Fairview Microwave, a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, releases a new family of ruggedized VNA test cables operating up to 40 GHz. These new amplitude and phase stable ruggedized VNA test cables provide the reliable and repeatable, accurate test results that users require.
Fairview’s newest lines of VNA test cables boast a maximum phase change of +/- 2 degrees at 18 GHz, +/- 3 degrees at 26.5 GHz and +/- 5 degrees at 40 GHz. This minimal phase change is essential because amplitude and phase variation following VNA calibration can cause inaccurate S Parameter measurements. To mitigate these inaccuracies, amplitude and phase stable cables are required to ensure precise Vector Network Analyzer measurements.
The new phase stable cables from Fairview can be ordered with male or female versions of SMA or Type-N connectors for cables operating to 18 GHz, 2.92 mm and 3.5 mm connectors for cables operating to 26.5 GHz or 2.4 mm and 2.92 mm connectors for test cables performing up to 40 GHz.
These cables are equipped with torsion-resistant connector heads that are attached directly to a stainless steel conduit style armoring providing a rugged design for up to 5,000 mating cycles with proper care. This armoring also enhances amplitude and phase stability by preventing undue stress from over bending, while also maintaining the flexibility required for testing in a lab environment.
“Our new lines of ruggedized phase stable VNA test cables provide our customers an assembly that is highly reliable and durable, ensuring repeatable and accurate test results for the life of the cable,” said Brian McCutcheon, VP and general manager at Fairview Microwave.
Fairview’s new amplitude and phase stable VNA test cables are available today from stock.