Molex intros free RF cable, connector configurator

Molex will exhibit at the upcoming IEEE 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, FL (June 1-6).

May 20th, 2014

Molex announced that it will exhibit at the upcoming IEEE 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, FL (June 1-6), where the company will showcase its range of products and solutions available for the RF/microwave market. Molex interconnect products on display at the show will include:

-- The company's online RF Assembly Builder, a free configuration tool that allows users to build a complete cable and connector assembly and instantly submit an RFQ without downloading any application or software, thus simplifying the design process. Via the tool, Molex RF connector designs can accommodate standard RG braided cables, micro coaxial cable, semi-rigid cable, vendor specific custom cables, LMR types and hand conformable cables.

-- Customized RF/microwave connectors, which are tailored to specific applications and provide design flexibility to OEMs across a wide range of markets. Typical connector solutions include multi-port RF products, IP-rated, sealed RF products, solderless PCB attachment, non-magnetic connectors and a wide range of cable assemblies and unique adapters, all available in 50 or 75 Ohm impedance.

-- The Molex RF DIN 1.0/2.3 modular backplane system, which enables designers to consolidate space and improve system routing of RF signals for board-to-board communications. The high-performance system delivers port expansion capability up to 10 ports and 75 Ohm impedance, with 1.00 mm axial tolerance for superior orthogonal mating flexibility in a wide range of video and broadcast applications.

-- The Temp-Flex low loss flexible microwave coaxial cables, featuring solid core or monofilament dielectric for faster signal speed (70% and 85- to 88% Velocity of propagation respectively) and improved electrical performance in high-bandwidth applications. Designed for use in harsh environments, the flexible microwave cables are ruggedly engineered to meet or exceed the requirements for a wide range of industrial and military applications, such as those typically found in aerospace and defense, automatic test and measurement equipment, robotics and medical applications. The low and ultra-low loss microwave coax cables offer phase stability under dynamic conditions, tight impedance tolerances and bandwidth potential up to 110 GHz. In addition, the Temp-Flex cable designs for this marketplace include ribbon coax, intermittent ribbon, low inductance, standard coax and custom constructions.

-- Free datasheets describing range of standard, off-the-shelf, Molex high performance cable assemblies using Temp-Flex low-loss and ultra-low loss cables.

For more information, visit www.molex.com/link/rfmicrowavecoax.html and www.molex.com/tempflex.

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