Tyco Electronics announced today that it has extended the M/A-COM family of high-performance, lightweight cables to include five new cable types covering a variety of outer diameter sizes and constructions. The M/A-COM FA20RXLW, FA29RXLW, FA46RXLW, FN49RXLW and FN52RLLW augment the company's successful FN34RXLW cable line and are ideally suited for use in electronic defense, launch vehicles, commercial aviation, space/satellites and other general purpose military applications. "We understand and appreciate that the rigorous requirements of modern airborne applications, especially the demands on high-quality cable assemblies," said Ray Schwartz, product manager, Tyco Electronics. "The expansion of the M/A-COM family of lightweight cables assemblies is a deliberate effort to provide our customers with the most versatile and comprehensive line of high-quality components that are guaranteed to satisfy the demands of even the most demanding airborne applications." As outlined in the table below, each of the new cables offers a 25-31% weight savings over traditional construction with no change in VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Radio) or insertion loss. The new assemblies can also withstand the same harsh environments as M/A-COM traditional assemblies, including altitudes from ground-level to more than 70,000 feet and temperatures variations from -55°C to +200°C. Complementing the lighter cables, all assemblies feature reduced weight and volume connectors which retain conventional ETNC, SMA and N interfaces while incorporating new materials. The new M/A-COM assemblies are also available in various outer diameters and numerous jacket materials. These products may be subject to US export compliance laws and regulations. Pricing and Availability Please contact Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM products domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at http://www.macom.com/cables.