NAI has introduced a new line of Series-C Flexible Corrugated Coaxial Cable Assemblies with Nex10 connectors and Low PIM, as the company continues its development of new standard interconnect products under the Steady Link brand. This latest line of assemblies features flexible RF50 Low PIM corrugated assemblies with straight Nex10 connectors.
The Steady Link Series-C Flexible RF50 Coax Assemblies with Nex10 connectors have been designed to provide durable and reliable connections for transmitters, receivers, antennas, and other applications in antenna feeder systems on cell towers. These new assemblies feature low VSWR and strong shielding effectiveness to reduce energy loss and provide protection from outside interference. As such, the Series-C Flexible RF50 Coax Assemblies with Nex10 connectors are well suited for connections in low loss and VSWR signal transmission at high frequency applications.
These NAI coax assemblies also represent a cutting-edge solution for harsh outdoor environments. Engineered to withstand extreme temperatures, their rugged design is rated IP68 when mated, and will tolerate other demanding conditions of continued outdoor exposure.
These assemblies are available in three cable sizes: ½”, 3/8”, and ¼” in custom lengths.
RF 50 Ohm Coaxial Cable
The flexible coax cable features a copper-plated aluminum conductor, a Foam Polyethylene dielectric, an outer shield of helical corrugated copper, and an outer black PE jacket. The nominal OD for the ½” assembly is 0.527”; 0.425” for the 3/8” assembly; and 0.291” for the ¼” assembly. The bend radius for all three cables is 25 mm single.
Nex10 connectors feature a small form factor. As compared to 4.3-10 connectors, the Nex10 connector is 50 % smaller and lightweight, allowing its deployment in dense configurations. The connector bodies are brass with BBR plating and have a PTFE dielectric. Silicone rubber is used to seal the connector. All Nex10 connectors are RoHS compliant.
The Series-C Flexible Low PIM coax assemblies with Nex10 connectors have a 50 Ohm impedance and operate in a frequency range from DC to 6,000 MHz. These assemblies feature a low return loss (VSWR) of 0.01 – 6.00 GHz, RL less than -36 dB to less than -20 dB, [1.03 – 1.22]. Operating and storage temperatures are -55 to ~80 °C.
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NAI's Steady Link SERIES-C Flexible RF50 Coax Cable Assemblies are made to order from inventoried materials, with quick shipment options available.
NAI has also launched a new online Coax Assembly Configurator to easily design a customized coax assembly and submit the design for fast quoting. NAI will be launching other new Steady Link coax assembly products in the near future.
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