AVX’s Wire-To-Board RF Coaxial IDC Connectors Target Industrial and Automotive Apps

April 29, 2019 Alix Paultre

AVX has released the 00-6791 Series first wire-to-board RF coaxial IDC connectors for industrial and automotive applications, comprised of two small, single-piece solutions suited to different types of coaxial cable. Features include a one-touch coaxial cable termination mechanism that simplifies the connection process, and delivers RF performance that surpasses that of cables soldered directly to a PCB.

Additional features of the 10mm x 6.6mm x 3.9mm solution (when seated) include a lower component cost and smaller physical size than existing two-piece RF connectors with comparable performance, enabling less complex, time-consuming, and costly assemblies than both soldered and traditional RF connectors. The series features mechanical bracing for high-strength performance capabilities and is fully compatible with both automated SMT pick-and-place processing and automated lead-free reflow soldering.

00-6791 Series RF Coaxial IDC Connectors are also compatible with Bluetooth, GPS, GSM, and WLAN protocols, and are rated for 0.5A (depending on the cable), 125VAC operation, 70N of horizontal pull-force, 20N of vertical pull-force, and frequencies up to 6GHz. The termination process for the new RF IDC connectors requires only three simple steps: strip the outer jacket and braid shield, insert the cable with the inner jacket still intact, and manually or automatically depress the insulator cap.

Three windows in the series’ insulator caps reveal the position of the cable, enabling visual confirmation of proper termination, and are compatible with camera-enabled automated cable positioning verification systems. Available in two versions for different cable sizes, the RoHS-compliant connectors feature phosphor bronze signal and braid contacts, glass-filled Nylon 46 insulators, lead-free tin-over-nickel-plated terminations, and a stainless steel support plate. Operating temperatures for the series extend from -40°C to 105°C, with heat resistance during reflow extending to 260°.

Learn more at www.avx.com.

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