RF cable assemblies for mission-critical uses

Jon Lawson

Pasternack has introduced a new line of temperature-conditioned, RF cable assemblies that are designed for avionics, military electronics, IFF, SATCOM, ECM and other mission-critical applications.

The new series of pre-conditioned, low-loss assemblies consist of 128 basic configurations from three different cable types for a total of more than 1100 part numbers. These provide operating frequencies to 18 GHz and VSWR as low as 1.35:1. Captivated stainless steel connectors and thermally pre-conditioned, triple-shielded coaxial cable are assembled using J-STD soldering processes and WHMA-A-620 workmanship criteria. The combination of stable materials, processing and acceptance testing work together to create a dependable cable assembly for applications where performance over time is important or the cost of failure is high. The final commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) cable assemblies are 100% tested and include a report, as well as material lot traceability.