Episode 11: In the KIoTchen – Talking RF Connectors and IoT with Rick Fiacco

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May 23, 2022

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Guest

Rick Fiacco is the Manager of North American Business Development at IMS Connector Systems. Rick has an extensive background in the electronics industry, including experience with radio frequency (RF), DC/AC power through high frequency RF, plus telecom and cellular communications.

Rick holds two patents he obtained while working with AT&T; the first for an RF connector and the second for a cable used in a digital access cross connect switch.

 

Episode in a Tweet

This guest describes RF connectors as the “plumbing of an IoT system” – watch the episode to learn why!

 

Quick Background

In this episode of In the KIoTchen, Kerry Siggins interviews Rick Fiacco, the Manager of North American Business Development at IMS Connector Systems. Based in Germany, IMS Connector Systems is an international technology company focused on the design and production of high frequency interconnect. Kerry and Rick discuss products he has developed to support various IoT applications, such as antenna cables, circuit boards, and millimeter wave connects for peripherals. Rick shares a few details about RF connectors to keep in mind before starting an IoT project, as well as the challenges that can occur when RF connectors are brought into product design too late in the project (spoiler alert: fire!).