GORE® VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

Gore’s assemblies deliver outstanding electrical and mechanical performance for extremely precise and repeatable measurements guaranteed with flexure. Our assemblies have a rugged, lightweight and highly flexible construction that enables longer service life, reduced downtime and lower operating costs over the life of the test equipment.

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VNA Microwave / RF Test Assemblies

Coaxial & Microwave / RF Cable Assemblies

Datasheet for GORE® VNA Microwave / RF Test Assemblies Datasheet; includes typical applications, features and benefits, construction, specifications, and part number information.

Overview

Constant and/or highly repetitive movement of cables can compromise the measurement precision of high-performance VNAs. In fact, a recent study showed that globally more than 75% of microwave/RF cable assemblies are replaced frequently due to damage during installation or operation.

Guaranteed Stability for Precise, Repeatable Measurements
GORE® VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies set the industry standard through 67 GHz.

GORE® VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies set the industry standard through 67 GHz.

GORE VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies are specifically engineered to provide the most precise VNA measurements in laboratory conditions. They deliver the highest accuracy and greatest time interval between recalibrations of any test assembly on the market today.

Gore’s assemblies maintain excellent insertion loss and VSWR. Before shipment, we test all of our assemblies for return loss, insertion loss, phase stability and loss stability up to their maximum operating frequency. Our test methods simulate real-world environments to ensure the assembly delivers precise, repeatable measurements in your application.

Our assemblies ensure accurate and repeatable measurements because of their phase and amplitude stability guaranteed with flexure — tested for over 100,000 flex cycles before we retest phase and amplitude stability.

Choose GORE VNA Microwave/RF Assemblies for precise, repeatable measurements for the life of your system.

Applications

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

  • Vector network analyzers
  • Testing in lab environments
  • Critical measurements

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 VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies that make them more durable in demanding environments. Features include:

  • NMD-style ruggedized connectors
  • Crush resistance greater than 800 lbf/in
  • Over 50,000 flexures at minimum bend radius
  • Ttorque resistance
  • Virtually zero cable spring back

GORE® VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • Reliable signal integrity over longer distances with low loss up to 70 GHz
  • Reliable, repeatable electrical performance with consistent phase and amplitude stability
  • Easy installation with flexible construction and small bend radius
  • Decreased weight with smaller diameter for higher density applications
  • Design flexibility with a variety of interconnect options

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

Durable and rugged construction
Construction of GORE VNA 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.

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Recent News

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Gore Honored by Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards Program

Posted November 17, 2016

Gore announced today that its GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies, 6 Series line was recognized by the judges of the annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program.

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Posted November 8, 2016

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