Currently, over 45% of the FDD antennas that are delivered in the global market have six or more ports. Multi-band and multi-port antennas are expected to be widely acknowledged as mainstream products by 2021. Rosenberger is offering multi-port antennas with up to 24 and 30 ports, covering all sub-2.7 GHz bands with field-exchangeable Remote Electrical Tilt (RET) systems.
The Rosenberger RPC-SL series are interchangeable port connector systems for use with test equipment where test ports are frequently mated and re-mated. Under such heavy usage, Rosenberger RPC-SL interchangeable port connectors allow the equipment/device interface to be fully protected from potential damage, avoiding the risk of costly repairs.
The RPC-SL port connector includes a panel mounting half and a sexless interface which features two spring-loaded butt contacts. This ensures no wear occurs during mating and eliminates the possibility of accidental damage from mismatching of connector halves. Furthermore, the interface between the panel mount and the adaptor is slotted, preventing the mating faces from rotating and possible damage.
The RPC-SL portfolio offers both 26.5 GHz and 40 GHz versions. While adaptors can be interchanged and are available in different connector series, the connector heads in these two ranges are not compatible and can only be used with their own system.
Rosenberger HVR®50 connectors are available in straight and angled variants. The additional slide locking mechanism (CPA – Connector Position Assurance) prevents accidental disconnection. Despite their small size these connectors achieve a current capacity of approximately 60 A at 85 °C. HVR®50 connectors are mainly used in ancillary units such as electrical heating systems, air-conditioning units, DC/DC converters, and for charging batteries.