A coaxial connector, or coax connector, is an electrical connector constructed to transmit broadband signals and other high-frequency transmissions in the multi-megahertz range, like those demonstrated in radio frequencies.
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Applications of Coaxial Connectors
Many coaxial connectors are used in the audio, video, digital, and microwave industries and are designed specifically for these various uses. They were widely used in the 1980s in data transmission applications, and they continue to be used in inexpensive, high data rate wireless transceivers, as well as in many video applications.
Coaxial Connector Design and Function
Coaxial connectors are single-conductor cables usually made of copper wire. They are designed to maintain shielding and are composed of an insulated conducting wire housed inside a cylindrical shield, which is wrapped in another insulating layer and an outer protective layer. Coaxial connectors transmit broadband signals and other high-frequency transmissions in the multi-megahertz range. A better model of coaxial connectors will also minimize the change in transmission line blockage at the point of connection. Like all electronic connectors, coaxial connectors (in most cases, RF connectors) establish an inseparable connection between two points. Coaxial cables and connectors can carry radio signals at about two-thirds the speed of light. Their design involves a fastening mechanism with springs, thus allowing a low level of electric contact while also protecting its gold surface from the wear-and-tear of multiple reconnects.
Notable Types of Coaxial Connectors
- 7/16 DIN Connector
- BNC Connector
- C Connector
- Hermaphrodite Connecters
- Such as the HP/Amphenol, APC-7, General Radio GR874, and GR900BT connecters, which have neither specifically “male” and “female” parts.
- IEC 169-2 Connector
- Also called a Belling Lee connector, is used mainly in Europe and other countries for domestic television installations.
- F Connector
- Also used for domestic television installations.
- GR Connector or General Radio Connector
- N Connector
- Which was originally designed in the 1940sa for certain military systems and is now widely used by the cable-TV industry.
- HN Connector
- Which is a high voltage version of the N connector.
- Motorola Connector
- Which is the familiar AM/FM antenna connector used in car radios.
- Blind Mate BMA
- Which is used in many microwaves.