Adding security and flexibility to Wi-Fi devices

Amphenol RF has announced that it is expanding its SMA connector series with additional reverse polarity (RP) configurations.

These RP-SMA jacks are compact and lightweight connectors that feature a high-strength design for use with various ultraminiature micro-coax cable types. RP-SMA front-mount bulkhead and crimp jacks are suitable for vibration resistance applications that require a less bulky, flexible solution such as Wi-Fi devices.

These RP-SMA jacks have been designed to provide excellent electrical performance up to 6GHz and feature the same secure threaded coupling mechanism as the standard SMA interface. They are manufactured with durable gold plated, brass bodies and gold-plated, beryllium copper contacts. The straight crimp versions of this connector are designed with a larger back end which increases the compatibility options of other connectors that may be paired with them. While the additional bulkhead RP-SMA can be fastened on the inside of a panel or enclosure to provide extra security for sensitive systems.

RP-SMA connectors used with micro-coax cable types look to offer a high degree of flexibility which can stabilise the electrical characteristics even if bent. This interface is extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of applications and conditions for broad design possibilities.