NEW NON-MAGNETIC MCX CONNECTORS SAVE SPACE IN MRI EQUIPMENT
The connectors use low permittivity materials to achieve a magnetic susceptibility of 10-5, about three orders of magnitude lower than brass/nickel connectors (10-2)—resulting in an extremely low distortion of the magnetic fields.
The non-magnetic MCX line includes straight and right-angle board-mount receptacles and cable-mount plugs for RG-178 and RG-316 cable.
Plug connectors are available with limited or full detents. For high-vibration environments characteristic of MRI machines, full- detent plugs maintain excellent electrical and mechanical performance. The connectors meet the vibration requirements of EIA-364-28 with 20 g at 2000 Hz in Highly Accelerated Aging Tests (equivalent to MIL-STD-202, Method 204, Condition D).