Push-on RF connectors feature high power handling capability

July 06, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies have announced two connector lines to its push-on family, the TMP® and WMP® series. The TMP® family is designed to provide higher power handling capacity, similar to an SMA connector, for use in Radar and other high power RF and Microwave systems.

The TMP® interface enables mode-­‐free operation to 23 GHz, and is rated to handle above 200 W of power in the S-­‐band. This makes it ideal for a myriad of high power military and defense applications.

The WMP® product line, in contrast, is the smallest form factor connector series within the push-­‐on family. Designed specifically for high density microwave packages where space is a premium, the WMP® bullet adapter enables a stackable PCB height of <0.120” (or about the same thickness as two pennies stacked on top of each other). The WMP® interface is specified up to 65 GHz; however, it can support operation to 100 GHz for millimeter-­‐wave designs.

Both connector series provide the benefits of a push-­‐on interface i.e., simple connection and ease of use in dense packages; and include PCB mount, Field Replaceable, Microwave Cable, and Custom connector configurations.