Military Embedded Systems

RF connectors and VITA 67

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May 01, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

RF connectors and VITA 67

New RF connector modules from TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, PA, are designed for rugged embedded computing applications that leverage the OpenVPX architecture. The Multiposition RF connector modules were developed to meet VITA 67.0, 67.1, and 67.2 standards that define the RF connector mo...

New RF connector modules from TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, PA, are designed for rugged embedded computing applications that leverage the OpenVPX architecture. The Multiposition RF connector modules were developed to meet VITA 67.0, 67.1, and 67.2 standards that define the RF connector modules for implementation within OpenVPX. The TE modules offer a standardized microwave interface and also meet the requirements of C4ISR applications such as communication systems and ground base stations, avionics, ground-based radar systems, and other applications.

The devices work in high-reliability, high-density military applications that meet VITA 47’s environmental, vibration, and corrosion resistance requirements. VITA 67 standards enable the addition of RF capabilities in VITA 46 (VPX) board-to-board connections. The RF connector modules also are compatible with the VITA 65 (OpenVPX) specification, which defines standard profiles for various configurations at the backplane, chassis, module, and slot levels. RF modules are available with standard four positions (VITA 67.1) or eight positions (VITA 67.2) of high-frequency coaxial contacts for blind-mate daughtercard-to-backplane applications. The SMPM-based contacts are on a 0.240" centerline, and the module interface is designed to maintain excellent channel-to-channel isolation, over 100 dB at 30 GHz.

 

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