RF or radiofrequency connectors and RF adapters are special types of passive electrical components designed to function at radio frequencies along with the multi-megahertz range. This capability makes them essential electrical spare parts for radios, TVs, antennas, measurement equipment, surge protectors, and wi-fi devices, among other things.
The difference between RF and coaxial cables
RF interconnects and coaxial cables are often considered synonymous and consequently, they are usually considered to denote the same thing. But there is a basic distinction between the two components. To elaborate, RF connectors are designed specifically to transmit RF signals. On the other hand, coaxial cables are different types of cables that may or may not be capable of sending RF signals. Coaxial cables can sometimes include RF transmitters and receivers at the ends, and as such, they can be used in conjunction with RF connectors to establish high-speed connections.
Applications of RF interconnects
RF interconnects and RF adapters are used widely across industrial, professional, domestic, and military applications. Most commonly, they are used in: