HASCO Littlebend cables play an integral role in RF, microwave and mmWave system integration and box builds. They are extending their usefulness to 6G and 5G MIMO systems. These versatile cables are used in antenna OTA testing, switch and attenuator matrices, in-box connections and board-to-board connections. In applications requiring precision and reliability, Littlebend cables deliver.

The standout feature of these cables is their flexibility. They can navigate intricate pathways within confined spaces while preserving signal integrity. This flexibility means Littlebend cables are highly suited for internal connections, particularly within confined spaces where traditional right-angle connections might prove unwieldy. This is invaluable in MIMO systems that contain multiple antennas and transceivers. HASCO’s Littlebend cables can reduce costs by eliminating the need for expensive right-angle adapters and swept connectors while also enabling space savings.

These cable assemblies are commensurate with Huber+Suhner’s Minibend-L™ low loss cables. They feature high tensile-strength stainless steel braids that enhance their durability and overall performance. With a cable outer diameter of 2.64 mm and a bending radius of less than 5 mm, these cables are suited for applications with spatial constraints and intricate routing needs.

The connector design is characterized by a compact structure and a retention force exceeding 90 N, eliminating the need for right-angle connectors. Instead, the cable assembly can be vertically bent at the root of the connector joint. This results in a reduced height after bending when compared to a regular right-angle adapter or swept connector.

Littlebend Ultra-Flexible Cables are 100 percent tested for VSWR and insertion loss and they are available in standard lengths from 3 to 48 in.

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