CoreHC™ RF Interconnect System

When Signal Integrity and Density Matter

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) CoreHC™ is a high performance multi-port interconnect system with 4mm spacing pitch. It offers excellent signal integrity for complex layouts and crowded PCBs used in a variety of applications. It is a low-cost solution optimized for applications with demanding bandwidths up to 40 GHz.

  • Commercial off-the-shelf interconnect system available today.

  • CoreHC unique compression force design enable single-piece, solderless solutions, resulting in high mating cycles and ease of use.

  • Flexible selection of configurations and reusable connectors empower the user to design lowest cost solutions.

Leveraging our deep technical expertise and application knowledge, we partner with customers to develop custom, hybrid RF + Digital + Power interconnect solutions for your unique and demanding requirements.

Download the CarlisleIT CoreHC™ Product Overview (.pdf)

Multiple position offering (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) including stackable side to side & back to back

Available configurations:

  • Available in Vertical style
  • Available in Edge Launch and Right Angle (Preliminary)

Download CoreGD Configuration Option Diagrams

CoreHC Configuration Option Diagrams

Multiple Port Configurations


Stripline 8x Vertical Footprint


Note: For reference only, complete details available on supporting documentation.

Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) 8x Vertical Footprint


Note: For reference only, complete details available on supporting documentation.

Flexible & Versatile Mounting Option

CoreHC Features and Benefits

Feature Customer Benefit
Frequency range: DC to 40 GHz Broad frequency range covers a variety of applications today, as well as emerging needs of tomorrow, reducing overall cost
Pitch: 4mm Access signals in dense environments and save PCB space with small pitch offerings
One piece interface, no soldering to the board required Simplified installation and removal; reusable connectors, saves time and reduces overall costs
Field Replaceable Save time and cost with quick and easy repair of damaged cable components in cable assembly
20,000 mating/de-mating cycles High signal integrity in a long life package provides high performance and lower cost of ownership
Multiple port offering (2,4,6,8,10) including stackable, side-to-side and back-to-back Selection of appropriate standard position loading reduces time to market and supports flexible designs driving to lowest cost solutions
Available Configurations:
» Vertical Mount and Board-to-Board Stack
Availability of multiple configurations enables optimum performance at the lowest total cost.

Typical Application Small Footprint and Dense Configuration

CoreHC Specifications and Performance

Specifications and Performance

Parameter Specification
Frequency Range DC to 40 GHz
Impedence 50 Ω +/- 2.5
VSWR Frequency Range VSWR Return Loss
DC - 20 GHz 1.2:1 25.00 dB
20 GHz - 30 GHz 1.25:1 19.00 dB
30 GHz - 40 GHz 1.40:1 15.00 dB
40 GHz - 50 GHz* 1.5* 13 dB
Insertion Loss ≤ -2 dB through 40 GHz
Crosstalk at PCB Transition -50 dB to 30 GHz, -40 dB to 40 GHz
Phase Matching 2.5 pS
Pitch 4mm
Form Factor Compression mounts to board
Cabling 0.047” diameter
Interface (Cable end to Equipment) Female or male SMK 2.92 mm or V 1.85 connector
Insertion Life 20,000 mating/de-mating cycles (repairable components)
*Data based on simulation only

CoreHC™ Interconnect Performance - Insertion Loss

CoreHC™ Interconnect Performance - Return Loss

Test Setup for Interconnect Performance

CoreHC Part Numbering System

CHB X XX XX XX
PCB Mount Connector # of Rows # of Channels per Row Orientation Plating Thickness
  S = Single Row 02 = 2 Channels per row
04 = 4 Channels per row
06 = 6 Channels per row
08 = 8 Channels per row
10 = 10 Channels per row
VL = Vertical

30 = 30 AU Microinch
50 = 50 AU Microinch

CHC X XX XX XX XX XX
Cable Assembly # of Rows # of Channels per Row Cable Type End Two Option Cable Length Phase Matching (Max)
  S = Single Row 02 = 2 Channels per row
04 = 4 Channels per row
06 = 6 Channels per row
08 = 8 Channels per row
10 = 10 Channels per row
2 = Flexible Coax 047
4 = Semi-Rigid 047
HC = Core HC
36 = SMA-M
38 = SMA-F
K6 = 2.92 M
K8 = 2.92 F
03 = 3 Inch
06 = 6 Inch
09 = 9 Inch
12 = 12 Inch
15 = 15 Inch
18 = 18 Inch
24 = 24 Inch
30 = 30 Inch
A = 2.5 Picoseconds
B = 5 Picoseconds
C = 10 Picoseconds
Example Order Configuration
PCB Connector P/N Cable Connector P/N Description
CHB-S-02-VL-30 mates with CHC-S-02-2-36-12-C Single row, two channel, vertical, 30 plating thickness, board mount connector:
Single row, 2 channel, Flex Coax 047, SMA-M on end two, 12 inch long, 10 phase match cable

CoreHC Part Numbering System (.pdf)


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For more information on CarlisleIT Test and Measurement solutions, contact Steve Begley at (+1) 562-498-0901 x2438