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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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 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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Gore Showcases Next-generation Cable Solutions to Prevent Electrostatic Buildup and Reduce Particle Attraction for Cleanroom Applications at SEMICON China 2019

Posted March 18, 2019

Evolving design/production technologies in flat panel displays and semiconductor equipment have made it possible for the industry to move toward higher density designs. However, these higher density designs have also made flat panel displays and integrate circuits (ICs) more susceptible to damage from electrostatic buildup and attracted particles. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will showcase its newly launched GORE® Low Charging Trackless Cables for cleanroom applications at SEMICON China 2019 in Shanghai March 20 – 22.

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Gore at 2019 JSWAG/JAvFOWG Technical Interchange Forum

March 11, 2019 - March 14, 2019

Gore will be attending this invitation-only forum to exhibit GORE® Aerospace Cables that ensure aircraft survivability and warfighter readiness and safety. 

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See Gore’s Advanced Technical Solutions for Military & Defense at the 2018 Cribbins/ASE Symposiums

November 13, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Come by Booth 103 at this year’s symposiums to check out Gore’s advanced technical solutions for military and defense applications.

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Gore Showing Advanced Technical Solutions for Military & Defense Applications at 2018 Cribbins/ASE Symposiums

Posted November 8, 2018

Gore will be featuring their selection of advanced technical solutions for military and defense applications at the 2018 Cribbins and Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Symposiums in Huntsville, Alabama on November 13-16, Booth 103.

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