August 22, 2007 -- Bomar Interconnect Products, Inc. has expanded its proprietary line of V-Bite RF edgecard connectors to include a male Type N connector optimized for high-power applications. The company says the new connector features superior manufacturing tolerances to ensure excellent performance characteristics throughout 0 -18 GHz.
With the addition of the male Type N device, the 100% RoHS-compliant V-Bite Series now consists of male and female Type N, Type F, threaded through-panel BNC, standard BNC, twin BNC, miniature BNC, and TNC styles. Bomar says its V-Bites are expressly engineered to provide the utmost in signal integrity as their anti-rotation abilities reinforce the reliability of connections.
Designed to snap in place onto the PCB prior to hand or reflow soldering, the parts are supported from both below and above the board to disperse rotational torque relief, thus minimizing stress on the solder area. Further, they feature an extremely low profile (1/2 the connectors' diameter) and small footprint for employment in high-density designs.
Also, manufactured of machined brass, and featuring brass/gold contacts, the V-Bite Series' straight-through contact arrangement provides an extremely low reflection factor with a VSWR of 1.30. To allow reflow soldering, the parts are provided with a Teflon dielectric.
Suitable for a broad range of RF applications requiring a durable, weatherproof, medium-sized RF connector with consistent performance through 18 GHz, the male Type N V-Bites accommodates an array of medium to miniature-sized RG coaxial cables including RG-8, RG-58, RG-141, and RG-225.
The product is most commonly used in such high-power applications as base stations, cellular antennas, RF and microwave components, SATcom, broadcast, PCS (personal communications services), test and measurement equipment, microwave radio, and radar.
Distributor pricing for Bomar's male Type N V-Bite connectors starts at $5.53 each in quantities of 1,000. An assortment of standard and custom mechanical configurations is available.