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Richardson RFPD Inc. announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new wideband, 20W load RF termination from Wavelex.
High Speed Interconnects (www.highspeedint.com), a custom, high-performance, cable assembly manufacturer, has announced the launch of a new website which features their full product lines of ultra-high performance and robust DC-60 GHz micro coaxial and DC-70 GHz coaxial cable assemblies. Many of these assemblies feature a new ePTFE dielectric called VP90, a key enabler.
Model SWC-101F-R1 and SWC-101M-R1 are W band waveguide to 1 mm coaxial adapters. These adapters offer convenient mean for waveguide to coaxial line connection for full W band operations. Both WR-10 waveguide to 1mm (F) and WR-10 waveguide to1 mm (M) coax adapters have less than 1.0 dB insertion loss and better than 15 dB return loss from 75 to 110 GHz.
Mesa Microwave Corp. introduces P/N MMCNPPA plug to plug adapter in stainless finish at 50 ohms.
Agilent Introduces First Oscilloscope-Based Application for Ethernet 64b/66b Protocol Decoding and Triggering
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Because coaxial cable assemblies are so vital to such a wide range of systems, from rugged ground-based electronic systems to orbiting satellites in space, the selection process for those cables should not be treated lightly. Choosing the right coaxial cable assembly is not a trivial task, but it is one that can be made somewhat easier by better knowing what to look for in a high-frequency or high-speed coaxial cable assembly.
RF/microwave connectors are small and often overlooked, but they serve as gateways for many electronic devices and systems, linking components and systems together to enable proper operation. Coaxial connectors are often taken for granted—until they fail. They are instrumental to the operation of many electronic devices and systems, from cellular telephones and wireless data networks to the most advanced radar and electronic-warfare (EW) systems. Whether designing or simply maintaining electronic devices and systems, understanding the role of the RF/microwave connector can help to boost both performance and reliability.