Fairview Microwave Inc. has unveiled a new line of seamless and twistable flexible waveguides covering 10 frequency bands from WR-137 to WR-22 and operating in the 5.85 to 50 GHz range. Typical applications include base stations, DAS systems, antennas and test instrumentation.
Fairview Microwave’s new line of flexible waveguides consists of 78 models–39 seamless and 39 twistable, all operating in the same wide range of frequencies. All models are offered with UG-style square/round cover and CPR-style flanges, and are available in lengths of 6 to 36 in.
The seamless models in this series are constructed of a solid piece of brass that is pressed into shape. These flexible waveguides deliver VSWR as low as 1.07:1, max power as high as 5 kW, insertion loss as low as 0.06 dB and can be used in pressurized applications.
The twistable models are made with twist-flex material that is wound, interlocking brass which allows it to slide on itself, making it able to twist in different directions. These flexible waveguides provide max power as high as 1.5 kW, insertion loss as low as 0.15 dB and VSWR as low as 1.05:1.
“This new product line is the perfect addition to our quickly growing, comprehensive family of ready-to-ship waveguide solutions. These flexible waveguide components deliver designers and engineers with an in-stock source of wide-range, flexible waveguide solutions for their applications up to 50 GHz,” explains Steven Pong, RF Passive Components Product Manager.
Fairview Microwave’s new flexible waveguides are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.