Alternate Versions of RF Connectors
Radio frequency (RF) connectors seek to transfer data across
multi-megahertz radio frequencies with minimal data loss from reflection and
dispersion, in a cost-effective manner.
You may know SMA, RP-SMA, and N connectors. SMA are
conventionally used for lower power transmissions, while N connectors for
medium power transmissions.
Newer designs that are aimed to improve convenience are now
connectors and QN connectors are quick-connect versions of the SMA
connectors. The goal of the Q type connectors as below:
- replace the traditional threaded connection of
SMA and N with a snap-fastening to allow for faster mating and de-mating
- decrease the overall size of the connector while
still matching the electronic performance and reliability of their extremely
- allow for 360° cable rotation after installation
in order to make cable routing easier
A sample router with the QMA type connector is the peplink's MAX-MBX-MINI 5G router.
connectors, another new entrant, are SMB based automotive-grade connectors.
They have been designed to meet the rigorous mechanical and environmental requirements
of the automotive industry.
FAKRA connectors feature specific color-coded plastic
housings following a FAKRA coding industry standard for easy identification and
Some of the equipment using FAKRA connectors that are suitable for RV applications and other automobile applications include the sierra wireless XR90
and XR80 5G routers.
Contact Rfwel wireless specialists for any queries on the various types of connectors and how to interface different types of wireless equipment.
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