A Look at Johnson's Cost-Savvy RF Connectors

Sept. 11, 2023
Johnson High Frequency SMA End Launch connectors offer a cost-effective alternative to similar high-frequency connector designs.
This video is part of our IMS 2023 coverage.

Serving broadband MMIC power amplifiers, global positioning antennas, and other demanding RF applications, Johnson High Frequency SMA End Launch connectors offer a cost-effective alternative to similar high-frequency connector designs. Created to transition microwave energy from coaxial to planar transmission line structures, these surface-mount connectors support design engineers working on circuits using thin high-frequency board substrates. 

Johnson RF Interconnect Solutions' High-Frequency End Launch connectors have an in-line connector design that minimizes reflections, compared to a right-angle or perpendicular board-mount transition. In this video, an engineer from Johnson describes various connector families.

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About the Author

Alix Paultre | Editor-at-Large, Microwaves & RF

Alix is Editor-at-Large for Microwaves & RF

An Army veteran, Alix Paultre was a signals intelligence soldier on the East/West German border in the early ‘80s, and eventually wound up helping launch and run a publication on consumer electronics for the U.S. military stationed in Europe. Alix first began in this industry in 1998 at Electronic Products magazine, and since then has worked for a variety of publications, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of Power Systems Design.

Alix currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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