What is the ACP Connector?
The Asexual Coaxial Probe (ACP) Connector is a novel style of electrical connector used in conjunction with coaxial cables in the transmission of data or telecommunications at high frequency. The ACP is unique as it is the first commercially available coaxial connector to utilize a elastomeric electrical interface. This interface provides disruptive longevity, performance and value.
The ACP connector upgrades the industry standard “pin and socket” type interface with an asexual Printed Circuit Board (PCB) interface.
This interface is similar in function to those used in Integrated Circuit (IC) socket designs, widely used in industry. We call this interface the “Interposer”.
Longest Cycle life in the industry
Cheapest per cycle cost in the industry
PCB Solderless Compression Contact
High Frequency (>100GHz possible)
Cable assembly does not require expensive stripping equipment
Interposers are easily customizable, allowing project specific optimizations
Durable construction (Very difficult to damage under normal operating conditions)
Unique moisture sealing properties (Grease can be applied directly to the electrical interface surface and still function)
Extreme power handling (Connectors can be optimized to match the power handling capability of the cable)
ACP-047-SS-A/PCB BETA Connector
The ACP-047-SS-A/PCB BETA Connector is the worlds first commercially available High Frequency Elastomeric Butt Connector.
Each ACP-047-SS-A/PCB Connector assembly comes with both the Male and Female mechanical mating bodies, as well as the Asexual interposer. Contact us today and become a Beta Tester!
Size (Full Assembly):
Width/Dia. (MM) 5.65
Height (MM) 12.86
Weight (G) 2.10
Mounting Screw Spacing (MM) 7.16
Mounting Screw Type #0-80
Mating Cycles >100,000
Performance by Frequency
DC to 18 -29.50 1.06:1 0.052
18 to 27 -26.01 1.10:1 0.082
27 to 40 -22.83 1.11:1 0.067
40 to 50 -20.94 1.19:1 0.098
50 to 67 -18.65 1.26:1 0.161
67 to 85 -15.22 1.41:1 0.408
85 to 99 -10.36 1.87:1 1.304
Housing: Stainless Steel, Passivated
Contact: Copper with NiCarb surface finish (NiCarb is a trade secret Nickel/Carbon matrix)