Southwest Microwave announced the release of their first board (PCB) mounted 1.0 mm (W) vertical launch connector.

For microstrip or grounded coplanar waveguide (GCPW) designs, Southwest Microwave vertical launch connectors are designed to provide optimal signal integrity, and they are reusable and can be installed without soldering. The 1.0 mm vertical launch connector delivers VSWR of 1.35:1 max across 70 to 105 GHz and VSWR of 1.6:1 max across the complete 110 GHz bandwidth. Data represents two 1.0 mm connectors mounted on test-board.

Southwest Microwave also offers 1.85 mm (V) DC to 67 GHz (VSWR 1.25:1 max) and 2.92 mm (K) DC to 40 GHz (VSWR 1.15:1 max) board-mounted vertical launch connectors. These connectors feature a common two-hole flange mounting footprint. The flange mounting holes are tapped for screws to be inserted from the bottom of the PCB. Connectors can be supplied with or without screws to accommodate for various PCB thicknesses.

Southwest Microwave will be showcasing the latest solderless, board-mounted vertical launch connectors at DesignCon 2019 taking place January 29 – 31, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Visit booth #602 for details or submit a contact request at

1.0 mm (W) DC to 110 GHz Vertical Launch Connector: Product # 24359-001J
1.85 mm (V) DC to 67 GHz Vertical Launch Connector: Product # 18359-001J
2.92 mm (K) DC to 40 GHZ Vertical Launch Connector: Product # 10359-002J