Original Solutions

Samtec’s RF Original Solutions include micro-mini ganged and high-isolation IsoRate® cable systems, high-performance Bulls Eye® test point systems, high-vibration MMCX interconnects, and 100 ohm shielded twisted pair cable assemblies.


GangedGanged RF Solutions

Samtec's ganged micro-miniature high-performance solutions with a 5.00 mm pitch are available as board-to-board or cable-to-board systems.

Features
  • Performance: up to 6 GHz
  • 50 ohm and 75 ohm solutions
  • Full ganged system or ganged with industry standard end 2 options
  • Micro-miniature, rugged contacts
  • Optional captive panel screws
  • Single or double-ended cable assemblies
  • Optional threaded inserts
Series
V
  • GRF1-C
  • GRF1H-C
  • GRF1-J
  • GRF1-P
  • GRF7-C
  • GRF7H-C
  • GRF7-J
  • GRF7-P
Ganged

IsoRate®IsoRate® RF System

IsoRate® is a high-isolation interconnect system that can offer substantial savings over traditional RF connectors at approximately half the cost.

Features
  • Half the cost of traditional RF at virtually the same performance
  • Edge Rate® contacts for high-isolation
  • 50 ohm board-to-board systems
  • 50 ohm full ganged system or ganged with industry standard end 2 options
  • Positive latching available
Series
V
  • IJ5
  • IJ5C
  • IJ5H
  • IP5
IsoRate®

Bulls Eye®Bulls Eye® RF Test Point System

Test point system for reduced board trace lengths, higher performance and lower cost compared to traditional SMA test systems. The high-density array designs provide up to 4x the high-bandwidth signals in the same real estate as SMA connectors.

Features
  • SMA performance for 10% of the cost
  • Array density is 4:1 vs. SMA
  • 20 GHz rated, 50 ohm impedance
  • Bayonet mechanical latch for easy on/off
  • Rugged, high-performance solid dielectric cable construction
  • Single and multi-position board mates available
Series
V
  • BAR
  • BARA
  • BDR
  • BDRA
  • BE23S
  • BE25S
  • BQR
  • BQRA
  • CCH
  • RF23S
  • RF25S
Bulls Eye®

Combination Q2™ / RFCombination Q2™/RF

RF plugs combined with a rugged, high-speed connector featuring a ground plane and high wipe contacts.

Features
  • RF contacts on a Q2™ high-speed strip
  • One RF plug per end
  • Increased insertion depth for rugged applications
  • Integral power/ground plane
Series
V
  • QFS
  • QMS
Combination Q2™ / RF

Micro-Mini 75 OhmMicro-Mini 75 Ohm RF Connectors and Components

Micro-mini components with higher extraction force.

Features
  • Performance up to 6 GHz
  • Simple snap-on coupling
  • Straight plug or jack
  • RG 179 cable termination
Series
V
  • GRF7H-C
  • MMCX7-CA
  • MMCX7-TH
  • RF179
Micro-Mini 75 Ohm

High-Vibration MMCXHigh Vibration MMCX

Micro-miniature interconnects with snap-on coupling for high-vibration applications.

Features
  • Simple snap-on coupling
  • Ideal for high-vibration environments
  • 50 ohm impedance
  • RG 316 and RG 174 cable options
Series
V
  • MMCXV-CA
  • MMCXV-EM
  • MMCXV-TH
High-Vibration MMCX

Shielded Twisted PairShielded Twisted Pair System

High-speed shielded twisted pair cable assembly for 100 ohm applications.

Features
  • 100 ohm signal routing
  • 28 AWG shielded twisted pair cable
  • Terminal and socket end options available
  • Choice of cable length
Series
V
  • C28S
  • CJT-BH
  • CJT-TH
Shielded Twisted Pair

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