Semi-rigid test cable fits into tight spaces

Times Microwave Systems has expanded its Clarity line with the new Clarity 110-SR semi-rigid test cable for advanced testing of military and aerospace applications, quantum computing, automotive radar, 6G, and other applications that require low loss and high phase stability at frequencies up to 110 GHz. The new test cable is designed to hold its shape after being bent for installation in enclosures that call for no movement of the cable assembly.

Semi-rigid test cable fits into tight spaces

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The Clarity 110-SR is comprised of three components: a silver-plated copper center conductor, a solid PTFE dielectric, and a bare copper tube outer conductor. The copper material provides the combination of flexibility and rigidity for maintaining a configured form, said Times Microwave Systems. The minimum bend radius is 0.25 in. (6.3 mm).

“The Clarity 110-SR performs comparably to the ultra-flexible Clarity 110 introduced in 2021, but the new SR version is a semi-rigid cable that accommodates tricky routing in tight spaces,” added the company.

The Clarity 110-SR claims ultra-stability through 110 GHz with exceptionally low attenuation for mmWave high-frequency measurements, where phase stability and repeatability are big concerns. It is suited for RF testing in demanding applications with tight-space restrictions.

The Clarity 110-SR test cable has a maximum diameter of 0.26 in. (6.7 mm). It is available now within a five-week lead time.

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