VNA test cablesVNA test cables from AtlanTecRF boast high abrasion and crush resistance combined with excellent RF performance.

Already well known for its extensive range of test cables and comprehensive equipment cabling, AtlanTecRF launched details of its new top-performing series of VNA test cables designed for use with vector network analyser set-ups to 50 GHz.

The AVC series of low loss VNA test cables in both 40 and 50 GHz versions offer excellent RF performance in an ultra-flexible construction with superb crush resistance and a jacket which stands up to the high abrasion levels often present in a laboratory environment.

Aimed squarely at the microwave laboratory test and measurement market where continual flexing and high levels of handling are normal, the new assemblies feature +/-0.3dB amplitude stability and +/-5 degree phase stability with better than 1.2:1 VSWR for a 40GHz model with 2.92mm male connectors. The 50GHz versions are fitted with 2.4mm male connectors and exhibit just 5dB/metre insertion loss.

There are 10 layers of construction in the cable used for these VNA assemblies, ranging from the silver plated copper centre conductor through to low density PTFE dielectric, silver plated copper ribbon intermediate layer with PTFE stabiliser, all the way to the crush protection layer and outer abrasion resistant jacket.

At product release, AtlanTecRF C.E.O. Geoff Burling said “We have gone the extra mile to provide our customers with affordable and durable high performance test cables for the demanding laboratory environment and we are excited about the tremendous pre-launch customer feedback already received”.

Available from stock in standard lengths of 0.5. 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 metres, all assemblies are fully RoHS compliant and feature stainless steel connectors. The minimum bend radius is just 40mm and the light construction, weighing in at 34 grammes per metre, is another great benefit on the RF test bench.

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