Mini-Fakra breakout cables are released by Amphenol RF

Automate Type A mini-FAKRA breakout cables with waterproof IP67 rated Fakra terminated to low-loss RG-174 cable is available from Amphenol RF and intended for automotive and industrial applications.

The cable assemblies combine industry-standard Fakra connectors with next-generation Mini-Fakra for a compact cable and connector assembly which has an industry-standard sealed connected device with a maximum frequency of 3GHz. This makes it suitable for automotive and industrial applications such as compute modules, camera systems and warehouse robotics. The assembly creates a waterproof seal at the connected device for added versatility, said Amphenol RF.

The Mini-Fakra breakout cables feature the universal Z code Automate mini-Fakra and four IP67 Fakra connectors which will mate with all other key codes. The Fakra connectors are manufactured with internal and external O-rings to prevent dust and water ingress. They can be used, said Amphenol RF, in areas that may be exposed to weather-related elements or industrial fluids. 

Adhesive-lined shrink tubing has been applied to protect the termination area of all four Fakra connectors. The mini-Fakra and Fakra connectors are optimised for the flexible RG-174 LL cable which is engineered with a stranded copper-clad steel conductor to provide low-loss performance.

Both the Automate Type A Mini-Fakra connector and four traditional Fakra connectors used in this cable assembly configuration feature rugged impact-resistant construction, confirmed Amphenol RF. The Automate connector is designed with a closed entry cable interface which limits the size of mating parts to prevent contact damage when mating. These connectors feature low engagement forces for secure mating and installation. 

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

Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Amphenol RF has global sales, marketing and manufacturing locations in North America, Asia and Europe.

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