January 14, 2019 — Southwest Microwave, a global leader in the development of high-performance millimeter wave and radio frequency (RF) interconnect solutions, is pleased to release 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 1.16:1 max per connector across 70 to 105 GHz and a VSWR of 1.26:1 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 per connector) and 2.92 mm (K) DC to 40 GHz (VSWR 1.095:1 max per connector) 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.”

Submit a contact request at www.southwestmicrowave.com/interconnect to learn more about Southwest Microwave’s latest solderless, board-mounted vertical launch connectors.

1.0 mm (W) DC to 110 GHz Vertical Launch Connector: Product # 24359-001J
1.85 mm (V) DC to 67 GHz Vertical Launch Connector: Product # 18359-001J
2.92 mm (K) DC to 40 GHz Vertical Launch Connector: Product # 10359-002J

About Southwest Microwave, Inc.
Since 1981, Southwest Microwave has been providing a broad range of high-performance microwave connectors and adapters, currently available from DC to 110 GHz, for hi-rel / space, defense, instrumentation, integrated-circuit and PCB evaluation applications. Built in the USA to rigorous performance and quality standards, Southwest Microwave interconnect solutions offers the industry’s lowest VSWR, insertion loss and RF leakage. www.southwestmicrowave.com/interconnect Twitter: @SWConnectors

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