Waterproof ANTENNA SMA Female to Ipex Ufl Sma Female to U.FL Cable
For production line of concealment and embedded antennas, very small RF connectors are a necessity. These antennas are designed to be integrated into RF systems, vehicles, UAVs, environmental enclosures, concealments, or other small spaces without being visible or easily detected.
For these applications where an antenna needs to be installed in a tight space, Hicorpwell relies on micro RF connectors such as U.FL, IPEX, MMCX, and SMP connectors. These RF connectors feature a snap fit connector instead of threads to secure the RF connectors together.
These types of RF connectors have a locking snap ring or detent internally that keeps them mated. These RF connectors can swivel or rotate freely when mated allowing for flexible RF cable routing options.
The tradeoff of this miniature size is reduced durability. These RF connectors cannot survive nearly as many mating cycles as their full-sized counterparts, generally 30 to 100 cycles (part specific). These RF connectors are not waterproof and must be used within a housing that provides protection from outdoor elements.
The choice of RF connector is an important consideration when designing a new antenna or selecting existing antenna products for an existing project. Selecting an RF connector that is appropriate for the application and end-user environment will help mitigate communication problems and time-consuming troubleshooting down the line.
Many factors can determine if an RF connector is the right choice for a given application.
In most circumstances, there will be a tradeoff between size, weight, gender, durability, finish, and other RF connector parameters which will influence if a particular RF connector is the best choice for an application.
Hicorpwell advises to carefully consider these tradeoffs before making a final selection of RF connector when undertaking a new design.