A few words on U.FL cables
U.FL cables are tiny and high bandwidth yet affordable cables used typically in high bandwidth consumer applications like connecting a Wi-Fi antenna to a PCB. They ensure better signal integrity (albeit we are not using impedance matched transmission lines) and interference performance than pinheaders and flat cables, while still retaining a small footprint.
U.FL cables or connectors do not break easily although they may feel flimsy. However, they are still tiny and not robust compared to larger connectors so don’t use excess force when pushing, pulling or bending them. Make sure the connectors are aligned when connecting, and be gentle with pulling/bending when disconnecting. Despite all prototyping, measurements, testing, modifications etc. across all the new Kaamos Tech boards using U.FLs, we have not had a single connector or cable failure.
For more information on U.FL cables and connecting them to pinheaders, see a blog post on the topic.
U.FL to pinheader adapters
Find our U.FL to pinheader adapters here.