The Info List - RF Connector

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A coaxial R F connector
F connector
(radio frequency connector) is an electrical connector designed to work at radio frequencies in the multi-megahertz range. RF connectors are typically used with coaxial cables and are designed to maintain the shielding that the coaxial design offers. Better models also minimize the change in transmission line impedance at the connection. Mechanically, they may provide a fastening mechanism (thread, bayonet, braces, blind mate) and springs for a low ohmic electric contact while sparing the gold surface, thus allowing very high mating cycles and reducing the insertion force. Research activity in the area of radio-frequency (RF) circuit design has surged in the 2000s in direct response to the enormous market demand for inexpensive, high-data-rate wireless transceivers.[1] See also[edit]

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List of R F connector
F connector
types Antenna socket Coaxial cable Category:Coaxial connectors Optical fiber connector


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RF connectors for upper frequencies Common Coaxial Connectors

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RF connectors (coaxial)

7/16 DIN APC-7 BNC Belling-Lee connector C F-type FME Hirose U.FL Hirose W.FL IPX Motorola MCX Microdot MMCX N QLS QMA/QN RCA SHV SMA SMB SMC TNC TV aerial plug UHF / Mini-UHF

Variations and alternate names 10-32 2.9 mm (SMA) 7 mm AMC (UFL) IPEX MHF RP-SMA RP-TNC SnapN Triax / Triaxial Twin BNC / Twinax (BNC)

Old or seldom used EIA GR LEMO
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