Test Cables Link DC To 18 GHz

Aug. 21, 2012
Courtesy of Mini-Circuits, model CBL-20FT-SMSM+ is a 20-ft.-long precision test cable with stainless-steel male SMA connectors on either end, in addition to built-in strain reliefs for long operating lifetime. Ideal for broadband and narrowband measurement system applications from DC to 18 GHz, it features shielding effectiveness (SE) of better than 100 dB.

Courtesy of Mini-Circuits, model CBL-20FT-SMSM+ is a 20-ft.-long precision test cable with stainless-steel male SMA connectors on either end, in addition to built-in strain reliefs for long operating lifetime. Ideal for broadband and narrowband measurement system applications from DC to 18 GHz, it features shielding effectiveness (SE) of better than 100 dB. The rugged test cable, which is designed for operating temperatures from -55 to +105°C, exhibits low insertion loss of typically 6.7 dB through 6 GHz, 9.7 dB through 12 GHz, and 12.5 dB through 18 GHz. The RoHS-compliant cable can handle continuous power levels to 180 W at 6 GHz and to 88 W at 18 GHz. The cable is constructed with a solid PTFE dielectric and a blue FEP jacket for durability.

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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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