Making a Case for a New Connector
By Qu, J. Pan Bing Dolan, J.
Anoison Electronics, Zhenjiang;
This paper appears in: Microwave Magazine, IEEE
Publication Date: Feb. 2008
Volume: 9, Issue: 1
On page(s): 58-64
INSPEC Accession Number: 9901216
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MMM.2007.910942
Current Version Published: 01-16 -2008
The emergence of quick lock connectors, particularly quick lock versions of the SMA and N connectors (QMA and QN, respectively), was an inevitable development in the RF connector industry and is of significant importance in that nearly 50% of all practical applications for RF connectors are currently supported by either SMA or N. Once QMA and QN can achieve similarity in cost and performance to the present SMA and N connectors, they will take the place of their predecessors in most applications, creating a huge new market. Our RF team has long been dedicated to research and development of these two connector types in the hopes of creating an optimal design. In this article, we will show some of the results of our research.