SMA connector are semi-precision subminiature devices that provide repeatable electrical performance from DC to 12.4 Ghz with flexible cable. Semi-rigid cabling extends the frequency range of the device to 18Ghz. These devices offer broadband performance with low reflections and constant 50 ohm impedance. These properties, along with minimum attenuation and low reflections and constant 50 ohm impedance. These properties, along with minimum attenuation and low VSWR have made the SMA extremely popular in the microwave community. LTI SMA connectors are designed to conform to MIL-C-39012 specifications.
The SMA design has been broadened to accommodate many interconnect requirements and is available in pressure crimp, clamp, and solder terminal attachments. SMA design parameters have incorporated the considerations of balancing cost, size, weight and performance to yield the best value in your microwave system. Among typical applications are components such as dividers, mixers amplifiers, trimmers and attenuators. SMA connectors are also used to provide interconnections from printed circuit board striplines to coaxial cable