Amphenol RF now manufacturers coaxial connectors for use in MRI and other non-magnetic environments. These Amphenol connectors are designed to carry 50Ω RF signals within the magnetic imaging field of MRI equipment where a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is required. This product is manufactured under strict quality procedures throughout the entire production process to ensure that each connector will not produce image artifacts during MRI scans. All products are 100% tested for magnetism prior to shipping and are available in the following interfaces: SMB, MCX and MMCX.
SMB Amphenol connectors were developed in the 1960’s. This sub miniature interface has snap-on coupling. Amphenol’s SMB connectors conform to the requirements of MIL-C-39012, and the interface is in compliance with MIL-STD-348. Available in 50 Ω and 75 Ω, the SMB provides broadband capability through 10 GHz with a snap-on connector design and utilizes die cast components in non-critical areas to provide a low-cost solution.
The MCX Amphenol connector series is a great option where weight and physical space are limited. The MCX provides broadband capability through 6 GHz in a snap-on connector design. A range of Amphenol connectors are available, including printed circuit board and cable connectors. Typical applications for these Amphenol connectors include automotive, wireless LAN, broadband and wireless infrastructure markets. MCX Amphenol connectors conform to the European CECC 22000 spec.
MMCX Amphenol connectors (also called MicroMateTM), are a micro-miniature connector series with snap-lock mechanisms that allow for 360 degree rotation. MMCX Amphenol connectors conform to the European CECC 22000 specification. The MicroMate Family of products is a 6 GHz 50 Ω interconnect. A range of Amphenol connectors are available including surface mount, edge card, and cable connectors. Common applications for these Amphenol connectors include broadband, instrumentation and telecommunications.