Molex has launched its multi-port SSMCX RF series in an eight position coaxial connector block on 3.00mm pitch. The system is designed for cable-to-board applications and comes in four and eight port options with a positive latch and additional solder pins for added stability. Purchasers can specify either a right angle or straight version in SMT or through hole configurations.
For medical applications, the SSMCX coaxial contacts are available in non-magnetic materials. A version of the block without the positive latch is also available for high speed test applications. Cable contacts are available for 0.80mm coax up to RG178.
Due to its size, the SSMCX is is ideal for small radio and antenna applications, particularly as a replacement for MMCX connectors, which were first used in wireless LAN 802.11x radio and antenna for a notebook computer.