- The AISG (Antenna Interface Standards Group) defines the communication interface for “remote electrical tilt” (RET) of the mobile phone antenna
- The AISG C485-compliant 423 and 723 series M16 connectors are available both as cable connectors and as cable sockets
binder has announced a new series of the M16 connector. The connector is said to be ASIG C485-compliant. According to the firm, this connector is suitable for applications related to the latest 5G wireless networks.
Standard defined for 5G networks
The AISG (Antenna Interface Standards Group) defines the communication interface for “remote electrical tilt” (RET) of the mobile phone antenna. The standard has been re-defined for 5G. binder introduce the 8 pole versions which are compliant to the AISG standards.
Available in different variants
The AISG C485-compliant 423 and 723 series M16 connectors are available both as cable connectors and as cable sockets. The company has also introduced the flange versions of the connectors. These connectors come in a standard resistive enclosure in a shielded version. Hence, the connectors meet the requirements of IP68 protection that results in maximum reliability even in adverse external conditions.
The cable assemblies fitted with these M16 connectors connect the mobile phone base station to an electric motor mounted on the base of the antenna.
Mechanical adjustments to alter cell size
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. This adjustment is done 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.
Offers lower contact resistance and higher pin count
According to binder, the number and variety of applications for the M16 connector have greatly increased over the years. This growing demand is due to the provided lower contact resistance, higher pin count and improved levels of protection by the connector.