MCX connectors (Micro Coaxial) have a snap-on coupling mating and provide broadband capability up to 6 GHz. MCX connectors are designed for 50 OHM and modeled to fit 75 OHM.
MCX series are 30% smaller than the SMB in mating size. MCX series are available for flexible, conformable and semi-rigid cable type. MCX connectors are available for mounting to printed circuit boards utilizing through-hole soldering, press-fit and surface mount technology (SMD).
Both solder and crimp modes are used to assemble MCX connector to cables. Applications of MCX series are available for Automotive, Base Station, Components, Telecom GPS, Head End Equipment, Instrumentation PC/LAN, Radios, WLAN Wireless/Networks Antenna.
The MCX (Micro Coaxial) series is a 50 Ω series with broadband capability ranging from DC to 6 GHz. In addition, the MCX series features secure, fast and easy snap-on/ snap-off coupling. MCX connectors were introduced in the 1980s and conform to the European CECC 22220 spec.
This series provides designers with options where weight and physical space are limited. While the MCX uses identical inner contact and insulator dimensions as the SMB, the outer diameter of the plug is .140 inches, which is 30% smaller than the SMB.
A range of connectors are available, including printed circuit board and cable connectors.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Broadband performance with low reflection DC to 6 GHz. Low cost combined with high quality
- Quick connect/disconnect snap-on mating reduces installation time
- Accommodates a wide range of miniature RG flexible coaxial cables, including semi-rigid cable providing customers flexibility in their design and manufacturing
- Base Station
- Head End Equipment
- Wireless/ Networks Antenna
|Frequency range||DC ~ 6 GHz|
|VSWR||1.3 max (stright)|
|1.5 max ( right angle)|
|Dielectric withstanding voltage||1,000 Vrms|
|Working voltage||335 V rms|
|Center contact resistance||5 m ohm|
|Outer contact resistance||1 m ohm|
|Insulation resistance||10,000 M ohm|
|Mating Durability||500 matings|
|Temperature Range||-55°C to +155°C|
|Body, coupling nut||Brass|
|Center contact||Brass (male) / Beryllium copper ( female)|
|Crimping Ferrule||Copper / Brass|
|Center contact plating||Gold|
Note: These characteristics are typical and may not apply to all connectors.