR-240 and LMR-400 are also available.  For high-frequency applications, beyond 6 GHz, conformable (hand-formable) semi-rigid cable options are available.  0.085 inch (RG-405) and 0.141 inch (RG-402) diameter cables can be ordered from distributor inventory.  Cable assemblies are stocked in standard lengths from 3 inches to 48 inches.  Custom RF cable assemblies can be ordered from the factory.

Amphenol Connex is a leading manufacturer of RF connectors, coaxial adapters and cable assemblies serving a wide range of customers in the broadcast, wireless, military and commercial markets.  Standard product families include but are not limited to SMA, BNC and Type N connectors.  In-series and between series coaxial adapters are available along with a full range of pre-configured RF cable assemblies. 

Product Links:

- Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, RG-58 Cable
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Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, RG-142 Cable
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Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, LMR-195 Cable
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Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, LMR-200 Cable
- Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, LMR-240 Cable
- Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, LMR-400 Cable
- Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, 0.085 Inch Conformable Semi-Rigid Cable
- Type N Male Plug to Type N Male Plug, 0.141 Inch Conformable Semi-Rigid Cable

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:34:42 +0000
<![CDATA[SMA and RP-SMA Connector Guide Simplifies SMA Connector Selection]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/new-sma-rp-sma-connector-selection-guide/ Amphenol Connex has recently published an SMA and RP-SMA Connector Selection Guide.  The guide is available on the Amphenol Connex website and makes it easy to identify standard SMA and RP-SMA connectors designed for termination to standard flexible coaxial cables and semi-rigid coaxial cable types.  Additionally, SMA PCB mount connectors are listed along with popular SMA end launch connectors. 

Links:

SMA and RP-SMA Connector Selection Guide

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Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:19:21 +0000
<![CDATA[New and Improved SMA End Launch Connectors Ideal for Eval and Demo Kits]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/new-sma-and-rp-sma-end-launch-connectors/ New and Improved SMA End Launch Connectors Ideal for Evaluation and Demo Kits

Moorpark, CA – Amphenol Connex is pleased to announce the release of new and improved versions of our end launch SMA connectors.  We’ve re-engineered our popular edge mount SMA connectors to ensure contact stability and to improve electrical performance from DC to 18GHz.   Edge mount SMA and RP-SMA connectors are ideal for use on semiconductor evaluation and demo boards and in high frequency space-limited applications.

Our edge mount SMA connectors feature gold plated bodies, precision machined from brass.  Dielectrics are PTFE.  Male contacts are machined from brass.  Female contacts are machined from Beryllium Copper.  All contacts are plated with cost saving gold over high-phosphorous nickel plating ensuring a durability of 500 mating cycles minimum.

End launch SMA connectors are available for varying PCB thicknesses and with either round post or flat-tab contacts.  Plug, jack and bulkhead jack body styles are available along with RP-SMA versions.  A matrix showing the popular part numbers is shown below:

   SMA Edge Mount Jack
 SMA Edge Mount Jack
 SMA Edge Mount Jack
 SMA Edge Mount Jack
 SMA Edge Mount Bulkhead Jack
Part Number 132357-11 132255-12
132322
132414
132289
Body Style
Jack
Jack
Jack
Jack
Bulkhead Jack
Contact Type
Flat Tab
Round Post
Round Post
Flat Tab
Round Post
PCB Thickness
0.062 in.
0.062 in. 0.062 in. 0.042 in. 0.062 in.
Polarity
Standard
Standard Standard Standard Standard
Flange Size (in.)
0.375x0.312
0.375x0.312 0.250x0.250
0.375x0.312 0.375x0.312
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Amphenol Connex is a leading manufacturer of RF connectors, coaxial adapters and cable assemblies serving a wide range of customers in the broadcast, wireless, military and commercial markets.  Standard product families include but are not limited to SMA, BNC and Type N connectors.  In-series and between series coaxial adapters are available along with a full range of pre-configured RF cable assemblies.  Samples are available from stock.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:56:31 +0000
<![CDATA[IP What? Ingress Protection Ratings Defined]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/ingress-protection-ratings-for-rf-connectors/ We get a lot of requests for sealed connectors.  RF connectors can be sealed to various levels making them suitable for a wide variety of applications.  That said, it's important to understand ingress protection (IP) ratings.  Here's a link to a downloadable PDF chart explaining what those two digits specify:

Ingress Protection for RF Connectors

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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:39:43 +0000
<![CDATA[New AMC Cable Assemblies Now Available]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/new-cable-assemblies/ New Cable AssembliesAmphenol Connex Cables Help to Bring the Outside World In

Moorpark, CA – Amphenol Connex announces the release of two new fixed length cable assembly product lines. Both the AMC to SMA and the AMC to TNC cables are designed to operate from DC to 6 Ghz and are ideal for wireless applications connecting internal wireless modules to external antennas.

These cable assemblies feature right angle AMC series connectors on one end of the cable.  AMC (Amphenol Micro Coaxial) connectors are intermateable and interchangeable with industry standard equivalent products from other manufacturers.  Opposite the AMC connectors are SMA or TNC bulkhead jacks designed to mount to a panel or enclosure wall.  The SMA and TNC connectors are available in both standard and reverse polarization.  IP67 versions, allowing submersion to a depth of 1-meter for a 30 minute period, are available and are ideal for applications in which a sealed enclosure is required.

Several cable types are available including single braided 1.13mm and 1.37mm diameter micro-coaxial cables.  For applications requiring lower loss, 1.32mm diameter cables with a double shield are available.  RG-178 is also an option.  The cables are available in overall lengths from 50 to 300mm.

For more information, please click the links below.

Product Links:

AMC to SMA Cable Assemblies
http://www.amphenolconnex.com/products/cable-assemblies.html?connector_1=172&connector_2=146

AMC to TNC Cable Assemblies
http://www.amphenolconnex.com/products/cable-assemblies.html?connector_1=172&connector_2=246

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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:33:35 +0000
<![CDATA[3D Models Now Available to Everyone]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/3d-model-news/ 3D ModelIn an effort to help you find what you are looking for as quickly and easily as possible, Amphenol Connex has just made its 3D models available to visitors of the wesite who are not logged in. To download a 3D model simply navigate to the desired part and click on the link. If we haven't posted the 3D model for your part yet, simply log in to the website and send us an email requesting it.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:35:50 +0000
<![CDATA[Cable Connector Guide Now Available]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/cable-connector-guide/ The Amphenol Connex Cable Connector Guide has been released.  This reference guide contains many of the company's most popular connector types paired with the most popular cables.  Download the new guide in our literature section.

 

Amphenol Connex is dedicated to providing high quality RF connectors, adapters and cable assemblies.  If you have any questions about our products or services, please feel free to contact us.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:21:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Amphenol Connex Releases Broadcast Solutions Brochure]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/broadcast-solutions-brochure/ Amphenol Connex Broadcast Solutions Brochure - 75 Ohm BNC and 1.0/2.3 DIN ProductsThe Amphenol Connex Broadcast Solutions Brochure has been released.  The brochure contains the company's full broadcast solutions portfolio including 75 ohm BNC and 1.0/2.3 DIN products, 75 ohm coaxial adapters and termination/removal tooling. Download the new brochure in our literature section.

Amphenol Connex is dedicated to providing high quality RF connectors, adapters and cable assemblies.  If you have any questions about our products or services, please feel free to contact us.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:51:34 +0000
<![CDATA[Fixed Length Cable Assembly Catalog Now Available]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/cable-assembly-catalog/ Amphenol Connex Cable Assembly CatalogAmphenol Connex is proud to release a new cable assembly catalog.  The catalog features a full range of fixed length cable assemblies and showcases the custom cable assembly capabilities.  The new catalog can be downloaded from our literature section

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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:29:41 +0000
<![CDATA[Amphenol Connex Offers SMA Fixed Length Cable Assemblies]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/sma-fixed-length-cable-assemblies/ SMA Fixed Length Cable AssembliesAmphenol Connex is pleased to announce a new line of pre-assembled, fixed-length SMA cable assemblies. Flexible SMA cable assemblies are ideal for use in a variety of commercial and industrial applications requiring a high quality threaded interface that commonly operate from DC to 12.4 GHz. Conformable semi-rigid assemblies may support frequencies of up to 18 GHz.

The cable assemblies feature premium quality, gold plated Amphenol Connex 50 Ohm SMA connectors. Straight plugs, R/A plugs, straight jacks, and bulkhead jacks are available. Flexible cable options include RG-142/U, RG-174/U, RG-316/U, RG-316/U Double Braided and RG-58/U. Conformable semi-rigid options include both 0.085” and 0.141” diameter cables.

Cables are stocked at many distributors in lengths ranging from 3-inches to 48-inches long. Non standard lengths are available. All components are RoHS compliant. 

Links and Downloads:

View SMA Fixed Length Cable Assemblies

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:19:33 +0000
<![CDATA[High Performance BNC End Launch Jack for Video]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/high-performance-bnc-end-launch-jack/ 112740-13 End Launch BNC ConnectorThis 75 Ohm BNC bulkhead jack is ideal for use in high-performance video applications. It’s end-launch termination saves space in high-density applications where panel real-estate is critical. The industry standard design features a gold plated body and PTFE insulator.

Features and Benefits:

- True 75 Ohm Impedance
- Industry standard design
- Precision machined from brass
- High performance gold plated body
- Space saving end-launch termination
- Durable PTFE insulator to supports reflow
- Available for multiple PCB thicknessesApplications

Applications:

- Video routers and switching equipment
- Video control panels and multi-displays
- Video add-on cards

In addition to this item, Amphenol Connex offers a complete portfolio of broadcast solutions including 75 ohm BNC and 1.0/2.3 DIN products.  Download our Broadcast Solutions Brochure for more information.

Links and Downloads:

View the 112740 series

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:27:07 +0000
<![CDATA[Ultra-Slim 1.0/2.3 DIN Plugs Save Valuable Space]]> http://www.amphenolconnex.com/news/10-23-din-plugs-save-valuable-space/ 1.0/2.3 DIN Plugs for 75 Ohm Video ApplicationsAmphenol Connex offers a full range of 1.0/2.3 DIN plugs designed for 75 ohm broadcast video applications. DIN plugs feature a unique push-pull coupling mechanism that allows for quick mating and unmating. Plugs have been designed to terminate to a wide range of 75 ohm cables used within the broadcast and video market. Contact Amphenol Connex for pricing and delivery. Samples available upon request.

Features and Benefits:

- Designed for 75-ohm 3GHz video applications
- Innovative push-pull locking mechanism
- Slim coupling nut good for high density applications
- Designed to support popular 75 ohm cables
- Uses standard True-75 ohm BNC crimp tooling for ferrule and center contact.

Applications:

- High density broadcast video applications
- Routers, Master controllers, Switchers, etc…
- Video add-on cards
- Video Patch Panels

In addition to DIN plugs, Amphenol Connex offers a full range of 1.0/2.3 PCB receptacles in R/A, Vertical and End Launch configurations. Contact the factory for details.

Links and Downloads:

Click here to view 1.0/2.3 Crimp Plugs

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:24:19 +0000