High bandwidth coaxial modules added to CombiTac connector system

Stäubli has introduced 6 GHz coaxial modules to its CombiTac connector system.

To meet the ever increasing demand for greater bandwidth, Stäubli Electrical Connectors has introduced 6 GHz coaxial modules to its flexible CombiTac connector system. Suitable for a wide range of 50 ohm RG cable types, they are resistant to shock and vibration and rated for as many as 100 000 mating cycles.

Modules with SMA (SubMiniature version A) termination are suitable for frequencies up to 6 GHz, while with crimp termination the limit is 2.4 GHz. Two crimp versions are available, one for RG58 cables and one for RG316/U, RG174 and RG188 cables. The SMA version is suitable for cable types RG58, RG316/U, RG174, RG188, RG196, RG213, RG223 and many more.

Both module types are designed for industrial, broadcasting, aerospace and defence applications that require long life connections with high resistance to shock and vibration. They are also suitable for rail applications as they meet rail standards for fire and smoke.

With their modular design, each individual crimp or SMA connector can be quickly and easily removed or inserted into the coaxial carrier without the use of tools or the need to disassemble the complete connector, thereby keeping maintenance time and costs to a minimum.

This flexibility makes it possible to make future adaptations or upgrades without incurring replacement costs. For example, it is possible to switch to other RG cable types with the same SMA CombiTac connector simply by changing over the SMA interface on the cable.

The UL 1977 compliant modules are available with one or two poles and offer IP2X electrical safety protection.

Cables of the 50 ohm RG type are used in a variety of industry sectors for data transmission, digital audio and video, HF measurement and radio communications.

An interactive configuration tool on the dedicated CombiTac web site enables engineers to build modular assemblies online, explore the final product, review assembly dimensions and request a quotation.