Pasternack introduces new line of vector network analyzer test cables

IRVINE, Calif., 15 March 2016. Pasternack, a provider of radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave products, is introducing a new line of flexible precision vector network analyzer (VNA) test cables rated to 50 and 67 gigahertz (GHz) depending on the series. Designed for use as VNA test port extenders, the durable and flexible test cables are able to withstand the rigors of test lab use where these cables are constantly flexed during common testing situations, officials describe.

Pasternack introduces new line of vector network analyzer test cables
Pasternack introduces new line of vector network analyzer test cables

IRVINE, Calif., 15 March 2016. Pasternack, a provider of radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave products, is introducing a new line of flexible precision vector network analyzer (VNA) test cables rated to 50 and 67 gigahertz (GHz) depending on the series. Designed for use as VNA test port extenders, the durable and flexible testcables are able to withstand the rigors of test lab use where these cables are constantly flexed during common testing situations, officials describe.

Pasternack introduces new line of vector network analyzer test cablesPasternack introduces new line of vector network analyzer test cables

Pasternack’s newest highly flexible VNA test cables have excellent electrical properties including low VSWR of 1.3:1 at 50 GHz and 1.4:1 at 67 GHz, as well as superb phase stability with flexure of +/- 6 degrees at 50 GHz with the 2.4-millimeter (mm) connectors and +/- 8 degrees at 67 GHz using 1.85-millimeter connectors.

The braided stainless steel armoring surrounding the coax provides a rugged, but flexible cable with a flex life exceeding 100,000 cycles. The rugged stainless steel 2.4mm and 1.85mm connectors provide up to 5,000 mating cycles when attached with proper care. Additionally, the flexibility of these cables makes it easier and safer to test a Device Under Test (DUT). A swept right-angle connector option allows these cables to fit in tight spaces and can reduce the length of cable required in many applications.

Some of the most common applications benefiting from Pasternack’s new flexible test cables include use as VNA test port extenders, semiconductor probe testing, precise bench top testing, and lab/production testing where the need for a highly flexible, yet durable cable solution is required.

“Our new offering of off-the-shelf flexible VNA test cables rated to 50 and 67 GHz are a very unique and in-demand cable solution that are not traditionally available as a stocked item,” explains Pasternack Interconnect Product Manager Steve Ellis. “These new test cables also boast industry-leading right angle connectors and electrical performance that provide engineers with the perfect solutions for their high-frequency testing applications.”

Pasternack’s new millimeter wave flexible VNA test cables are available from stock today.
A provider of RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers a large selection of passive and active RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping.


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