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

Coaxial & Microwave / RF Cable Assemblies

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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

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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

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
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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 1.20:1
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
Center Conductor Solid
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)

Videos

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Recent News

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Gore at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit 2017

April 26 - 28, 2017

Visit us at Booth 1045 at the 2017 Army Aviation Missions Solution Summit to see the latest GORE® Military Fabrics, GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials, and GORE® Cables and Materials for military and defense applications.

Press Release

Gore’s Microwave/RF Solutions Surpass U.S. Army Flight Qualifications for Critical Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE)

Posted April 25, 2017

Gore announced today that GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies and GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for military aerospace applications have successfully passed stringent U.S. Army flight qualifications on the MH-47 Rotorcraft.

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Gore Exhibiting New and Proven Fabrics, Cables and Materials for Military and Defense Applications

Posted April 24, 2017

Gore will be featuring products from GORE® Military Fabrics, GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials and GORE® Cables and Materials at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN, April, 26-28, Booth 1045.

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GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies at EDICON CHINA 2017

Posted April 21, 2017

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will be featuring the new GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, Type 0N for High Density Test/Interconnection at EDICON China 2017 in Shanghai, April 25-27, booth number 319.

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