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Line Of High Performance Connectors, Adapters And Custom Cable Assemblies

May 14, 2019

MCV Microwave has developed a full line of high performance connectors, adapters and custom cable assemblies covering 27 to 67 GHz, with special interconnect solutions to 110 GHz. MCV’s standard 50 and 75 Ω connectors and adapters include SMA, SMB, mini SMB, MCX, MMCX SMZ/BT43, 1.0/2.3, 1.6/5.6, 7.0/16.0, BNC, TNC and Types N, F and G. For precision and high frequency applications, the range of 50 Ω connectors and adapters comprise 1.0, 1.85, 2.4, 2.92 and 3.5 mm, as well as SSMA, SMA, AMPM, SMP TNC and Type N, covering the typical RF/microwave frequencies, including all the 4G and 5G bands. FAKRA automotive RF connectors and cable assemblies are available. Tight dimensional control and gold, nickel, silver or tri-metal plating assure the highest performance.

Using proprietary cable assembly techniques with selected cable types and high-quality connectors - most made in-house with some from suppliers - MCV offers both standard and custom RF cable assemblies to satisfy most all customer requirements. Standard RF cables include RG and LMR with shielding options, semi-rigid, conformable, corrugated low loss dielectric, low passive intermodulation (PIM), high-power and multi-port solutions including D38999. These test cable assemblies perform to 110 GHz and offer a flexible and hand-formable alternative to semi-rigid and semi-rigid cable with complex hand forming, achieving performance to support test and system jumpers with precision network analyzers and general lab use.

MCV’s custom cables are built to precise electrical lengths for phase matching or delay line applications, such as missile seeker and phased array antennas. The delay between two cables is typically less than 2 ps, and a group of 20 cables will have phase matching within ±5 degrees. MCV’s superior fabrication achieves typical VSWR less than 1.2:1 (return loss better than 20.8 dB) for cable assemblies with right-angle connectors and 1.15:1 (return loss better than 23.1 dB) for cable assemblies with straight connectors.

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