GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies, General Purpose Test Solutions

Gore’s microwave/RF test assemblies provide reliable, repeatable electrical performance with proven phase and amplitude stability. Our robust, lightweight assemblies are extremely flexible and facilitate easy handling and routing for improved installation. 

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Overview

Maximum Flexibility, Excellent Electrical Performance

A recent study showed that globally more than 75% of microwave/RF cable assemblies are replaced frequently due to damage during installation or operation. GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies are extremely flexible and withstand the rigors of handling and installation. Unlike traditionally designed flexible cables that are more stiff and difficult to handle, Gore’s lightweight assemblies have a small bend radius that makes routing easy even in tight spaces, particularly in board-to-board and inside-the-box systems. Their smaller size and flexibility enable our cables to maintain signal integrity for a longer service life.

Precise and Repeatable Measurements

Our assemblies offer excellent electrical performance in applications from DC through 70 GHz. Gore’s expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) insulation has a dielectric constant of 1.4, which translates to:

  • low relative loss
  • high velocity of propagation (85% speed of light)
  • low capacitive loading
  • high cut-off frequencies

Protected by the inner braid and jacket, the outer conductor delivers a minimum of 100 dB/ft., of shielding effectiveness through 18 GHz.

Since a specific assembly’s shielding effectiveness is determined by the choice of connector, we offer a variety of standard connectors designed specifically for our assemblies. These connectors are engineered to complement the performance of each cable,
minimizing loss and reflection for optimized signal transmission.

Construction of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies
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Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) jacket

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Torque-resistant braid

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Helically wrapped, silver-plated outer conductor

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Silver-plated copper conductor

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ePTFE dielectric

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Applications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of test and measurement applications, including:

  • antenna arrays
  • ATE systems (automated test equipment)
  • backplane interconnects
  • board-to-board
  • clock distribution
  • environmental test chambers
  • evaluation boards
  • inside-the-box
  • load boards
  • module-to-module interconnect
  • optical modules
  • telecommunication systems
  • test bench systems
  • thermal vacuum chambers

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.

Benefits

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • reliable signal integrity over longer distances with low loss up to 70 GHz
  • reliable, repeatable electrical performance with consistent phase and amplitude stability
  • easy installation with flexible construction and small bend radius
  • decreased weight with smaller diameter for higher density applications
  • design flexibility with a variety of interconnect options

For more information about the benefits of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.

Videos

Go to our YouTube Channel to watch these and other videos of Gore engineers demonstrating the benefits of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies.

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Recent News

Press Release

Gore Launches New Online Microwave/RF Assembly Builder

Posted April 21, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates has launched its updated GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder, a step-by-step tool that allows the user to configure and request a quote for an assembly with a variety of connector & cable options, assembly lengths, and frequencies.

Event

Visit Gore at 2019 European Microwave (EuMW) Conference

September 29, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Visit us in Booth 1225 to see our full line of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies that have been proven in many test and measurement applications.

Press Release

Gore Featuring Full Line of Proven Microwave/RF Test Solutions at EuMW 2019

Posted September 24, 2019

Gore will exhibit the company's full line of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for test and measurement applications at the European Microwave (EuMW) Conference in Paris, France on September 29 to October 4 in Booth 1225.

Press Release

Gore Presenting Solutions that Deliver Complete Reliability for Connection, Protection and Safety at 2019 Paris Air show

Posted June 13, 2019

Gore will exhibit a wide assortment of high-performance solutions at the 2019 Paris Air Show in France on 17-23 June in Hall 2B, Booth F170. Discover the benefits of Gore’s products and capabilities for air and space applications.

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