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Test & Measurement
Constant and/or highly repetitive cable movement can compromise the measurement precision of high-performance vector network analyzers (VNAs). With the most precise measurements, GORE VNA Microwave/RF Test Assemblies from W. L. Gore & Associates set the industry standard for VNAs through 70 GHz. They’re specifically engineered for metrology and critical test and measurement applications. Leading manufacturers choose our test assemblies because of the improved performance they see in their equipment.
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 70 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.
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
Go to our YouTube Channel to watch these and other videos of Gore engineers demonstrating the benefits of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies.
November 16, 2022 - November 17, 2022
Clean Gore cables & assemblies: Made for lithography. Made for you. Gore’s custom-configured static and high-flex cables & cable assemblies are designed, engineered and manufactured to meet the lithography industry’s toughest standards for durability, outgassing performance, cleanliness and flexibility. We look forward to seeing you at Precisiebeurs 2022.
June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Gore is exhibiting virtually at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and you’re invited to visit our virtual booth. We’ll describe how our proven portfolio of durable microwave/RF test assemblies delivers stable and consistent performance for reliable 5G test results.
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.
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.
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