SMT 12Gbps SDI connector speeds up assembly

March 16, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Hirose's newly developed serial digital interface (SDI) compliant connector supports high transmission speeds up to 12Gbps.

The miniature BNC75 Series radio frequency (RF) connector features an optimized center contact design that simplifies PCB layout and supports SMT processing, decreasing labour and assembly time. The connector supports 3G, 6G and 12G transmission, and is available in thread-fastened and bulkhead versions. By supporting high-speed transmissions up to 12Gbps versus traditional SDI connectors, the BNC75 Series can reduce the number of 3Gbps or 6Gbps SDI connectors required in a design. This not only enables a drastic reduction in the size of a device, but also significantly decreases mating time and component costs. The BNC75 Series offers high frequency performance that exceeds requirements up to the third harmonics (18GHz). The RF connector has a taper-shape single terminal design that generates high impedance matching performance at 75ohms. The single terminal design minimizes signal reflection and improves frequency characteristics versus through-hole technologies. The ROHS certified connector has an operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C.

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