An attenuator is a control element whose primary function is to reduce the strength of the signal passing through it. Such components are commonly used to balance signal levels in a signal chain, extend the dynamic range of a system, provide impedance matching, and implement various calibration techniques in the final application design.
Types of Attenuators
From the point of view of their primary function, attenuators can be categorized into fixed attenuators with a constant level of attenuation and variable attenuators with an adjustable level of attenuation. Depending on the form of attenuation control supported by variable attenuators, they
Connectors in electronic equipment play the role of a bridge, connecting circuit boards, cables and equipment closely to ensure the stability of signal transmission and the reliability of the overall performance of the equipment. Different types of connectors and their installation methods have their own advantages and applicability in different application scenarios. This article will introduce the connection and installation methods of common RF connectors
With the introduction of new 5G RF connectors for 5G wireless connectivity by incorporating sensors in RF coaxial connectors. In order to implement wireless connectivity on a global scale, the cost of customized components for 5G wireless devices will be lower in the future and reliability should be further enhanced. RF connector naming model is generally positioned with the international common primary name model, the structure of different products form naming model should be developed in accordance with the detailed standard specifications.
RF Coaxial Connectors Overview
The coaxial connector, a branch of the connector, has the commonality of the
Posted: December 27, 2022
RF connector is a connection device that can reflect and transmit RF signal with a small loss in the RF transmission system and provide fast and repeated connection. Mainly by the contact parts, insulators, shells, and accessories.
RF connector selection conditions should be reliable contact, good conductive insulation performance, sufficient mechanical strength, and plugging and unplugging times to meet the relevant international and domestic standards provisions. At the same time, many factors determine the connector series and style, which is connected to the cable, and the use of frequency range is the main factor.
In engineering practice, make the connector diameter size and cable diameter as similar as possible to minimize reflections. The greater the difference between the cable and connector diameter, the worse the performance. Reflections usually increase as a function of frequency, and generally smaller connectors generally perform well at higher frequency bands.
What is the SMA connector?
The SMA connector is a subminiature coaxial cable connector that derives its name from the Sub-Miniature A connector. It was developed in the 1960s as an ultra-small connector interface for RF cables with a spiral coupling mechanism. Since then, many variants of the SMA series have evolved to meet the changing requirements of the RF and microwave industry.