Solve RF inspection issue for smart phone production MS connector [F6 series]

MS connector [F6 series]

The production cost is increasing due to the inspection error. We found a lot of our customers have similar issue although it is not in our daily conversation.


Our new F6  probes design can help to improve the inspection process and it is also capable for higher frequency for future smart phone market.

From time to time, the inspection error on RF transmission is due to inspection probe inappropriately mated with the product instead of the product itself. The other vendors’ probe design do not give enough room to tolerant such mating error.

Hirose developed the new inspection probe to resolve this headache. Our new F6 probes design can help to improve the inspection process and it is also capable for higher frequency for future smart phone market.

Tip of F6 probes can float in X, Y and Z directions to tolerate misalignment

F6 probes have floating functions in X, Y and Z directions to align itself with the switch. The clip below shows how this probe reduce the typical misalignment which usually occurs in manufacturing inspection line.

Features:the explanation about structure and actual measurement

F6 probes can tolerant misalignment with no probing tip shift out of center due to cable pulling

Lower portion: Tolerant misalignment with floating feature

Top portion: No moving parts for flange portion is fixed on the test fixture

F6 probes can tolerant misalignment with no probing tip shift out of center due to cable pulling

Actual measurement results

The steady results show below was under intentionally misaligned situation.
Customers who have the range of 1000ppm mating issue could solve the problem with F6 probes

The steady results show below was under intentionally misaligned situation.
The steady results show below was under intentionally misaligned situation.

Product lineup

F6 inspection probes are developed for MS-156, MS-180 and MS-190 series
Series MS-156C series MS-180 series MS-190 series
Part number
MS connector
MS-156-HRMJ-F6
*mate with MS-156C series
MS-180-HRMJ-F6
*mate with MS-180 series
MS-190-HRMJ-F6
*mate with MS-190 series

Application scene

F6 probes can contribute to the manufacture setting for mobile devices including smart phone.