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Fairview Microwave introduces new armored test cables

February 7, 2014
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Fairview Microwave Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, introduces a new line of armored coaxial test cables which are designed to withstand punishing environments such as production line testing and continual in-the-field use. 

The new armored cables from Fairview can be ordered with SMA or N-Type connectors which are constructed of rugged stainless steel. The SMA test cables are designed to operate to 20 GHz and the N-Type test cables operate to 18 GHz. The strong interface between the connector and armoring, along with the strain-relief booting, increase the overall performance and longevity of the cable assembly. Fairview’s armored test cables are built using a triple shielded coax with an expanded PTFE dielectric.

Despite having a durable stainless steel jacket, Fairview’s new armored cables are manufactured with a flexible coaxial cable allowing it to bend and flex repeatedly without degrading the electrical signal. The armored assemblies from Fairview Microwave can be purchased in several standard lengths from 24 to 60 inches.  Other lengths, including metric, are also available upon request.

“RF test cables can undergo tremendous strain due to frequent bending, stretching and twisting during normal use”, explains Greg Arnold, Technical Sales Manager at Fairview Microwave.  “Fairview’s new armored test cables utilize a rugged outer construction, specially designed to endure the physical stress associated with heavy torquing and potential crush conditions.  They are the perfect solution for applications ranging from high-traffic production environments and outdoor antenna ranges to shipboard/flight line and antenna/base station testing.” 

Fairview’s new armored test cables are in-stock and available to ship today. You can view the complete offering of armored RF test cables from Fairview Microwave by visiting the test cable sections at http://www.fairviewmicrowave.com/microwave_rf_cables.htm. For additional information, Fairview can be contacted at +1-972-649-6678. 

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