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Connector Type
           
   Your choices are...         
   BMA / BMMA       BMA connectors feature a push-on interface and a thread less outer ground connection. They can withstand both radial and axial misalignment. BMMA connectors are miniature BMA connectors. 
   BNC       Bayonet Neil-Councilman (BNC) connectors were designed for military applications, but are used widely in video and RF applications to 2 GHz. BNC connectors have a slotted outer conductor and a plastic dielectric that causes increasing losses at higher frequencies. BNC connectors are usable above 4 GHz as long as the slots radiate signals; however, these devices may not be mechanically stable to 10 GHz. Both 50Ω and 75Ω BNC connectors are available. BNC connectors are also known as bayonet navy connectors or baby Neil connectors. 
   Type C       Type C connectors are medium-size, weatherproof devices with a two-stud bayonet coupling. They provide constant 50Ω impedance and may be used with 75Ω cable below 300 MHz 
   Type F       Type F connectors have a screw-type coupling and frequency range up to 1.5 GHz. Applications include CATV, TV, and antennas. 
   FME       FME connectors are used in mobile antenna applications. With adapters, they can also be used in place of UHF, Mini-UHF, TNC, BNC, and Type N connectors.  
   Type G       Type G connectors are 75Ω impedance devices with Snap-on coupling. They are well-suited for CATV applications. 
   MCX       Miniature coaxial (MCX) connectors provide broadband capability through 6 GHz and are used in applications where weight and physical space are limited. They provide good electrical performance and are used to address the rapid implementation of the U.S. digital cellular PCN infrastructure. MCX connectors are also used in global positioning systems (GPS) and wireless LAN (WLAN) applications. 
   MHV       MHV connectors are compact, high-voltage devices with 50-ohm impedance and a two-stud bayonet coupling. MHV connectors are similar in size to, but not interchangeable with, BNC connectors. 
   MMCX       Micro-miniature coaxial (MMCX) connectors are smaller than MCX connectors and feature a more robust interface for greater durability. They are ideal for high volume, wireless SMT or PCMCIA applications in cellular base stations, cellular phones and personal communicators. MMCX connectors are also used in global positioning systems and wireless LAN (WLAN) applications. 
   Type N       Type N connectors include an integrated gasket to protect against environmental ingress and create an air gap between the center and the outer conductor. They primarily have 50Ω impedance, but 75Ω versions for CATV, are available. 
   QMA       QMA connectors are quick-disconnecting devices that have the same internal construction as SMA connectors. 
   SC        Subscription channel (SC) connectors are coaxial, medium-size devices with constant 50Ω impedance and a frequency range of 0 - 11 GHz. They are larger than BNC connectors, but about the same size as Type N devices. 
   SMA       Subminiature-A (SMA) connectors are intended for use on semi-rigid cables in components. They directly interface the cable dielectric without air gaps.  They are not intended for permanent connections. 
   SMB       Subminiature-N (SMB) connectors are snap-mount connectors that are available either in 50Ω or 75Ω impedances.  They are used for frequencies from DC to 4GHz. 
   SMC       Subminiature C (SMC) connectors are 50Ω or 75Ω devices with a frequency range of 7 - 10 GHz. They are smaller than SMA connectors, but can accept flexible cables with diameters as large as 3.17 mm or 0.125". 
   SSMA       Sub-SMA (SSMA) is miniaturized SMA connectors that are 30% smaller than standard SMA connectors. 
   SSMB       Sub-SMB (SSMB) connectors are 30% smaller than SMB connectors. They are well-suited for board-to-board applications and are designed for use with semi-rigid cables. 
   SMP       Subminiature P (SMP) connectors are rated to 40 GHz and, depending on detent type, can withstand from 100 to 1,000 interconnect cycles. 
   TNC       Threaded Neil-Concelman (TNC) connectors are similar in size to BNC connectors but feature a threaded coupling nut for applications that require performance to 11 GHz. TNC connectors are durable, reliable devices that are widely used in the cellular and mobile communication industry for equipment cabling and antenna interfaces. 
   Triax       Triax connectors are used with triaxial cables where maximum RF shielding and minimum noise radiation is required. 
   Twinax       Twinax connectors are used with twinaxial cables for balanced low level and high sensitivity circuits. Twinax connectors feature polarized key and keyway construction as well as threaded coupling. 
   UHF / PL259       Ultra high frequency (UHF) connectors are economical, all-purpose connectors designed with non-constant impedance for use in comparatively low voltage and low frequency applications such as citizens' band (CB) communications systems. UHF connectors are also used in public address systems, closed circuit television (CCTV), civil defense, landing systems, ground control apparatus, ship-to-shore communications, and mobile radio equipment hookups between antenna and transmitters or receivers. 
   Mini-UHF       Mini-UHF connectors are a miniature version of the original UHF connector. They feature a threaded coupling mechanism for reliable mating. Mini-UHF connectors are designed for use in cellular mobile telephone systems where size, weight and cost are critical. With crimp cable termination for low installation costs, these connectors provide excellent RF performance in applications through 2.5 GHz. 
   1.6 / 5.6         1.6 / 5.6 connectors are mechanically sturdy devices that feature a coupling mechanism. They are often used with equipment that requires resistance against environmental and mechanical stress. 1.6 / 5.6 connectors are also suitable for handling RF analog and digital signals in telecommunications systems. 
   7-16         7-16 connectors are designed for use in medium to high power communication systems. These connectors perform exceptionally well in multi-channel cellular systems where power levels approximate 100 watts per channel. Designed for both flexible as well as corrugated cables, these connectors are used in a variety of cellular base station and broadcast communication applications. 
   1.0 / 2.3       1.0 / 2.3 coaxial connectors are designed for telecommunications systems that require sub-miniature 50Ω slide-on or screw-on connectors. 
   1.85 mm       1.85 mm connectors are metric devices that derive their name from the length of the inside diameter of their outer conductor. They are used for frequencies from DC to 65 GHz. 
   2.4 mm       2.4 mm connectors are metric devices that derive their name from the length of the inside diameter of their outer conductor. They are used for frequencies from DC to 65 GHz. 
   2.92 mm       2.92 mm connectors are metric devices that derive their name from the inside diameter of their outer conductor. They mate with SMA and 3.5 mm connectors and provide mode-free performance to 40 GHz. 
   3.5 mm       3.5 mm connectors are metric devices that derive their name from the inside diameter of their outer conductor. They are rated for frequencies up to 34 GHz. 
   7 mm       7 mm connectors are metric devices that derive their name from the inside diameter of their outer conductor. Compared to other 18 GHz connectors, 7 mm devices provide the lowest reflection coefficient and the most repeatable measurements. 7 mm connectors are also known as ACP-7, an acronym for Amphenol precision connector, 7 mm. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary connectors. 
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Gender / Geometry
   Gender       
   Your choices are...         
   Male / Plug       Male connectors or plugs are often referred to as header or free connectors. In coaxial RF connectors, the plug is normally the movable portion and is usually attached to a cable or removable sub-assembly. In shell type multiple-contact connectors, the plug usually contains the socket contacts and is mounted on the "hot" (rack) side of the system. Plugs mate with receptacles, jacks, outlets, etc. 
   Female / Jack       Female connectors or jacks are connecting devices into which plugs are inserted to make circuit connections. 
   Other       Other unlisted gender type. 
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   Geometry       
   Your choices are...         
   Straight       The connector does not bend. 
   Right Angle       The connector is bent at a right angle. 
   Other       Other unlisted geometry. 
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Mounting Style
           
   Your choices are...         
   Bulkhead Mount       The connector has a plate (bulkhead) used to mount the device. 
   Cable End       The connector is mounted at the end of an electrical cable. 
   End Launch       End launch connectors are similar to right angle PC mounts in that the connector interface is parallel to the surface of the PC board. End launchers, however, are attached to the end or edge of the PC board by soldering. 
   2-hole Flange Mount       Flange mounted connectors are attached to panels by bolting the flange or riveting it in place through the two holes in the flange surface. 
   4-hole Flange Mount       Flange mounted connectors are attached to panels by bolting the flange or riveting it in place through the four holes in the flange surface. 
   PC Mount       Connectors directly attach to the printed circuit board through pre-drilled holes in the board. Soldering permanently attaches connectors to PCB traces. 
   Receptacle / Dummy Receptacle       Connectors with receptacle mounting are used in applications where the connector is required to fit a panel cutout. Dummy receptacles are receptacles that do not have provisions for attaching conductors. They are generally used for storage of a cable assembly connector plug. 
   In-line or Cable Receptacle       Intended for cable connecting - typically mated with a straight or 90-degree plug. 
   Jam Nut Receptacle       Intended for "D" shaped holes. 
   Solder / Weld Mount Receptacle       Intended for higher-pressure systems and permanent mounting. 
   Surface Mount (SMT)       Surface mount technology (SMT) places small components on the surface of a printed circuit board. Soldering permanently attaches connectors to PCB traces. Unlike PC mount connectors, however, SMT connectors do not require drilled holes in the PCB. Using smaller components allows for higher frequencies of operation, smaller board size, etc.   
   Wall or Box Mount Receptacle       Typically flanged and threaded for an accessory (backshell) and intended for permanent mounting. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary styles. 
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RoHS Compliance
   RoHS Compliant       Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European Union (EU) directive that requires all manufacturers of electronic and electrical equipment sold in Europe to demonstrate that their products contain only minimal levels of the following hazardous substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl, and polybrominated diphenyl ether. RoHS will become effective on July 1, 2006. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
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Performance
   Impedance       
   Your choices are...         
   50 Ohm       The nominal resistance is 50 Ohms. 
   75 Ohm       The nominal resistance is 75 Ohms. 
   Other       Other unlisted impedance values. 
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   Frequency Range       This is the range of frequencies through which the connector is designed to function according to the design. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
   Working Voltage       Voltage rating is the maximum operating voltage. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
   VSWR:       Voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) is a unitless ratio ranging from 1 to infinity, expressing the amount of reflected energy at the input of the device.  A value of one indicates that all the energy will pass through, while any other value indicates that a portion of the energy will be reflected. 
   Search Logic:      All matching products will have a value less than or equal to the specified value.
   Insertion Loss:       Insertion loss (in dB) is the total RF power transmission loss resulting from the insertion of a device in a transmission line. It is defined as the ratio of signal power at the output of the inserted device to the input signal power at the input of the inserted device.  
   Search Logic:      All matching products will have a value less than or equal to the specified value.
   Operating Temperature       Operating temperature is the full-required range of ambient operating temperature. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the limits in a "From - To" range; when both are specified, matching products will cover entire range. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
   Tables:         
   VSWR vs. Return Loss     

Return Loss

VSWR

 

Return Loss

VSWR

 

Return Loss

VSWR

50.00

1.006

 

18.00

1.288

 

11.00

1.785

46.06

1.01

 

17.69

1.30

 

10.88

1.80

45.00

1.011

 

17.00

1.329

 

10.51

1.85

40.09

1.02

 

16.54

1.35

 

10.50

1.851

40.00

1.02

 

16.00

1.377

 

10.16

1.90

36.61

1.03

 

15.56

1.40

 

10.00

1.925

35.00

1.036

 

15.00

1.433

 

9.84

1.95

34.15

1.04

 

14.72

1.45

 

9.54

2.00

32.26

1.05

 

14.50

1.464

 

9.50

2.007

30.71

1.06

 

14.00

1.499

 

9.00

2.10

30.00

1.065

 

13.98

1.50

 

8.50

2.204

29.40

1.07

 

13.50

1.536

 

8.00

2.323

28.31

1.08

 

13.32

1.55

 

7.50

2.458

27.32

1.09

 

13.00

1.577

 

7.36

2.50

26.44

1.10

 

12.74

1.60

 

7.00

2.615

25.00

1.119

 

12.50

1.622

 

6.50

2.796

23.13

1.15

 

12.21

1.65

 

6.02

3.00

20.83

1.20

 

12.00

1.671

 

6.00

3.01

20.00

1.222

 

11.73

1.70

 

5.50

3.263

19.08

1.25

 

11.50

1.725

 

5.11

3.497

19.00

1.253

 

11.29

1.749

 

5.00

3.570

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More Specs
   Cable Type       
   Your choices are...         
   Conformable       The connector allows the connection of flexible or semi-rigid cables. 
   Flexible       The connector allows the connection of flexible cables. 
   Semi-rigid       The connector allows the connection of semi-rigid cables. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary cable types. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Moisture / Oil Resistant       The connector has gaskets or seals to protect against moisture, oil, or other contaminants. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   Hermetically Sealed       The connector is hermetically sealed, allowing no internal moisture leakage. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   Hospital Grade / Medical       Conforms to rigorous safety standards associated with official Hospital Grade certification; testing includes prevention of inadvertent plug disengagement from outlet and increased shock and impact ratings. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   Environment Resistant       The connector can be used in a hazardous chemical environment. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
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