Quadrant has combined with German high frequency connector manufacturer, IMS Connector Systems, to develop a new RF connector that uses a deep-drawn manufacturing process to conform to strict technical and price specifications.
Sold under the IMS Part No 3951.11.1412.231, this new connector is a 75 ohm SMZ (BT43) bulkhead cable mount connector designed for TZC75024 coaxial cable and was developed to meet the specific demands of a major European telecommunications company for use on digital distribution frames.
The new design uses the deep-drawn process, a method in which a sheet metal blank is radially drawn into a forming die by the mechanical action of a punch, to reduce the process time and component count. Rather than having three parts: the body, the spigot and the ferrule, the deep drawn process reduces this to just two.
The result is a connector that has been designed to comply with the IEC 169-28 (Type SMB 75), has been tested to IEC 60068-2 environmental influences and meets the tight cost target and demanding technical specification set by the customer. It is capable of 500 mating cycles and is ideal for use in analogue or digital telecommunications systems