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Welcome To RF Globalnet’s Spotlight On Cables And Connectors
Based on recent conversations I’ve had with cable and connector industry leaders, it is clear that the wireless telecommunication sector is driving demand for cable and connectors. This trend should continue as 4G LTE deployments continue in the United States and as the Asian Pacific region and other developing countries convert from 3G to 4G/LTE.
In an industry that is very sensitive to price vs. performance, cable and connector vendors are also getting more requests for custom cable and connector solutions without the custom price tag. One example of this would be system engineers wanting to extend the frequency range of inexpensive connectors like BNCs and TNCs to minimize system design changes. So if you need a custom cable or interconnect solution, ask your vendor if they can make changes to off-the-shelf designs to meet your specification.
Check out our Spotlight section below for a selection of new cable and connector solutions.
Spotlight On Cables And Connectors
Cables And Adapters Datasheet This download contains specifications for MECA’s line of RF cables, between-series adapters, and bulkhead adapters. Links to individual datasheets can also be found on the download.
Product Drawing: RF Cables Assemblies For our customer's convenience, JFW offers a line of semi-rigid RF cable assemblies as well as a selection of DC cable assemblies with a variety of interface connectors.
Datasheet: High-Performance Microwave Interconnect System The G4PO is a fourth generation push-on RF/microwave connector engineered and produced at Corning Gilbert. It offers increased package density, low weight, and performance at high frequency — all desired features for end users that specialize in the development of leading edge technology.
Flexible RF Cable Datasheet This datasheet contains electrical specifications, general characteristics, charts on attenuation vs. frequency and return loss vs. frequency, and more for Huber + Suhner's SPUMA 400 Flexible RF Cable. This cable can be used in communications, defense, industrial, and railway applications.
MegaPhase Cable Builder App The Mega Phase mobile app was designed for the tech-savvy engineer and puts RF/Microwave tools at their fingertips. The user can browse cable product options, download .pdf datasheets, build custom cables, and even receive quick quotes for those cable configurations. In addition, the user-friendly app provides tools for field strength calculation, return loss/VSWR, and dB/Watts conversion.
Connectors At VidaRF we are happy to build to your specs, meet your initial order delivery deadlines, offer a highly competitive price, and then stock and ship your connectors to any schedule you would like. It's the VidaRF difference, and it's how we are fast becoming a preferred RF component supplier to engineers and manufactures all across the microwave and RF industry.
Operator 4G LTE Cellular Device Testing — The Need For Radio Channel Emulators By Juha Määttä, product manager for the EB Propsim F32
New 4G LTE technology introduces incredible data rates up to 100 Mb/s for cellular devices. This performance level involves many technically challenging improvements to be deployed in mobile devices and network infrastructure. Equally important is to be able to verify that the consumer expectations toward new 4G technology can be met. Operators are often held responsible for the quality of service despite the possible underlying performance issue in the actual devices. Therefore, operators carry the risk of diminishing revenues due to customer dissatisfaction and possible increased operating and support expenditures (OPEX) caused by poor-performing devices.
Corry Micronics offers filtered d-sub miniature connectors in PIN counts from 9 to 37 PIN, and in "C" and "Pi" configurations. Filtered d-sub miniature connector adapters are also available in several different values.
Sonnet Software will be conducting introductory seminars addressing the use of our 3D Planar Electromagnetic software, the Sonnet Suites Release 14 and CST Studio Suite 2012 Microwave Studio, in Santa Ana on November 14, and Los Angeles on November 15.
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