Suggested Assembly Specifications
No two applications are the same, and complete development specifications are not always necessary - it depends on your needs. The following are suggestions to help you make sure that all of the basic requirements are defined by your inquiry:
Choose a product family the easy way - by working with a Times Applications Specialist. This will ensure you have the right product for your application.
Overall length of a cable assembly is the most basic mechanical specification. Length can be specified in inches, feet and inches, millimeters, centimeters, or meters. Standard measurement datum are to the end of straight connectors, and to the tip of the center pin of angle connectors.
Times standard length tolerances are: +0.5" / -0" if less than 5 feet long; +1" / -0" if 5 feet up to 10 feet long; +1% / -0% of length if longer than 10 feet. Phase (Electrical Length) matched assemblies are built with +4% / -0% length tolerance as standard.
Frequency Range, maximum Insertion Loss and maximum VSWR values are the typical electrical Acceptance Test Requirements used by Times for our assembly products. As a minimum, be sure to indicate your actual operating frequency range.
If typical or standard electrical characteristics are not sufficient for your acceptance testing, define the electrical performance requirements based on the system requirements, whenever possible. This provides the most flexibility in allowing consideration of alternate products that may provide a better solution to your connection needs. If hard-copy test results are required for each assembly, be sure to indicate this.
Standard Part Number markings and - when needed - serialization markings are applied to Times cable assemblies using shrink-band markers applied to each cable assembly. Minimize the amount of information required on the assembly marking, and you'll have assemblies that are more flexible and easier to install.