The introduction of push-on blind-mateable connectors, such as the SMP, galvanized the RF/Microwave industry as their use enabled designers to increase package density. This created the ability to stack PC boards while also simplifying the assembly and test of these designs.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) advances the design of the traditional push-on connectors with our new line of SMP-L connectors by adding a patent-pending locking mechanism referred to as Secure-Lok™ to the standard SMP interface. Susceptibility to vibration and other environmental factors has historically limited designers to use threaded connectors such as the SMA, Type N, etc. Secure-Lok™ makes the SMP-L series of push-on connectors ideal for rugged military and commercial applications. SMP-L connectors and cables provide a strong retention force and are also available in sealed IP-67 compliant options.