ConnectorOur supplier Huber+Suhner is a leading global provider of radio frequency connectors for the transmission of analogue and digital signals and has many years of experience in the engineering and production of coaxial connectors. In addition they also produce a broad selection of standard connectors for a wide range of different applications and customer-specific solutions.
HUBER+SUHNER connector series 4.3-10, N, UHF and C are mainly used for connections with a cable assembly to a panel. The different connector series offer a wide range of products suitable for various applications (indoor and outdoor).
HUBER+SUHNER 4.3-10 connectors offer very low PIM performance together with weight and compactness advantages. A key feature of this connector is the separation of the electrical and mechanical plane, which results in a lower coupling torque and the possiblility of offering the connector with screw, hand-screw and quick-lock design, thus simplifying the installation effort and offering for all mechanisms a very high and reliable electrical performance independently from the torque applied.
The 4.3-10 Plus interface is for applications which carry risk of a Mini Din/4.1-9.5 male connector accidently mating with a 4.3-10 female interface. 4.3-10 Plus interface is based on the standard IEC 4.3-10 specification but with a slight modification of dielectric inside the outer conductor which makes the 4.3-10 Plus interface more robust and fully prevents the male Mini Din/ 4.1-9.5 connector from entering and damaging the 4.3-10 female. The 4.3-10 Plus female connectors are fully compatible with all standard 4.3-10 male connectors.
HUBER+SUHNER C connectors are medium size RF connectors with two-stud bayonet mechanism which allows quick and easy coupling and decoupling. The C connectors provide 50 ohm impedance and the frequency range (connector interface) is specified for applications up to 11 GHz.
N 50 Ω / N 75 Ω
HUBER+SUHNER N connectors are available with 50 ohm and 75 ohm impedance. The frequency range extends to 18 GHz, depending on the connector and cable type. The screw-type coupling mechanism provides a sturdy and reliable connection. HUBER+SUHNER N connectors are available for flexible cables, for semi-rigid cables and for corrugated copper tube cables. Cable entries: clamp, crimp and solder types available, as well as HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit for corrugated copper tube cables.
UHF connectors do not have defined impedance. They are intended for applications up to 200 MHz where mechanically robust connectors are required. They are mateable with 4 mm banana plugs.
HUBER+SUHNER TNC connectors are threaded RF connectors applicable from DC up to 11 GHz. 50 ohm TNC and 75 ohm TNC connectors are intermateable without restrictions.
TNC 50 Ω
HUBER+SUHNER TNC connectors are threaded RF connectors applicable from DC up to 11 GHz. The threaded coupling mechanism improves control over the interface dimensions and allows them to be used under a higher environmental load than BNC, especially under a high vibration load.
TNC 75 Ω
Within the internationally standardised TNC mating face dimensions a perfect 75 ohm characteristic impedance cannot be realised. However, at frequencies up to 1 GHz the small impedance deviation is negligible for practical applications. The threaded coupling mechanism allows them to be used under higher environmental load than BNC.
HUBER+SUHNER BNC is a popular connector series featuring a two stud bayonet coupling mechanism, which is particularly useful for frequently coupled and uncoupled RF connections with frequencies up to 4 GHz. BNC connectors are available for 50 ohm and 75 ohm applications.
BNC 50 Ω
HUBER+SUHNER BNC 50 ohm features a two stud bayonet coupling mechanism, which is particularly useful for frequently coupled and uncoupled RF connections with frequencies up to 4 GHz.
BNC 75 Ω
HUBER+SUHNER BNC 75 ohm features a two stud bayonet coupling mechanism which is particularly useful for frequently coupled and uncoupled RF connections. At frequencies up to 1 GHz the small impedance deviation is negligible for most applications.
BNC 75 Ω “real”
“Real” 75 ohm BNC connectors are suitable for applications up to 3 GHz, contrary to the conventional 75 ohm BNC connector types, which are applicable up to 1 GHz only. With HUBER+SUHNER full crimp technique, they can be assembled quick and easy to all convenient cable types. Thanks to good electrical properties they are suitable for different applications, such as broadcast, telecommunication, etc.
HUBER+SUHNER 7/16 connectors are mechanically very rugged coaxial connectors with screw lock. They have a characteristic impedance of 50 ohm and are applicable with excellent electrical properties up to 7.5 GHz. Transmission of medium to high power with radio transmitters and low PIM transmission of received signals such as in mobile phone base stations are typical applications.
NEX10® interface offers very low PIM performance together with a robust design and small size. Another key feature of NEX10® is the separation of electrical contact from mechanical contact area, which yields a low PIM and high return loss performance independent of the coupling mechanism or applied torque. This characteristics also gives the possibility of offering the connector plug with screw, hand-screw and quick-lock designs, thus simplifying the installation effort while guaranteeing a very high electrical performance for all coupling mechanisms. Additionally, the interface specific weather protection boot provides guaranteed protection against corrosion and extreme weather conditions.
– Robust and reliable performance for outdoor use
– Reliable performance eliminating installation errors
– Excellent return loss and electrical performance
– Compact modules
– Interface safe from installation damage
– Flexibility in installation
– Interface specific boot guaranteeing protection in extreme weather
– Optimised for ¼” cable
– Low PIM independent of coupling mechanism
– Operating frequency up to 20 GHz
– Small size, flange height of 12.7 mm
– Protection of contact areas
– Three coupling mechanisms (screw, hand-screw, quick-lock)
– Rubber boot weather protection
HUBER+SUHNER PC 1.85 connectors are precision connectors for use in microwave applications up to 65 GHz. The connectors features best electrical performance, excellent mechanical stability as well as extreme reliability. They are particularly well suited for semi-rigid, semi-flexible and flexible microwave cables. PC 1.85 is intermateable with PC 2.4.
SK (2.93 mm standard)
HUBER+SUHNER SK connectors are precision connectors for microwave applications up to 40 GHz. They are intermateable with series SMA and PC 3.5. They have a high mechanical stability and an excellent repeatability. The shortened male pin ensures a non-destructive mating process. The glass beads, when used in conjunction with the SK launchers, enable the connectors to be replaced without disturbing the hermetic seal. For a mechanical decoupling between glass bead and internal microwave circuit, stress relief contacts are available.
HUBER+SUHNER PC 3.5 connectors are precision connectors for use in microwave applications up to 26.5 GHz. They are especially suitable for use with semi-rigid cables and microwave components. They are intermateable with SMA and SK (2.92 mm) connectors. Due to an air dielectric interface and the more durable construction a superior repeatability further enhances the performance.
HUBER+SUHNER SMA connectors are precision connectors for microwave applications up to 18 GHz. The extended frequency version operates with excellent return loss performances up to 26.5 GHz. There is a huge variety of applications for SMA connectors, as in telecom, test and measurement, instruments, avionics, etc. SMA is classified into the two categories HUBER+SUHNER standard SMA connectors for high-end applications or applications subject to rough conditions and HUBER+SUHNER ECO SMA connectors for high volume.
HUBER+SUHNER QMA and QN connectors have a quick-lock coupling mechanism. QMA and QN are easy to mate and allow a high packaging density because no tools are needed.
HUBER+SUHNER QMA coaxial connectors are in accordance with QLF standard and available with 50 ohm impedance. The frequency range extends to 18 GHz, depending on the connector and cable type. However most of the QMA connectors are return loss optimised for frequencies up to 6 GHz. The interface is based on the SMA dimension but instead of a threaded coupling mechanism a new snap-lock mechanism is used. The QMA interface has a very similar performance to the SMA, but in addition it offers an easier, faster and safer coupling operation, helping customers to save significantly time during production. The packaging density of QMA is increased compared to SMA connectors thanks to the fact that no torque spanner is required to fasten the coupling nut. QMA is not intermateable with SMA. QMA connectors are also available as waterproof version (IP68) and are compatible with QLF standard.
QMA eXtreme – XQMA
QMA eXtreme is the advanced version of the waterproof QMA, combining the quick-lock mechanism and waterproof properties also in rough environmental conditions. The coupling mechanism is completely waterproof and not only the RF signal path, thus protecting the connector from corrosion in a salty atmosphere and from freezing in case of high humidity and low temperature.
HUBER+SUHNER QN coaxial connectors are available with 50 ohm impedance. The frequency range extends to 11 GHz, depending on the connector and cable type, however most of the QN connectors are return loss optimised for frequencies up to 6 GHz. The interface is based on the inner dimensions of the N connector, but, instead of a threaded coupling mechanism, a snap-lock mechanism is used. The QN interface has a very similar performance to N, but in addition it offers an easier, faster and safe coupling operation, helping the customers to save significantly on time during production of their systems. The packaging density of QN increased compared to N thanks to the fact that no torque spanner is required to fasten the coupling nut. Additionally the outer dimensions of QN are smaller than N, leading to the advantage that even TNC-size flanges can be used at QN connectors.
QN eXtreme – XQN
Besides the outstanding characteristics of the quick-lock connector QN, this advanced version has some extra features. The coupling mechanism is completely waterproof and not only the RF signal path, thus protecting the complete connector from corrosion in a salty atmosphere and from freezing in case of high humidity and low temperatures. This extra features besides the excellent PIM performance (typical -162 dBc) and the optimum power performance (≈350 W by 2 GHz) makes this connector the ideal solution for antenna connections.
HUBER+SUHNER MCX subminiature snap-on connectors offer an excellent blend of size,weight, durability and performance for applications such as mobile and fixed telecommunications, in GPS applications and in test and measurement systems for testing instruments and apparatus. They are designed for frequencies up to 6 GHz and are tested according to the international standard CECC 22220. MCX connectors meet all the high requirements that micro coaxial connectors are expected to satisfy today.
HUBER+SUHNER SMB subminiature connectors are suitable for applications from DC up to 4 GHz. The SMB snap-on mechanism provides a fast and reliable connection for applications with high packing density.
HUBER+SUHNER SMC subminiature connector series is based on the same design as the SMB and SMS series. Due to its screw-on coupling mechanism, the HUBER+SUHNER SMC subminiature connectors are suitable for applications up to 10 GHz. The SMC screw-on mechanism permits a vibration-proof connection suitable for semi-permanent connections and for use in mobile equipment with low VSWR requirements.
HUBER+SUHNER connector series SMP-SL, SMPM, SMPM-T, SMP, MMCX and MMPX are mainly used for connections to a PCB. The different connector series offer a wide range of products suitable for various applications.
HUBER+SUHNER MMCX connectors are intended for use in applications where the smallest dimensions have to be achieved. These connectors can be used in applications from DC to 6 GHz. The reliable “snap-on” coupling mechanism ensures that the electrical parameters are consistently reproduced. Due to its non-slotted outer contact, the MMCX series provides a low RF leakage. In addition, HUBER+SUHNER SMT MMCX connectors fully meet today’s SMT (Surface Mount Technology) requirements with superior design, material selection and packaging. HUBER+SUHNER SMT connectors are suitable to all reflow-soldered SMT-PCBs where impedance matching or screened signal transmission is necessary.
The snap-on connector family MMPX is the most ideal coaxial-to-PCB system solution for operating frequencies up to 65 GHz (80 GHz) and data rates up to 80 Gbps. The comprehensive product range consists of cable connectors and assemblies, PCB connectors and adapters to open standards. MMPX connectors feature excellent electrical performance at smallest mechanical dimensions. The broadband characteristics, the small size and the outstanding performance permit new solutions for applications in numerous markets such as high speed digital testing and radio frequency testing (60 GHz WPAN), industrial, mobile communication, space and defense.
HUBER+SUHNER SMP connectors provide a robust, proven and fully compatible plug-in solution for applications up to 40 GHz. SMP connectors have been MIL-SPEC qualified for defense and space flight hardware. The design of the interface and treatment of materials provide true compatibility as well as guaranteed mechanical performance over the mating life of the connector with all MIL-STD-348 SMP connectors in the market.
HUBER+SUHNER SMP Self-Lock offers two versions: The SMP-SL Space, designed for harsh and mission-critical environments, meeting the challenging requirements of the defense and space flight industry for applications up to 40 GHz. The SMP-SL Industrialised, a cost effective and robust solution which provides dependable connectivity for the aerospace, defense and the industrial market.
The simple push-on connectors save on installation time and have a visual inspection feature to verify proper mating state. HUBER+SUHNER SMP-SL connectors have been developed specifically to avoid accidental de-mating and require a de-mating tool. The connectors have a small foot print and are light-weight. They are designed to be shock and vibration resistant and qualified per MIL-STD for space and defense.
The initial portfolio includes cable connectors, adaptors, panel mounts, board mount connectors and tools.
HUBER+SUHNER SMPM connectors offer unrivalled miniaturisation and performance for RF applications up to 65 GHz. SMPM connectors are MIL-SPEC qualified for defense and space flight applications. Along with the unique bend-to-the-end Microbend style cable connectors, HUBER+SUHNER offers a large portfolio of different PCB mount SMPM connectors that have been designed with optimised PCB trace launch geometries to offer a complete interconnect design solution from “wire-to-trace”.
SMPM-T is the smallest threaded open source connector on the market. Its unique and innovative combination of a MIL-STD-348 SMPM female interface connector together with a retractable threaded nut provides an integrated solution offering unprecedented electrical and mechanical performance. The SMPM-T handles high density requirements with a connector centreline-to-centreline spacing of just 5 mm (0.20 in) while offering unmatched electrical stability at frequencies up to 67 GHz in even the harshest operating environments.
HUBER+SUHNER MBX/MFBX/MMBX connectors are especially developed for board-to-board and board-to-module RF interconnections. The mechanical design is outstanding, allowing the MBX/MFBX/MMBX to cope with mechanical misalignment in radial and axial directions and still hold an excellent electrical performance. These series are the answer to higher integration and miniaturisation. They are the perfect solution for multiple connections from board-to-board and complex stack-ups in radio module applications.
HUBER+SUHNER MBX connectors are especially developed for board-to-board and board-to-module RF interconnections. The mechanical design is outstanding, allowing the MBX to cope with mechanical misalignment in radial and axial directions and still hold an excellent electrical performance. MBX completes together with the MBX 2nd generation the board-to-board assortment of HUBER+SUHNER with its development based on the well-known board-to-board connector MMBX. MBX fulfils higher requirements with best in class axial misalignment of ±1.2 mm. MBX is the answer to higher integration and miniaturisation. It is the perfect solution for multiple connections from board-to-board / board-to-module and complex stack-ups in radio module applications.
MBX 2nd generation
Together with the standard MBX, the new MBX 2nd generation is the first choice in board-to-board connections. The MBX 2nd generation board-to-board connection comes along with the well-known and outstanding characteristics of MBX but optimised plating, materials and production process.
HUBER+SUHNER MMBX connectors are especially developed for board-to-board and board-to-module RF interconnections. Along with MBX the board-to-board portfolio of HUBER+SUHNER provides highest flexibility for today´s and future radio module applications. MMBX connectors offer an operation frequency up to 12.4 GHz. The series contains of a wide range of board and cable connectors with a minimum board-to-board distance of only 6.7 mm.
HUBER+SUHNER MFBX and eMFBX connectors are especially developed for high-volume PCB-to-PCB applications. MFBX / eMFBX connectors are tailor-made solutions for medium axial and radial misalignments requirements at frequencies up to 6 GHz. MFBX connectors are based on machining technologies whereas eMFBX is based on stamp and bending.
HUBER+SUHNER Contact-bridge is a fully integrated horizontal board-to-board connection. The product consists of a centre pin (sheet metal) and the dielectric (plastic molded). The Contact-bridge is assembled into a based plate whereas the base plate is then also the outer contact (ground). The size of modules can be further reduced with the Contact-bridge as a fully integrated solution. This product can be used for various connections from board-to-board like RF, signal or power.
HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit plus is a ground-breaking connector system for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS and Cell Site applications). It is field mountable and offers an easy assembling with its one piece design. In combination with an all-in-one cable preparing tool for ½” corrugated cables this connector system can be deployed extremely fast. HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit plus connectors are available for a variety of corrugated foam as well as plenum rated cables with N, 4.1/9.5 (on request), 4.3-10 and 7/16 interfaces.
HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit connectors are worldwide approved 4.3-10, N and 7/16 connectors for foam dielectric corrugated copper tube cables. They offer a greatly simplified and economic approach to cable preparation and assembly. The product line meets the requirements of multi-carrier, high-channel-count transceivers such as base stations of today’s mobile communication infrastructure networks.
The cable entries support standard foam dielectric corrugated copper tube cables 1/2”, 7/8”, 11/4” and 15/8” and 1/2” highflex, Sucofeed as well as equivalent products from Andrew, RFS and other manufacturers.
HUBER+SUHNER high voltage SHV and MHV connectors are suitable for high voltage applications.
HUBER+SUHNER SHV (Safe High Voltage) connectors provide more secure handling: centre contacts are well recessed to prevent shock hazards in unmated condition. When mating a connector pair the outer conductor contact is made prior to the inner conductor contacts. SHV connectors are suitable for all high voltage applications up to 5 kV DC or 3.5 kV rms. These connectors are typically used in nuclear instruments or test and measurement equipment. Voltages are valid for both, the mated and the unmated condition.
HUBER+SUHNER MHV (Miniature High Voltage) are coaxial miniature high voltage connectors with 5 kV rms test voltage (mated pairs). MHV connectors have a working voltage up to 1.6 kV rms in mated condition and are suitable for applications up to 300 MHz. MHV connectors are of similar design to BNC connectors but the insulators protrude over the outer contacts to give a degree of contact-voltage proof when unmated. However, if a high degree of protection in the unmated condition is required, use of series SHV is recommended.
Power sub miniature (PSM)
PSM (Power Sub Miniature) interface meets the increasing demand of cost effective, power demanding and weight sensitive Aerospace applications. Especially developed for Space Flight, High Altitude Platforms and TVAC environments. Space qualified per MIL-PRF-39012 and ESCC 3402.
The PSM connector family has the size and weight of an SMA and the power handling capabilities of a standard TNC per MIL-PRF-39012 and MIL-STD-348.
The PSM connector system enables customers to maximize performance on power handling while minimizing overall system weight and size.
Multipaction breakdown and corona withstanding meet or exceed TNC interface level.
HUBER+SUHNER AS12 and AS16 contacts are RF contacts designed for installation in MIL-DTL-38999 and similar circular/sub-D connectors.
AS12 contacts are fully compatible with MIL-C-39029/102 and /103 designs but have been internally redesigned to provide exceptional RF performance from DC to 12.4 GHz. 50 ohm AS12 size 12 contacts are intermateable to MIL-C-39029/102 and /103 contacts without restrictions.
AS16 contacts are fully compatible with MIL-C-39029/102 and /103 designs but have been internally redesigned to provide exceptional RF performance from DC to 2 GHz. The AS16 contact is a smaller diameter RF blind mate solution than the AS12 interface. AS16 are intermateable to MIL-C-39029/76, /77 and /78 contacts without restrictions.
Incorporating the solderless Minibend bend-to-the-end technology tightest bending radius (1.5 mm/0.06 in) and right behind the connector.
– Solderless bend-to-the-end technology ensures durability
– Simplest connector installation saves time
– Frequency range up to 65 GHz delivers excellent performance
– Extreme phase stability vs. temperature and bending increases system accuracy
Bringing a higher degree of flexibility into RF-Energy applications. Polymer supported waveguides are available for integration into your RF-Energy applications.
The first connector dedicated to RF-Energy. RFEX is available for integration into your RF-Energy modules.
HUBER+SUHNER coaxial inserts 1.0/2.3 are suitable for the insertion of mixed layout connectors DIN 41612 (pattern M). These inserts feature a slide-on coupling mechanism, which ensures a short connect-disconnect time. Impedance accuracy, fast and easy assembly as well as high reproducibility due to the full crimp cable entry are typical characteristics of these HUBER+SUHNER connectors. The 1.0/2.3 inserts are suitable for applications up to 4 GHz.
QLA 00 series contains connectors with a quick latch coupling mechanism: connection is achieved by simply pushing the plug into the jack. Three latching springs automatically engage, thereby securing the mated connectors against axial forces. No twisting action is required. The connectors are easily released by slightly pulling back the outer sleeve of the plug. This coupling mechanism provides a fast and reliable connection for applications up to 1.4 GHz. All connectors of the series QLA 00 are without any restrictions intermateable with Lemo series 00.250.
HUBER+SUHNER BMA offers a range of blind mate connectors for floating configurations with axial or radial misalignment up to 18 GHz.
HUBER+SUHNER BMA blind mate connectors open up special dimensions in microwave applications up to 18 GHz. HUBER+SUHNER offers a range of connectors for fixed as well as floating configurations with any axial or radial misalignment taken out by the outer contact of the jacks. The BMA series presents an outstanding range of products featuring high reliability and ease of assembly. HUBER+SUHNER BMA connectors are intermateable with the OSP connector series.
HUBER+SUHNER ECO BMA is an alternative, cost effective and reliable blind mate solution with brass body material and SUCOPLATE® surface plating for applications up to 12.4 GHz. ECO BMA connectors from HUBER+SUHNER are mechanically compatible with BMA connectors in accordance with MIL-STD-348/321.
HUBER+SUHNER BNO twin connectors are two pin bayonet coupled (same bayonet locking mechanism as BNC) connectors for use with balanced twin-conductor cables with 75 ohm to 130 ohm impedance. They have polarised contacts and are not intermateable with BNC. HUBER+SUHNER BNO twin connectors are suitable for applications up to 200 MHz (i.e. computer networks and process control).
HUBER+SUHNER BNT triaxial connectors are RF connectors with a bayonet coupling mechanism and three concentric contacts (inner conductor, inner screen and outer screen) for triaxial cables. HUBER+SUHNER BNT connectors are intermateable with BNC connectors, but the inner conductor and outer screen are connected only. BNT connectors are suitable for applications up to 3 GHz (inner coaxial line).
The HUBER+SUHNER MXPM and MXP connector lines are the perfect fit in a world where performance, speed and density matter.
Both lines are excellent solutions for bench-top testing, system testing as well as for internal cabling in automated test equipment.
The entire MXPM and MXP assembly assortment comes with the highly flexible and ultra-stable Multiflex cable as a standard.
MXPM is a pioneering multicoax solution that supports up to 70 GHz (with option to 85 GHz). By offering a high density pitch (2.54 mm, 0.1 inch), the MXPM guarantees a satisfying experience with its user-friendly magnet mount connection, making performance and reliability affordable.
Multicoax solution up to 50 GHz.
Multicoax solution up to 18 GHz.