| RF and Microwave modules benefit from the short connection path available with Z-Axis Elastomeric Connectors.|
A test report with measurement data is available where performance of a 2.5mm Z-Fill connector was tested to 1GHz. In the report summary, there are recommendations for board layout changes to push satisfactory performance beyond 10GHz.
|Microstrip transmission lines can be tuned with Z-Axis Connectors as a system to yield low loss performance. Ground planes can be included too. |
Deep-Well Wire Bonds / Deep Dive Wire Bonds may also be replaced by our connectors. Please follow this email thread which testifies to the possibilities for using our miniature electronic connectors and provides a graph of RF performance vs. Frequency in a test fixture. (The test fixture is admittedly un-optimized.)
Optically clear silicone can also be considered for combined connections of fiber optic and electronic signals. Holes can be punched or molded into the connectors.
|The illustration above demonstrates the possibility for loop tuning flat wire ribbon bond-like contacts to RF traces of Microwave Modules. Z-Axis Miniature Connectors can be adjusted for loop height, silicone dielectric thickness, pad pitch, metallurgy, and conductive trace size.|
RF, Power, and Logic signals can be connected with the same connector element, or extra fine traces .002" wide on .004" centers (0.05mm/0.1mm) can be employed.
| We are open to experimentation and ask for the assistance of the high-speed circuit designer to specify a connector to build. We know of at least one designer that has gone from a cubicle to a corner office by first suggesting our connectors!