Fairview Microwave has released a new line of 40 GHz skew matched cable pairs designed for bit-error-rate testing, eye diagrams and differential signals at data rates of 10 Gbps to 28 Gbps.
The new line consists of three extremely flexible models that are 100% tested for skew match. Performance specs include a VSWR of 1.4:1 and 1 ps delay match. These cable pairs cover two channels with 50 Ohms nominal impedance and a bandwidth of DC to 40 GHz.
The skew matched cables in this new series are constructed with microporous PTFE cable dielectric and feature 2.92mm male connectors, triple-shielded outer conductors and finger-grip coupling nuts. They are also supplied with polarity indicators and restraint bands to remain paired. These delay matched cables are ideal for semiconductor test, networking and supercomputing industries where skew match is essential.
“Our new skew matched cable pairs provide exceptional performance while remaining extremely flexible. Skew can be a big problem for testing at high data rates. These pairs have been optimised for better delay match and that helps reduce the measurement errors associated with skew,” said Dan Birch, Product Manager.