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Amphenol RF is the world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of RF connector systems for the automotive, broadband, instrumentation, internet, military/aerospace and wireless infrastructure markets. With the combination of their global footprint and experience extending over a half-century, Amphenol RF is your RF Global Solutions Provider for the 21st Century.

 

Amphenol RF offers a wide selection of RF connectors for a large range of frequencies. Click on the guide below to view more information about each connector type, and find links to product list.
























APC (Precision) Connector SeriesAPC (Precision) Connector Series

Amphenol's APC is the first instrument-grade coaxial connector series to achieve repeatable TE11 mode resonance-free signal transmission from DC - 50 GHz with a minimum return loss of 26 dB. These 50 Ω connectors are designed primarily for use in test and measurement equipment where reliable performance is critical for repeated connect/disconnect cycles.

Features and Benefits
  • Interface dimensions minimize distortion and deterioration of the mating surfaces
  • Fixed bead-contact assembly prevents transmission of mating torques to circuit elements
  • M7xO.75 thread for coupling durability and small overall connector size
  • Mating sequence touches outer contacts before center contacts, eliminating female center contact damage during mating
  • Plug coupling nut extends beyond the male center contact, protecting the contact while not mated
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SMA Connector SeriesSMA Connector Series

SMA is an acronym for SubMiniature version A and was developed in the 1960's. It uses a threaded interface. 50 Ω SMA connectors are semi-precision, subminiature units that provide excellent electrical performance from DC to 18 GHz. These high-performance connectors are compact in size and mechanically have outstanding durability.

Features and Benefits
  • Broadband performance DC to 18 GHz with low reflection stainless steel construction and ¼ - 36 threaded coupling offers high performance in a compact design.
  • Low cost Commercial Grade (Brass SMA) available in nickel or gold plating which provides approximately 30% cost reduction with 250 mating cycles.
  • Available for .085" and .141" diameter semi-rigid cables and all the standard flexible cables including double shielded RG-316.
  • Phase Adjustable SMA connectors provide ease of mechanical screw adjustments, compared to the delays and expense of laborious cable-trimming.
Type N Connector SeriesType N Connector Series

There are two families of Type N connectors: Standard N (coaxial cable) and Corrugated N (helical and annular cable). Their primary applications are the termination of medium to miniature size coaxial cable, including RG-8, RG-58, RG-141, and RG-225. RF coaxial connectors are the most important element in the cable system. Corrugated copper coaxial cables have the potential to deliver all the performance your system requires, but they are often limited by the performance of the connectors.

Features and Benefits
  • Accommodates a wide range of medium to miniature-sized RG coaxial cables in a rugged medium-sized design
  • Broad line of Military (M39012), Industrial (UG) and Commercial (RFX) grade products available, giving customers choices in weighing cost versus performance benefits
  • Meets many customer application demands with plug styles available in straight and right angle and jack styles available in panel mount, bulkhead mount, and receptacle
TNC Connector SeriesTNC Connector Series

There are two types of TNC connectors: Standard and Reverse Polarity. Reverse polarity is a keying system accomplished with a reverse interface, and ensures that reverse polarity interface connectors do not mate with standard interface connectors. Amphenol accomplishes this by inserting female contacts into plugs and male contacts into jacks. Other manufacturers may use reverse threading to accomplish reverse polarity keying.

Features and Benefits
  • Threaded coupling interface ensures connector will not de-couple in vibration-intensive applications
  • Many TNCs are recognized under the component program of Underwriter's Laboratories and have undergone stringent testing from an independent laboratory
  • Performance from 0 - 11 GHz operations in many applications
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1.0/2.3 Connector Series1.0/2.3 Connector Series

The 1.0/2.3 series is a European design introduced in the 1990s. The compact design of the 1.0/2.3 permits dense connector packing; they are ideally suited to applications where space limitation is a factor. Versions are available with threaded coupling mechanisms which provide positive mating or a unique push-pull coupling system which allows quick installation. The Amphenol push-pull process is patented and ensures positive locking.

Features and Benefits
  • Push-pull coupling with patented locking mechanism allows quick installation; will not disconnect during trouble shooting like competitor's products.
  • Push-pull offers safe coupling. Locking mechanism will not vibrate loose as threaded connectors are prone to do.
  • Push-pull connectors can be more densely packed saving panel space in components that are shrinking in size.
SMC Connector SeriesSMC Connector Series

The SMC name derives from SubMiniature C (the third subminiature design). The SMC design was developed in the 1960's. SMC has threaded coupling with 10-32 threads, and is available in 50 & 75 Ω impedance. It utilizes die cast components on non-critical areas to provide a low cost solution.

Features and Benefits
  • Broadband performance with low reflection DC to 10 GHz provides low cost connector combined with high quality.
  • Conforms to the interface dimensions of MIL-STD-348 provides intermatability with other connector suppliers. Offers customer second source.
  • 10-32 screw-on (threaded) coupling mechanism allows performance to 10GHz with low reflection.
  • Right Angle connectors available in one piece construction ensures better performance combined with low cost.
SMC Connector SeriesSMC Connector Series

The SMC name derives from SubMiniature C (the third subminiature design). The SMC design was developed in the 1960's. SMC has threaded coupling with 10-32 threads, and is available in 50 & 75 Ω impedance. It utilizes die cast components on non-critical areas to provide a low cost solution.

Features and Benefits
  • Broadband performance with low reflection DC to 10 GHz provides low cost connector combined with high quality.
  • Conforms to the interface dimensions of MIL-STD-348 provides intermatability with other connector suppliers. Offers customer second source.
  • 10-32 screw-on (threaded) coupling mechanism allows performance to 10GHz with low reflection.
  • Right Angle connectors available in one piece construction ensures better performance combined with low cost.
MMCX Connector SeriesMMCX Connector Series

The MMCX series is also called MicroMateTM. It is one of Amphenol's smallest RF connector lines and was developed in the 1990's. MMCX is a micro-miniature connector series with a lock-snap mechanism allowing for 360 degrees rotation enabling flexibility in PCB layouts. MMCX connectors conform to the European CECC 22000 specification.

Features and Benefits
  • Broadband performance with low reflection DC to 6 GHz, providing a high-quality solution at a low cost
  • Quick connect/disconnect snap-on mating reduces installation time
  • Conforms to European CECC 22000 specifications
  • Available in straight and right angle plugs and printed circuit board connectors
MCX Connector SeriesMCX Connector Series

MCX connectors conform to the European CECC 22220 spec and were introduced in the 1980's. While the MCX uses identical inner contact and insulator dimensions as the SMB, the outer diameter of the plug is .140 inches, which is 30% smaller than the SMB. This series provides designers with options where weight and physical space are limited. MCX provides broadband capability though 6 GHz with a snap-on connector design. A range of connectors are available , including printed circuit board and cable connectors.

Features and Benefits
  • Broadband performance with low reflection DC to 6 GHz. Low cost combined with high quality.
  • Quick connect/disconnect snap-on mating reduces installation time.
  • Accommodates a wide range of miniature RG flexible coaxial cables, including semi-rigid cable. This provides customer flexibility in their design and manufacturing.
BNC Connector SeriesBNC Connector Series

Developed in the late 1940s as a miniature version of the Type C connector, BNC stands for Bayonet Neill Concelman and is named after Amphenol engineer Carl Concelman. The BNC product line is a miniature quick connect/disconnect RF connector. It features two bayonet lugs on the female connector; mating is achieved with only a quarter turn of the coupling nut. BNCs are ideally suited for cable termination for miniature to subminiature coaxial cable (RG-58, 59, to RG-179, RG-316, etc.)

Features and Benefits
  • Bayonet coupling mechanism provides quick mating and unmating
  • 50 Ω and 75 Ω impedance designs allow customers to match impedance to system requirements
  • 50 Ω and 75 Ω connectors are intermateable to ensure non-destructive mating
  • Three grades of connectors are available for military, industrial and commercial applications
SMB Connector SeriesSMB Connector Series

The SMB name derives from SubMiniature B (the second subminiature design). Developed in the 1960's, the SMB is a smaller version of the SMA with snap-on coupling. Amphenol's SMB connectors conform to the requirements of MIL-C-39012, and the interface is in compliance with MIL-STD-348. Available in 50 Ω and 75 Ω impedance, the SMB provides broadband capability through 4 GHz with a snap-on connector design and utilizes die cast components on non-critical areas to provide a low-cost solution.

Features and Benefits
  • Broadband performance with low reflection DC to 4 GHz provides low cost connector combined with high quality.
  • Quick connect/disconnect snap-on mating reduces installation time.
  • Various plating options in nickel, gold, and tin lead. Selective plating provides corrosion resistance finish as well as good solderability characteristics.
  • SMB PCB slide-on plug and jack allows board-to-board mounting with a low insertion force. This is ideal for mating a high number of connectors on a pair of PCB's.
F Type Connector SeriesF Type Connector Series

With the deployment of 750 MHz Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks, it became increasingly obvious that existing low performance F receptacles could not be used in high speed cable modems and customer interface units (CIUs). The industry has challenged connector manufacturers to develop high performance connectors featuring -30 dB return loss at 1 Ghz. Additionally, these high performance connectors must still accept .022-.042 in. diameter conductors. All connectors comply with a 3/8-32 thread specification. Amphenol has responded to this market demand providing high performance alternatives.

  • Patent pending contact design provides a truly cylindrical coaxial contact and provides superior RF performance and excellent insertion/withdrawal characteristics..
  • 30dB return loss to 1 GHz ensures a high performance specification that outperforms competition.
  • Multiple PCB mount packages: surface mount, edge mount, right angle and straight, meets many customer application needs.
  • Accommodates .022-.042 inch center conductor sizes. One connector accommodates a wide range of cables sizes reducing part numbers.
FME Connector SeriesFME Connector Series

Amphenol's 81 Series FME connectors are used for mobile antenna applications and can be adapted for either UHF, Mini-UHF, TNC, BNC and N connector interfaces using BSA adapters.

  • Low cost
  • Between Series adapters available for ease of adaptability
  • Crimp assembly providing easy installation
Mini-UHF Connector SeriesMini-UHF Connector Series

Introduced in the 1970's, Mini-UHF is a miniature version of the UHF connectors that were invented in the 1930's for use in the radio industry. Mini-UHF connectors are designed for use as coaxial interconnection in cell phones, automotive systems, and similar applications where size, weight, and cost factors are critical.

  • Miniature 3/8-24 thread size provides excellent RF performance for applications up to 2.5 GHz
  • The small size and light weight provide excellent electrical characteristics at an affordable price
  • Crimp-type cable terminations provide low installation cost
  • Diecast bodies and molded insulators ensure low cost
  • Teflon insulators provide higher temperature range
1.6/5.6 Connector Series1.6/5.6 Connector Series

The 1.6/5.6 series is a European design with two coupling versions: Threaded provides positive mating, Push - pull allows quick installation. Amphenol 1.6/5.6 coaxial connectors are miniature 75 Ω units operating from 0-1 GHz. The compact design of the 1.6/5.6 permits dense connector packing making these connectors ideally suited to applications where space limitation is a factor. This series compiles with DIN 47295, DIN 41626, DIN 47297, NFC 93-569, NFC 93-570, IEC 169-13, and the CECC 22230 standards.

  • Meets IEC 169-13, DIN 47295 and NFC 93-570 international specifications designed for SMT.
  • Plugs and bulkhead jacks are available in crimp-crimp termination versions to ensure high reliability in connector assembly and a lower cost installation method.
  • Threaded coupling designed for quick connect/disconnect allows safe coupling.
UHF Connector SeriesUHF Connector Series

Invented in the 1930's by an Amphenol engineer named E. Clark Quackenbush, UHF coaxial connectors are general purpose units developed for use in low frequency systems from 0.6 - 300 MHz. Invented for use in the radio industry, UHF is an acronym for Ultra High Frequency because at the time 300 MHz was considered high frequency. UHF connectors feature a threaded coupling. Because these connectors are low-cost, the impedance is variable.

  • Optional reducing adapters accommodate a wide range of popular coaxial cables
  • Solder termination types require no special assembly tools
  • Crimp termination types provide a lower cost installation method
  • Large-size threaded coupling is rugged design
  • Non-demanding specifications and low cost
Twinax Connector SeriesTwinax Connector Series

Twinax connectors are used with 78 Ω and 95 Ω conductor cables and operates from 0-200 MHz. Due to the improved shielding characteristics (>30dB), these connectors are used in balanced low level and high sensitivity circuits. This connector meets applicable sections of MIL-C-3655. Twinax connectors feature keyway polarization to ensure system integrity and prevent signals from being mixed. Ideal for computer network applications.

  • Polarized key and keyway construction guarantees correct dual contact mate.
  • Large threaded connectors designed for rugged use.
  • Crimp contacts ensures lower cost of installation.
  • Clamp assembly allows quick assembly without requiring special tools
  • 2 Stud bayonet design allows quick and easy coupling.
Twin BNC Connector SeriesTwin BNC Connector Series

Twin BNC connectors are used with 78 Ω and 95 Ω conductor cables and operates from 0-200 MHz. Due to the improved shielding characteristic (>30dB), these connectors are used in balanced low level and high sensitivity circuits. Twin BNC features the same two-stud bayonet locking mechanism as standard BNC connectors and polarized contacts (one female, one male) to prevent signals from being mixed. They are ideal for computer network and process control devices.

  • Polarized key and keyway construction guarantees correct dual contact mate.
  • Large threaded connectors designed for rugged use.
  • Crimp contacts ensures lower cost of installation.
  • Clamp assembly allows quick assembly without requiring special tools
  • 2 Stud bayonet design allows quick and easy coupling.

Amphenol RF Product Line

Amphenol RF Featured Products

Amphenol RF Type G Series Connectors

Amphenol RF Type G Series Connectors are a slide-on alternative to the Type F with 15A continuous current rating. The Type G line consists of Bulkhead Mount Jack Receptacles and PCB Mount Jack Receptacles. These connectors comply with the MIL-STD-202 specification for vibration, shock, thermal shock, moisture resistance, and salt spray. Type G has an impedance of 75Ω, making it ideal for CATV applications.

Amphenol RF Threaded Connectors and Adapters

Amphenonl RF Threaded Connectors and Adapters offer superior performance and reliability, suitable for every type of environment. Engineered to enhance electrical and mechanical performance Threaded Connectors and Adapters are ideal for high performance, low noise applications.

Amphenol RF Between Series Threaded Adapters

Amphenol RF Between Series Threaded Adapters are used to join two incompatible series. They provide a transition from one connector series to another. We offer a broad line of adapters covering all the major series to provide the user maximum flexibility. Amphenol RF is the world's largest manufacturer of RF interconnect solutions, with experience extending over half a century.


Amphenol RF BNC Valox Connectors

Amphenol RF BNC Valox Connectors are isolated from the panel via a Valox housing to provide high performance in RF and microwave communication applications. BNC Valox Connectors feature a proven and easy-to-use interlocking interface that integrates seamlessly into any 50-ohm or 75-ohm RF system. These connectors are well-suited for instrumentation, broadcasting, and network functions.

Amphenol ARC Line and Rugged IP67 RF Connectors - EXPANSION

Amphenol RF Rugged IP67 RF Connectors product line has been expanded to include Type N and SMA IP67 rated plugs and jacks in straight, right angle, SMA straight, and SMA right angle versions.

Amphenol RF ARC Line and Rugged IP67 RF Connectors feature durable, single-piece body construction to withstand rigorous shock and vibration. Typical applications include mining, transportation, military, industrial control, and smart energy. IP67-rated connectors protect radio communication equipment from water and dust ingress in both mated and unmated conditions. The connectors are developed to withstand corrosion from natural elements and manmade chemicals providing years of reliable service. The ARC line's superior design and manufacturing techniques allow these jacks and plugs to be fully submersible and impenetrable to fluids in mated and unmated conditions, even when subjected to extreme changes in temperature and humidity. Designed for DC performance to 6 GHz, the TNC series accommodates LMR-400 while the N Type series accommodates LMR-200.
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Amphenol RF HD-BNC™ Connectors & Adapters

Amphenol RF HD-BNC™ Connectors & Adapters are the smallest BNCs in the industry. HD-BNC is 51% smaller than traditional BNC connectors, allowing four times the density and is 40% smaller than the DIN 1.0/2.3. Providing true 75Ω and SMPTE compliance, adopting  Amphenol RF HD-BNC™ Connectors and Adapters will be seamless due to having the same cable prep and termination specifications of traditional BNC connectors. The bayonet coupling guarantees a positive lock and allows for quick and easy connects and disconnects. Applications include networking routing and switching, telco central office, DS3/DS4, broadcast, digital video (HDTV), custom cable assemblies, instrumentation, Mil/Aero, medical equipment, and satellite headends.

NEW! Amphenol RF HD-BNC™ Connectors & Adapters have been expanded to include 50 ohm HD-BNC connectors and additional cable assemblies.
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Amphenol RF ARC Line and Rugged IP67 RF Connectors

Amphenol RF ARC Line and Rugged IP67 RF Connectors feature durable, single-piece body construction to withstand rigorous shock and vibration. Typical applications include mining, transportation, military, industrial control, and smart energy. IP67-rated connectors protect radio communication equipment from water and dust ingress in both mated and unmated conditions. The connectors are developed to withstand corrosion from natural elements and manmade chemicals providing years of reliable service. The ARC line's superior design and manufacturing techniques allow these jacks and plugs to be fully submersible and impenetrable to fluids in mated and unmated conditions, even when subjected to extreme changes in temperature and humidity. Designed for DC performance to 6 GHz, the TNC series accommodates LMR-400 while the N Type series accommodates LMR-200.

New! Type N and SMA IP67 rated plugs and jacks in straight, right angle, SMA straight, and SMA right angle versions.
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Amphenol AFI RF Connector Interface

Amphenol AFI RF Connector Interface solves packaging design issues compensating for mechanical misalignment in stacked PCB's and daughter board/mother board applications. The AFI interface utilizes a proprietary configuration that allows for industry leading "float" to compensate for the axial and radial misalignment due to packaging tolerances. This industry-leading float results in a maximum misalignment allowed by the system of .030" (0.8mm) radial and .040" (1.0mm) axial. The AFI interface is available in both 75 Ohm and 50 Ohm configurations. These are ideal for the military and broadband marketplaces.

Amphenol RF Connectors for Green Energy Technology

Amphenol ® RF Connectors for Green Energy Technology address your interconnect needs with a wide variety of wireless green energy meters and their infrastructure. The Amphenol RF Connectors for Green Energy Technology include a wide variety of options, including miniature, sub-miniature, Quick-Lock for 360° rotation, weatherproof, threaded couplings, and many others that are used for the automated collection of utilities data in SmartGrid, SmartMeter™, and other automated meter applications.

Amphenol RF AMC Jumpers, Connectors and Adapters

Amphenol RF Amphenol Micro Coaxial (AMC) Jumpers, Connectors and Adapters are ultra-low profile (2.5mm mating height) RF connectors with a small footprint (3mm x 3mm). The AMC series offers easy snap-on/off mating, 50Ω impedance, and DC - 6 GHz frequency range. Right angle plugs are pre-installed on 1.13mm. 1.32mm, or 1.37mm coaxial cable and tested prior to shipment. Designed for applications with 50Ω impedance requirements and 100% compatible with U.FL interface, AMC Jumpers, Connectors and Adapters are well-suited for Wireless Internet (WiFi, WiMax, EvDO/EvDV Solutions), Wireless Infrastructure (Cellular Base Stations), RFID. Bluetooth, inventory/barcode scanners, and handheld devices. 

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