Non-Magnetic RF Interconnects

Non-Magnetic RF Interconnects

High-quality non-magnetic interconnects are essential for optimal safety and accuracy in medical and aerospace applications. Samtec offers non-magnetic interconnects for all machined RF products.

While non-magnetic is not an off-the-shelf solution, dimensions and footprint specifications are identical to our standard products. This enables boards to be reused if device upgrades to true non-magnetic are required— saving you time and money.

Below is an overview of our most common non-magnetic product solutions. To order please contact our RF Group, as compatible materials must be specified. Other non-magnetic RF interconnects are also available. Please contact our RF Group for more information or to request a sample.


FAMILIES

SMA 50 OhmSMA 50 Ohm RF Connectors and Cables

Subminiature interconnects with screw-type coupling.

Features
  • Performance to 18 GHz
  • 26.5 GHz options available
  • Available on a variety of standard cable assemblies
  • A wide variety of orientations and PCB terminations available
  • Precision cable connectors available for a variety of high-frequency industry standard cables
  • Cable connectors also available on RG 174, RF 316, RG 178 and RG 58
  • Mechanically compatible with 2.92 mm and 3.50 mm interconnects
  • Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
Products
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  • SMA
  • PRF01
  • SMA-CA
  • RF180
  • RF25S
  • RF405
  • RF402
  • RF280
  • RF174
  • RF316
  • RS316
  • RF178
  • RF058
  • GRF1H-C
  • IJ5H
SMA 50 Ohm

SMB 50 & 75 OhmSMB 50 & 75 Ohm RF Connectors and Cables

Subminiature interconnects featuring snap-on coupling and a space-saving alternative to SMAs.

Features
  • 50 Ohm performance to 6 GHz; 75 Ohm performance to 4 GHz
  • Simple snap-on coupling
  • 50 Ohm: RG 174, RG 316 or RG 178 cable terminations
  • 50 Ohm: Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
  • 75 Ohm: RG 179 cable available
Products
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  • SMB5-TH
  • SMB5-CA
  • RF174
  • RF316
  • RF178
  • IJ5H
  • GRF1H-C
  • SMB7H-TH
  • SMB7H-EM
  • SMB7H-CA
  • RF179
SMB 50 & 75 Ohm

MMCX 50 & 75 OhmMMCX 50 & 75 Ohm Connectors and Cables

Micro-miniature interconnects with snap-on coupling.

Features
  • Performance up to 6 GHz
  • Simple snap-on coupling
  • 50 Ohm: RG 174, RG 316 or RG 178 cable terminations
  • 50 Ohm: Jacks and plugs for high-vibration environments
  • 50 Ohm: Jack with switchable internal/external antenna
  • 50 Ohm: Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
  • 75 Ohm: RG 179 cable available
Products
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  • MMCX-TH
  • MMCX-SM
  • MMCX-MT
  • MMCX-EM
  • MMCX-SW
  • MMCXV-TH
  • MMCXV-EM
  • MMCX-CA
  • MMCXV-CA
  • RF174
  • RF316
  • RS316
  • RF178
  • IJ5H
  • GRF1H-C
  • MMCX7-TH
  • MMCX7-CA
  • RF179
  • GRF7H-C
MMCX 50 & 75 Ohm

MCX 50 & 75 OhmMCX 50 & 75 Ohm RF Connectors and Cables

Mini coax interconnects featuring a space-saving design which is approximately 30 percent smaller than SMBs.

Features
  • 30% smaller than SMBs
  • Vertical and right-angle orientations
  • Performance: up to 6 GHz
  • 50 Ohm: RG 174, RG 316 or RG 178 cable terminations
  • 50 Ohm: Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
  • 75 Ohm: RG 179 cable available
Products
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  • MCX-TH
  • MCX-SM
  • MCX-MT
  • MCX-EM
  • MCX-CA
  • RF174
  • RF316
  • RS316
  • RF178
  • IJ5H
  • GRF1H-C
  • MCX7-TH
  • MCX7-SM
  • MCX7-CA
  • RF179
MCX 50 & 75 Ohm

Products

RF174

50 Ohm RF Cable Assembly, RG 174 Cable

Features
  • VSWR: See RF174 Graph
  • Impedance: 50 Ω
  • Bend Radius: 25.4 mm Min
  • Capacitance: 101 pF/meter
  • Operating Temp: -20 ºC to +80 ºC
  • Frequency Range: 6 GHz max (cable & connector dependent)
  • Insertion Loss: See RF174 Graph
  • 24 AWG, RG 174 cable
  • Single or double ended
  • Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
50 Ohm RF Cable Assembly, RG 174 Cable

RF178

50 Ohm RF Cable Assembly, RG 178 Cable

Features
  • VSWR: See RF178 Graph
  • Impedance: 50 Ω
  • Bend Radius: 10.2 mm Min
  • Capacitance: 96 pF/meter
  • Operating Temp: -50 ºC to +165 ºC
  • Frequency Range: 5 GHz Max. (cable & connector dependent)
  • Insertion Loss: See RF178 Graph
  • 28 AWG, RG 178 cable
  • Single or double ended
  • Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
50 Ohm RF Cable Assembly, RG 178 Cable

RF316

50 Ohm RF Cable Assembly, RG 316 Cable

Features
  • VSWR: See RF316 Graph
  • Impedance: 50 Ω
  • Bend Radius: 12.8 mm Min
  • Capacitance: 96 pF/meter
  • Operating Temp: -50 ºC to +165 ºC
  • Frequency Range: 6 GHz max (cable & connector dependent)
  • Insertion Loss: See RF316 Graph
  • 24 AWG, RG 316 cable
  • Single or double ended
  • Non-magnetic options available for medical and aerospace applications
50 Ohm RF Cable Assembly, RG 316 Cable

Complete RF interconnect solutions

With the right mix of industry experts and knowledgeable engineers, Samtec can assist with challenges throughout a customer’s system—including those specific to RF.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

  • Launch Optimizations
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  • Test & Measurements
  • Customs

RF Group: RFGroup@samtec.com

Signal Integrity Group: SIG@samtec.com

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UNMATCHED SERVICE

  • 24–hour samples and quotes
  • No minimum order quantity on standards
  • 2 to 5 day lead time on standard products
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A FULL LINE OF RF SOLUTIONS

  • Bulls Eye® High-Performance Test Systems to 50 GHz
  • Precision RF
  • Standard 50 Ω & 75 Ω board-level interconnects
  • Standard 50 Ω & 75 Ω cable assemblies
  • Mix-and-match end options on standard assemblies
  • Custom solutions
  • Original Solutions
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