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Test & Measurement
Offering reliable electrical performance, GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose use in semiconductor test and aerospace and defense test environments are designed for applications that require a consistent and reliable signal from point A to point B. Manufactured by W. L. Gore & Associates, these RF cable assemblies deliver strong signal integrity with low loss over long distances, feature proven phase and amplitude stability and are available with a variety of standard connectors. We offer microwave/RF general purpose solutions in the following versions:
Maximum Flexibility, Excellent Electrical Performance
A study showed that globally more than 75% of microwave/RF cable assemblies are replaced frequently due to damage during installation or operation. GOREMicrowave/RF Assemblies are extremely flexible and can withstand the rigors of handling and installation.
Unlike traditionally designed microwave test cables that are stiff and difficult to handle, our assemblies feature a smaller form factor with better flexibility and a tight bend radius without compromising electrical performance. Even in tight spaces, they make routing easy, particularly in board-to-board and inside-the-box applications. Our assemblies simplify system design, maintain signal integrity over longer service life and lower energy consumption.
Instead of replacing standard semi-rigid cables several times a year, choose GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for improved installation results, longer service life, decreased maintenance of cables, and decreased downtime of cables.
Precise, Repeatable Measurements
Our microwave/RF cable assemblies deliver consistent and excellent electrical performance from DC through 70 GHz. They bring precise and repeatable measurements with proven phase and amplitude stability. We provide cable assemblies with best EMI/EMC performance, delivering a minimum of 100 dB through 18 GHz. Our high-performance cable assemblies with the lowest RF leakage are unmatched by other RF cable assembly manufacturers.
Since a specific assembly’s RF shielding effectiveness is largely influenced by the choice of connector, Gore offers a variety of in-house custom connector types designed specifically for our microwave cables. These connectors are uniquely engineered to enhance the performance of our assemblies with lower loss, reflection and RF leakage for optimized signal transmission under challenging environments.
Highly flexible construction of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, General Purpose Test & Interconnect
GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies are offered in the following categories for RF test and measurement equipment. We can also manufacture RoHS-compliant cable assemblies upon request.
- High-density interconnects
- Multi-purpose assemblies
- High power & low insertion loss cables
- Thermal Vacuum (TVac) assemblies
Download the data sheet for more technical information, performance data, connector options and ordering information for each category.
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PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS TEST & MEASUREMENT APPLICATIONS
GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies are thoroughly tested and pre-qualified to meet stringent performance criteria. They perform reliably in a variety of test and measurement applications, including:
Gore’s microwave/RF assemblies connected to a load board.
- 5G test and interconnection
- antenna arrays
- automated test equipment (ATE)
- backplane interconnects
- clock distribution
- evaluation boards
- environmental test chambers
- load boards
- module-to-module interconnects
- optical modules
- telecommunication systems
- test bench systems
- thermal vacuum (TVac) chambers
- RF lab test
- RF testing chamber
Features & Benefits
GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies are engineered with features that make them more precise, repeatable, durable and reliable in challenging test and interconnect environments, including:
- low loss and low capacitive loading
- high velocity of propagation (85% speed of light)
- high power handling and high cut-off frequencies
- smaller, lighter weight, highly flexible constructions
- chemically inert, temperature-stable and abrasion-resistant materials
Our assemblies provide RF testing equipment engineers and manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical, and environmental performance, such as:
- reliable signal integrity over longer distances with low loss up to 70 GHz
- reliable and repeatable electrical performance with consistent phase and amplitude stability
- cable assemblies with the lowest Error Vector Magnitude (EVM)
- easy installation with flexible construction and tight bend radius of cables
- decreased weight with smaller diameters for ultra-high density applications
- design flexibility with a variety of interconnect options and configurations
For more information about the features and benefits of our RF test cable assemblies, contact a Gore representative today.
Watch these videos and more on YouTube of Gore engineers demonstrating the features and benefits of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies.
How to Buy
ORDER GORE MICROWAVE/RF ASSEMBLIES TODAY
If you have questions about our RF microwave cable assemblies for general purpose test and interconnect or want to discuss your specific application needs and request a quote, contact a Gore representative today. If you would like to order small quantities of our product, check with our authorized RF microwave components distributors for in-stock availability.
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April 26, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Stop by Booth 1023 and ask to see our demonstrations to watch how GORE® Cables and Materials perform reliably before and after installation and over time. We’re also eager to hear about your latest airframe and aviation system developments and talk with you about our solutions to ensure mission performance and aircrew protection for FARA, FLRAA and enduring fleet.
November 16, 2022 - November 17, 2022
Clean Gore cables & assemblies: Made for lithography. Made for you. Gore’s custom-configured static and high-flex cables & cable assemblies are designed, engineered and manufactured to meet the lithography industry’s toughest standards for durability, outgassing performance, cleanliness and flexibility. We look forward to seeing you at Precisiebeurs 2022.
June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Gore is exhibiting virtually at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and you’re invited to visit our virtual booth. We’ll describe how our proven portfolio of durable microwave/RF test assemblies delivers stable and consistent performance for reliable 5G test results.
GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Honored, Set Gold Standard with Industry Innovators Award
Posted September 16, 2020
W. L. Gore & Associates announced that its GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a Gold honoree. These assemblies are being recognized for their durability and reliability for precision testing of electronic warfare (EW) / radar suites; electronic surveillance/counter measures; radar warning systems; missile approach warning systems; and navigation/communication systems.
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