RF connector range from Bulgin addresses emerging applications

Models have been added to Bulgin’s RF connector range. Designed to work with coaxial cables already in use in large-scale communication infrastructure, the new connectors deliver multi-GHz operation and are claimed to exhibit industry-leading transmission characteristics. They also benefit from very low impedance levels of 50 Ohm and have insulation resistance values that are greater than 5000 MOhm to minimise the losses experienced.

There are 1.85mm format connectors which feature M7 threads. They have a frequency range that spans all the way through to 65GHz. The RF range also includes 2.4mm and 2.92mm connectors, which operate mode-free up to 50GHz and 40GHz respectively. These connectors are complemented by N-Type connectors that each have a threaded coupling mechanism and TNC-compatible connectors. The range also includes compact high-precision SMA and SSMA connectors. RF terminations and connector adapters are also available.

Bulgin says that the key differentiator for these connectors is their robustness. They offer long-term reliability, even when they are deployed in uncompromising environments, says the company. They can manage voltages up to 1000V. An operational temperature range covering -65 to +165 degrees C is also supported.

The company uses a passivated stainless steel construction which means the RF connectors possess high degrees of mechanical durability and offer prolonged operational lifespans. Plug or jack type contacts can be selected. The connector  contacts are made from beryllium copper alloy and have 20N retention. Screw or bayonet locking mechanisms are included.

Bulgin manufactures a range of industry-leading rugged connectors, fuse holders, battery holders, switches and indicators designed for use in the most challenging of environments. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Bulgin also has offices in all key global regions and a sales and distribution network spanning 65 countries. Its manufacturing facilities are based in the UK and Tunisia.


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