Right-Angle 2.92 mm Connector suits spaceflight applications.
September 24, 2013 -
Instrument-grade ZQA features non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications. Design promotes impedance control, maintaining low reflection path as signal transitions. Connector uses dielectric support at its interface, promoting durability while maintaining electrical performance and intermateability with SMA, 3.5 mm, and 2.92 mm air interface connector types without adverse electrical/mechanical effects.
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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
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Gore Introduces 2.92 mm Right-Angle Connector for Spaceflight Applications
LANDENBERG, PA - - The low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications.
Traditional box right-angle connectors are often associated with poor VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) performance, particularly at frequencies approaching 18 GHz. This is because many box right-angle designs employ a bifurcated (two-part) internal contact. While the bifurcated configuration allows for easy assembly and low cost, its shape does not lend itself to good internal impedance control or to a robust solder connection.
Gore’s ZQA connector incorporates the physical advantages of the box right-angle designs – i.e., low profile and compact size – while maintaining electrical performance comparable with conventional straight connectors. Gore replaced the two-piece bifurcated concept with an internal swept right-angle configuration. The ZQA provides a more robust design with superior impedance control, maintaining a low reflection path as the signal transitions from cable through connector.
As a 2.92 mm instrument grade connector, the ZQA adheres to IEEE 287 standards for precision coaxial connectors with respect to inner conductor, outer conductor, and contact height dimensions. As with other instrument grade connectors, the ZQA uses dielectric support at its interface, making the ZQA extremely durable while still providing excellent overall electrical performance and intermateability with SMA, 3.5 mm, and 2.92 mm air interface connector types without concern of adverse electrical or mechanical effects.
For more information, visit www.gore.com/zqaconnector.
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.