Enhanced SMAs cut tuning time

Richardson RFPD now offers immediate availability and full design support for a series of enhanced performance SMA connectors from Carlisle Interconnect Technologies.

The enhanced performance (EPSMA) series provides mode free performance to 27GHz. In addition, the connectors are tuned to provide ultra low voltage standing wave radio (VSWR) to 27 GHz. This new product offering consists of field replaceable styles with industry standard flange configurations and pin sizes. The connectors also boast low RF leakage and all interfaces conform to MIL-STD 348. Applications include defense electronics and test and measurement, plus modular amplifiers, power amplifiers, M/W switches, attenuators and VCOs.

These enhanced devices are designed to differ from standard SMAs with a higher maximum frequency, a thicker outer wall that increases durability and lower VSWR. The latter means more consistent performance, which in turn reduces labor required in tuning the products, resulting in lower overall system cost.

Common configurations are in stock and available for immediate delivery.