Cable Performance and Specifications

Featuring a durable yet lightweight cable assembly, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications are constructed to offer a smaller diameter that doesn’t compromise flexibility. Ensuring consistent electrical performance, Gore’s expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) insulation translates to low relative loss, high velocity of propagation, low capacitive loading and high cut-off frequencies. What’s more, the outer conductor delivers a minimum of 100 dB/ft of shielding effectiveness through 18 GHz.

Designed for easy installation, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications also differentiate from alternatives with benefits such as:

Precise, Repeatable Measurements

Gore’s RF cable assemblies feature proven phase and amplitude stability and provide superior electrical performance in applications from DC through 70 GHz. This results in accurate, repeatable measurements when needed most.

High Power, Low Loss

Often, applications requiring high power, low loss assemblies must compromise on flexibility and size when choosing an alternative product. But with GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications, system designers and engineers can benefit from its smaller package that doesn’t sacrifice reliable performance up to 18 GHz.

Greater Flexibility

Whereas traditional cables are stiffer and harder to maneuver, Gore’s RF cable assemblies are extremely flexible and durable enough to withstand the rigors of handling and installation. Their small bend radius makes routing easier in tight spaces, and their compact size and flexibility allow for maintaining signal integrity over a longer service life.

Meeting Rigorous Standards across Several Applications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications in semiconductor test, and aerospace and defense test environments are proven to provide reliable measurement accuracy with each repeated use. After manufacturing, each assembly is tested to ensure that its insertion loss and VSWR meet stringent performance criteria. Because of their flexibility and consistent phase and amplitude stability, they also maintain low loss, withstand common motion and ease the routing process in a variety of applications, including the following:

  • Board-to-board
  • Inside-the-box
  • Bench test systems
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Load boards
  • Automated test equipment (ATE) systems
  • Environmental test chambers
  • Telecommunication systems
  • Optical modules
  • Antenna arrays
  • Evaluation boards
  • Module-to-module interconnects
  • Backplane interconnects
  • 5G test and interconnection
  • And more.

Further, Gore’s RF cable assemblies serve as an ideal replacement for semi-rigid assemblies and are available for thermal vacuum (TVac) applications.

How to Order GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications

To learn more about GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications in semiconductor test and aerospace and defense environments, contact a Gore representative today. Upon request, phase or time delay matching can be specified for our cable assemblies with frequencies from DC through 70 GHz.

Alternatively, utilize the GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator online tool, which helps you calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of our cable assemblies. Also utilize the GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder online tool, which allows you build an assembly that’s right for your exact needs or to request a quote for an assembly for your specifications.

For high-density, multi-purpose, high power/low loss and thermal vacuum applications, our cable assemblies are identified by a 12-character part number that designates the cable type, connector type, and assembly length. However, our part numbers for RF Jumper Assemblies up to 18 GHz are as follows:

  • 0.145 diameter: 145-006.0, 145-012.0, 145-018.0, 145-024.0, 145-036.0, 145-048.0, 145-060.0, 145-072.0, 145-096.0, 145-120.0
  • 0.195 diameter: 195-006.0, 195-012.0, 195-018.0, 195-024.0, 195-036.0, 195-048.0, 195-060.0, 195-072.0, 195-096.0, 195-120.0

We also provide a variety of standard connectors designed specifically for GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications. These connectors are engineered to complement the performance of each cable type, minimizing loss and reflection for optimized signal transmission.

When you’re ready to purchase GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for General Purpose Applications, contact us or an authorized distributor.