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Cable Assemblies Extend Past 60 GHz

May 23, 2016
On display at the IMS 2016 at Booth No. 1547 will be a new vector network analyzer (VNA) cable assembly with low-loss performance through the millimeter-wave range.

Measurements are an essential part of any design process, but they become challenging in the millimeter-wave range, especially when attempting to connect test gear to a device under test (DUT). For that reason, W. L. Gore & Associates have been developing coaxial cable assemblies that deliver stable electrical performance over time and at frequencies from 60 to 70 GHz in support of signal generators and analyzers in the millimeter-wave frequency range. On display at the IMS 2016 at Booth No. 1547 will be a new vector network analyzer (VNA) cable assembly with low-loss performance through the millimeter-wave range. This high-performance cable assembly not only maintains stable amplitude and phase characteristics through 70 GHz for accurate VNA measurements, it remains stable over time so that measurement accuracy due to cable flexure and interconnections is ensured. Along with these 70-GHz VNA test cables, Gore will be showing an assortment of its GORE{R} PHASEFLEX{R}RF/microwave test cable assemblies, which are designed to maintain their mechanical and electrical characteristics over time and with repeated flexures. Don’t get bent out of shape over your next test setup—visit Gore at IMS Booth No. 1547.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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