High-speed millimeter-wave end launch connectors

Louise Smyth

New end launch connectors deliver VSWR as Low as 1.10:1.

Fairview Microwave debuts new high-speed millimeter-wave end launch connectors

They are ideal for signal integrity measurements, chip evaluations, coplanar waveguide, 25 GbE, SERDES, substrate characterization and test fixture applications.
Fairview’s new line of high-speed end launch connectors is comprised of 4 models that provide VSWR as low as 1.10:1 and a maximum operating frequency of 40 to 110 GHz, depending on the model. These connectors are reusable, don’t require any soldering and have a compact profile with a 0.350-inch mounting width and a 0.005-inch launch pin. They feature an outer conductor made of stainless steel and a gold-plated beryllium copper center contact. These end launch connectors are ideally suited for high-speed digital and mmWave system development.

“Our new family of end launch connectors delivers amazing VSWR performance with a reduced mounting profile, allowing our customers to fit even more connections in the same PCB area,” said Dan Birch, Product Manager at Fairview Microwave.