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Narrow body RF edge launch connectors are 33% smaller

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SAMTEC RF edge launch connectors are designed with a narrow body design that is 33% smaller than traditional edge launch connectors. Devices are commonly used in a lab setting for high-frequency test and measurement applications, high-speed digital component test and evaluation boards. Frequency capabilities are dc to 67GHz (185-EL Series), dc to 50GHz (240-EL Series) and dc to 40GHz (292-EL Series). Interface types include 1.85mm, 2.40mm and 2.92mm. Devices are installed on the edge of the board, making it easy to align the launch pin with the circuit trace, which also helps to ensure proper ground alignment for preventing RF leakage. Product’s compression mounts to the printed circuit board instead of requiring solder. Proper alignment and the removal of solder allows for increased signal integrity performance capabilities (versus soldered edge launch, or even vertical or angled launch connectors).

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