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Options for Terminating Coaxial Cable

Coaxial/RF cable assemblies comprised $13.5 billion of the $142 billion worldwide market for cable assemblies in 2015. How coax cable and connectors are terminated affects quality and performance, so learn how to choose the right coaxial cable termination options for your application.   Whether it’s ultralight, radiation-resistant sensor cable assemblies in the Mars Rover; a Read More >>

New Product

Microwave Product Roundup for August 3, 2016

We reached out to top RF/microwave suppliers to find out about their latest and greatest product launches for this microwave product roundup.   Molex’s new Temp-Flex Foam-Core Ultra-Low-Loss Coaxial Microwave Cable combines space savings with an effective dielectric that eliminates “phase knee” and provides ease of termination. It also achieves 80% velocity of propagation (VOP) loss Read More >>

Materials Impact Microwave Cable Performance

In today’s microwave cable assemblies, it is essential to identify the electrical, mechanical, environmental, and application-specific constraints that affect overall performance, which are impacted by the materials used for cable dielectric and jacketing.   Ensuring high-quality signal stability of cables for microwave applications means evaluating the dielectric and jacket materials for attributes that account for the harsh Read More >>

New Product

New Product Roundup for April 18, 2016

Read all about the latest product introductions from your favorite suppliers in this week’s new product roundup.      Alpha Wire recently expanded its Coaxial Cable product line under the Alpha Essentials product family to include Micro Coax sizes from 32AWG to 50AWG. With the addition of Micro Coax, Alpha Wire now offers coaxial cable Read More >>

Huber+Suhner Quickfit Connector

HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit Plus Rapid Connector System

The HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit plus rapid connector system dramatically reduces the time required to assemble and deploy cables and connectors for IBC/DAS applications. HUBER+SUHNER announced a groundbreaking field-mountable connector system – the Quick-Fit plus – that offers one-piece design and an extremely fast, easy, and reliable assembly process for ½” corrugated cables used in distributed antenna systems (DAS) Read More >>

Medical market

Cable Material Design Criteria for the Medical Industry

Delivering the optimum cable for the medical industry is much more challenging than it was just a few short years ago: It is no longer just pieces of copper within a non-conductive sleeve adapted to the application. Floyd Henry of Bioconnect examines cable material design criteria for the medical industry.     Cutting-edge cables for aerospace Read More >>

Molex Flexible Microwave Cable Assemblies

Molex Flexible Microwave Cable Assemblies

By combining Molex Temp-Flex coaxial cables and RF connectors, Molex Flexible Microwave Cable Assemblies offer superior electrical performance without limitations of semi-rigid assemblies. Molex Incorporated Flexible Microwave Cable Assemblies replace stiff, semi-rigid assemblies with a combination of Temp-Flex coaxial cables and high-performance radio frequency (RF) connectors. They offer excellent electrical properties and are assembled using a proprietary technique Read More >>

soldering semi-rigid cable to pcb

Soldering Semi-Rigid Cable to PCBs

When soldering semi-rigid cables to PCBs, a number of design considerations must be taken into account to maximize performance. This information was provided by Micro-Coax. Semi-rigid cables can be soldered directly to PCBs and are an excellent solution for transmitting amplified signals across PCBs. The cables offer outstanding shielding and insertion loss characteristics, thus improving Read More >>