Impact of Materials on Microwave Cable Performance

Presents important factors to consider when selecting microwave/RF cable assemblies to ensure reliable performance in today’s challenging conditions. Highlights the importance of identifying all of the electrical, mechanical, environmental, and application-specific conditions that will affect cable performance. Describes advantages and disadvantages of typical materials used in cable construction, including an explanation of the testing and data analysis a manufacturer should complete in order to verify that its cable will perform in a specific application.

Author: Paul Pino, lead design engineer, W. L. Gore & Associates



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