Cable assemblies are critical to obtaining correct test results and signal integrity in many applications. Proper care and handling of cable assemblies and connector interfaces is critical for insuring accurate operation. When connectors are not properly mated or cared for, there is a risk of damaging test ports and mating devices.
This paper examines USSOCOM's emerging requirements for new and updated submersible equipment, with a focus on the factors that qualify such equipment for operation in combat environments. Specifically, it addresses the components most often considered the weakest link – namely, electrical cable connectors. Typically, significant changes in military equipment requirements such as this spawn innovation in the private sector. So the paper concludes by reviewing the types of equipment for which the 20-meter submersible capability may soon become standard.
The masking effect of cable loss may cause your antenna to "appear" to perform more efficiently than is actually the case. In fact, it is possible to measure apparently acceptable VSWR or return loss levels even though your antenna may be completely out of operation. The purpose of this article is to provide an understanding of cable loss masking effect and explain how to avoid these pitfalls...
Often, cables in electronic systems are exposed as the weakest components when subjected to hostile environments. This white paper presents environmental challenges that must be addressed by cable connector manufacturers, along with a variety of standards that possibly need to be met.
Anritsu Company introduces the ultraportable Site Master S331P, the lightest, smallest, fastest and most cost-efficient Site Master field cable and antenna analyzer ever developed.
Eastern OptX announced the Model 1200 low-loss ground-to-antenna tower top system at IMS 2017 recently.