ATLANTA – ECIA has released EIA-979 RF Transmission Line and Connector Selection Guide. This 176-page document contains more than 100 figures and tables to provide guidance in the selection, use and replacement of connectors and components in the RF signal path.

The intent is to facilitate the work of design engineers of RF systems, especially military/aerospace products.

The guide expands on MIL-HDBK-216 R.F. Transmission Lines and Fittings, initially published in 1962 and ceased updating in 1982. EIA-979 incorporates more recent technologies and procedures that have emerged since MIL-HDBK-216 was cancelled without replacement.

“The committee of highly experienced industry participants worked very diligently to produce this richly illustrated and well-researched guide,” said Ed Mikoski Jr., ECIA’s vice president of standards and technology. “With the explosion of applications from IoT, Industry 4.0 and 5G, RF design has become an extremely critical field. Both experienced engineers and new engineers just beginning their RF careers should find this quite handy.”

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