Molex Incorporated has unveiled new products from Temp-Flex, LLC., a Molex company. Designed for high-bandwidth applications using proprietary processes, Temp-Flex microwave cables are able to deliver exceptional electrical performance in military, aerospace and defence, robotics and medical markets, in addition to automatic test equipment.
“Our flexible microwave and RF coaxial cables are engineered to meet or exceed the stringent requirements for a range of rugged industrial and military applications,” states Jeet Sanyal, engineering manager, Temp-Flex.
The microwave coaxial cables are available with either a solid core fluoropolymer resin dielectric (low loss) or an air-enhanced design with a fluoropolymer resin layer applied over dual monofilaments (ultra-low loss) around the centre conductor for increased signal speed. High purity fluoropolymer resin offers a low dissipation factor and ensures a lower rate of energy loss. Highly consistent manufacturing processes are used to maintain tight mechanical tolerances yielding extremely stable electrical performance.
Designed for monitoring and control of radar, military vehicles, satellite, space, missile, RF ablation and test and measurement equipment, Temp-Flex coaxial cable solutions are insulated with a fluoropolymer dielectric. A helically-wrapped silver-plated copper flat-wire shield and braid are applied to all cable sizes to achieve superior shielding effectiveness. The standard solid core (low loss) construction coaxial cable delivers 70 percent velocity of propagation (VOP), while the air-enhanced dual monofilament design (ultra-low loss) achieves 85 to 88 percent VOP and improved insertion loss at high frequencies.