Samtec to debut new cable and connector products at IMS

29th May 2024
Sheryl Miles

Samtec, one of the service leaders in the connector industry, has announced the details of its participation in IMS 2024, the International Microwave Symposium Exhibition, to be held in Washington DC 18– 20 June 2024.

Samtec’s booth, #1531, will feature numerous live demonstrations of new and existing products specifically targeted at microwave and millimetre wave applications.

At IMS 2024, Samtec is introducing its newest phase and amplitude stable Nitrowave cable assemblies. Demos in the Samtec booth and in partner booths across the show floor will include Samtec’s LL043 43.5-GHz and LL071 71-GHz microwave cables in their distinctive orange colour.

Manufactured using state-of-the-art shielding techniques and a unique interlayer, the Nitrowave coaxial cables offer stability with flexure over time: phase vs bending = < 0.2˚ x F(GHz). These cables are well suited for use in aerospace, defence, datacom, computer/semiconductor, and instrumentation markets.

Another live demonstration features the newly available BE90A (rated to 90+GHz), the latest product in the popular Samtec Bulls Eye high-performance test assembly series that features a high-density space-saving design for use on smaller evaluation boards with shorter trace lengths.

Samtec’s ganged Magnum RF product, featuring industry leading density and novel configurations, will be shown in support of millimetre wave applications. Magnum RF is ideal for applications where space is limited and a high-operating frequency is required. Designers of next-generation millimetre wave systems may also be interested in Samtec’s flexible waveguide product. This cable design allows flexibility and reduced size while maintaining loss performance similar to that of a traditional waveguide.

Samtec has also released a new line of RF edge launch connectors spanning DC to 67GHz with a narrow body design that is 33% smaller than traditional edge launch connectors. Interface types include 1.85, 2.40, and 2.92mm. Spanning DC to 90GHz, Samtec’s RF connectors with alignment features (featured in several industry publications), are vertical solderless, compression mount connectors that incorporate precision alignment features. They include both threaded and push-on versions.

Product and support solutions for VITA 90 VNX+ will also be demonstrated in the Samtec booth.

Networking and presentations

Samtec is a proud sponsor of IMS 2024 Women In Microwaves. A panel discussion, ‘Developing Your Personal Brand’ will be held Tuesday, 18 June from 3:45–5:30pm in room 144AB. Following that, a reception will be held Tuesday, June 18, from 7:30–9:30pm, at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. These events welcome all IMS attendees to promote collaboration, with a spotlight on the work of female engineers and researchers.

On Thursday, June 20, join Samtec engineer Kiana Montes for ‘Use An Array When A Standard PCB Connector Won’t Do,’ from 11:15–11:30am, at the MicroApps Theatre in booth 2159.

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