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Coaxial Cable Remains Stable with Flexure Over Time

June 13, 2024
Samtec rolls out a new coaxial-cable structure that displays consistent phase and amplitude stability over time as it experiences flexing.

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At IMS 2024, Samtec (Booth 1531) debuts its next-generation Nitrowave coaxial cable, which is targeted at meeting the steep demands of applications in the aerospace, defense, datacom, computer/semiconductor, and instrumentation sectors.

The cable is built with state-of-the-art shielding techniques and an interlayer (see figure). The resulting product offers high stability with flexure over time: < 0.2˚ x F(GHz).

At booth demos and in partner booths around the IMS show floor, visitors can see the company’s LL043 (43.5 GHz) and LL071 (71 GHz) microwave cables in a distinctive orange jacket. VSWR for the LL043 variant is specified at 1.4:1 @ 43.5 GHz. Cabling is available in frequencies ranging from 18 to 110 GHz.

At IMS, Samtec will also feature a booth demo of its new BE90A Bulls Eye test assembly. The device, which is rated to >90 GHz, features a space-saving design for use on smaller evaluation boards with shorter trace lengths.

Other featured products being shown include:

  • The ganged Magnum RF connectors are multi-port devices for mmWave applications. Magnum RF is suited for space-limited applications at up to 65 GHz.
  • Samtec’s flexible waveguide technology is embodied in a cable design that conserves space while maintaining loss performance like that of a traditional waveguide.
  • A new line of RF edge-launch connectors that covers DC to 67 GHz with a narrow body design 33% smaller than traditional edge-launch connectors. Interface types include 1.85, 2.40, and 2.92 mm.

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