5G Test & Measurement

The industry requires more reliable mmWave RF solutions to help overcome common system issues and improve test outcomes. With Gore’s proven high-performance microwave/RF cable assemblies connected to your 5G test and measurement equipment, you can always trust the results.

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At Gore, we understand microwave 5G cables, and performance is more than a catchword to us. It’s a promise to our customers to deliver the very best because you can’t trust the product performance if you can’t trust the results. We do this through unrelenting engineering excellence and materials control.

Eliminate Common 5G Test System Issues

Electrical performance, durability and stability are key factors that can significantly affect the reliability of mmWave test cable assemblies. Constant handling and moving microwave cables can cause a cascade of problems. Kinking, pinching and crushing them or accidentally stepping on and rolling over them with a chair can damage an assembly that’s not made with durable materials and construction. Connecting and disconnecting assemblies from 5G test equipment can also wear them out.

These issues can cause unstable electrical performance and doubts about measurement accuracy. Any test cable that performs poorly can cause production delays, yield loss, increased troubleshooting and maintenance, signal integrity degradation, re-testing, re-calibration, higher total cost of ownership, and reduced test throughput.

Gore offers proven high-performance microwave/RF test assemblies that provide many advantages over low-cost alternatives to meet critical test system requirements and improve test outcomes. Our 5G microwave cables feature more durability, greater flexibility, and stable electrical performance in mmWave components and massive MIMO test (multiple input/multiple output) to eliminate many of these common issues.

Gore’s Microwave 5G Cables in Action

We have a long heritage and proven track record working closely with leading global test equipment manufacturers across several markets, including 5G wireless testing, 5G network testing and RF semiconductor manufacturers for 5G test systems. Our broad portfolio of microwave cables proves valuable and reliable in test and measurement applications for communication, semiconductor, and aerospace and defense, including:

ELECTRONIC TEST & MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT

Gore's microwave/RF assemblies meet or exceed 5G test system performance requirements for measurement accuracy, stability, reproducibility, repeatability, handling and operation. They’ve been successfully used in the following electronic test and measurement equipment across several industries:

  • Network analyzers
  • Signal generators
  • Signal analyzers
  • One-box testers
  • BERT
  • High-speed oscilloscopes

When it comes to vector network analyzers, we’re proud that our GORE VNA Microwave/RF Test assemblies have set the industry standard by offering the highest stability up to 70 GHz in high-end R&D and metrology-grade test applications.

5G COMMUNICATION TEST
Gore’s 5G RF semiconductor cable connected to Keysight multi-channel 5G test bed for NR FR1 and FR2.

GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies connected to Keysight Multi-Channel 5G Test Bed for NR FR1 and FR2.

Image courtesy of Keysight Technologies, Inc.

For testing 5G communication systems, it’s critical to ensure measurement accuracy and reproducibility. Our microwave/RF assemblies offer precise, repeatable measurements from DC through 110 GHz with proven phase and amplitude stability, low insertion loss and excellent VSWR.

Featuring proven high flex life and low spring back, our solutions are perfect for the following 5G test areas:

  • Base stations
  • Antennas
  • RF components & modules

For example, GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies are the only internally ruggedized, flexible solution on the market proven to survive extensive flexing while maintaining reliable electrical performance.

5G SEMICONDUCTOR RF TEST
GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, General Purpose connected to a semiconductor wafer test load board.

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, General Purpose connected to a semiconductor wafer test load board.

To ensure high throughput and yield for 5G RF semiconductors manufacturers, our products deliver highly consistent and repeatable measurements in wafer testing and packaging testing (final test).

For instance, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, General Purpose Test & Interconnect feature smaller diameters, high flexibility, and durable constructions that simplify the routing process and guarantee reliable performance long after installation — like board-to-board and inside-the-box applications in 5G test and measurement equipment.

Setting the Industry Benchmark

With more than 40 years of design expertise, Gore has set the industry benchmark for microwave/RF cable assemblies delivering proven reliability over time. That’s why leading manufacturers choose our products because of the improved performance they see in their test equipment. We offer a broad portfolio of solutions for test and measurement, spaceflight, and aerospace and defense applications.

Unlike other suppliers, we manufacture our own dielectric materials and precision flat wire outer conductors for our assemblies. We also design and manufacture a selection of connector options to optimize the performance of our assemblies. Throughout the entire manufacturing process, we ensure consistent performance and quality control of all our products.

Get Started Today with Gore’s Microwave 5G Cables

Eliminate common test system issues and improve test outcomes by connecting your equipment to reliable microwave 5G RF cables from W. L. Gore & Associates. To learn more and speak with us about your specific application needs and requirements, contact a Gore representative today.

We also invite you to visit our online RF Cable Builder, where you can design a test assembly that’s right for your application and get a quote. You can also calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of our test assemblies using our online RF Calculator.

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