Category Archives: High-Performance Cables

P1dB’s Tight-FlexTM Cables for maximum flexibility up to 40 GHz

Finding cables that offer good performance up to 40 GHz and feature maximum flexibility can be challenging. P1dB’s Tight-Flex family of super flexible cables are available with SMA, SMP, SMPM or 2.92mm connectors. Tight-FlexTM jumpers allow tight cable bends very close to the connector. This the feature makes Tight-FlexTM cables the right cable for subassemblies and equipment racks where read more »

Choosing an RF Flex Cable, Part 2

In Part 1 of our tutorial, we discussed some topics regarding the selection of the proper coax for an RF system. We covered the effects of coax diameter on performance and the various types of dielectrics used for a coax core. In this edition of Choosing an RF Flex Cable, we will continue the discussion on coax construction. Future read more »

Choosing a Flex Cable, Part 1

Choosing the best Flex Cable for an application can be challenging, given the variety of coax and connector options. Even if a Flex Cable’s connectors are predetermined there are still low-frequency and high-frequency versions of the same connector. For example, there are 6 GHz, 11 GHz, 18 GHz, 27 GHz and 33 GHz SMA connectors on the market. And read more »

Performance SS141 cable assemblies for the lab and RF production test areas

P1dB offers a line of SS141 general purpose test cables that offer high performance at a very affordable price. SS141 assemblies have a cable outer diameter of 0.160 inches and operate up to 27 GHz with our SMA connector options or up to 18 GHz with P1dB’s precision N connector. Featuring stainless steel connectors and read more »

Reliable Test Cables at a Cost Effective Price

Test Cables are a vital part of an RF test lab, but high-end Test Cables can cost in excess of $1000. Why buy a high-end Test Cable for standard RF test or production systems when increased phase or temperature stability is not needed. P1dB offers a line of proven SS141 RF test focused flex cables read more »

SMA, SMP, and SMPM – SS085 Coax RF Cables

Does your RF system require high-performance SMA, SMP, or SMPM (also called SSMP or Mini-SMP) RF flex cables? P1dB builds a line of RF flex cables using SS085, high-performance coax, that has similar performance to 085 semi-rigid. The SS085 RF flex cables are configurable with SMA Male and Female, SMP (GPO™) Female and SMPM (GPPO™) Female connectors RF read more »