Amphenol RF Introduces Low Loss SMA Connectors for Automotive, Wireless and IoT Applications
Amphenol RF has announced the expansion of its SMA product series with new 50-ohm SMA connectors optimized for the low-loss TFC-302LL cable. This lightweight, compact, and vibration-proof interface are available in bulkhead jack, straight jack, straight plug, and right-angle plug configurations. These connectors are ideal for applications where low return loss is necessary such as automotive testing, wireless systems, and IoT solutions.
The SMA interface supports frequencies up to 18 GHz ensuring optimal performance through 6 GHz, the cut-off frequency of the cable, and utilizes the popular threaded coupling mechanism. All designs feature crimp termination, which allows for quick and secure assembly and uses standard hex crimp tooling, and soldered center contact. These SMA configurations are machined from brass with either nickel or gold plating.
These SMA connectors are designed to terminate to a TFC-302LL cable, manufactured by Times Fiber Communications, a division of Amphenol. This cable offers reliable electrical and mechanical performance with a stranded center conductor and the same low loss capabilities as traditional SMA connectors. Similarly, these connectors can be used with Leoni Dacar 302 and comparable cable types, all of which are highly flexible and feature stable impedance and low signal attenuation.