Amphenol Ardent Concepts Releases New Low-Profile Right Angle 16-Channel Multicoax Connector


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Amphenol Ardent Concepts has released a new form factor of its TR Multicoax connector. This new 16-channel right angle variant is designed specifically to alleviate height concerns of our vertical launch connectors in applications that are Z-height limited, including taking signals from underneath the board, escaping signals under a heat sink, or getting cables out under a thermal shroud. This new form factor utilizes the standard 16-channel footprint that Ardent’s Straight Mount TR Multicoax is designed for, allowing designers to exchange launch form factors without any layout change.

“Designers today are facing the increasing challenge of laying out more complex printed circuit boards with added dimensional constraints,” said Nat Stevens, Amphenol Ardent’s Director of Marketing. “By expanding our already wide offering of form-factors, channel counts, and frequency options for our TR Multicoax products, while standardizing on a few footprint symbols, engineers have significantly more project flexibility.”

The dense PCB footprint of the TR Multicoax saves crucial real estate and gets the coaxial cables extremely close to devices, minimizing lossy trace lengths. The interface is compression-mount which avoids waste of costly solder-down components that can’t be recovered, and encourages reuse across programs.

TR Multicoax series connectors are offered in a variety of channel counts and form factors and can support speeds of 70 GHz+ with a roadmap to 110 GHz in the near future. For more information, please contact Amphenol Ardent at info@ardentconcepts.com

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