Maury Microwave’s Stability™ series RF and microwave cable assemblies are now available up to 50 GHz with 2.4 mm precision connectors. Stability assemblies have been specifically designed for phase-stable and amplitude-stable applications, such as measurements with VNAs, and have a typical phase stability with flexure of ±6 degrees at 50 GHz, and a typical amplitude stability with flexure of ±0.05 dB at 50 GHz. Excellent electrical properties, including a typical VSWR of 1.3:1 at 50 GHz, insertion loss of 1.52 dB/ft at 50 GHz and shielding effectiveness of over 90 dB, make Stability assemblies ideal for a wide range of daily-use applications including interconnections between instruments and test devices, bench top and wafer-level characterization, and production test. With a flex life cycle of over 20,000 and a crush resistance of over 254 lb/inch (44 kN/m), Stability assemblies offer a ruggedized and durable construction with a longer lifespan and lower cost-of-test. Stability assemblies have been designed for high-density applications, such as PXI systems and high-density switches, and have an outer diameter of 0.244 inches (6.20 mm), a static bend radius of 1 inch (25.4 mm) and nominal weight of 1.02 oz/ft (95 g/m). Stability assemblies operate between -67° and +257°F (-55° to +125°C), are fire resistant, abrasion resistant and RoHS/REACH compliant.
Stability cable assemblies are part of the ColorConnect™ family. Following the proposed IEEE high frequency connector/adapter color convention, Stability cable assemblies are the first commercially available assemblies to offer clear indications of compatibility and intermatability. ColorConnect makes it a simple matter to avoid and eliminate damaged equipment, degraded equipment reliability, degraded performance and lengthy maintenance times due to improper mating (and attempted mating) of incompatible interconnects.
Stability cable assemblies are also available up to 26.5 GHz with 3.5 mm connectors, up to 40 GHz with 2.92 mm connectors, and can be ordered in swept-90°and TVAC configurations. Standard lengths are available in-stock for next-day delivery at www.maurymw.com/store.