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RF cable assemblies


HUBER+SUHNER makes a significant contribution to simplifying processes by supplying cables assembled with connectors according to customer requirements. The assemblies are manufactured using high-quality cables and connectors, carefully tested according to the relevant standards and delivered with a certificate upon request.

Assemblies manufactured by HUBER+SUHNER offer customers the following advantages:

  • Cables and connectors are fully compatible with one another
  • Assemblies are manufactured exactly according to customer specifications
  • No storage costs for cables and connectors
  • Personnel do not required specific training
  • No waste, no safety margin required for production

LISCA - Corrugated RF Cable Assemblies

LISCA cable assemblies are specially developed for applications where low VSWR and low attenuation combined with low intermodulation products are required. The excellent performance is achieved by utilizing corrugated SUCOFEED cables with low intermodulation designed connectors and a controlled assembly process with HUBER+SUHNER solder technology. This product line is designed to provide optimal performance up to 4 GHz.


LISCA  =  Low Loss and Low Intermodulation Soldered Corrugated Cable Assembly)

Applications

  • As jumper cables for indoor and outdoor applications
  • In antenna links and internal connections of mobile phone base stations
  • As test leads for low intermodulation test equipment

Features

  • Excellent RF performance
  • Low attenuation
  • Low, stable intermodulation products
  • Moisture protection IP68
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SUCOFLEX® 100 - The high performance microwave cable

The flexible SUCOFLEX 100 series microwave cable assemblies offer superior electrical and mechanical performance for static and dynamic applications. This series is a high-end product designed to provide optimal performance up to 50 GHz, where stringent electrical requirements, in particular stability and low loss, are important. The mechanical and climatic resistance properties exceed those of standard flexible cables. This cable type is ideally suited for test+measurement applications and is used in aerospace and defence systems.

Features

  • The cable maintains stable electrical characteristics when exposed to bending and temperature, enabling reliable test results
  • A balanced range of connectors is available, including types featuring NWA-specific interfaces
  • Can be provided with various ruggedizations to protect the assembly against different environmental influences
  • Only available as assembly

SUCOFLEX® 200 - Ultra low loss assemblies

SUCOFLEX® 229

- For static and dynamic applications up to 29 GHz
- Ultra low loss: typ. 1 dB/m at 18 GHz
- Outstanding Phase stability vs. temp.:
  <600ppm (-55°C up to +125°C) / typ. 500-540ppm
- Excellent return loss
- Improved system performance due to reduced
  phase change over temperature
- Higher signal integrity due to lower loss
- Fully MIL/DTL–17 qualified

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SUCOFLEX® 300 - The lightweight, high-performance microwave cable

The SUCOFLEX 300 lightweight, low-loss flexible microwave cable is a high-end product designed to meet the stringent needs of space flights systems (i.e. satellites) and aerospace systems (aircraft, helicopters, missiles), which are subject to extremely severe operating conditions. The 300 series offer a consistently outstanding mechanical and electrical performance, stability and reliability up to 18 GHz. The added feature of this SUCOFLEX type is a weight reduction of up to 40% compared to our conventional products.

Features

... for space applications

  • Assemblies produced in a clean environment room
  • Application-specific lightweight connectors
  • Extensive testing of assemblies
  • Approved by Europe's leading satellite manufacturers

... for defence applications

  • Lightweight reduces overall system weight and aids portability
  • Rugged connectors made for easy serviceability
  • Specialised range of connectors, continuously extended
  • Comprehensive tested product range
  • High-end product approved for Europe's most sophisticated military aircraft
  • Additional armours provide increased crush and abrasion resistance

SUCOFLEX® 400 - The loss revolution

The SUCOFLEX 400 microwave cable family has been specifically developed for industrial, medical, test and measurement and ground defence applications, where the lowest loss, highest performance, best phase stability versus temperature and phase stability versus bending, excellent return loss and mechanical stability are of the utmost importance. There will be a steady roll-out of SUCOFLEX 400 products for specific relevant markets starting with the SUCOFLEX 404 with straight male SMA, N, TNCA, QN and PC35 with quick mate also with straight female PC35 connector.


SUCOFLEX® TVAC - The cable assembly for thermal vacuum application

In space product testing environment Test + Measurement support equipment with special features are needed. Devices under test (DUTs) in thermal vacuum chambers have to be connected with the test-equipment outside the chamber. Also satellites under test in vast vacuum test chambers need to be connected with RF-assemblies for testing. Outgassing requirements according to ESA-PSS-01-702 is a must. Contamination of the devices under test from solvents of plastic materials has to be avoided as they can lead to corrosion of the content of the thermal vacuum chamber.

The pressurization and depressurization of all components in the vacuum chamber, including the support equipment such as the cable assemblies, happens fast and within well defined parameters – this requires venting holes for non-hermetic components. With such holes in the connectors and defined evacuation paths in the cable and the connector interface the best venting characteristics can be achieved, resulting in fast and non material-stressing adaptation to the applicable pressure.

Thanks to their good mechanical properties HUBER+SUHNER’s SUCOFLEX TVAC cables are ideally suited to such applications when combined with connectors with the strongest mechanical design. HUBER+SUHNER provides microwave cable assemblies and an RF-adaptor specially designed for these applications.

Features and benefits

  • Extended temperature range
  • Low outgassing according ESA-PSS-01-702
  • Assemblies:
    – Superior mechanical and electrical stability
    – Vented connectors for fast evacuation and venting
    – TVAC assemblies with NOT vented connectors also available
    – Different connectors, frequency ranges, electrical features available
    – Other configurations according to customer requirements available
  • Adapter:
    – Hermetically sealed
    – Superior return loss performance
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Minibend - High performance, low profile

- Replaces .086 semi-rigid and conformable cable
- Low-profile, internal, point-to-point connections
  between RF modules       
- “Bend to the end” solderless technology replaces
  expensive right angle connectors       
- DC-67 GHz broadband solution       
- Commercial, defense, avionics, and space market solution

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Minibend L - High performance, phase stable, low loss

- Low-profile, internal, point-to-point connections
  between RF modules
- “Bend to the end” solderless technology replaces
  expensive right angle connectors
- 30% lower loss than .086 semi-rigid and conformable cable
- Excellent phase and insertion loss stability over temperature
- DC-40 GHz broadband solution
- Phase/Electrical length matching
- Commercial, defense, avionics and space market solution

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Minibend CTR - Phase invariant cable assemblies

- Frequency range: DC-40GHz
- Excellent phase and insertion loss stability
  over temperature
  (<300ppm abslolute - phase change
   over -50 to +125 °C temperature range)
- Outstanding phase stability versus bending
  (Phase versus flexure of 1.0° @ 24 GHz)
- Revolutionary minibend bend-to-the-end flexibility
  (5mm minimum bend radius)

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Minibend HBR - High radiation resistance

- Frequency range up to 65 GHz
  Replacement for 0.086” semi-rigid cables
- Designed to be used outside the radiation protected zone
  Five shields for high isolation (120 dB)
  Highly radiation resistant jacket material (200 Mrad)
- Bend-to-the-end technology
  No solder joint failure
  Replaces right angle connectors

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Mini 141 - High performance, phase stable, low loss

- Replaces .141 semi-rigid and conformable cable
- Low-profile, internal, point-to-point connections
  between RF modules
- “Bend to the end” solderless technology replaces
  expensive right angle connectors
- 20% lower loss than .141 semi-rigid and conformable cable
- Excellent phase and insertion loss stability over temperature
- DC-40 GHz broadband solution
- Phase/Electrical length matching
- Commercial, defense, avionics, and space market solution

Detail information

Microbend - High performance, low loss, low profile

- Replaces .047 semi-rigid and conformable cable
- Low-profile, internal, point-to-point connections
  between RF modules
- “Bend to the end” solderless technology replaces
  expensive right angle connectors
- 30% lower loss than .047 semi-rigid and conformable cable
- Unmatched 1.5 mm (0.060“) minimum bend radius
- DC-90 GHz broadband solution
- Commercial, defense, avionics, and space market solution

Detail information

SUCOTEST - Precision at a constant high level

The SUCOTEST cable assembly family ensures for fast, cost-efficient, reliable and accurate tests and measurements procedures. The assemblies are the ideal solution for tough daily use in components and assembly shops, test labs and automatic test equipment applications. SUCOTEST cable assemblies are especially designed for applications that require repeated connection/disconnection procedures and where measurement cable wear is an issue.




Features

  • Precise and constant measurement results
  • Unique handling due to newly designed N Nut, short taper sleeve and cable that can be positioned without spring back
  • Low overall measurement costs

TL-8A – Economical test lead

HUBER+SUHNER TL-8A assemblies are designed for testing components or equipment up to 8 GHz with network analyzers (NA).This economical assembly family is made with a PE foamed double screened cable and protected with an armouring using a moulded cable entry. The excellent electrical performance combined with a high mechanical endurance is ideal for the use in test labs and in operations.




 
Product features
  • High mechanical endurance
  • Excellent insertion and return loss    
  • High mating cycle
  • N connector with quick-lock nut

Benefits
  • Excellent performance to price ratio
  • Free of halogen

TL-P - High flexible PIM test lead

HUBER+SUHNER TL-P assemblies are designed for indoor and outdoor applications where passive intermodulation (PIM) and return loss (RL) has to be tested. Its excellent PIM and RL performance makes this product line unique on the market and a perfect component for the use in Test+Measurement applications. TL-P is based on a flexible cable which is optimized up to 4 GHz and protected with a steel armouring. The robust design is completed with a moulded protection between connector and cable.


Product features

• Outstanding PIM performance (≤ -160 dBc)
• Excellent return loss (-23 dB up to 3 GHz / -19 dB up to 4 GHz)   
• High mating cycle (>2’000)
• High mechanical endurance
 

Benefits

• Unmatched flexibility (the most flexible low PIM test lead on the market)
• Tough and reliable design
• Very easy to handle, ideal for work in the field
• Excellent performance to price ratio

SEMI-RIGID - Form stable microwave cable assemblies

The semi-rigid cable is unique in that it is easily bent to finished shape and still maintains its set after bending. This property makes it ideal for use with automated bending equipment as well as hand forming by bending tools.
Our one-stop-shopping service for you solves even sophisticated semi-rigid assembling tasks. Our engineers offer you competent advice as early as during the design-in phase. They support you in selecting bent semi-rigid assemblies and special delay lines optimally tailored to your specific needs.

Take advantage of our vast experience in the design and development of semi-rigid assemblies in our state-of-the-art production facilities and automated assembly shops, and profit from our comprehensive, matched connector and cable range.

Features

  • Advice, design, cost-efficient routing planning and prototyping
  • Precise forming with computerised numerical control machines
  • Customized phase matching and thermal conditioning
  • Customized RF testing
  • Installation in delivered chassis