The SMP-MAX connector line offers a SMP interface with the largest misalignment tolerances in the industry, making it simpler and more reliable to make connections even in blind-mate applications. They address the most demanding wireless telecom applications required for the new generation of infrastructure compact equipment such as base stations or handheld devices.
New SMP-MAX features a patented impedance-matching insulator that is optimized for a larger operating gap between connectors, making it capable of handling a maximum board-to-board tilt (radial travel) of 3 degrees, and up to at least 0.078" (2 mm) of distance (axial) misalignment without a spring—which is 300 percent more than the standard SMP. The connectors have an operating frequency range of DC-6 GHz, a 1.2 max VSWR guaranteed up to 3 GHz, and power handling of up to 300 watts at 2.7 GHz.
“We are pleased to welcome Molex as a second source for SMP-MAX large misalignment connectors,” says Nicolas Dupuy, manager of RF Business Development at Radiall. “The innovative interface is already being designed into numerous telecom , industrial and defense projects, and Molex is a perfect fit to spread what will undoubtedly become a RF board-to-board standard."