The VP Connectors are designed to be introduced into new defense programs, which require 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.
Bead compensation is designed into the connector. This simplifies the mounting hole.
The 0.24 mm (9.5 mil) center pin to microcircuit interface can be accomplished in one of several ways.
- When used with a microstrip circuit, Anritsu recommends using a V110-1 Stress Relief Contact. ("Sliding Contact")
- 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.
Installation details are provided in the VP100B Installation Note, which you can download or request as a hardcopy. The 01-502 Torque Tool Adapter is available from Anritsu to aid in proper installation of the VP100B Shroud. This tool is designed to work with the torque screwdriver included in the 01-105A Sparkplug Torquing Kit.