Ardent Concepts has announced the availability of a new “QL” (quick latch) version of the patented TR ganged multicoax cable connectors for high speed digital and RF test and measurement. TR from Ardent Concepts replaces SMAs and SMPs, and is fully reusable across boards and across programs. It is a compression mount (solderless) cable connector assembly designed to provide the lowest loss interface between multiple lanes of high speed integrated circuits and instrumentation.

“The Quick Latch TR provides the same high standard of electrical performance as our standard TR offerings that compression mount to the board and are held in place with 2 or 3 small screws,” said Gordon Vinther, President Ardent Concepts. “What the Quick Latch adds is the ability to mate and de-mate the TR quickly from the board by activating the red latches on either side,” Vinther continued. “In an ATE environment, this makes the product much more user-friendly.”

The TR-QL is available now in a range of channel configurations, with a variety of connectors (A/K/V) to match your frequency requirements from 20GHz to 50GHz+, cable lengths from 3″ to 36″, and cable to cable phase matching to +/- 1 ps.