Amphenol RF has expanded its cable assembly portfolio with additional pre-configured sub-miniature type A (SMA) options to support designs that require a more ruggedized, waterproof solution. The new SMA assemblies utilize a bulkhead jack on one end that is fully tested to IP67 specifications in both the mated and unmated condition. They are designed on flexible RG-316 coax cable, which is ideal for low loss applications such as those in the industrial and internet of things (IoT) verticals.

Source: Amphenol RFSource: Amphenol RFThese 50 ohm IP67 SMA cable assemblies offer reliable electrical performance up to 3 GHz and feature lightweight and durable connectors for usage in a variety of outdoor and indoor applications. The SMA connectors are manufactured using gold-plated, brass bodies with gold-plated, beryllium copper contacts and are available in straight or right-angle plug to jack configurations. The SMA interface uses a threaded coupling mechanism that ensures secure mating resulting in built-in vibration resistance.

The new cable assemblies are part of a broad portfolio of sealed IP67-rated products that provide additional protection against external weather-related elements. Fixed length assemblies such as these offer a durable solution for harsh environments, which is a combination of the more ruggedized connectors and the robust cable type. Additionally, the RG-316 cable has a small diameter that makes these assemblies suitable for wireless communication, broadcast and military equipment.

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