Times Microwave Systems has introduced a new series of test cables designed to accommodate the higher frequencies required for advanced testing of automotive radar, 5G, 6G and beyond. The Clarity 110 test cables are ultra-stable through 110 GHz with exceptionally low attenuation for critical mmWave high frequency measurements, where phase stability and repeatability are of concern. It is also ideal for applications including semiconductor testing and on-wafer probing.
Advanced technologies have introduced new testing challenges in terms of repeatability, reliability, and reproducibility. For example, networks using microwave backhaul, fronthaul and fixed wireless are predicted to exceed 100 GHz. The increasing use of automotive radar systems to power safety-critical applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems require the ability to test the fundamental frequencies of radar systems, but also how they behave at their harmonics, which necessitates measurements up to 110 GHz.
Clarity 110 is the newest addition to Times Microwave Systems’ proven Clarity Series, known for its industry-leading performance and unparalleled value. The test cable features steel torque, crush and overbend protection with abrasion resistance—without compromising flexibility. The design includes an ergonomic, stainless steel protective barrel strain relief and a hex coupling nut.
The new test lead offers a very repeatable, low insertion loss cable that functions throughout the desired frequency range to ensure a high-fidelity measurement. Tight phase control is a further parameter for optimizing system performance in advanced wireless technologies such as 5G and 6G smart antennas. Clarity 110 offers a phase-stable cable assembly that utilizes a microporous PTFE.
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