binder announce M16 connectors are AISG-compliant for 5G roll-out


Leading industrial circular connector manufacturer binder announces an M16 connector that is AISG C485-compliant and therefore suitable for application in the latest 5G wireless networks. binder has been producing M16 connectors for many years and is an established supplier of ASIG-compliant connectors for both 3G and 4G networks.
The AISG (Antenna Interface Standards Group) defines the communication interface for “remote electrical tilt” (RET) of the mobile phone antenna. The ASIG standard has been re-defined for 5G and binder has made available 8 pole versions which are compliant.




The new AISG C485-compliant 423 and 723 series M16 connectors are available both as cable connectors and as cable sockets – as well as flange versions – in a shielded version. The connectors meet the requirements of IP68 protection when connected thus offering maximum reliability even in adverse external conditions.
Cable assemblies fitted with these M16 connectors connect the mobile phone base station to an electric motor mounted on the base of the antenna.
In a cellular mobile phone network there is only a finite number of connections a cell can accommodate at one time. When a particular mobile cell is busy the remote electrical tilt system adjusts the antenna array mechanically to make the cell smaller. At the same time the antenna in neighbouring cells is adjusted to make them bigger to support the busy cell.
According to binder, the number and variety of applications for the M16 connector has greatly increased over the years thanks to lower contact resistance, higher pin count and improved levels of protection. This latest application is the perfect example of the M16 connector’s ability to meet new performance and environmental challenges.

Cliff launch Reliable Professional Jack Sockets Offer Switching Options


Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, offers manufacturers of professional audio and broadcast equipment their industry standard ¼” S1VS series of compact vertical PCB mounting jack sockets with a range of switching contacts.

The high quality ¼″ (6.35mm) jack sockets feature a threaded metal “nose” for rugged through-panel mounting, secure connection of locking plugs and grounding to system chassis, have a durable nylon body for superior performance and are supplied with mounting hardware unassembled.

Four versions of these tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) jack sockets are available offering different switching options; Stereo models FM6700 with normally closed contacts for tip and ring, FM6701 with closed contact at tip only, FM7603 with no switching and mono version FM6704 with a normally closed contact at the tip. Solder connection or PCB mounting is facilitated by a multi-purpose tag which simplifies product design and manufacturing inventory.

Key specifications of the Cliff S1VS series of jack sockets include minimum life expectancy of 10,000+operations, operating temperature from -10⁰C to +70⁰C, maximum contact current 5A and minimum withstand voltage of 1000VDC minimum. The compact vertical mounting design has a 24mm stand-off to provide high packing density and the body is designed for auto-insertion.


John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Cliff have been supplying jack sockets to major global manufacturers of audio systems, amplifiers and effects pedals for over 40 years and continuously develop and improve our products to ensure we lead the way in reliable and cost effective audio connectors.”

All versions of Cliff’s ¼” jack sockets are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe