SMA Connectors June 02, 2015

The SMA connector is commonly used on smaller form factor antennas. This connector is also used in many WiFi router antennas. The most common configuration will use a SMA Female on the antenna that can be connected with a cable using a SMA Male connector. Below are examples of this connector both male and female as well as the readers and antennas that use the SMA connection.

 

  • Note: To order the correct antenna cables check what connector is used on your intended reader and what connector is used on your intended antenna. The most common configuration for a cable will require a RP-TNC Male to connect to the reader and then the appropriate end to connect to the antenna of your choice. 
  • To order the correct the cable for your application choose the opposite gender for the cable connectors vs. the ones used on the reader and the antenna. 
  • For example if the reader uses a RP-TNC Female and the antenna uses an N-Type Male (Motorola setup); then the cable should have a RP-TNC Male with an N-Type Female connector.
 
 
Examples:
  • SMA Male Connector
  • SMA Female Connector 
Readers that use this connector: (SMA Female)
  • NA
 
Readers that use this connector: (SMA Male)
  • NA
 
Antennas that use this connector: (SMA Female)
  • Impinj: Threshold, Matchbox, Guardwall, Mini Guardwall, Antenna Hub
 
Antennas that use this connector: (SMA Male)
  • NA

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