A recent study showed that globally more than 75% of microwave/RF cable assemblies are replaced frequently due to damage during installation or operation. So, cable assemblies must be durable enough to withstand continuous movement, flexing, and exposure to environmental conditions while maintaining reliable electrical performance over time.
Rugged Construction Delivers Longer Service Life
Our portfolio of GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies includes an 110 GHz version that can be flexed, formed, or repositioned without damage while providing excellent stability with flexure and temperature. These rugged, lightweight assemblies provide reliable electrical and mechanical performance in demanding environments for long service life. When tested, our 110 GHz test assemblies maintain low VSWR and insertion loss.
Typical VSWR and Insertion Loss of Gore’s 110 GHz test assemblies based on a 16 cm (6.3 in) assembly length.
GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of test and measurement applications, including:
Courtesy, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
- 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
If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.
Features & 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
These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of our 110 GHz test assemblies.
Download the data sheet for more technical information, including comparison test data, connector options, and ordering information.
|Gore Cable Type||CX|
|Maximum Frequency (GHz)||110|
|Typical Insertion Loss (dB)||2.14|
|Impedance (Nominal) (Ohms)||50|
|Typical Phase Stability (degree)2||±1.0|
|Typical Amplitude Stability (dB)2||< ±0.05|
|Dielectric Constant (Nominal)||1.4|
|Velocity of Propagation (Nominal) (%)||85|
|Shielding Effectiveness (dB through 18 GHz)3||> 100|
|Time Delay (Nominal) ns/cm (ns/in)||0.04 (0.103)|
Mechanical and Environmental
|Gore Cable Type||CX|
|Overall Diameter mm (in)||4.2 (0.167)|
|Nominal Weight g/m (oz/ft)||55.8 (0.60)|
|Minimum Bend Radius mm (in)||10.2 (0.40)|
|Temperature Range (˚C)||-55 to 125|
|Crush Resistance kgf/cm (lbf/in)||44.6 (250)|
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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