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Low Cost coaxial Test Probe Cable Assemblies

GradConn launches low cost coaxial test probe cable assemblies

In line with its strategy for new product development GradConn has launched a new range of low cost coaxial test probe cable assemblies for the inspection of high frequency circuits.

GradConn test probes

Suitable for testing Hirose MS-156 and Murata MM8030 sub miniature coaxial switch connectors, the new probes offer reliable testing of RF circuits from development thru to final production.  For Hirose PCB connectors the test probe cable assemblies have a mating test cycle durability of 500 operations and 2,000 with Murata.

GradConn’s cable assemblies are perfect for testing high frequency coaxial switches in a manufacturing environment.  Standard cable assemblies come with SMA jack connectors for plugging to test equipment; other coaxial interface connectors are available upon request.  Customers may specify test probe orientation and cable length to improve ergonomics for operators.

Coaxial switch products are used in applications such as cell phone, smartphone, WLAN/WiMax/UWB, Bluetooth, Zigbee, cordless phones, GPS/DVH-H, microwave measurement equipment and microwave radio equipment applications.

Cables are fully tested and produced in an ISO 9001:2008 environment, ensuring you receive consistently high quality cable assemblies.

Visit www.gradconn.com to see the full range of products or contact your local GradConn sales office now for design advice.

A Flexible Approach to Coaxial Cable Assemblies

flexible approach to coaxial cable assemblies

A Flexible Approach to coaxial cable assemblies

Problem: Our customer was having trouble routing their coaxial cable assembly inside an enclosure. The existing 1.32mm diameter cable had a tendency to flex out of position, whilst the hot melt glue used to hold the cable in place was setting. This resulted in the operator have to reposition several times, which slowed down processing time and in some cases, damaged the cable assembly, proving costly and problematic for the customer.

Solution: We made the same assembly using 1.32mm Ø double-braided cable, see Cable 158. One of the benefits of selecting double braided cable is that it’s more pliable to work with. The cable stays formed in the shape it’s bent, rather than springing back into position. This means the operator can install effectively first time, every time. When you consider that the double braided cable also offers enhanced shielding effectiveness in comparison to the standard single braid 1.32mm Ø cable this option has several benefits.

If you need application advice and help with coaxial cable assemblies please contact GradConn, we offer a flexible approach to coaxial cable assemblies.