The AD-SMAJSMAJ-2 from Amphenol RF is Right-Angle SMA Jack to SMA Jack Adapter that operates from DC to 22 GHz. It has a VSWR of less than 1.3:1 and is designed to provide consistent VSWR performance when approaching the frequency limit. This 50-ohm adapter can withstand a dielectric voltage of up to 1000 VRMS and has threaded coupling. It features a swept center contact with an innovative multi-piece body designed to reduce cost. This adapter is available in a compact brass, gold-plated body with beryllium copper contacts. It is ideal for SATCOM, radar, antennas, wireless testing, and test & measurement applications.
Traditional right-angle connectors are often associated with poor VSWR performance, particularly at frequencies approaching the limit of the connector. This is due to the typical usage of a two-part internal straight contact. While the straight configuration allows for easy assembly and low cost, it’s shape is not advantageous for internal impedance control or lends itself to a robust solder connection. The recently released high-frequency right-angle SMA adapter instead uses a two-piece concept with an internal swept right-angle configuration. This incorporates all of the physical advantages of standard right-angle designs (low profile, compact size, etc.) while maintaining electrical performance comparable with conventional straight connectors.