New ProductsJune 1, 2021

Coaxial connector supports 5G

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Ultra-small coaxial connector from Hirose supports 30GHz, designed for 5G millimeter wave devices and CPE.

Hirose Electric has developed the C.FL Series as a 0.92mm mated height, ultra-small coaxial connector supporting 30GHz, designed for 5G millimeter wave devices and CPE (Customer Premises Equipment).

Millimeter wave bands are anticipated to be used for next generation standard 5G communications. Higher frequencies than ever before are expected to be transmitted in the internal connection between the antenna board and the main board of 5G devices and CPE. Demand for connectors that secure band performance is also increasing.

Hirose has developed the small coaxial connector C.FL Series which supports 30GHz in anticipation of greater millimeter wave band usage.

In spite of the ultra-low profile and small size with 0.92mm mated height, frequency characteristics have been dramatically enhanced by reducing the diameter of the male receptacle contact and optimizing the internal design of the plug.

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In addition, the assembly’s precision has been improved compared to conventional products, contributing to stable transmission in the millimeter wave band. Furthermore, the applicable cable size is a very thin and flexible, making it easy to route inside devices.

The newly developed C.FL Series meets the demanding performance requirements for millimeter wave devices. As part of the product lineup, we are developing cable assembly products with a 2.4mm connector or 2.92mm connector on the other side for evaluation and measurement of 5G devices. We anticipate these cable assemblies will be used in a variety of upcoming IoT devices supporting 5G.