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Even though there so many different types and variations of RF or mmWave connectors, they can be represented in a common structure as illustrated below. A type of connector is determined depending on the factors represented as questions below.

 

 

 

Connector type

Max Freq

Dielectric

Image

Comments

BNC

4 GHz

PTFE

 

 

 

SMB

4 GHz

PTFE

 

 

OSMT

6 GHz

PTFE

 

 

OSX, MCX, PCX

6 GHz

PTFE

 

 

MMCX

 

PTFE

 

 

SMC

10 GHz

PTFE

 

 

SMA

25 GHz

PTFE

 

 

 

TNC

15 GHz

PTFE

 

 

N

11 GHz/18 GHz

PTFE

 

 

 

APC-7, 7 mm

18 GHz

PTFE

 

 

OSP

22 GHz

PTFE

 

 

3.5 mm

26.5 GHz

Air

 

 

OSSP

28 GHz

PTFE

 

 

SSMA

38 GHz

PTFE

 

 

2.92 mm

40 GHz

Air

 

 

K

40 GHz

Air

 

 

GPO, OSMP, SMP

40 GHz

PTFE

 

 

OS-50P

40 GHz

 

 

 

2.4 mm

50 GHz

Air

 

 

1.85 mm

60 GHz

Air

 

 

V

60 GHz

Air

 

 

1 mm

110 GHz

Air