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PCB Connectors
Solutions for Board-to-Board and Board-to-Cable Connections
Rosenberger provides a wide range of RF coaxial connectors for PCB applications. A wide range of installation variants are available. The range incorporates straight and angled connections of all innovative coaxial series such as P-SMP, Longwipe-SMP, SMP, FMC, Mini-SMP and Micro-RF. Rosenberger also offers optimum PCB connectors for many common standard RF series such as SMA, QMA, SMB, MCX and Mini-Coax as well as for automotive or test and measurement technology applications.

In addition to small board-to-board distances, essential characteristics are equalization of radial and axial misalignments, the different holding forces and a fast and cost-effective assembly design. The surface-mount technology facilitates very good transmission characteristics and automatic installation using the special tape & reel packaging.

Layout Recommendations - Customized Footprints
Rosenberger PCB Connectors
The RF performance and quality of surface mount connections depends on various parameters, such as substrate thickness and board-stack-up. Optimized for your application, we provide customer-specific footprints and layout recommendations.

PRIZM® Light Turn® - New Flyer! High-Speed Fiber Optic Transmission - directly at the PCB
No more limitations from PCB copper strip lines

Constantly increasing bandwidth requirements in all areas of communication and computing are putting greater demands on networking I/O equipment. Current edge-mount copper or fiber interfaces are at their limits. Embedded parallel-optics have become the solution of choice to meet these demands. High-performance routers, switches and computers have already utilized this technology for a decade.

PRIZM® Light Turn®
Rosenberger: First manufacturer of MTP® cabling systems in Europe guarantees highest level of availability, outstanding product and service quality.

Embedded opto-electrical modules, optical engines, utilize parallel-optics transmitter and receiver arrays. For optimum signal integrity, thermal management, I/O consolidation and EMI/ESD, the opto-electrical modules are directly mounted close to the processors at the PCB. Parallel-optic links can complement electronic signaling in parallel lanes like XAUI und PCIe.

Parallel optics applications:
  • links between nodes of super-computers
  • switches in international internet gateways
  • data centers
  • central offices
VIA® – Variable Interface Adaptor
Rosenberger has incorporated all of the benefits of the different board-to-board and board-to-module HF connections (SMP, LW-SMP, P-SMP, and MBX) into the newly developed VIA® (Variable Interface Adaptor) B2B series. The mechanical design features one key USP to win over prospective customers: the locating side is integrated in the adaptor (bullet). One side of the bullet has a smooth bore, while the other side has a limited-detent design.
  • Frequency range: DC to 6 GHz
  • Minimum board-to-board distance: 12 mm
  • Axial misalignment: ± 1 mm
  • Designed for high performance: 260 W @ 2.2 GHz @ 25°
  • Bullets in different lengths
P-SMP – Maximum Power
P-SMP - Maximum Power
  • Frequency range up to 10 GHz
  • Minimum board-to-board distances: 12.6 mm
  • Axial misalignment: ± 1 mm
  • Designed for high performance
  • 200 W@2.2 GHz and more, depending on the design

Longwipe-SMP – Extreme Misalignment Tolerance
Longwipe-SMP – Extreme Misalignment Tolerance
  • Frequency range up to 6 GHz
  • Minimum board-to-board distances: 9.35 mm
  • Extreme axial misalignment: ± 0.7 mm
  • Bullets in different lengths
SMP - For Multi-functional Board-to-Board Connections
SMP - For Multi-functional Board-to-Board Connections
  • Frequency range up to 40 GHz
  • Minimum board-to-board distances: 9.35 mm
  • Axial misalignment: ± 0.3 mm
  • Bullets in different lengths
FMC – Reproducible Electrical Properties
FMC – Reproducible Electrical Properties
  • Frequency range up to 11 GHz
  • Minimum board-to-board distances: 6.05 mm
  • Axial misalignment: ± 0.3 mm
  • Designed for PCB applications  in the tightest spaces
  • No signal phase change within the mechanical tolerance misalignment
Mini-SMP – Miniature SMP
  • Frequency range up to 65 GHz
  • Minimum board-to-board distances: 7.95 mm
  • Axial misalignment: ± 0.1 mm
  • Small dimensions
  • Bullets in different lengths
  • Ideally suited for high-speed interconnect applications, e.g. at 40 Gbit/s
Micro-RF – Integrated Test Switches
 Micro-RF – Integrated Test Switches
  • Frequency range up to 6 GHz
  • Very small dimensions  (1.8 mm x 1.9 mm, height 1.5 mm)
  • Integrated micro RF test switch for RF performance testing
  • Smallest solution for cable-to-board connections
Elastic Board-to-Board Connection EIC
Elastic Board-to-Board
Elastic Board-to-Board
Rosenberger developed a innovative elastic board-to-board connection EIC (Elastic Interface Coax) for reliable RF connections between PCBs or other subunits. The EIC can be implemented quickly and easily. Additional manual assembly of individual components is not necessary.

Product Features
  • Frequency range up to 10 GHz
  • Power handling 130 W @ 2.7 GHz
  • EMI shielding 85 dB @ 2.7 GHz
  • Axial misalignment 1 mm
  • Radial misalignment +/- 0.6 mm
  • Board-to-board distance min. 7 mm
  • Pitch 12.4 mm