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Power Sensor Connector Options

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Selecting the best connector for your power sensor

Customers may select one of several connector types for most LadyBug sensors. This often allows the sensor to be placed directly on the customer’s DUT, increasing measurement accuracy by eliminating adaptors. Connectors are installed and the VSWR verified at the beginning of the sensor’s manufacturing process. Field replacement is not recommended and voids the warranty because it could degrade the VSWR and calibration.  

 

Connector compatibility

We have carefully chosen small form connector types to provide the best service for customers.  Our standard and optional small form factor connectors are 3.5mm, SMA and 2.92mm.  All three types are rated for mating with each other and match performance is similar to the lesser connector, and in some cases actually exceeds it. 

Our SMA connectors are high performance Super SMA connectors. These connectors have a long lifetime with a connects/disconnects rating similar to that of 3.5 mm connectors. Our connectors are rated for thousands of connects & disconnects. 

 

Available connectors

Generally, in the RF & microwave test instrument industry, a source will be fitted with a female connector and a sensor will be fitted with a male connector. Our available connectors are detailed in Table 1. These connectors are our recommendations for general use.

Sensor Maximum Frequency

Available Connector
* Standard/Recommended Connector

Ordering Code

Notes

18.6 GHz

Type-N male*

ONM

 

26.5 GHz

3.5 mm male*

35M

Compatible with SMA

40 GHz

2.92 mm male*

29M

Compatible with 3.5 mm & SMA

54 GHz

2.4 mm male*

24M

 

67 GHz

1.85 mm male*

18M

 

110 GHz

1.0 mm male*

10M

 

18.6 GHz

Type-N female

ONF

 

26.5 GHz

SMA male

OSM

 

26.5 GHz

SMA female

OSF

 

40 GHz

2.92 mm female

29F

 

50 GHz

2.4 mm female

24F

 

67 GHz

1.85 mm male

18M

 

Table 1 Standard Recommended & Available Connectors

Power sensors users may need a different connector for various reasons, for example, a user that intends to attach a cable to the sensor might prefer a female connector.

 

Standard and Optional Connectors

 

Available connectors by sensor model

The table below indicates the standard connector for each sensor and the available optional connector. Refer to Table 1 for ordering codes.

Sensor

Standard Connector

Order

Code

Optional Available Connectors

LB5908A, LB5908L, LB5912A, LB5918A, LB5918L

Type-N male

ONM

Type-N female, SMA male & female, 3.5mm male

LB5926A, LB5926L

3.5mm male

35M

SMA male & female

LB5940A, LB5940L

2.92 mm male

29M

2.92 mm female (29F)

LB5944A, LB5944L & Option 050

2.4 mm male

24M

2.4 mm female (24F)

LB5954A, LB5954L

2.4 mm male

24M

2.4 mm female (24F)

LB5967L

1.85 mm male

18M

N/A

LB559A, LB579A

No Standard

ONM,ONF,OSM,OSF,
35M

Type-N male & female, SMA male & female, 3.5mm male

LB589A

No Standard

OSM,OSF,
35M

3.5mm male, SMA male & female

LB478A, LB479A, LB480A

No Standard

ONM,ONF,OSM,OSF,
35M

Type-N male & female, SMA male & female, 3.5mm male

LB680A*

No Standard

ONM,ONF,OSM,OSF,
35M

Type-N male & female, SMA male & female, 3.5mm male

*If ordered with Type-N, frequency is limited to 18.6 GHz, others 20 GHz.

 

Available connectors by frequency range

The table below lists the available optional connectors by frequency range.

Sensor Maximum Frequency

Available Optional Connector

Notes

18.6 GHz

3.5 mm male, SMA male, SMA female, Type-N female

 

26.5 GHz

3.5 mm male, SMA male, SMA female

 

40 GHz

2.92 mm male and 2.92 mm female

 

44 GHz

2.4 mm male and 2.4 mm female

 

54 GHz

2.4 mm male and 2.4 mm female

 

67 GHz

1.85 mm male

 

110 GHz

1.0 mm male