Glossary

Back Mounted (rear mounting)                  
When a connector is mounted from the inside of a panel or box with its mounting flange inside the equipment.

 

BNC                                                             
Bayonet or Bayonet Neill Concelman. A quick coupling device for plug and receptacle connectors, accomplished by rotation of a cam operating device designed to bring the connector halves together.

 

Body                                                            
Main, or largest, portion of a connector to which other portions are attached.

 

Bulkhead                                                      
A term used to define a mounting style of connectors. Bulkhead connectors are designed to be inserted into a panel cutout from the rear (component side) or front side of the panel.

 

Cable Assembly                                           
A completed cable and its associated hardware (e.g. connectors)

 

Coaxial Cable                                               
A transmission line consisting of two concentric conductors insulated from each other. In its flexible form it consists of either a solid or stranded center conductor surrounded by a dielectric. A braid is then woven over the dielectric to form an outer conductor. A protective plastic covering is placed on top of the braid.

 

Connector Assembly                                    
Includes housing and contact plus additional components such as hardware used to hold the assembly together and/or make the assembly a functional connector.

 

Female                                                         
Jack or Socket. Used in the description of RF Connectors

 

Jack                                                             
Socket or Female. Used in the description of RF Connectors

 

LSHF/LSZF                                                  
Low Smoke Halogen Free/ Low Smoke Zero Halogen. Refers to cable for use in buildings, ships and public area.

 

Male                                                             
Plug. Used in the description of RF Connectors

 

Plug                                                              
Male. Used in the description of RF Connectors

 

Socket                                                          
Jack or Female. Used in the description of RF Connectors


Material Appreviations

Conductor / Screen Abbreviations

Al. Tape    Aluminium Tape
BC    Bare Copper
BCCAI    Bare Copper Clad Aluminium
TC    Tinned Copper
SC    Silver Covered Copper


Dielectric Abbreviations

Foam PE       Gas Injected Foam PE
PE    Solid Low Density Polyethylene
PTFE    Solid Polytetrafluroethylene

 

Jacket Abbreviations

FEP           
Flourinated Ethylene Propylene
P.V.C    Polyvinyl Chloride