Impact of Materials on Microwave Cable Performance

Cable reliability is based on both durability and signal integrity, and the materials used to engineer the assemblies have a direct impact on their life in any environment. To ensure signal integrity and product reliability, it is essential to identify the electrical, mechanical, environmental, and application-specific constraints that can affect the cable’s overall performance. These variables have a direct impact on the materials used for cable dielectric and jacketing as well as the construction of the cable. Also, testing and data analysis are key to ensuring that the cable will perform reliably in a specific environment.