Crystek has ruggedized its LL142 low-loss RF cable assemblies by incorporating a spiraled stainless steel casing, along with extra fortification provided by heavy-duty adhesive strain relief with a Neoprene jacket. This added measure of protection eliminates the failures commonly caused by cable flexion and compression. At 18 GHz, the new Armored LL142 assemblies feature attenuation of 0.36 dB/ft and VSWR characteristics of <1.3.
Crystek’s Armored LL142 Series cables offer shielding effectiveness of greater than -110 dB with an operating temperature range of -55° to +85°C (extended range of -55° to +125°C available through special order). The cables feature rugged stainless-steel solder-clamp construction and a minimum bend radius of 1.5 inches with minimal spring-back. The Armored LL142 Series cables are available in four standard lengths—24, 36, 48 and 60 inches—with SMA male to SMA male connectors. Custom lengths and configurations (Type N and TNC connectors) and electrically matched pairs are also available.
Crystek has been providing frequency products since 1958 and operates two divisions dedicated to frequency control. Crystek Crystals and Crystek Microwave are dedicated to the development and manufacture of frequency products using quartz-based resonators and frequency control products for the microwave industry.