Richardson RFPD Introduces Enhanced Performance SMA Connector Series
from Carlisle Interconnect
January 13, 2012 Press Release
- New EPSMA™ Rated to 27 GHz; Thicker Outer Wall Increases Durability Even with Repeat Matings
January 13, 2011 – LaFox, Illinois: Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design
support capabilities for a series of Enhanced Performance SMA Connectors from Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
("Carlisle IT"). The
(Enhanced Performance) series provides mode free performance to 27 GHz. In addition, the connectors are tuned
to provide ultra low VSWR to 27 GHz (typically 1.15:1). This new product offering consists of field replaceable
styles with industry standard flange configurations and pin sizes. The connectors offer low RF leakage (less than
90 dB), and all interfaces conform to MIL-STD 348. Applications for the Carlisle IT
include Defense Electronics and Test & Measurement, plus modular amplifiers, power amplifiers, M/W switches,
attenuators and VCOs.
Key features of the
These enhanced devices differ from standard, "off the shelf" SMAs
in that they offer a higher maximum frequency, a thicker outer wall that increases durability even with repeat
matings, consistently lower VSWR, as well as better performance at the customer level when the connector is
integrated. The lower VSWR means more consistent performance, which in turn reduces labor required in tuning the
products, resulting in lower overall system cost.
- Frequency Range: DC to 27 GHz
- Low VSWR to 27 GHz (1.15:1 max to 27 GHz)
- Thicker Outer Wall
- 2 Hole and 4 Hole Flange Field Replaceable Configurations
- Low RF Leakage: < 90 dB
- Interface Conforms to MIL-STD 348
Common configurations are in stock and available for
immediate delivery. To find more information, or to purchase these products today on the Richardson RFPD website,
series webpage. The EPSMA series is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please
find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at
Local Sales Support.
To learn more about additional products, please visit
the Carlisle IT storefront on the Richardson RFPD website.
About Richardson RFPD, Inc.:
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications,
power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable
Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or
engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide
support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is
available online at
For details, contact:
Richardson RFPD, Inc.
40W267 Keslinger Road
P.O. Box 307
LaFox, Illinois 60147-0307
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