Board-to-board connectors suit RF applications

Powell Electronics is now stocking second generation GBB board-to-board connectors from Gigalane. Described as cost-effective and reliable, the devices benefit from a 25 per cent weight reduction thanks to a new material and manufacturing method. Other stated benefits include excellent mechanical and electric performance. 

Key target applications are board-to-board and board-to-module RF interconnections. 

Technical details include: DC to 8.5GHz frequency range; 50Ω impedance; 5000MΩ insulation resistance; and a 1,000Vrms dielectric withstand voltage. VSWR is 1.20:1 at 3.0GHz, 1.25:1 at 6.0GHz and 1.30:1 at 8.5GHz.