Flexible Board to Board RF Connector Solutions

Coaxial connectors offer ideal solution for blindmate applications.

Amphenol RF board to board connector solutions feature compact, small-footprint designs with industry leading float to provide a maximum tolerance for radial and axial misalignment, making these interconnects ideal for blind mating applications. Amphenol RF offers a wide variety of connector configurations in AFI, SMP and PSMP interfaces to provide maximum flexibility to board to board designs.

Electrical and Mechanical Specifications

  PSMP SMP AFI-50 AFI-75
Frequency (GHz) DC - 10 DC- 40 DC - 6 DC - 3
Return Loss [VSWR] (frequency in GHz) Range #1 -32 dB [1.05]
DC-3
(Cabled)
-23 dB [1.15]
DC-3
-25 dB [1.12]
DC-3
-26 dB [1.11]
DC-1
Return Loss [VSWR] (frequency in GHz) Range #2 -26 dB [1.11]
3-6
(Cabled)
  -17.7 dB [1.3]
3-6
-17.7 dB [1.3]
DC-3
Nominal Impedance 50 50 50 75
RF Leakage (dB) -75 (4) -80 -70 (3) -70 (3)
Power Handling
(Watts)
200
DC-2.2 GHz
30
1 GHz
200
DC-2 GHz
95
DC-1 GHz
Toal Max. Axial Misalignment (mm) 2 0.25 1 1
Total Max. Radial Misalignment (mm) 1.32 0.51 0.8 0.8
Toal Min. Board to Board Spacing (mm) 12.6 9 12.7 12.7

Board to Board Design

Board to Board Design

Amphenol RF board to board connector solutions feature a three piece design consisting of two printed circuit board connectors and a bullet adapter.

Arrow

Limited or Full Detent Connector
Securely holds the bullet adapter when the system is in the unmated condition

Arrow

Bullet Adapter
Determines the board spacing and has the ability to tolerate axial and radial misalignment while maintaining microwave performance

Arrow

Smooth Bore Connector
Allows for easy mating, especially in small spaces or blindmate situations

Product Solutions

Amphenol RF board to board connector solutions are available in four standard detents to provide the appropriate amount of mating and retention force, with mating bullet adapters to accommodate board spacing needs.

Interface PSMP SMP AFI
Limited and Full Detent PSMP Limited and Full Detent
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SMP Limited and Full Detent
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AFI Limited and Full Detent
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Smooth Bore Detent PSMP Smooth Bore Detent
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SMP Smooth Bore Detent
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AFI Smooth Bore Detent
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Catcher's Mitt   SMP Catcher's Mitt
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Bullet Adapters PSMP Bullet Adapters
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SMP Bullet Adapters
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