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Samtec connector range from RS Components targets wireless telecommunications

Oxford, UK, 28 February 2017: RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that it is expanding its Samtec product range with the introduction of more than 190 additional devices, including RF and coaxial connectors that target use in wireless telecommunications applications.

Key product types being introduced include: the high-speed and high-density Razor Beam™ self-mating systems, which reduce inventory costs and are available in a variety of pitches and lead styles for increased flexibility; high-density micro connector systems; and a range of RF connector products including PCB Headers, MMCX connectors and coaxial cable assemblies.

A key series introduction is the high-performance and rugged-contact GRF1-J and GRF1-P micro-miniature RF connectors and cable assemblies. These devices can handle signals of up to 5.31GHz/10.7-Gbit/s at 152mm.

SMP cable-mount jacks and PCB-mount plugs have also been introduced, and are ideal for space-limited applications that require high-frequency solutions. The devices feature a push-on snap-together coupling to provide secure and reliable connection, as well as offering gold-plated centre contacts and a PTFE insulator.

A third example is the IJ5C5 50-Ohm series of high-isolation RF cable assemblies, which use a 4.0mm-pitch IJ5C connector housed in black shielded thermoplastic housings and feature a positive latching system for secure connection. They consist of a high-performance 26 AWG shielded cable with a FEP outer jacket.

The expanded Samtec range of connectors is available now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.

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