Custom Blind Mate Coaxial Connector/Adapter Mitigates Mechanical Misalignment
Aviel Electronics, a division of RF Industries, offers custom blind mate connectors for specific applications. General design features include a non-threaded push-on connector interface for touch-less mating. One end of the pair provides a floating, spring mounted body that moves independent of the flange mount to ensure reliable electrical contact, even with some mechanical misalignment. The blind mate pair offers good electrical performance up to 4 GHz with bodies manufactured from stainless steel and female contacts from beryllium copper. The company can design and fabricate custom blind mate connectors up to 40 GHz using a variety of materials and mechanical mounting techniques.