Today’s energy metering, measuring and controlling devices are often built from several modules, boards or building blocks. This is mainly done to increase flexibility and for the easy customisation of products, which is often required due to legal differences in countries or differences in standards applying to operators or countries.
Since most devices have wireless or cellular connectivity, or required transmission of high data rates between boards, a highly flexible and low cost solution for transmitting RF signals between boards and/or building blocks is required.
Eliminating cabling to reduce costs is common in today’s industry. This may however increase mechanical stress significantly, especially since in most cases a solution for a mechanical overdetermined system needs to be provided. To overcome this, whilst continuing to maintain excellent electrical properties, board-to-board connectors need to be employed.
HUBER+SUHNER offers different board-to-board solutions (MMBX, MFBX and MBX) allowing board-to-board, board-to-panel, and board-to-board-through-panel connectivity. This technology brings features such as blind-mateability and large axial and radial working ranges.