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I have no electrical engineering experience.

I need to test a module, this module has what I believe to be a F-type RF connector to a device. I need to be able to disconnect that RF connector automatically.

Is there any kind of product or device that can be used to programmatically dis/re-connect a cable like this - some kind of terminal?

If not, how does automated hardware testing cope with requirements to physically disconnect devices?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ A "chip" with an F connector? Seems more than a little unlikely... Do you actually have a circuit board or module of some sort with an F connector? \$\endgroup\$ – brhans Jul 31 at 18:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ I believe that the correct term for it is module yes. \$\endgroup\$ – Daniel Paczuski Bak Jul 31 at 18:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ I have seen push-on "quick connect" F connectors -- instead of a threaded nut, they just have some springy "fingers" that make the shield connection. Often seen on the RF modulators for old-time TV game systems. \$\endgroup\$ – Dave Tweed Jul 31 at 19:15
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    \$\begingroup\$ Have you considered an RF relay? \$\endgroup\$ – Hearth Jul 31 at 20:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ If the connector has to be actually disconnected they do it with motors or solenoids, and mechanical linkages. \$\endgroup\$ – immibis Aug 1 at 0:12

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