The VP Connectors were designed to be introduced into new defense programs, which required a smaller connector design, increased performance up to 65 GHz, and a low cost solution. These are also well suited for the 40Gbps Optical Communication Market which values the connector's hermeticity and ease of installation.
Compensation for launch onto coplanar waveguide is designed into the connector. This greatly simplifies the mounting hole.
The 0.24 mm (9.5 mil) center pin to CPW interface can be accomplished in one of several ways.