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MW cables and 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

SUCOFLEX® 100 - The high performance microwave cable

SUCOFLEX 100 series flexible 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. Their mechanical and climate resistance properties surpass those of standard flexible cables. This cable type is ideally suited to test and measurement applications (as test leads) and used in aerospace and defence systems.

Features and benefits

  • 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
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SUCOFLEX® 200 - Ultra low loss assemblies

The tape wrapped SUCOFLEX 200 microwave cable assemblies have been specifically developed for high performance and anywhere the best insertion loss, high phase stability versus temperature, excellent return loss and mechanical stability are of the utmost importance.







Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Ultra low loss
  • Phase stable vs. temperature
  • Robust mechanical construction designed for dynamic applications
  • Phase stable vs. bending
  • Operating frequency up to 40 GHz
  • Velocity of propagation 82 %
  • MIL-DTL-17 qualified
  • Stock assemblies available


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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
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SUCOFLEX® 400 - The loss revolution

The SUCOFLEX 400 microwave assembly family has been specifically developed for high performance defense, medical, test and measurement technology applications, and anywhere the best insertion loss, high phase stability versus temperature, excellent return loss and mechanical stability are of the utmost importance.

Todays advanced radio frequency systems enable critical applications in defense, medical and test and measurement, and must comply with the highest demands, so it is essential that the interconnection components that they rely on meet the highest standards as well. The SUCOFLEX 400 family, meets these challenges and gives you the opportunity to design with the highest performance microwave cable in its class.

Features and benefits

  • Best insertion loss on the market
  • High phase stability versus temperature
  • Excellent voltage standing wave radio (VSWR)
  • Can be provided with various ruggedisations to protect the assembly against different environmental influences
  • Available as assembly only
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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

Minibend is a truly flexible coaxial cable assembly which is designed for use in low profile, internal, point-to-point interconnections between RF modules within communications systems. Minibend replaces 0.086 inch custom semi-rigid cables with standard flexible cables, eliminating the need for predefined custom lengths and bend configurations. Minibend provides you with a preassembled and tested high performance, cost-effective alternative in a variety of standard lengths and connector configurations.



Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 65 GHz
  • Direct replacement for 0.086 inch semi-rigid cables
  • Stock delivery on standard lengths
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Minibend L is an enhanced, low loss version of the Minibend flexible coaxial cable assembly with increased phase stability and power handling capacity which is designed for use in low profile, internal, point-to-point interconnections between RF modules within communications systems. Minibend L replaces 0.086 inch custom semi-rigid cables with standard flexible cables providing 30 % lower attenuation and eliminating the need for predefined custom lengths and bend configurations. Minibend L provides you with a preassembled and tested high performance, cost-effective alternative in a variety of standard lengths.


Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 50 GHz
  • Direct replacement for 0.086 inch semi-rigid cables
  • Stock delivery on standard lengths
  • Microporous dielectric for 30 % lower insertion loss, improved phase stability and higher power handling
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Minibend CTR
- 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
- 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

Mini141 is an enhanced, low loss version of the Minibend flexible coaxial cable assembly with increased phase stability and power handling capacity which is designed for use in low profile, internal, point-to-point interconnections between RF modules within communications systems. Mini141 replaces 0.141 inch custom semi-rigid cables with standard flexible cables providing 20 % lower attenuation and eliminating the need for predefined custom lengths and bend configurations. Mini141 provides you with a preassembled and tested high performance, cost-effective alternative in a variety of standard lengths.


Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 40 GHz
  • Direct replacement for 0.141 inch semi-rigid cables
  • Stock delivery on standard lengths
  • Microporous dielectric for 20 % lower insertion loss, improved phase stability and higher power handling

Detail information

Microbend - High performance, low loss, low profile

Microbend assemblies provide you with a standard preassembled and tested high performance, cost-effective truly flexible alternative to 0.047 inch custom semi-rigid cable assemblies, eliminating the need for predefined custom lengths and bend configurations. Microbend features include 35 % lower loss than 0.047 inch semi-rigid cable, a minimum bend radius of 1.52 mm (0.060 inch) and triple shielding for high isolation. Microbend  assemblies are available with a wide range of connector interfaces. All Microbend assemblies are available only in a ruggedised version.


Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 67 GHz
  • Stock delivery on standard lengths
  • 35 % lower insertion loss than 0.047 inch semi-rigid cables

Detail information

Sucotest 26 / Sucotest 40

Sucotest 26 / Sucotest 40 cable assemblies are high frequency, low loss cables which are triple shielded for superior RF isolation. The internal stainless steel outer braid provides higher pull strength and lighter weight than RG style cable. Nomex and polyolefin jackets are also available.







Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 26/40 GHz
  • Amplitude stability: < 0.1 dB at 26.5 GHz for 200 flexes
  • 180° in one plane around a 2“ radius, 0.2 dB with 600 flexes
  • Five shields for super RF shielding (−120 dB)
  • Steel outer shield for high pull strength
  • Low cost, available from stock  
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Sucotest 18A - Test lead for harsh environment

Sucotest 18A armoured test assemblies offer excellent electrical performance (low insertion loss combined with unique stability and excellent return loss) for heavy duty, outdoor and harsh environment measurements up to 18 GHz. Sucotest 18A armoured test assemblies are ideal for testing wireless communication infrastructures, defense and ground systems and in daily use in components and assembly shops.





Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 18 GHz
  • High flexibility in spite of armouring
  • Phase and loss stability with flexure
  • Crush-, torque- and kink-resistant
  • Waterproof IP68
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Sucotest 18 - Precision at a constant high level

Sucotest 18 cable assemblies feature excellent electrical performance (low insertion loss combined with unique loss stability and excellent return loss). Sucotest 18 is ideal for daily use in components and assembly shops, test labs and automatic test equipment applications.







Features and benefits

  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 18 GHz
  • Low insertion loss
  • Excellent VSWR
  • Unique loss stability
  • There is no cable spring back during measurement procedures; the assembly stays in position.
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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.




 
Features and benefits
  • High mechanical endurance
  • Excellent insertion and return loss    
  • High mating cycle
  • N connector with quick-lock nut
  • Excellent performance to price ratio
  • Free of halogen
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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.



Features and benefits

  • 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
  • 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
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Boa-flex

Boa-flex I
Boa-flex I cables utilise a microporous PTFE dielectric for low loss with minimal phase change due to temperature changes and flexure. Typical velocity is 77 % of the speed of light. Construction consists of a flat wire braid outer conductor, a metalised polyimide intra-layer, and a round wire braid to complete the triple shielded construction. All offer very low loss and are extremely stable with flexure.




Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 26 GHz
  • Low density PTFE for superior electrical performance
  • Triple shielded construction
  • Excellent phase and IL stability with flexure
  • Excellent phase versus temperature characteristics
  • Phase matching and phase tracking applications
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Boa-flex II
Boa-flex II cables utilise a microporous PTFE dielectric for low loss with minimal phase change due to temperature changes and flexure. Typical velocity is 77 % of the speed of light. All offer very low loss and are extremely stable with flexure.







Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 14 GHz
  • Low density PTFE for superior electrical performance
  • Helical wrapped outer conductor for increased electrical performance
  • Exceptional phase and IL stability with flexure
  • Excellent phase versus temperature characteristics
  • Preferred for phase matching and tracking applications
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Boa-flex III
Boa-flex III cable is low cost, high performance designs intended to replace standard flexible MIL-DTL-17 cables. This cable has up to three shields as indicated in the table below. All have a solid core for excellent crush resistance without the need for armor.







Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 12 GHz    
  • Solid teflon dielectric
  • Low loss MIL-DTL-17 replacements
  • Utilises most standard connectors
  • Operating temperature −55 to +200 °C
  • Other custom cables available upon request
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Steel-flex

Steel-flex I
Steel-flex cables are lightweight flexible replacements to semi-rigid cable. All utilise triple shields for superior RF shielding, with a solid TFE dielectric for exceptional crush resistance with-out the need for heavy armor. The flat wire braid outer conductor provides low loss plus excellent insertion loss stability with flexure. The stainless steel outer braid provides improved mechanical pull strength when compared to cables with a copper wire outer braid.



Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 85 GHz
  • Designed for low cost/high volume applications
  • Excellent loss stability over flexure
  • Steel outer shield for high pull strength
  • UL approved
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Steel-flex II
Steel-flex II cables are designed as low loss alternative to steel-flex cable. The microporous dielectric provides improved phase characteristics, such as phase versus flexure and phase versus temperature.







Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 45 GHz
  • Steel outer shield for high pull strength
  • Low density PTFE for superior electrical performance
  • Excellent phase and IL stability with flexure
  • Excellent phase versus temperature characteristics
  • Phase matching and phase tracking applications
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Multiflex

Multiflex 86 / 141
Multiflex microwave cables are the flexible alternative to semi-rigid cables. They are used in commercial and military RF and microwave airborne systems, communication systems, cellular base stations, satellite, ground systems – in brief: anywhere a «flexible semi-rigid cable» is required.






Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 67 GHz
  • Comparable electrical performance as corresponding semi-rigid cable types, high screening
  • High flexibility: no 3D drawings required for design and manufacture
  • Semi-rigid connectors can be used; quick and easy assembly
  • Resistant to chemicals, oils, lubricants, humidity, etc.
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Multiflex 53-02
The thin, highly flexible and ultra-stable microwave cable for utmost demands.









Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 67 GHz    
  • 50 000 flex cycles
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S-series - economical low loss microwave cables

S-SERIES is a line of cost-efficient, low-loss microwave cables. It covers technically demanding requirements in a wide range of applications, preferably in fixed installations. These versatile cables are characterized by their very low insertion loss across a wide frequency range. S-SERIES cables are easy to assemble and are made of environmentally friendly, halogen free materials.






Features and benefits
  • Low loss across a wide frequency range
  • Excellent screening effectiveness
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Quick and easy to assemble
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Ever-flex

Ever-flex cables were designed for use in ultradurable, high flexure applications such as gimbal assemblies and installations where the cable assembly must endure multiple tight bends and twists. ever-flex cable assemblies have repeatedly endured 1 000 000 flexure cycles with minimal electrical and mechanical degradation. All incorporate a flat wire outer conductor and a microporous dielectric for low loss and a tight woven stainless steel outer braid for improved resistance to crushing, bending and kinking.



Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 40 GHz
  • High reliability
  • Light weight
  • Low loss
  • Broad bandwidth
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Eacon - Field mountable microwave cable

To suit to the needs of our customers, HUBER+SUHNER has developed this innovative solution. Eacon stands for a simple, flexible and fast way to assemble microwave cables and connectors in the field without compromises to the best performance. The new field mountable microwave cables and connectors are light and waterproofed, built for frequencies up to 18 GHz – ready for use in the defence market as well as generally in the industrial market.




Features and benefits
  • Waterproof IP 68
  • Low loss
  • Usable up to 18 GHz
  • Extremely reliable
  • Assembling tool kit available
  • SMA, N, TNC connector
  • Easy assembling - only two connector parts
  • Field mountable
  • Taking on site decision regarding length and configurations
  • Narrowest cable feedthrough dimensions (assembling after installation)
Detailed Information
Assembling instruction (YouTube movie)

Sucoform

Sucoform
Sucoform microwave coaxial cables offer distinct mechanical advantages over semi-rigid cables. They are based on the same design as the standard PTFE insulated semi-rigid cables, but have a tin-soaked copper braid for the outer conductor, giving them outstanding hand-formability. These cables combine the excellent characteristics of semi-rigid cables with those of flexible coaxial cables. Thanks to their small bending radii, they allow space saving routing and packaging.

Features and benefits

  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 40 GHz
  • Due to the high phase stability over every production run, Sucoform is especially suitable for delay lines
  • Good flexibility: easy hand forming without tooling; fits into the smallest systems
  • Quick and easy assembly for design and manufacture
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Cobra-flex

Cobra-flex is high performance semi-rigid cables which utilise a seamless outer conductor to provide excellent RF shielding. The convoluted design gives this cable excellent phase tracking characteristics over temperature due to minimal dielectric migration. These cables are offered with many options including tin-plated outer conductor, copper clad steel center conductor for low thermal conductivity in cryogenic applications.





Features and benefits
  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 40 GHz
  • Minimal dielectric migration
  • Higher flexibility without outer conductor fatiguing
  • Standard semi-rigid sizes
  • Optional extended temperature range −269 to +250 °C
  • for cryogenic applications
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Semi-rigid

The semi-rigid cable is unique due to its easily bent-to-finished shape which still maintains its set after bending. This property makes it ideal for the use with automated bending equipment as well as a hand-forming by bending tools. The range covers hundreds of proven applications which include: low-noise amplifiers, a full range of microwave components, aeronautical and space applications and a variety of high-performance laboratory instrumentation. The cables feature outstanding electrical characteristics, particularly an impedance tolerance.

Features and benefits

  • Impedance 50 Ω
  • Applicable up to 67 GHz
  • Excellent VSWR performance
  • Easy to form, strip and solder, making for
  • convenient installation
  • Small sizes permit use in high-density areas
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