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SS085 RF Cables Meet HSD Requirements

SMA, 2.92mm, SMP and SMPM Standard and Phase Matched Cables available to 18 GHz

Test cables are an essential part of a test lab for measuring standard RF devices or High-Speed Digital (HSD) systems. Bulky test cables, though, will not meet every test system requirement, especially when testing RF boards with small connectors. The solution is to use small test jumpers to connect to a DUT (device under test) when a large cable puts a strain on a PCB connector or the connector density does not permit the use of large cables.

P1dB builds small-diameter flex cables using SS085 coax for situations where HSD and high-density RF applications require high-performance flex cables with excellent insertion loss and phase stability. P1dB’s HSD and RF cable assemblies feature flexible, high performance .085 diameter coax that is stable over flexure. That is why the SS085 coax is especially suited for measuring parallel signals that can be adversely affected by unstable cable delays.

Choose from the connector options listed below and receive your high-performance phase matched cable assemblies within 2 weeks. Matched cable pairs are matched to 5ps (measured @ 10GHz) and are available with the following connector options: SMA, SMP (GPO™) or SMPM (GPPO™).  Larger quantity phase matched cable groups or tighter phase matching is available upon request.

SS085 RF Cable Specifications

 

Parameter Value
Impedance 50 Ohms
Max Frequency 18 GHz
Velocity of Propagation 70%
RF Isolation >90 dB
Number of Shields 2
Bend Radius 0.50 inches
Diameter .095 inches (1.52mm)

  SS085 Coax Specifications

SS085 is a high-performance coax, which is a flexible version of RG405, .085 semi-rigid coax. SS085 is designed to operate to 40 GHz, but most of its uses are for 18 GHz and below applications. Its double-shielded outer conductor provides a level of RF stability and isolation that is similar to RG405 coax.

Although SS085 coax is a general purpose high-performance design, it is a good solution for short jumpers that are phase matched. That is because the coax can be terminated to hold a tight phase tolerance to 18 GHz. SS085 coax can also be phase matched to higher frequencies at an increased phase-match fee and longer delivery.

Standard SS085 cable assemblies can be phase matched to 5 pS to 18 GHz

  SS085 Connectors

The many connector series that can be installed on the SS085 coax, such as SMA, 2.92mm, SMP and SMPM connectors. There are also of a variety of connector configurations that can be chosen, from a Male, Right Angle Male, Female or Female Bulkhead connector. Please review the table to find the desired configuration.

 


SMA Male
SMA Female
2.92mm Male*
SMP Female
SMP Female Right Angle
SMP Female Bulkhead
SMPM Female
SMPM Female Bulkhead
SMA Male
SAMSAM
SAMSAF
29MSAM
SAMSPF
SAMSPFRA
SAMSPFB
SAMSMF
SAMSMFB
SMA Female
SAMSAF
SAFSAF
29MSAF
SAFSPF
SAFSMPRA
SAFSPFB
SAFSMF
SAFSMFB
SMA Female Bulkhead

SAMSAFB

SAFSAFB

29MSAFB
SAFBSPF
SAFBSPFRA
SAFBSPFB
SAFBSMF
SAFBSMFB
2.92mm Male*
29MSAM
29MSAF
29M29M
29MSPF
29MSPFRA
29MSPFB
29MSMF
29MSMFB
SMP Female
SAMSPF
SAFSPF
29MSPF
SPFSPF
SPFSPFRA
SPFSPFB
SPFSMF
SPFSMFB
SMP Female Right Angle
SAMSPFRA
SAFSPFRA
29MSPFRA
SPFSPFRA
SPFRASPFRA
SPFRASPFB
SPFRASMF
SPFRASMB
SMPM Female
SAMSMF
SAFSMF
29MSMF
SPFSMF
SPFRASMF
SPFBSMF
SMFSMF
SMFSMFB
SMPM Female Right Angle
SAMSMFRA
SAFSMFRA
29MSMFRA
SPFSMFRA
SPFRASMFRA
SPFBSMFRA
SMFSMFRA
SMFRASMB

 Part Number

P1dB builds flex cables in both inch and centimeter increments.Use the following part-number builder when ordering a cable assembly.


                                                        for flex cables in inches:                P1CA-[connector code]-ss085-xxx

                                                        for flex cables in centimeters:      P1CA-[connector code]-ss085-xxxCM



* 2.92mm and SMPM connectors will have a longer lead time.