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RF solutions for automotive antenna applications

12th December 2022
Beth Floyd
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Amphenol RF is pleased to expand its SMA connector portfolio with additional configurations designed for automotive applications.

The SMA interface is compact and lightweight and features a secure threaded coupling mechanism that makes it ideal for vibration resistance. These new configurations are designed to support the flexible RTK-044 cable which compliments the low-loss capabilities of the connector. SMA connectors optimised for RTK-044 are well-suited for applications such as infotainment, GPS and satellite radio.

These SMA connectors are available in two configurations: rear-mounted bulkhead jack and right-angle plug. They offer low VSWR and are an excellent solution for applications that require low return and insertion loss like automotive antennas. The jack is engineered with gold-plated, brass bodies and gold-plated, beryllium copper contacts while the plug is manufactured from nickel-plated, brass bodies with gold-plated, brass contact and a stainless steel retaining ring.

Automotive antennas support Wi-Fi, 4G/5G cellular connectivity, Bluetooth, remote start and control, AM/FM/XM and satellite radio, and DSCR/V2X communication sharing protocols between vehicles and external objects to facilitate safety systems, autonomous navigation and intelligent transportation systems.

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