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Question

What are the main differences between the different types of coaxial cables used in Techship's RF cable assemblies?

Solution

The 0.81mm coax cable is very flexible and with minimum bend radius 9mm it is most often used for mini connectors such as IPEX MHF-4, U.FL, W.FL.

1.13~1.37mm cables are flexible with good attenuation. These cables are often used for connectors such as IPEX MHF, U.FL, SMA, SMB, SMC, MCX, MMCX and QMA.
We can also provide 1.13mm low loss cables and 1.32mm double shielding cables for even better performance.

RG178 cables provides good attenuation data and good tensile strength and are often used with IPEX MHF, SMA, SMB, SMC, MCX, MMCX,QMA, TNC, BNC, N-type connectors.

RG174 offers a more cost effective alternative to RG178. The RG174 cables offers a good mix of pricing and reliable performance for the same type of connectors.

Question

What are the differences between PCB mounted RF signal connector types and naming?

Solution

There are many types of RF connectors available for conducting RF signals from a printed circuit board (PCB) to a RF cable leading to an internal antenna directly, to other PCB card or an external RF connector e.g. mounted in the products casing.

Wireless data cards in the miniPCIe form factor commonly use RF connectors of type U.FL which is manufactured by Hirose. It is also compatible with the RF connector made by other vendors, see list below.
Compatible RF connector types:
Hirose U.FL
IPEX MHF
Amphenol AMC

Wireless data cards in the M.2 form factor (previously called NGFF) use the smaller sized RF connectors of type MHF4 manufactured by IPEX. It is also compatible with the RF connector made by other vendors, see list below.
Compatible RF connector types:
IPEX MHF4
Murata HSC
Amphenol AMC4

Please note!
Data cards may not follow this convention and instead use other type of RF connectors. Therefore always check the products hardware guide or technical documentation for details about the RF connector type used.