Adapters designed for low PIM applications

17th February 2014
Posted By : Staff Reporter
Adapters designed for low PIM applications

Designed for use in applications requiring low PIM, a range of mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 adapters has been announced by Fairview Microwave.

Similar in design to 7/16 DIN connectors, Mini-DIN adapters differ in that they have a more compact body and offer more precise electrical performance. The adapters offered by Fairview Microwave deliver VSWR performance of 1.25:1 up to 6 GHz, with PIM guaranteed to be less than -160 dBc using 2 tones at 20W. The adapters are available in male and female combinations of between-series interfaces for each adapter type including 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN to 7/16 DIN and 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN to Type-N. Two non-low PIM versions are also available.

Constructed with tri-alloy plated brass bodies and silver plated BeCu center contacts, the adapters allow for low IMD and low attenuation. The adapters are suitable for applications such as cell sites or indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems. They can also be used in applications such as portable sweep testing, telecom installations, wireless infrastructure, OEM in-rack RF routing, in-building systems, and land mobile radio communications.

“This new line of low PIM mini-DIN adapters is ideal for wireless applications requiring low return loss, low IMD, and repeatable electrical performance”, says Greg Arnold, Technical Sales Manager at Fairview Microwave. “The high quality construction and tri-alloy plating help reduce nonlinearities that can cause distortion in critical communications equipment.”

The mini-DIN 4.1/9.5 adapters are in-stock and available now. 

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