GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, 110 GHz

Gore offers a rugged, lightweight 110 GHz test assembly that optimizes the performance of test systems while reducing the total cost of test and ownership over time. Our assemblies provide reliable electrical performance with flexure and temperature in demanding environments. 

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GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave / RF Test Assemblies

Test & Measurement Test

Download technical information for our selection of microwave/RF test assemblies, including benefits, applications, properties, connector options, comparison test data, and ordering information.

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Overview

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.

PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, 110 GHz - VSWR
 PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, 110 GHz - Insertion Loss

Typical VSWR and Insertion Loss of Gore’s 110 GHz test assemblies based on a 16 cm (6.3 in) assembly length.

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.

GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

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 & Benefits

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

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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Properties

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.

Electrical
Gore Cable Type CX
Maximum Frequency (GHz) 110
Typical VSWR 1.34:1
Typical Insertion Loss (dB) 2.14
Impedance (Nominal) (Ohms) 50
Typical Phase Stability (degree) ±1.0
Typical Amplitude Stability (dB) < ±0.05
Dielectric Constant (Nominal) 1.6866
Velocity of Propagation (Nominal) (%) 77
Shielding Effectiveness (dB through 18 GHz) > 100
Time Delay (Nominal) ns/m (ns/ft) 4.33 (1.32)

 

Mechanical and Environmental
Gore Cable Type CX
Center Conductor Solid
Overall Diameter mm (in) 4.2 (0.167)
Nominal Weight g/m (g/ft) 55.8 (17)
Minimum Bend Radius mm (in) 10.2 (0.40)
Temperature Range (˚C) -55 to 125
Crush Resistance kgf/cm (lbf/in) 44.6 (250)

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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Recent News

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.

Event

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.

Event

Visit Gore at 2019 European Microwave (EuMW) Conference

September 29, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Visit us in Booth 1225 to see our full line of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies that have been proven in many test and measurement applications.

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