Right-Angle Connector Links DC To 32 GHz

Oct. 21, 2013
A right-angle connector maintains low loss and reflections through 32 GHz.

Qualified for spaceflight applications from DC through 32 GHz, the model ZQA low-profile right-angle connector from W.L. Gore & Associates employs a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave cables. The new connector offers the physical advantages of right-angle connectors, including low profile and compact size, but with the excellent electrical performance of conventional straight connectors. The ZQA connector achieves typically better than 1.20:1 VSWR from DC to 32 GHz.  The 2.92-mm instrument-grade ZQA connector adheres to adheres to IEEE 287 standards for precision coaxial connectors with respect to inner-conductor, outer-conductor, and contact-height dimensions. It offers the capability to mate with a variety of other connectors, including SMA, 3.5-mm, and 2.92-mm air interface connector types, without concern for adverse electrical or mechanical effects.

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., 555 Paper Mill Rd., Newark, DE 19711; (888) 914-4673, (410) 506-7787.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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