VNA microwave/RF test assemblies reliable up to 70 GHz

June 21, 2017 // By Julien Happich
W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded the functional frequency range of its “FF series” Gore VNA Microwave/RF test assemblies, now offering stable, reliable performance up to 70 GHz.

This upgrade addresses industry requirements for enhanced performance in the 60-70GHz range where there is increased need to maintain measurement accuracy, especially in Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs), Communication Testing, and mm-Wave to name a few key applications. Constant and/or highly repetitive movement of cables can compromise the measurement precision of high-performance VNAs. Gore’s assemblies ensure accurate and repeatable measurements because of their excellent phase and amplitude stability with flexure. And prior to shipment, all Gore VNA Microwave/RF test assemblies are tested for return loss, insertion loss, phase stability, and loss stability up to their maximum operating frequency. Constructed with an abrasion-resistant polymer braid around a flexible armor casing, the cables are extremely durable. They withstand crush forces of more than 800 pounds force/inch and have an auto-limiting bend radius of 2.25 in (57.2 mm).

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