The Keysight 11923A 1.0 mm female connector launch is designed to thread into a package or fixture housing to transition a microwave circuit from microstrip to coaxial connector. The Keysight 11923A connector launch is intended for use with 110 GHz test systems such as the Keysight 8510XF. The Keysight 11923A comes pre-assembled, but the user is responsible for machining the package and installing the connector. The procedure describing the necessary geometry for the package and installation will be provided.
The Keysight 11923A launch has a 1.00 mm female connector on one end, that has an air dielectric interface and is supported by a low-loss plastic bead. It also has a glass-to-metal seal interface on the opposite end that consists of a 0.162 mm diameter pin which extends inside the package or fixture for connection onto a microwave circuit. The user makes the connection onto the circuit card. If a quasi-hermetic seal is desired, epoxy may be applied to threads of the launch prior to installation. The Keysight 11923A is supplied with a machining detail for mounting the launch and complete assembly instructions.