Telecom Lead America: Molex has launched Precision 2.4mm
Compression-Mount Test Connectors, which it claims the industry’s only
high-speed vertical PCB launch configuration operating to 50 GHz.
The company further claims that the Molex Precision 2.4
mm Compression-Mount Test Connectors are ideal in next-generation data- and
tele- communication applications where design flexibility is critical.
Both the vertical profile and compression-mount feature
allow customers to create test points virtually anywhere on the PCB so that
they can maximize the space when designing today’s high-speed digital test
boards,” said Roger Kauffman, marketing and sales manager, Molex.
The Precision 2.4 mm Compression-Mount Test Connectors
have vertical PCB launch configuration that gives key advantages over more
traditional end-launch connectors.
The compression-mount design eliminates soldering,
resulting in reduced installation time. Also, they have a smaller footprint and
can be mounted anywhere on the PCB for increased density.
The compression-mount design uses two 0-80 UNF screws so
that the receptacle can be mounted directly to the PCB.
The company said that the design can also accommodate a
wide range of board thicknesses including 0.57 to 2.79 mm and provides a
continuous ground connection between the connector and PCB.
The integrated center pin design allows 1.2:1 VSWR at 50
GHz and provides low reflections for accurate measurements. Additionally, the
stainless steel body can withstand over 500 mating cycles.
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