Integrated V Connectors
Two versions of the Integrated V Connector have been developed. The V115F is a ground lip version, which includes all compensation steps for matching to Microstrip or Coplanar Waveguide (CPW). It provides a very short ground path to help maintain good VSWR at millimeter wave frequencies. A screw-in version, the V116F, is also available. Both Integrated V Connectors are fully compatible with existing V Connectors, as well as with 2.4 mm connectors.
A number of advantages are realized by including the ground lip as part of the connector. First, it provides a simple way for the current designer to achieve a very low impedance, broadband, ground connection right at the connector for improved performance. This is evident by the integrated V connector's industry-best return loss of 15 dB over the frequency range of DC to 65 GHz, with typical SWR of 1.3:1 at 65 GHz.
Installation is also made much easier by having the launcher and glass bead in a single housing. The V115F can be easily soldered into the housing wall using SN62 solder. The V116F is screwed in and secured using torque. If a hermetic seal is required, the V116F can also be soldered.