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K Female Sparkplug Launcher Connector K102F-R

K Female Sparkplug Launcher Connector


The K102F-R mates with either the K100 Bead or the K100B Hermetic Bead.

The center pin to microcircuit interface can be accomplished in one of several ways.

  • Anritsu has three different Stress Relief Contacts available. ("Sliding Contacts") All these contacts provide protection to the connection in the event of temperature changes, shock or vibration. The K110-1 is used for microstrip and Coplanar waveguide with 0.15 mm trace widths, the K110-2 is used for stripline with 0.41 mm trace widths, while the K110-3 is used for microstrip with 0.41 mm traces.
  • When used with Coplanar Waveguide, some engineers use a pin-overlap design, which allows the pin to be soldered directly to the trace.
  • Ribbon bonding can be used to connect the pin to the trace.
  • The pin can be attached to the trace using silver epoxy.

Several tools are used to manually install the bead and connector. Use the 01-103 soldering fixture to properly position the bead in a housing before soldering. Use the 01-104 Drill & Tap Set to simplify the job of drilling the required concentric holes in the housing. It is used when NOT using Stress Relief Contacts. Use the 01-108 Drill & Tap Set for the same purpose when Stress Relief Contacts are used.

Use the 01-105A Male & Female Sparkplug Torquing Kit to tighten the K102M and K102F connectors into the housing after the bead is installed. We show how to use all of these tools in the connector's Installation Note.

  • Excellent Performance up to 40 GHz
  • Performance Exceeding SMA Below 18 GHz
  • Superior Reliability
  • Compatibility with SMA, WSMA, and 3.5 mm
  • Complete Testability on Existing Network Analyzers

The K102F-R replaces the K102F

The K102F-R is RoHS compliant. It contains less than the Maximum Concentration Values (MCVs) for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, PBB and PBDE per EU directive 2002/95/EC.

The following RoHS exemption applies: Lead as an alloying element in copper containing up to 4% (40000PPM) lead by weight.

All materials contained in the "-R" version are identical to the materials contained in the obsoleted part. Only the "-R" suffix was added to signify RoHS compliance.