Foam-core cable

Jon Lawson

Molex has introduced a Temp-Flex Foam-Core Ultra-Low-Loss Coaxial Microwave Cable, which combines space savings with an effective dielectric that eliminates ‘phase knee’ and provides ease of termination. It also achieves 80% velocity of propagation (VOP) loss characteristics, which produces more reliable signal performance and lower loss characteristics than air-enhanced PTFE cable.

“The mechanical characteristics of Temp-Flex Foam-Core cable deliver high phase stability while still providing exceptionally low loss across the transmission line,” said Michael Ford, business development manager, Molex. “That makes it ideal for applications such as test and measurement, data and telecommunications, aerospace and defence, and medical equipment.”

With its thermally and mechanically stable dielectric, Temp-Flex Foam-Core Cable can withstand soldering temperatures to provide ease of termination. It is available in shielding ODs down to 1.194mm (0.047-in), allowing it to be used in space-constrained applications. It also offers a shielding effectiveness better than 100dB at high frequency, providing high RF noise immunity and low EMI.