Electronic Assembly Manufacturing Inc. (EAM), an RF/microwave coaxial cable assembly supplier, has recently announced the availability of high performance hand-formable cable assemblies. These cable assemblies provide typical insertion loss of 0.7 dB/ft. at 20 GHz for a 0.141-in. diameter cable. Typical VSWR is 1.13:1 at 18 GHz. These hand-formable cable assemblies minimize signal losses by means of a PTFE dielectric and they incorporate a copper-tin composite outer conductor to achieve excellent shielding effectiveness of more than 100 dB. They can be easily bent into a desired shape without tools and, once bent, will retain that form with minimal memory effects. In short, EAM's hand-formable cable assemblies provide greater ease of use than factory formed semi-rigid cable assemblies, with little or no sacrifice in electrical performance and at a much lower cost.
They are available in a wide range of standard and custom lengths with the same connector choices as for semi-rigid cable assemblies, including anti-torque connectors, SMA, 7/16, BNC, N and TNC connectors. Prices start at $8.39 each for 2-12” lengths with SMA connectors.