Times Microwave Systems has introduced its new InstaBend high-performance microwave assemblies. InstaBend microwave assemblies provide a flexible preassembled design for interconnects between RF circuit cards, modules, and enclosure panels. The cable can be bent very closely behind the connector, simplifying cable routing.
InstaBend is ideal for in-the-box applications with space constraints including space flight, thermal vacuum, microwave test, and many other commercial and military applications. The cable can be bent very closely behind the connector, minimizing footprint, saving space, and simplifying cable routing. This also eliminates the need to protect the back of the connector.
Additionally, InstaBend provides these benefits at a dramatically reduced lead time compared to competing solutions. The high-performance microwave assemblies are available now in standard configurations or can be customized to meet an application’s specific needs. “The new InstaBend microwave assemblies are created with Times Microwave Systems’ extensive industry experience in developing high-performance solutions that meet our customers’ needs,” said David Slack, Engineering Director at Times Microwave. “This product’s ability to bend from connector to connector provides maximum flexibility and minimum use of available volume in high density, inside the box applications.”
In-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities enable Times Microwave to deliver RF products that meet the most demanding requirements, including customized solutions in product design, installation, regulatory compliance, and performance improvement. Most importantly, as a manufacturer with fully integrated design, production, assembly, and testing capabilities, Times Microwave can deliver RF interconnect solutions from conception through testing and production.
The INSTABENDTM 86 cable assemblies can operate at frequencies up to 62 GHz and have a diameter of 0.1 in (2.67 mm). They have a minimum bend radius of 0.3 in (6.4 mm) and a velocity of propagation of 70%. They can be used with SMA, SMP, and 2.92 mm connectors. The frequency of operation will be limited by the selected connector.
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