Electronic Design

Flexible Shielded Cable Targets Apps Up To 18 GHz

The flexible SM series cable will find its way into applications ranging from dc to 18 GHz, such as military electronic-countermeasure and guidance systems, commercial antennas, and commercial communications. The cable also works for any application where compact or densely spaced RF interconnections are needed. Two sizes are currently available: The SM402 is designed for use with 0.141-in. semirigid connectors, and the SM405 works with 0.086-in. semirigid connectors. The outer shield of both cables consists of a braided layer over a served foil, providing greater than 100 dB of shielding. At 1 GHz, the attenuation of the SM402 is 11.6 dB/100 ft. Minimum inside bend radius for the SM405 is 0.15 in., ensuring an easy fit in tight installation spaces. Both have an operating-temperature range of -65°C to 125°C. Pricing ranges from $1.03/ft to $2.36/ft, depending on quantity ordered.

Semflex Inc. www.semflex.com; (800) 778-4401

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