Category Archives: High-Performance Cables

Semi Rigid RF Coaxial Cable from P1dB

P1dB offers a wide selection of RF semi-rigid cable. Bulk semi-rigid cable is stocked in P1dB’s San Jose, CA facility and ship in 1-meter lengths. Diameters range from 0.031 to 0.250 inches. Impedance options include standard 50 Ohm, as well as 10, 17, 25, 75 or 93 Ohms. P1dB’s most popular semi-rigid has a copper read more »

Hand formable RF cables from P1dB with a wide variety of connector options

P1dB stocks a wide selection of RF hand formable (conformable) cable assemblies. Cable options include 141CJ, 141CC, 085CJ or 085CC formable cable. The 141CC and 085CC cables are unjacketed tin braid assemblies, either 0.141 or 0.085-inch diameter. The 141CJ and 085CJ cables have an FEP jacket as the outer material and outer diameter is 0.168 read more »

P1dB stocks 2.92mm & 2.4mm adapters and components

2.92mm and 2.4mm adapters from P1dB stock P1dB has popular high frequency connector adapters in stock. Our 2.92mm to 2.4mm between series adapters will operate to a maximum frequency of 40 GHz. For frequencies up to 27 GHz, the 3.5mm interface is popular for test benches. P1dB has 3.5mm to SMA adapters operating to 27 read more »

P1dB stocks components and cable assemblies to 40 GHz and beyond.

P1dB stocks a variety of RF adapters, attenuators, terminations and cable assemblies that operate to 40 GHz and beyond. P1dB’s high-frequency adapters can be found online in the “High-Frequency Adapter” section. Adapters designed to operate up to 40 GHz include the 2.92mm in-series and 2.92mm/2.4mm between series products. If 50 GHz is required, choose P1dB’s read more »

P1dB stocks flexible SMP & SMPM cables

P1dB has flexible RF cables with SMP or SMPM connectors in stock. Cable choices include flexible SS085 coax, .085 hand formable or P1dB’s Tightflex ST085 cable (bend at the connector). These performance RF cables are configurable with SMA Male or Female, SMP (GPO™) or SMPM (GPPO™)  connectors.  Popular lengths in all 3 cable types are in stock and can be sampled for evaluation. Contact sales read more »

P1dB stocks SMA field replaceable flange mount connectors up to 27GHz

P1dB stocks high-performance stainless steel field replaceable SMA connectors that operate to 27 GHz. P1dB’s SMA Field Replaceable connectors are available in 2-Hole and 4-Hole flange designs, with or without EMI gaskets. Models available that mate with pin diameters of .012, .015 or .018 inches. P1dB has many more SMA connector options, including models for the most popular RG-series cables, panel or read more »

Ultra Miniature Cable Assemblies from P1dB

P1dB’s ultra-miniature cable assemblies are available with flexible cable or semi-rigid coax. Flexible cable diameter choices are 0.8 mm, 1.1 mm or 1.3 mm. Miniature semi-rigid coax assemblies diameters include .020 inch, .034 or .047 inch. Flex cables come with a choice of U.FL-style connectors, SMA or MMCX connectors. P1dB’ s U.FL (also called UFP) read more »

P1dB offers a variety of 40 GHz cable assemblies with 2.92mm connectors

  P1dB has flexible cable assemblies that operate to 40 GHz. Choose the P1CA-29M29M-160MP series for a low loss, phase stable assembly that is 0.160 inch diameter. Designed with 2.92mm male connectors, these assemblies have a maximum VSWR of 1.35 up to 40GHz.The 160MP series is manufactured with a microporous dielectric for lower insertion loss. read more »

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 »