Right-Angle Bend (RAB) Assembly 3221-1-“L” Outperforms SMA Right Angle Connector

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Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) – STUART, FLORIDA –  There is little doubt that electrical components in today’s high-tech industries are getting smaller and smaller.  Retrofitting RF connectors to meet increasing frequency requirements often presents a challenge utilizing the standard SMA series.  As a result of the increased demand for better electrical performance, Coaxicom employed design innovation to resolve the conflict between size and frequency.

Typical mitred Right-angle SMA cable connectors cause significant reduction of electrical performance in cable assemblies, particularly at higher frequencies.  Coaxicom’s Right-Angle Bend (RAB) Assembly provides an alternative to the standard right angle SMA coaxial connector with a low-profile device, delivering increased electrical performance at higher frequencies.  The 3221-1-L series of pre-bent right angle assemblies use the center conductor of .141″ semi-rigid cable as the contact.  “L” represents the overall length of the RAB.  This fact, combined with Coaxicom’s ultra-short SMA male, provides the same or a smaller profile than a right-angle connector, but without the performance penalty.

Typical VSWR of these assemblies is 1.10 to 18 GHz, while a similar assembly using a conventional right angle connector is typically 1.30.  An SMA male to SMA male swept radius cable assembly has a typical VSWR of 1.17 at 18GHz.   User specified lengths to 60” are available.  RAB assemblies also provide a cost-effective and dependable alternate to radius swept adapters.  RAB assemblies and adapters using other connectors and cables are also available.

Coaxial Components Co3221rp is a Florida-based manufacturer and supplier of RF Connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies.  The company serves customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors.  All Coaxicom connectors conform to MIL-PRF-39012 and interface dimensions per MIL-STD-348 or industry standards.  For more information or to order a product catalog, visit www.Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom or email direct at Sales@Coaxicom.com.