50 GHz low-loss RF coaxial cable assemblies

March 17, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Crystek has extended the frequency range of its high performance RF coaxial cable assemblies to 50 GHz.

The latest 50 GHz low-loss RF cable assemblies feature corrosion-resistant 2.4 mm 303 stainless steel connectors and three levels of shielding for low attenuation (loss) over distance (1.44 dB/foot at 50 GHz). They are in stock in standard lengths of 24" (61-cm), 39.4" (100-cm) and 48" (122-cm), with custom lengths available.

Ideally suited for high-frequency interconnects in mission-critical applications and microwave laboratories, the cable assemblies (P/N series CC2450-MM-150) provide RF shielding of >90 dB with an operating temperature range of -55° to +85ºC.

The cables feature an outer diameter of 0.122" (3.10 mm) and offer a minimum bend radius of 0.40" (10.16 mm). Each cable is constructed with a silver-plated copper wire center conductor, flat silver-plated copper strip inner shield, aluminum polyimide foil middle shield and silver-plated copper braid outer shield, with an ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) dielectric. The stainless steel SST connectors feature a gold-plated beryllium copper center pin, with a durability of 500 connections minimum.