The unique design of SHF cables dictates the use of custom-designed connectors. We pay particular attention to design of the compensation area and to termination techniques to assure low VSWR and thus to supplement our superior cable performance.
Our Cable/Connector terminations are designed to maintain shield integrity into the connectors to provide the lowest leakage in a flexible assembly. All electrical connections (center contact and inner tape shield) are soldered. There is a large number of cable and connector configurations to choose from.
Most popular connector interfaces fitting to SHF cables are SMPM, SMP, SSMA, SMA, QRE, TNC and N Type. SMPM connectors
30% smaller than SMP, SMPM connectors are designed for
applications where space and package density are a necessity.
Radiall SMPM series meets MIL STD 348, figure 328 interface standard. They are intermateable with GPO®
SMP and SMP Lock connectors
SMP Lock, the ultimate secure connection, is an innovative
design from Radiall. SMP-Lock is compatible with most standard SMP receptacle with a minor change on male interface. SMP Lock plugs provide a secured locked connection when mated with a SMP Lock receptacle.
Radiall SMP series meets MIL STD 348, figure 326 interface standard and DESC specifications 94007 & 94008. They are intermateable with GPO®
20% smaller than SMA, SSMA connectors are
well adapted to small diameter cables. They offer a secured screwed connection and allow more narrow connectors implantation than SMA.
Radiall SSMM series meets MIL-C-39012 STD
Radiall stainless steel SMA connectors are designed for applications where reliability, durability, robustness and high frequency are very important. Radiall's SHF cables offer an extended frequency SMA range allowing coaxial system operation up to 27 GHz. This series mates with the standard SMA and SMA 3.5 series and maintains the same mechanical characteristics. Lock receptacle.
Radiall SMA series meets MIL-C-39012 STD
QRE is a Quick lock ruggedized connector. QRE was developed to provide the same advantages as QMA for aerospace and defense applications.
QRE is made of high grade stainless steel 316L, with Teflon coated fluorosilicone sealing o-rings making the QRE interface waterproof
and ultra resistant to chemical aggression and corrosion.
Most popular SHF cables with QRE connectors are: SHF5MAF-2, SHF8MAF-2, SHF5MLW-2, SHF8MLW-2.
Radiall's SHF cables offer an extended frequency TNC range
allowing coaxial system operation up to 18 GHz. This series mates with the standard TNC series and maintains the same mechanical characteristics.
Radiall TNC series meets MIL-C-39012 STD
N Type connectors
Suitable for medium to high power applications and precision microwave test equipment. Radiall's SHF N Type connectors are characterized by long life duration and enhanced electrical performance in severe environmental conditions.
This extended frequency N18 series mates with all 50 ohms N connectors.
Radiall N series meets MIL-C-39012 STD.
TNC and N Type replaceable
For specific applications where customers face difficulties to root cable assemblies on the system (sea ship, aircraft, etc….) Radiall offers the possibility to install cable assemblies with a narrow termination and then to finish the assemblies on site with both N or TNC connector's male interface. Those connectors can be straight or swept.