Category Archives: New Product

New Nautilus Waterproof IP67 coaxial cable assembly

GradConn has recently announced the release of a new range of Nautilus panel mounted waterproof coaxial cable assemblies which offer IP67 & IP68 protection from moisture and particle ingress mated and unmated.

Nautilus IP67 & IP68 rated coaxial cable assemblies

Working in conjunction with customers, GradConn developed a range of waterproof interface connectors with internal seal and O-Ring to IP67 & IP68, which prevents ingress thru the inner contact and thru the panel. The connectors have been tested to IP6x, IPx7, IPx8 for both 1 metre and 5 metres underwater, all certified test data is online here.

Nautilus connectors available are SMA front and rear mount, RP SMA, TNC, RP-TNC & BNC. GradConn offer cable assemblies for a huge variety of coax connectors, specialising in Micro coax types such as Hirose, Murata, I-Pex & Sunridge.

Many Nautilus cable assembly drawings are online, however if the option you require is not, then use GradConn’s online coaxial cable builder to quickly enquire on exactly what you need. MOQ’s are low and prices reasonable.

Andy Hamlin, Sales Manager at GradConn commented. “The Nautilus range is exciting for GradConn, we’ve worked closely with customers to develop this range. After exhaustive testing we’re confident the products can meet and exceed our customer’s requirement for waterproof applications”.

Click here to see the full range of IP67 coaxial cable assembly or contact your local GradConn sales office now.

http://www.gradconn.com/Products/IP-Rated-Coaxial-Cable-Assemblies

New Push-Push Micro SIM Connector

GradConn has launched a brand new Push-Push Micro SIM connector, which delivers functionality, combined with cost effective pricing.

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Customers told us that Push-Push types were too expensive and apart from those cases where product design demanded a push-push version, they would often choose a lower cost connector style, such as push-pull or hinged.  Having listened to those concerns, we acted upon them by pricing CH03-GB at level which makes it a realistic design choice for all applications.

Suitable for 3ff Micro SIM cards the CH03-GB has a 1.50mm profile and measures just 15.75mm x 17.17mm. CH03-GB is available with six or eight contacts and includes a card detect switch feature which allows the user to detect when the card is inserted. It’s rated at 1,500 card insertion cycles and has an operating temperature range of -40° to +85°C. The Micro SIM card is inserted directly, no separate plastic tray is required.

Push-Push type SIM connectors allow a Micro SIM card to be pushed into place, the 2nd push operates a spring which ejects the card, this function removes the need to extract tiny Micro SIM cards by hand. Push-Push technology is normally used in applications where the end user insets a card from outside the equipment, the connector is normally mounted on the edge of a PCB with the mating face accessible via the customer’s panel design.

Visit www.gradconn.com to download drawings and order samples or contact your local GradConn sales office now for design advice.

Low Cost coaxial Test Probe Cable Assemblies

GradConn launches low cost coaxial test probe cable assemblies

In line with its strategy for new product development GradConn has launched a new range of low cost coaxial test probe cable assemblies for the inspection of high frequency circuits.

GradConn test probes

Suitable for testing Hirose MS-156 and Murata MM8030 sub miniature coaxial switch connectors, the new probes offer reliable testing of RF circuits from development thru to final production.  For Hirose PCB connectors the test probe cable assemblies have a mating test cycle durability of 500 operations and 2,000 with Murata.

GradConn’s cable assemblies are perfect for testing high frequency coaxial switches in a manufacturing environment.  Standard cable assemblies come with SMA jack connectors for plugging to test equipment; other coaxial interface connectors are available upon request.  Customers may specify test probe orientation and cable length to improve ergonomics for operators.

Coaxial switch products are used in applications such as cell phone, smartphone, WLAN/WiMax/UWB, Bluetooth, Zigbee, cordless phones, GPS/DVH-H, microwave measurement equipment and microwave radio equipment applications.

Cables are fully tested and produced in an ISO 9001:2008 environment, ensuring you receive consistently high quality cable assemblies.

Visit www.gradconn.com to see the full range of products or contact your local GradConn sales office now for design advice.