Low PIM, Durable Coaxial Connector System Designed Specifically for Small Cells

As the telecommunications industry moves towards new standards and technologies that use a small cell approach, the demand for high performance coaxial RF connectors has been increasing. HUBER+SUHNER, RADIALL and ROSENBERGER, have worked together to develop a new RF connector system designed specifically for small cell applications. This connector system has been developed to meet existing and future demands of small cell networks for 4G and upcoming 5G networks.

The NEX10 connector system features robustnesss and PIM stability with the flexibility of different coupling mechanisms - torque/screw and push-pull. The connectors can operate up to 20 GHz with an excellent return loss and PIM stability, independent of torque and vibration even with the push-pull mechanism.

The interface has a robust design to eliminate any damages during installation or operator errors and is optimized for cable sizes of upto ¼” corrugated cables. The weather protection boot, which is part of the interface, makes it ideal for outdoor use under extreme weather conditions. Additionally, the possibility to have multiple coupling mechanisms (push-pull and screw) allow full flexibility in installation. The connectors have a minimum flange height of 12.7 mm.

The new NEX10 interface will be officially launched at Electronica (Germany) in November 2016 and will be ready for volume production in 2017.