The OSMT Interconnect System (OSMT/SSMT RF Connectors) is designed to meet the growing demand for surface mount RF connector technology. The OSMT/SSMT occupies less printed circuit board (PCB) real estate than conventional through hole coaxial connectors. An innovative microstrip mounting pattern and plug receptacle design ensure reliable grounding and PCB retention characteristics. The OSMT/SSMT Interconnect System also allows closer PCB pitch/space, standing a mere 4.20 [.165] (fully mated height) off the board. A new higher cable retention plug receptacle has been added to the OSMT/SSMT product family. This new design addresses applications where force is applied to the mated connector interface as a result of cable flexure between boards or around other PCB components.
The OSMT/SSMT Interconnect System consistently achieves broad band electrical performance through 6 GHz with a maximum VSWR of 1.20:1 at 2 GHz and 1.40:1 at 6 GHz. This broad band performance establishes a reliable interface that can be utilized for future system upgrades without concerns for performance degradation.
The OSMT/SSMT plug receptacle is designed for high volume assembly using surface mount technology and is available in tape and reel packaging for automated pick and place board assembly. The mating cable jack is available terminated to a specially designed coax cable as either a pigtail, jumper or standard interseries connector assembly.
Specially designed engage/disengage tooling is available to ensure proper alignment of the OSMT/SSMT interface during assembly.