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 1.35:1 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.”

Southwest Microwave will be showcasing the latest solderless, board-mounted vertical launch connectors at the upcoming DesignCon 2019 taking place January 29 – 31, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Visit booth #602 for details or submit a contact request at www.southwestmicrowave.com/interconnect.

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

About DesignCon
DesignCon is the world’s premier conference for chip, board and systems design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. DesignCon, created by engineers for engineers, takes place annually in Silicon Valley and remains the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designers in the country. This three-day technical conference and two-day expo combines technical paper sessions, tutorials, industry panels, product demos and exhibits from the industry’s leading experts and solutions providers. More information is available at: www.designcon.com. DesignCon is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.

Media Contact:
Diana Vuong, Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (480) 783-0201 ext. 3470
Email: dianav@southwestmicrowave.com