IEC Publishes New Edition of IEC 61169-45

A new edition of IEC 61169-47 has been published by the International Electrotechnical Committee. IEC 61169-47 applies to “Radio-frequency connectors – Part 45: Sectional specification for SQMA series quick lock RF coaxial connectors.” The new edition can be published on the IEC website.


“IEC 61169-45:2014, which is a sectional specification (SS), provides information and rules for the preparation of detail specifications (DS) for type SQMA quick lock RF coaxial connectors. The connectors are normally used with 50 Ohms in microwave, telecommunication, wireless and other fields, connecting with RF cables or micro-strips. The operating frequency limit is up to 18 GHz. It describes the interface dimensions for general purpose connectors grade 2 and standard test connectors – grade 0 with gauging information and the mandatory tests selected from IEC 61169-1, applicable to all detail specifications relative to type SQMA connectors. This specification indicates the recommended performance characteristics to be considered when writing a DS and covers all tests schedules and inspection requirements for assessment levels M and H.”

*Description from IEC website