With increased demands throughout the world, many semiconductor manufacturers have been expanding their capabilities for solutions and services. To meet the higher demand for these integrated circuits, also referred to as chips, the semiconductor industry has been moving away from Mosfet (Silicon) to GaN (Galium Nitride) powered devices. This transition to GaN offers an efficient way to handle high power at a smaller size and lighter weight.
For the increased demands in production of Chipsets, there will come a demand for RF coaxial cabling solutions for both validation and test and measurement. Traditional testing and validation of Chipset and low-power semiconductor designs were done using DC voltage, but that process is time consuming. The new trend is to use RF cable assemblies, and those of smaller diameters are particularly ideal for the Chipset testing environment. RF testing validates the device’s adherence to specification levels expected by the end-user.
The RF assemblies used will be connected and disconnected frequently, so they require reliable connectors. Since they will be flexed repeatedly, phase and amplitude must remain constant regardless of motion or flex to ensure consistent test performance. Without an RF cable being stable during flexure, testing can be compromised, as unstable IL and VSWR will destroy the DUT.
The robust flexible RF test cable assemblies from Times Microwave Systems are built for phase and amplitude stability over the life of the cable. Materials used to ensure phase stability and amplitude include Times Microwave’s TF4™ dielectric. As a manufacturer with design, production, assembly and testing capabilities, Times Microwave Systems has a large range of RF test cable assemblies to meet the requirements for Chipset manufacturing and testing, including custom solutions. Times Microwave Systems offers local support in both India and Globally through our direct sales team and distribution partners.
|Product Line||Max Frequency||Flexibility||Phase & Amplitude Stability Vs Flexure||Armored/Unarmored||Attenuation|
|Clarity 18||18 GHz||Very Good||Excellent||Both||Excellent|
|Clarity 26||26.5 GHz||Very Good||Excellent||Both||Excellent|
|Clarity 40||40 GHz||Very Good||Excellent||Both||Excellent|
|Clarity 50||50 GHz||Very Good||Excellent||Armored||Very Good|
|Clarity 70||70 GHz||Excellent||Excellent||Armored||Excellent|
|Clarity 110||110 GHz||Excellent||Excellent||Armored||Very Good|
|Silverline 18||18 GHz||Very Good||Excellent||Both||Very Good|
|Silverline 26||26.5 GHz||Very Good||Excellent||Unarmored||Very Good|
|MaxGain 130||50 GHz||Very Good||Good||Unarmored||Excellent|
|MaxGain 160||40 GHz||Very Good||Good||Unarmored||Excellent|
|MaxGain 200||30 GHz||Very Good||Good||Unarmored||Excellent|
|MaxGain 300||18 GHz||Good||Good||Unarmored||Excellent|
|InstaBend 047||50 GHz||Excellent||Good||Unarmored||Very Good|
|InstaBend 086||50 GHz||Excellent||Good||Unarmored||Very Good|
|InstaBend 141||32 GHz||Excellent||Good||Unarmored||Very Good|
|TFlex 401||18 GHz||Excellent||Good||Unarmored||Very Good|
|TFlex 402||30 GHz||Excellent||Good||Unarmored||Very Good|
|TFlex 405||40 GHz||Excellent||Good||Unarmored||Very Good|
Yes, phase stability and amplitude stability are key for test cables. For more information on this topic, watch this video.
For RF test cable assemblies, find high-quality, long-lasting cables with high electrical and mechanical stability.
Yes, more information on these cables can be found in this brochure.
Yes, more information about these products can be found here.
Clarity™ 110 test cable boasts steel torque, crush and overbend protection with abrasion resistance while maintaining flexibility. The cable is ultra-stable through 110 GHz with exceptionally low attenuation. For ChipSet testing, Clarity 110 has phase and amplitude stability while in motion,and is phase stable during temperature changes.Clarity 110
Clarity™ 40 cables are used frequently in the production test phase of chipset manufacturing.Clarity 40
Silverline test assemblies are cost effective, durable, high performance cable assemblies designed for use in a broad range of test and interconnect applications. Fabricated from rugged, solid PTFE dielectric cable with stainless steel connectors and a proven strain relief system, these cables provide long life and excellent stability in applications where they are repeatedly flexed and mated/unmated.Silverline Assemblies
Our TFlex line of cables offer excellent shielding, stability through flexure, and low passive intermodulation (PIM).TFlex Assemblies
InstaBend® coaxial cable assemblies are flexible, designed for interconnects between RF circuit cards, modules and enclosure panels. The cable can be bent very closely behind the connector, simplifying cable routing.InstaBend Assemblies
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