RF in the Home—Fixing the Weak Link,
- S. Cain
- Interconnection Technology,
F-connectors of a conventional design have gained wide acceptance in the cable TV industry due to their low cost and simplicity. However, at higher frequencies their impedance degrades. Failures of conventional F-connectors generated interest in a similar product but of increased quality. Advances in connector technology made it possible to provide a higher quality connector. This paper describes steps taken to develop the AMP High Quality F (HQF) connectors. In addition to improvement of performance, a major design goal was mechanical compatibility with conventional F-connectors.