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Extended-K Connectors

Anritsu Extended-K™ EK101F-R series cable connectors are the only class of K connectors (2.92 mm) on the market capable of providing mode-free and traceable performance from DC to 43.5 GHz. These new connectors enable coaxial cables to address new 5G telecommunication standards equipment requirements.

The Extended-K connectors provide an alternative to a more expensive Q connectors (2.4 mm) when coverage past 43.5 GHz is not warranted or necessary. Additionally, Anritsu Extended-K connectors are traceable to 43.5 GHz, enabling accurate measurement uncertainty budgeting for the tightest measurement requirements. Anritsu provides the highest quality connectors with hard specifications using a coverage factor of K=2, meaning a 95% confidence level of performance guaranteed. Connectors are randomly sample tested per various lots to ensure Extended-K connectors meet electrical specifications.

For frequency domain systems and products, Extended-K connectors provide low insertion loss and good return loss ensuring minimal signal interaction through the connector. For time domain systems and products, Extended-K has good eye diagram characteristics in both NRZ and PAM4, displaying minimal impact on signal fidelity.


Extended K Connectors

Model Description
EK101F-R Extended-K(f) In-line Cable Connector, DC to 43.5 GHz
EK101M-R Extended-K(m) In-line Cable Connector, DC to 43.5 GHz
EK101M-085-R Extended-K(m) Male In-line Cable Connector for .085 Cable
EK102F-R Extended-K(f) Sparkplug Launcher Connector, DC – 43.5 GHz
EK102M-R Extended-K(m) Sparkplug Launcher Connector, DC – 43.5 GHz
EK103F-R Extended-K(f) Flange Launcher Connector, DC to 40 GHz, 2 mounting holes
EK103M-R Extended-K(m) Flange Launcher Connector, DC to 40 GHz, 2 mounting holes
EK104F-R Extended-K(f) Flange Launcher Connector, DC to 40 GHz, 4 mounting holes
EK104M-R Extended-K(m) Flange Launcher Connector, DC to 40 GHz, 4 mounting holes


Application Note

Explore application drivers for 43.5 GHz development; connector fundamentals; what traceability is and why it is important; connectors for 43.5 GHz applications; and finally, current solutions on the market that can address 43.5 GHz operation with traceability.

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Webinar

Trends by definition are a general direction in which something develops or changes the nature of how something is accomplished. Trends like IoT, 5G, and cloud services are fundamentally changing communication. When coupled with the inevitability of Moore’s law, these trends are mandating higher and higher frequency coverage as requirements for communication bandwidths increases. These trends are having a significant impact in the field is the coaxial connectors. This webinar will provide a look at trends for coaxial connectors including the trend drivers, effect on standards associations like IEEE and IEC, electrical and environmental specifications and what the future will look like for coaxial connectors.

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