Small coax connector system for small cell mobile communication market

Leading connector suppliers HUBER+SUHNER, RADIALL and ROSENBERGER, announce the launch of NEX10®, a jointly developed new RF connector system.

The NEX10® is a new small coaxial connector system, offering low PIM and ruggedized design in a compact size, to meet the upcoming space reduction requirements of small cells.

Cooperation of Leading Connector Suppliers

Cooperation of Leading Connector Suppliers

As the telecommunications industry moves towards the small cell approach, the radio and antenna become smaller and ask for a small sized, high performing coaxial RF connector. The highlights of the new connector system are its excellent PIM stability of -166 dBc, flexibility of coupling mechanism (quick lock and screw), and ruggedized design in a compact size with flange height of 12.7 mm to suit the small cell radio and antenna size requirements.

By joining the expertise of three leading RF connector manufacturers in telecommunications industry, the target has been to develop a small coaxial connector system which will meet most of the existing and future demands of small cell networks for 4G and upcoming 5G networks.

The NEX10® is officially released for mass production and first radios with NEX10® are already available; in applications where size matters, the NEX10® is chosen over the larger 4.3-10 or other interfaces.

File for IEC standardization in 2019

NEX10® consortium has a progressive approach to add suppliers to produce NEX10® and file for an IEC standard. The ultimate goal of NEX10® consortium is to make the interface a market standard and have it available worldwide for all customers.

NEX10® consortium will file for IEC standardization in 2019. However, new official NEX10® suppliers are being added during this time period.

Following manufacturers are already additional suppliers for NEX10®:

Cooperation of Leading Connector Suppliers

Features & Benefits

The NEX10® interface was designed using the many years of experience gained in the field of Low PIM connector design to develop a robust, low PIM connector.

  • Co-developed by leading RF connector manufacturers
  • Small size, 12.7 mm flange height
  • Robust design for outdoor use
  • Screw and push-pull coupling mechanism
  • −166 dBc PIM, independent of torque
  • Operating till 20 GHz with excellent return loss
  • Cable connectors for up to ½“ corrugated cables are available, ¼“ corrugated cables are the perfect fit

Connectors in Comparison: NEX10® vs. 4-3.10

Safe and damage-free connecting

NEX10® cable assembly PIM measurement


NEX10® Webinar

ROSENBERGER held a webinar on the NEX10®


Designed to Meet the Demands of Upcoming 5G Networks

The NEX10® interface is the ideal candidate for applications requiring PIM stability in a compact size such as small cells, distributed antenna systems (DAS), in-building architecture, and MIMO.

  • Small Cell Applications
  • Low-power base stations
  • In multi-operator/multiband DAS
  • Blind mate for panel as well as test & measurement

Jumper Boot for NEX10®

Even if jumpers comply with IP68, in some cases it may be necessary to add more protection due to extreme weather conditions. The NEX10® jumper boot is an ideal alternative to tape. Whether pre-installed in the factory or installed in the field, the jumper boot provides a fast, easy and durable solution.

The NEX10® female connector has a designated sealing area for weather protection boots. On screw-type connectors, the boot is pushed over the coupling nut after tightening. On push-pull connectors, the boot enables one-step installation for the interface. The boot sits tight on the quick lock mechanism and slides into place when the cable is connected to the equipment. Simply pull back the boot to disconnect the cable.

Features & Benefits

  • Fast and easy installation
  • Reusable
  • UV-resistant
  • IP68
  • Dedicated sealing area on universal jack
  • Supports high-density radio and antenna ports


If you would like to know more about the NEX10® connector system don't hesitate to contact us!