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60-Year-Old SMA Connector Design Still Popular

SMAs represent the most connector sales in the coax connector category. This early, innovative design continues to serve microwave technologies into the 5G era and beyond. Are you familiar with the SMA connector? Bet you don’t know all the hundreds of variations in use. Worldwide, SMAs have the highest dollar sales of all coax connectorRead More

Inter-Vehicle Jumper Systems for Rail Transport

Today’s inter-vehicle jumper systems must withstand a diverse array of electrical, mechanical, and climatic conditions. Today’s inter-vehicle jumper systems must be capable of withstanding a diverse array of conditions, so the system’s design must consider the flow of current and the resulting heating, vibration, bending, and torsion, as well as ambient temperature, ballast strikes, weathering,Read More

Choosing the Right RF Cable Assembly

October 2013 – Because coaxial cable assemblies are so vital to such a wide range of systems, from rugged ground-based electronic systems to satellites orbiting in space, the selection process for those cables should not be treated lightly. Choosing the right coaxial cable assembly is easier when you know what to look for in a high-frequency or high-speed coaxial cable assembly.

High-Flex Versus High-Flex-Life Cable

September 2013 – Once you’ve established that high-flex-life cable is appropriate for your application, you face the dilemma of choosing a supplier. Is high-flex-life cable a commodity, or does it really matter which supplier you choose?

A Guide to High-Voltage DC Field Testing

March 12, 2013 – In 1996, the insulated conductor industry determined that DC-withstand testing of the plastic (XLPE) insulation systems, either in the cable factory as a routine production test or after installation as the higher voltage proof test, was detrimental to the life of the insulation and therefore stopped recommending it.

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