Overview

In today’s competitive electronics industries, reliability is essential for applications that use microwave/RF cable assemblies to ensure consistent, repeatable measurements and to maintain electrical performance over time. So, cable assemblies must be durable enough to withstand continuous movement, flexing, and exposure to environmental conditions while maintaining reliable electrical performance. But, a recent study showed that globally more than 75% of microwave/RF cable assemblies are replaced frequently due to damage during installation or operation.

Durable, Reliable Performance Now and Over Time
Military & Aerospace Electronics 2020 Innovators Awards - Gold Honoree

GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies has been recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. Learn more

GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies are the only internally ruggedized, flexible RF test assembly that provides consistent electrical performance with long service life in demanding environments. Our assemblies have a durable construction that resists not only crushing, but also kinking and twisting to prevent damage that could be caused by exceeding a cable’s minimum bend radius. Our assemblies also maintain precise, repeatable measurements, while withstanding frequent connecting and disconnecting, and they perform reliably even after extensive flexing with some cable constructions exceeding 100,000 flex cycles.

So, can you justify replacing your microwave/RF assemblies several times a year? Or, would you rather use one assembly for the life of your test equipment? GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies are more reliable and last longer than typical cable assemblies used in the industry — years rather than months.

Soldiers Relying On GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies provide unmatched precision, repeatability and durability over time.

Applications

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

GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

Courtesy, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

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Application on R&S®ZNBT Vector Network Analyzer.
Courtesy, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co.

  • anechoic chambers
  • antenna ranges
  • automated test equipment
  • bench-top testing
  • electromagnetic compliance testing
  • high throughput RF production testing
  • nearfield scanners
  • portable analyzers
  • scalar network analyzers
  • test rack systems
  • vector network analyzers (VNAs)
  • wireless telecommunication module testing
  • thermal vacuum chambers
  • high speed digital test
  • 5G test and interconnection

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

Features and Benefits

We have engineered features for GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies that make them more durable in demanding environments. Features include:

  • torque, crush and kink resistance
  • abrasion resistance
  • dust and moisture resistance
  • chemical resistance
  • wide temperature range
  • high connector pull strength

Our test assemblies provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • consistent, repeatable measurements with stable electrical performance up to 110 GHz
  • longer service life with durable construction that resists crushing, twisting and kinking
  • enhanced phase and amplitude stability with flexure and temperature
  • increased throughput and reduced downtime with durable and reliable performance
  • a variety of connector options specifically engineered to optimize assembly performance

For more information about the features and benefits of our test assemblies, please contact a Gore representative.

 

Construction of GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies
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Videos

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

Resources

Recent News

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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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