Wallingford, Connecticut-based Times Microwave Systems designed TF-047 as a versatile SwaP-C solution with extensive connector capability. Its compact and flexible design enables easy routing in space-constrained areas. The cable features an overall diameter of 0.055 in./1.40 mm. It can support bends as tight as of 0.20 in./5.08 mm. The company optimized it to perform from DC to 50 GHz.
Times Microwave Systems designed its lightweight cable with a variety of push-on and threaded connectors. Ideal uses include for board-to-board, backplane and crossover box-box/inside-the-box connectivity. It could also be utilized in bench/production tests, troubleshooting setup, signal fanout and ATE in semiconductor manufacturing. The company plans for uses in quantum computing for external and internal radiofrequency (RF) lines.
According to a news release, TF-047’s uses extend to flexible catheters, medical imaging and patient monitoring applications. Micro-coaxial cables enable next-generation devices to deliver advanced treatment or high-resolution imaging, Times Microwave Systems said. The company offers it as bulk cable or assembles with a short lead time in standard configurations. It also offers customization to meet an application’s specific needs.
“Times Microwave Systems’ new TF-047 adds another dimension to our lineup of micro-coaxial cables, along with our InstaBend 047, SF-047 and Phasetrack-047 products,” said Kai Loh, product solutions manager at Times Microwave Systems. “It allows us to offer a versatile range of micro-coaxial cables for many of today’s more challenging installations.