Overview

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. GORE Microwave/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.

Construction of Gore’s temperature-stable cable assemblies for general purpose test and interconnect.
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Helically wrapped, silver-plated outer conductor

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Highly flexible construction of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, General Purpose Test & Interconnect

Offerings

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.

Frequency High Density Multi-Purpose High Power/ Low Loss TVac
18 GHz Cable Assemblies
26.5 GHz Cable Assemblies  
32 GHz Cable Assemblies    
40 GHz Cable Assemblies  
50 GHz Cable Assemblies  
65 GHz Cable Assemblies  
70 GHz Cable Assemblies  

Applications

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.

Gore’s microwave/RF assemblies connected to a load board.

  • 5G test and interconnection
  • antenna arrays
  • automated test equipment (ATE)
  • backplane interconnects
  • board-to-board
  • clock distribution
  • evaluation boards
  • environmental test chambers
  • inside-the-box
  • 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 Gore representative today.

Videos

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.

Resources

Recent News

Event

W. L. Gore & Associates Exhibiting Virtually at IMS2021

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.

Press Release

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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W. L. Gore & Associates Goes Virtual at IMS2020

August 4, 2020 - August 6, 2020

Due to the ongoing challenge of COVID-19, IMS2020 has been moved to virtual with live streaming. A key topic at the symposium is 5G connectivity, and Gore will present a portfolio of reliable microwave/RF test assemblies for 5G testing. We’ll describe how our cable assemblies provide durable, stable, and consistent performance to ensuring accurate and reliable testing results.

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.

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