05.06.11 / News

PLI Develops 2.4 mm Female Edge Launch Connector 50 Ohms DC-50 GHz

Phoenix Logistics, Inc. (PLI) has produced a standard mount 2.4mm 50 GHz female precision connector specifically designed for signal board thickness from .004 inches through .016 inches. The connector accommodates total board thicknesses ranging from .020 inches through 0.100 inches. PLI designed the 2.4mm 50 GHz connector to a standard physical spec but optimized the electrical design to overcome poor impedance matching common to thin substrates launching through a relatively large connector.

PLI has overcome the mismatch by utilizing an eccentric matching section in the connector directly at the launch point into the connector. This section of the connector optimally launches microwave energy by matching the trace-to-ground thickness of the PCB as well as altering the coaxial EM field patterns to better match field patterns faced within the microstrip. The results are optimized low VSWR connectors that exhibit uniform characteristics over a wide frequency ban.

Limited sample quantities are available with production quantities available within 8 weeks. Further description and specifications are available in our part database or by calling us at 602-231-8616.