Ardent Concepts has announced the availability of a new “RA” (right angle) version of the patented TR multicoax cable connectors for high speed digital and RF test and measurement. TR from Ardent Concepts replaces SMAs and SMPs, and is fully reusable across boards and across programs. It is a compression mount (solderless) cable connector assembly designed to provide the lowest loss interface between multiple lanes of high speed integrated circuits and instrumentation.
“The Right Angle TR provides the same high standard of electrical performance as our standard TR offerings – the interface to the board is identical,” said Steve Cleveland, VP Sales at Ardent Concepts. “What the Right Angle adds is the ability to get high speed signals off the board in situations where you are Z-height limited,” Cleveland continued. “For example, we have a customer using this product to take signals from underneath the board, another to go from board to board, and a third to get the cables out under a thermal shroud. The best multicoax solution has to deliver performance and be usable in real-world settings – the Right Angle TR reflects our commitment at Ardent to deliver on both fronts.”
The TR-RA is available now in a range of channel configurations, with a variety of connectors (A/K/V) to match your frequency requirements from 20GHz to 50GHz+, cable lengths from 3″ to 36″, and cable to cable phase matching to +/- 1 ps.