The new Greenpar higher current MCX connector system from Tyco Electronics has been developed to meet the growing demand for remote-based high-frequency (HF) modules, where power consumption has grown due to technological advances. These applications have also driven manufacturers to miniaturise these sub-systems while increasing power output. Board space is therefore at a premium, creating the need to combine the RF and power into a single connector system.
The Greenpar connector solution provides design and development engineers with a single solution to this growing requirement by eliminating the traditional power connector. To meet this need, the connector system is available as an SMD PCB-mounted socket and straight cable plug. Use of Tyco's Raychem brand Cheminax Cable offers the designer optimum performance in these and similar applications. The power rating of this system is 3 A with peak periods at 5 A, compared to the standard MCX connector which is rated at 1 A.
The Greenpar solution uses the standard micro-miniature MCX RF connectors. Offering size benefits over alternative connectors, the standard MCX connectors are mechanically robust, with beryllium-copper spring fingers rated at a minimum of 500 mating cycles. The snap-on interface facilitates assembly, eliminating the need for a threaded connection, and ensuring full engagement. The interface is compliant with CECC 22 2200.
For more information contact Tyco Electronics South Africa, +27 (0)32 525 5155.
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