Southwest Microwave Announces Release of Industry’s First Board-Mounted 1.0 mm (W) Vertical Launch Connector

Southwest Microwave says it has released the industry’s first board (PCB) mounted 1.0 mm (W) Vertical Launch Connector.

For microstrip or grounded coplanar waveguide (GCPW) designs, Southwest Microwave vertical launch connectors provide optimal signal integrity, are reusable and can be installed without soldering. The new 1.0 mm Vertical Launch Connector delivers low insertion loss and a VSWR of 1.35:1 max across 70 to 105 GHz and a VSWR of 1.6:1 max across the complete 110 GHz bandwidth. Data represents two 1.0 mm connectors mounted on test-board.

Southwest Microwave also offers 1.85 mm (V) DC to 67 GHz (VSWR 1.25:1 max) and 2.92 mm (K) DC to 40 GHz (VSWR 1.15:1 max) Board-Mounted Vertical Launch Connectors. These connectors feature a common two-hole flange mounting footprint. The flange mounting holes are tapped for screws to be inserted from the bottom of the PCB. Connectors can be supplied with or without screws to accommodate for various PCB thicknesses.

“We are excited to deliver vertical launch connectors that offer design and installation convenience while reducing board footprint requirements without sacrificing performance,” said Holger Stuehrmann, director of Sales, Microwave Products Division. “Achieving a high-frequency right-angle launch into a board can be challenging. Our team can advise clients on the appropriate geometry to optimize the performance of the transition.”