Cambridge Electronic Industries launches Rapid ConneXions 12G-SDI coaxial connectors

Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge Electronic Industries, the specialist designer and manufacturer of high-quality coaxial connectors and cable assemblies for the broadcast, machine vision and medical markets, announces their first range of connectors designed for automated pick and place manufacturing techniques. This industry leading range, which is marketed under Rapid ConneXions, includes Right Angled and End Launch, BNC and Micro BNC connectors. The Rapid Connexions range is part of the world renowned CoaxVision™ precision 75 ohm brand. All of the connectors within the Rapid ConneXions range are specifically designed for automated placement onto the PCB in rapid assembly and volume production environments.

C-SX-186 Right Angle Surface Mount BNC Socket (for automatic placement)

C-SX-201 Right Angled Surface Mount Micro BNC Socket (for automatic placement)

C-SX-202 End Launch Surface Mount BNC Socket (for automatic placement)

C-SX-200  End Launch Surface Mount Micro BNC Socket (for automatic placement)

All of the connectors are 12G-SDI and CXP-12 compliant and are fully compatible with reflow processing. The connectors are available with different PCB locking post lengths, to suit variations in board thicknesses and all feature Pin in Paste posts for electrical termination of the connector body, while also providing extra stability in the process manufacturing environment. The PiP pins are sized not to protrude through the PCB.

The BNC connectors are supplied individually or in pick and place waffle trays of 36 connectors, while the Micro BNC connectors are supplied individually or in a tape and reel of 650 pieces.

Surface Mount Technology coaxial connectors offer benefits over traditional Plated Through Hole styles in that Stub losses are minimised and EQ and Drive silicon can be placed in the same plane and adjacent to the connector centre pin PCB termination. The connector is mechanically held by two locking posts which locates the connector during processing. Each connector has been designed with an optimum centre of gravity for automated placement machines and with an insertion force of less than 8N.

More details of the Rapid Connexions range on the Cambridge Electronic Industries website at

About Cambridge Electronic Industries

Cambridge Electronic Industries was founded in 1983 and supplies high performance connectors and cable assemblies to OEMs, manufacturers, systems builders, installers and reseller for use in professional broadcast, machine vision and digital imaging.

The company is well known in the Cambridge technology community and globally and employs some of the world’s most skilled designers of precision connectors. They can provide a high degree of customisation and like to work with its customers’ engineers to create exactly the products they require.

The products are distributed globally and the company has a local representative network in North USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific to support their products throughout the world.

All of the company’s products are RoHS compliant and are free from conflict minerals. Importantly the company is accredited to the ISO9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 standards as well as IPC620 Certified in house trainers at the company headquarters, where the production of bespoke cable assemblies are completed.

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