Category Archives: coaxial terminations

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 has Phase Matched RF Cables. Order a pair of assemblies or a set of 50 or more cables, phase matched to your requirement.

P1dB has delivered 100’s of phase-matched cables to our RF customers. From quantity 2 up to sets of 70+ cables, P1dB has phase matched cables to 5 ps, 2 ps or even 1 ps in some cases. From frequencies starting at several GHz up to 50GHz, P1dB produces flexible phase matched cable solutions. If the read more »

P1dB’s RF Pigtail cables

P1dB’s Pigtail cable assemblies, also called Test Probes, are an excellent tool for RF in-circuit test. Test a circuit by soldering a small diameter coax cable (RF pigtail) onto a PCB as a test probe and inject an input signal or sample an output signal. Once tested, the soldered RF Pigtail test probe is easily 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 »

BNC Cable Assemblies

The BNC connector has been available to RF Engineers since it’s invention in 1945. It’s a low frequency, quick connect/disconnect RF connector. Today, the BNC connector is still in demand for RF test and manufacturing. P1dB stocks popular cable lengths and connector options using 50 ohm RF flexible cables. P1dB offers flexible cable assemblies with BNC connectors 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 ruggedized cable boots, these read more »

Testing RF Circuits with Pigtails and ultra miniature semi-rigid cable assemblies.

In Circuit RF Probing A good method for probing an RF circuit is to use small diameter semi-rigid cables, commonly referred to as Pigtails, to inject an input signal or sample an output signal. The typical configuration is with an SMA female connector on one end and a straight cut semi-rigid cable on the opposite end. P1dB can also produce trimmed read more »

SMPM and SMP assemblies with flexible or conformable .086 cable

The blind mate connector series SMP and mini-SMP (SMPM) are commonly used in high speed digital and military applications. For high-frequency performance up to 40 GHz or high density packaging, SMP and SMPM cable assemblies are in demand. Designed for push-on quick connect, the SMP or SMPM connectors accommodate radial and axial misalignment. Whether the end application is testing high 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 »