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Microwave & RF Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights microwave and RF connector solutions from leading suppliers, including non-magnetic connectors designed for use in MRI machines and other sensitive equipment. Omnetics’ Nano Coax Connectors exhibit excellent VSWR, return loss, insertion loss, and impedance, and are available as Hybrid Micro-D or standalone contacts. The Hybrid Micro-D version offers a variety Read More >>

New Product News: June 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. Hirose expanded its rugged ix Industrial Series, which combines a small, robust design with high-speed data transmission capabilities, with the addition of an IDC plug assembly that decreases customer installation time by up to 50% due to the reduction in wire stripping, twisting, Read More >>

New Product

Microwave Product Roundup for August 3, 2016

We reached out to top RF/microwave suppliers to find out about their latest and greatest product launches for this microwave product roundup.   Molex’s new Temp-Flex Foam-Core Ultra-Low-Loss Coaxial Microwave Cable combines space savings with an effective dielectric that eliminates “phase knee” and provides ease of termination. It also achieves 80% velocity of propagation (VOP) loss Read More >>

Special Connectors for a $330B Space Economy

While the night skies and color photos from NASA may present great beauty, the near-earth space environment where satellites orbit presents difficulties for man and equipment. Unique product designs, processing, and testing are required.   “Space” represents a thriving industry with almost unlimited possibilities. The non-profit Space Foundation estimates that the space economy was $330 Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Market Update: Commercial Aviation is Thriving

Boeing and Airbus both added automation to their production lines to keep up with demand.   The worldwide demand for commercial airliners is booming. In 2015, Boeing and Airbus built a total of 1,397 aircraft. According to The Wall Street Journal, both companies are automating their production lines, from robots to exoskeletons for the workers, Read More >>

End launch connectors

End Launches Provide Transition from Cable to Test Boards

End launch connectors are intended for critical applications that require high-performance results. Bishop & Associate’s Dave Shaff looks at the technology that drives that performance and offers a primer on specification for particular applications.   End launch connectors are used to transition microwave energy from coaxial to planar transmission-line structures. Test boards, chip demo sets, and Read More >>

International Microwave Symposium 2015 Wrap-Up

With a record-breaking number of exhibitors, this year’s International Microwave Symposium featured state-of-the-art developments in RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave products.   The International Microwave Symposium presented by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) is the premier International event for microwave theory and practice. In addition to the flagship IMS Conference, “Microwave Week 2015” Read More >>

ITT Cannon high-reliability coaxial contact 300

Five Things to Know About RF Coaxial Connectors

Think you know everything about RF Coaxial Connectors? Here are five things to know before you start your next design. 1. Radio frequency (RF) coaxial contacts maintain signal integrity. RF coaxial connectors have historically been used to transmit radio signals over copper lines so the signal can be processed into an audible or visible medium. Read More >>