Mini-Fakra breakout cables are a tool-less option

Multi-port Mini-Fakra breakout cables are pre-configured and suitable for automotive and industrial applications. The assemblies from Amphenol RF do not require any tools.

The fixed length Automate Type A Mini-Fakra quad port jack to four SMA plugs or jacks use low loss TFC-302LL cable. The pre-configured assemblies allow PCB to device connections without tooling or additional assembly. The Automate to SMA breakout cables are ideal for automotive applications and the industrial IoT, an area which Amphenol RF identifies as undergoing “a considerable shift towards autonomy”. The cable assemblies are available off-the-shelf and therefore suitable for lab use and the early stages of product development.

The Automate Mini-Fakra connector is engineered with a compact modular housing and quad-port configuration which offers a space savings of up to 80 per cent, compared with traditional Fakra, said Amphenol RF. The Z-coded connector is universally keyed which ensures intermateability with all other mini-Fakra key codes. The frequency range up to 9GHz makes the connector suitable for high bandwidth camera and other data transmission applications. The snap-on interface is an automotive industry standard and provides quick and easy mating and unmating. The threaded coupling mechanism of the SMA connector provides secure locking.

Amphenol RF offers two versions of the rugged cable assembly – a quad-port Automate Type A Mini-Fakra straight jack to four SMA straight jacks, and to four SMA straight plugs, in both six inches and one meter lengths. The construction is durable for use in commercial and industrial applications.

Amphenol RF manufactures coaxial connectors for use in RF, microwave and data transmission system applications. 

Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, the company has sales, marketing and manufacturing locations in North America, Asia and Europe.  

Standard products include RF connectors, coaxial adapters and RF cable assemblies. Custom engineered products include multi-port ganged interconnect, blind mate and hybrid mixed-signal solutions.

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