In Series Adapter
An In Series Adapter is a passive RF 2-port interconnect device, which provides a convenient gender conversion or extension withinthe same connector series at each end. Gender conversions (i.e., male-female) are also referred to as plug-jack adapters. Gender extensions (e.g., male-male, female-female) are also known as plug-plug or jack-jack adapters.
In Series Adapters are used primarily for RF Test & Measurement applications, either in the factory or in the laboratory. They can also be used in the field in a variety of communication systems applications (e.g., connecting two shorter cables together to make one longer cable).
Richardson RFPD / Arrow RF & Power carries a wide assortment of In Series Adapters. These products cover a complete frequency range from 0 MHz (DC) to 40 GHz. Performance grades range from low-cost commercial to rugged military. These adapters come in Straight, Right-Angle, and Bulkhead/Panel Mount form factors.
Specific attributes which are important in selecting the right In Series Adapter for your application include simply the Gender Combination (Male-Male, Female-Female, or Male-Female) and the Series (SMA, BNC, etc.) of the connector type at each end.
Richardson RFPD provides In Series Adapters from industry-leading manufacturers Aeroflex/Inmet, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Emerson Network Power, HUBER+SUHNER, and Tyco Electronics. Additional suppliers include Amphenol RF, Bomar Interconnect, Radiall, Radiall-AEP, RF Industries, SDT Technology, and SV Microwave.