RF Interconnects are compatible with IEC-169-15 standards.

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Manufactured with advanced plating technique that puts precious metals only where needed, KOAXXA RF Interconnects have selective tin plating in solder region to promote soldering, and selective gold in contact region that helps meet industry standards. SMA units include panel mount; PCB straight and right-angle board mounts; and cable plugs and jackets with variety of flexible, semi-rigid, and conformable cable types.

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TE Connectivity Launches KOAXXA RF Interconnects, Fully Redesigned RF Products Offering Flexibility and Value

HARRISBURG, Pa., -- TE Connectivity announces its next generation of RF products - the KOAXXA RF interconnects product family. This new offering from TE premieres today with the launch of the KOAXXA SMA product line, which is on display at DesignCon 2012, booth #411, Santa Clara, CA, USA. "With our new redesigned SMA family, TE builds on its 60 years of RF experience by applying large-scale manufacturing methods that leverage TE's core competencies: stamping, plating, molding and assembly," says Morten Nissov, global director of RF interconnects, TE. "With these processes, we are able to offer RF connectors with customizable designs, faster lead times and compelling pricing. While our traditional RF interconnects are still available and very well suited for their applications, we believe that KOAXXA RF interconnects meet the market's need for cost effective RF connectivity with reduced sensitivity to future material and labor appreciation." KOAXXA RF products supplement traditional RF connectors by providing alternative connectors designed for the right performance at a competitive price. The new SMA connectors are redeveloped as an extendable product platform for large-scale manufacturing and assembly automation. This enables mass customization and reduces lead time and sensitivity to rising material and labor costs. To combat material headwinds, the new KOAXXA connector family design reduces material consumption and waste. Advanced plating puts the precious metals only where needed: selective tin plating in the solder region promotes easy soldering and selective gold in the contact region offers the performance and durability needed to meet industry standards. The product leverages TE's global standardized manufacturing footprint, allowing KOAXXA RF interconnects to meet global demands quickly. As the first offering of the KOAXXA RF interconnects product family, the SMA product line is offered in the most popular configurations with frequency ranges and durability to help meet the market's needs. These include: PCB straight and right-angle board mounts; cable plugs and jacks with a variety of flexible, semi-rigid and conformable cable types; and panel mount. Additional SMA configurations are planned for subsequent release. KOAXXA SMA connectors are designed to be fully compatible with IEC-169-15 interface standards and are qualified per the EIA-364 test standard. Join TE in booth #411 at DesignCon 2012 to see the KOAXXA SMA product line. For more product information visit www.koaxxa.com/GO. To speak to a representative now, visit the TE Product Information Center at www.te.com/help to find a local technical support phone number. About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry--from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks--enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. KOAXXA, TE Connectivity, TE Connectivity (logo) and TE (logo) are trademarks. Other logos, product and/or Company names might be trademarks of their respective owners. Web Site: http://www.te.com

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