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 67 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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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 systems
  • clock distribution
  • environmental test chambers
  • evaluation boards
  • inside-the-box systems
  • load boards
  • module-to-module interconnect
  • optical modules
  • telecommunication systems
  • test bench systems
  • thermal vacuum chambers
  • wafer probing

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 67 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 Enhances VNA Test Assembly to Solve 70 GHz Challenges

Posted June 21, 2017

Gore has expanded the functional frequency range of its “FF series” GORE VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, now offering stable, reliable performance up to 70 GHz.

Press Release

GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Selected by Rohde & Schwarz for Use With R&S ZNBT20 Multi-Port VNA

Posted June 20, 2017

Gore has announced that Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) is endorsing GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies for use with its new R&S ZNBT20 multi-port VNA.

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Gore at 2017 International Paris Air Show

June 19 - 25, 2017

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Press Release

Gore Introducing New GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, Type 0N

Posted June 6, 2017

Gore has introduced the new GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, Type 0N for High Density Test/Interconnection – a lightweight assembly that ensures consistent, repeatable measurements with stable electrical performance up to 50 GHz.

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