A new line of
high-speed end-launch connectors from Pasternack features robust voltage
standing wave ratio (VSWR) and smaller mounting profile, and it’s targeted at
high-speed digital and millimeter-wave (mmWave) designs.

The removable
end-launch connectors come in four models while providing VSWR as low as 1.10:1
and operating frequency ranging from 40 GHz to 110 GHz. The connector options
include 1.0-mm end launch (110 GHz); 1.85-mm end launch (67 GHz); 2.92-mm end launch
(40 GHz); and 2.4-mm end launch (50 GHz).

Pasternack’s new end-launch
connectors feature an outer conductor made of stainless steel and a gold-plated
beryllium copper center contact. These connectors don’t need soldering, are
reusable, and have a compact profile with a 0.35-in. mounting width.

The company claims that these mmWave end-launch
connectors are highly suitable for applications such as signal-integrity
measurements, coplanar waveguides, chip evaluations, SerDes testing, substrate
characterization, and test fixture. And they allow engineers and technicians to
fit more launches in the same PCB.