Times Microwave Systems Introduces End to End RF Interconnects for Avionics Applications

Times Microwave Systems, an innovative supplier of RF and microwave interconnect assemblies, cables, and connectors, has introduced a complete avionics end-to-end RF interconnect solution. The TCA product line includes cables, modular connectors, tooling, and a pulling nose. The TCA product line improves installation efficiency and increases safety. It features Times’ lightweight, low-loss, high-temperature, highly flexible TCA cable, ideal for meeting avionics’ critical electrical and mechanical performance requirements for applications including satellite communications, collision avoidance, and navigation.

The flight friendly modular connector system makes terminating the cable quick and easy while ensuring optimal electrical and mechanical performance. TCA connectors provide:

  • Standardized and error-proof connectors.
  • Reduced inventory costs and risks.
  • Simplified installation/replacement operations.
  • Eliminate foreign object damage (FOD) – pre-termination means no onboard tooling and no braid trimming.

The TCA product line also includes unique, all-in-one prep tools including the ST-3520, ST-31156, and ST-3112 for simple, safe, and repeatable cable termination. Users can save time by terminating the assemblies with the cable entry and using the TCA’s pulling eye to “fish” the assembly through the fuselage of an aircraft. This enables the user to complete the connector installation with the configuration that best fits the final system.