SMA Subminiature Connectors

SMA is an acronym for SubMiniature version A and was developed in the 1960's. It's compact design, high durability and outstanding electrical performance have made it one of the most widely used connectors in RF and Microwave applications. Normally utilized in frequency ranges from DC-18 GHz, there are also precision versions that can work effectively up to 26.5 GHz.

SMA is a 50 ohm impedance connector with a threaded interface for increased reliability and its suitable for a wide range of applications. It is  also available in Reverse Polarity(RP) versions, where the male and female interface is switched. 

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Impedance50 Ω
Frequency RangeDC to 18 GHz
VSWR ( straight styles)Straight connector,  .141":  ≤ 1.23(DC~18GHz)
Straight connector,  RG316:  ≤ 1.19(DC~6GHz)
Right angle connector, .141":  ≤ 1.39(DC~18GHz)
Right angle connector,RG316:  ≤ 1.28(DC~6GHz)
Recommended Coupling
Nut Torque
Standard: 0.8 Nm~1.1 Nm/7.1~9.7 in.lbs
Brass:     0.45 Nm /4.0 in. lbs
Coupling Nut Retention Force≥270 N /60.7 lbs
Contact CaptivationAxial: ≥27 N/6.1 lbs
Durability500 min.
Temperature Range-55°C to +155°C
Moisture ResistanceMIL-STD-202 F, Method 106 F
VibrationIEC-1169-1 Paragraph9.3.3(10-500 Hz;5g)
Thermal ShockMIL-STD-202, Method 213, Condition I