Ardent Concepts has announced the availability of a new single channel version of the patented TR 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 single channel TR provides the same high standard of electrical performance as our standard TR offerings – the interface to the board is identical,” said Craig Weich, VP Business Development at Ardent Concepts. “We developed the single channel TR in response to customer demand for a high-quality, reusable interface to a single trace on their board,” Weich continued. “It’s obviously a bit of a departure from our 16 and 24 channel TRs, and in fact we’ve done custom TRs of 64 and 256 channels. It’s probably not something that we would have come up with on our own, it came out of our customers – sitting with them, seeing how they use (and want to use) our products, and asking what else would be useful.”
The single channel TR is available now, 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.