Fairview Microwave has a new line of low loss, temperature-conditioned, high-reliability RF cable assemblies for avionics, IFF, satellite communications, electronic countermeasures and other high-reliability applications. They operate to 18 GHz with VSWR as low as 1.35:1. Fairview’s new series comprises 128 basic configurations from three cable types, providing more than 1,100 part numbers - all commercial off-the-shelf with same-day shipping.
These cable assemblies are constructed with a thermally preconditioned, triple-shielded coaxial cable using an expanded PTFE low loss dielectric. They use captivated stainless steel connectors 3/4 TNC, type N and SMA 3/4 and are assembled to WHMA-A-620 workmanship criteria and use J-STD soldering processes. The cable assemblies have material lot traceability, are 100 percent tested and ship with a test report. The test flow includes connector gaging, insertion loss, VSWR, dielectric withstand voltage (DWV), workmanship, configuration and marking, with sampled AQL inspections for length and mass.
Together, the combination of stable materials, processing and acceptance testing creates a dependable cable assembly for applications where performance over time is important or the cost of failure is high.
This new line is the second release in Fairview Microwave’s series of high-reliability cables designed to address critical applications requiring the highest quality components and workmanship. Like Fairview Microwave’s MIL-DTL-17 Hi-Rel cables, this new family is in stock, able to ship the same day.