For test applications that require precise, repeatable measurements, microwave/RF test assemblies from Gore provide excellent phase and amplitude stability with flexure. Our rugged, lightweight assemblies deliver reliable performance with longer service life and reduced equipment downtime resulting in lower costs for testing in laboratory, production and field test environments. 

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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
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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

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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.

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

Applications
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Courtesy, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

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

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  • 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
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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
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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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PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Construction

Braided jacket

71%
4%

Outer binder

71%
10%

Braided strength member

71%
16%

Crush member

71%
21%

Inner jacket

71%
27%

Inner braid

71%
33%

Electrical Shield

71%
39%

ePTFE dielectric

71%
45%

Center conductor

71%
51%
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Videos
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Go to our YouTube Channel to watch these and other videos of Gore engineers demonstrating the benefits of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies.

Gore’s engineers use GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies to test signal integrity of GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies before and after installation

Gore’s engineers use GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Assemblies to test signal integrity of GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies before and after installation

Gore’s Robert John discusses the causes of microwave/RF cable failure and the impact of cable replacement over time

Gore’s Robert John discusses the causes of microwave/RF cable failure and the impact of cable replacement over time

Chris Ericksen delivers Gore’s Micro Apps presentation at IMS on understanding and improving microwave cable performance in aircraft and land vehicles.

Chris Ericksen delivers Gore’s Micro Apps presentation at IMS on understanding and improving microwave cable performance in aircraft and land vehicles
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