AtlanTecRF Introduces Ultra Flexible Low Loss Cable Assemblies for Test & Measurement

AtlanTecRF has announced the launch of a range of ultra flexible low loss test cables. The APC cable assemblies operates up to 26.5 GHz and are available with SMA male connectors as standard and also with type N male with 18 GHz versions. These cable assemblies feature a degree of flexibility not previously seen in assemblies of this type.

Key to its ultra flexible performance is the unique cable construction in five layers from a silver plated copper centre conductor through low density PTFE dielectric, silver plated copper shield and silver plated copper outer shield, to the polyurethane jacket. This last ingredient holds the key and although not having the operating temperature range of more traditional materials, such as FEP, it is considerably more flexible and still operates over the full military range of -55 to +85C.

This flexibility, demonstrated by the minimum bend radius of just 20 mm, not only improves ease of use in the test environment, along with very low stress levels on the cable, it also enables the test engineer to create a higher density test set up, saving space and reducing testing time.

The assemblies are available in standard stock lengths from 0.5 metres to 5 metres in 0.5 metre intervals. Custom lengths are also available up to 25 metres and beyond. The cable has an insertion loss of 1.0 dB per metre at 6 GHz and 2.5 dB per metre at 26.5 GHz with a stability of +/- 3 degrees and shielding effectiveness of more than 90 dB. All assemblies are RoHS compliant and individual test data is also available. Click here for more information.