SMC and SSMA connectors have been added by Intelliconnect (Europe) to its existing range of IP68 waterproof devices.
The company advises the SSMA is a smaller version of SMA which is said to offer higher frequency performance and a smaller line size. It was originally designed specifically for 0.085” semi-rigid cable.
The male contact is claimed to be designed as the same size as the cable conductor so that it can be used as the mating pin for optimised VSWR ((Voltage Standing Wave Ratio – a measure of how efficiently radio-frequency power is transmitted from a power source, through a transmission line, into a load).
The SMC features a threaded coupling which is claimed to provide very good broadband performance with low reflection DC to 10 GHz.
It conforms to the interface dimensions of MIL-STD-348 p and offers a form-fit-and-function alternative to other connector sources.
The company’s Pisces waterproof RF connectors are suitable for many applications including: high quality antennas, personal locator beacons, cochlear Implant devices, petrochemical monitoring equipment, and traffic indication systems.
These waterproof RF connector designs are available for most Coaxial/Triaxial/Twinaxial waterproof connector groups. Standard models include high frequency waterproof connectors, to both commercial and MIL standards and are available on short lead-times.