TFT-LFcables from Times Microwave Systems are an alternative low cost solution compared to semi-flexible (solder braid) coax and RG type coax for RF interconnects in applications up to 3 GHz. Unlike solder braid cables, the flat braid shield on TFT-LF cable is not susceptible to cracking when bent which permits installation in tight spaces without the risk of compromising performance. Compared to standard RG cables, the flat braid shield provides much better shielding and lower attenuation. The FEP jacket provides excellent protection in corrosive environments and is highly resistant to UV making these cables suitable for outdoor installation. TFT-LF cables are also CMP (plenum) rated and provide better than -160 dBc PIM performance when properly terminated, making them ideal for interconnects in cellular base stations and critical DAS installations.

Features & Benefits

  • Low passive intermodulation distortion (PIM)
  • UL910 plenum rated satisfying building code requirements
  • Stable loss, phase and VSWR vs. flexing
  • Extremely flexible, low minimum bend radius
  • Lower loss than standard semi-rigid
  • Use standard solder-on semi-rigid connectors
  • Very good shielding effectiveness

TFT-LF cables available

Cable OD Description List Price
TFT-402-LF 0.150” Silver Plated CC and Flat Strip Braid, Blue FEP Jacket $1.50/ft
TFT-401-LF 0.265” Silver Plated CC and Flat Strip Braid, Blue FEP Jacket $4.00/ft