Junkosha, a pioneer of sophisticated fluoropolymer application technologies across many sectors including microwave interconnect and medical devices, unveiled a new Cable Assembly Designer tool at the European Microwave Week (EuMW 2022). The Cable Assembly Designer is a product selection tool for Junkosha’s microwave and millimeter-wave coaxial cable assemblies that are customizable to a host of test and measurement, high-frequency needs within mobile communication technology, space and defense applications. At the EuMW event in Milan, Junkosha showcased its online tool to assist RF engineers and program managers find the right cable for their application.
With this tool, users can pre-select their desired usage conditions and apply various filters such as frequency, phase stability performance, and applications to generate a list of products that best meet their requirements. In addition to this, the new Cable Assembly Designer automatically calculates and confirms electrical characteristics necessary for product selection thereby making it easy to use, particularly when the product model number is unknown and needs to be specified independent of the connector.
“With the Cable Assembly Designer, Junkosha is meeting the needs of customer groups who are looking to increase the flexibility and custom design options for their cable assembly in an effortless way. The tool assists with choosing the right cable for a given application from an assortment of connectors and cable options that exist within Junkosha’s portfolio; and it includes key performance parameters to better equip decision making”, explains Masaru Omoto, Product Manager for Junkosha. “Alongside this latest online tool, we are taking the opportunity at this year’s European Microwave Week to showcase our wide breadth of high-end cable assembly solutions. Featuring the highest performing dielectric material and high flex life thanks to Junkosha’s precision engineered expanded-PTFE tape wrapping technology, each cable is designed to provide the highest reliability for testing and calibration purposes”.
Over the last 18 months, Junkosha has launched several high-end mmWave cable assembly solutions that withstand the technical challenges of higher frequency accuracy and operate effectively in environments with high flexure and temperature change. Whether it's defense radar architectures, 5G antennas or automatic test environments, changing temperature gradients are an issue that requires mitigation. In answer to these requirements, Junkosha is providing users information about a wide range of its innovative cable assembly solutions including the MWX7 Series, the Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Test Assembly and the MWX0 Series.
Omoto continues: “In the future, we intend to expand our online tool to include other product categories, making it accessible as an e-commerce interface that allows users to select and place orders anytime. We are ultimately committed to further enhancing the convenience of small-lot, high-quality, quick-delivery production at our plants in Japan. This growing emphasis on exceptional and consistent service across channels is fuelled by Junkosha’s continual goal to be customers’ number one partner by not only listening to their requirements but also providing them with no surprises – in other words being easy to do business with.”
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