An evolution of a design created by Octavio Salati, the BNC connector (Bayonet Neill-Concelman) created by Paul Neill and Carl Concelman is named for its bayonet mount locking device. Miniature units, BNC’s are among the most popular RF connectors and feature a quick disconnect 2-stud lock coupling mechanism. This close-fitting connection uses a mount comparable to a bayonet that is attached onto the end of a rifle. Initially intended for military use only, BNC connectors were then utilized on Ethernet networks/ network cards. BNC connectors are now one of the most widely used RF connectors across multiple industries including aviation, aerospace, alternative energy, research/development and testing. Most recently BNC connectors can be found in recording studios, video labs and devices. For example, digital recording equipment uses the BNC connection for synchronization of various components via the transmission of timing signals.
Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) a manufacturer of RF and Microwave components since 1984 specializes in all types of connectors and offers BNC’s in a variety of flexible and semi-rigid cable termination styles. Coaxicom’s BNC connectors withstand a temperature range of -65 degrees to 165 degrees Celsius. Nickel plating is standard on most connectors but gold and silver are available options. Center contacts are gold plated per MIL-PRF-39012 mandates. Keep in mind, a BNC connector can be connected to various types of coaxial cables and typically uses voltages below 500 volts and frequencies below 3 GigaHertz. Other additions are bulkhead, PCB jacks and receptacles are also in stock and ready to ship same day as needed.
Always competitively priced and made with engineering supervision, Coaxicom also offers a selection of Twinaxial (TWBNC) BNC type connectors with 2-stud coupling. They are similar in size to BNC connectors, and are best suited for use with RG- 108/U and similar cables. Twinaxial connectors have a nominal impedance of 78 Ω and a frequency range of DC-500 MHz. Also available: reverse polarized connectors, bulkhead mounted hermetically sealed adapters, as well as bulkhead adapters with isolated ground. Plus Coaxicom can custom create any connector to meet exact specifications for a one-of-a-kind, proprietary part. Coaxicom provides a full range of helpful services that range from custom labels and packaging and flexible warehousing agreements.
There is also a threaded version of the BNC connector called the threaded Neill-Concelman (TNC) connector. This connector allows higher frequencies than the BNC connector into the microwave bands.
Coaxial Components Corp. AKA Coaxicom is AS9100C and ISO9001:2008 certified and specializes in the manufacture of RF connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters, torque wrenches, phase adjusters and cable assemblies. For more information visit Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom (262-9426). Coaxicom products are also available through their ever growing network of International Representatives and Authorized Stocking Distributors in the USA and abroad.
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