March 27, 2023
For immediate release
WALLINGFORD, CT — Times Microwave Systems®, the preeminent brand in innovative RF and microwave interconnects, introduces two new InstaBend® high-performance microwave assemblies. The InstaBend 047 (IB-047) and InstaBend 086 (IB-086) provide a flexible, preassembled design for interconnects between RF circuit cards, modules, and enclosure panels.
InstaBend assemblies are extremely flexible and can bend very closely behind the connector to conserve space and simplify cable routing in a minimal footprint. These features are especially important for space-constrained applications including satellite payload, integrated microwave assemblies, automated test equipment, and many other commercial and military applications.
Various connector options are available including SMA, SMP, and 2.92mm. The InstaBend products support operating frequencies up to 40 GHz. They offer up to 12% savings in weight, compared to equivalent semi-rigid cables, and can be bent and routed without special tooling. InstaBend also features a ruggedized cable-connector interface that withstands harsh environments, repeated bending, and pulling force with minimal degradation in electrical performance.
David Slack, Engineering Director at Times Microwave said, “Innovative engineering and design are essential for RF systems to support continued advancements in a wide range of applications where they are used. InstaBend is a product developed to support technology development for applications in alignment with the market trend emphasizing low SWaP – size, weight, and power consumption.”
InstaBend 047 and 086 in standard configurations are in stock and available through Times Microwave Systems’ distribution partners. For custom configurations, InstaBend assemblies are available to meet specific application requirements; this allows for fast delivery, with dramatically reduced lead times compared to competing solutions.
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Times Microwave Systems, a member of Amphenol North America Military Group, a division of Amphenol Harsh Environment Solutions, is a pioneering brand of innovative RF and microwave interconnect assemblies, cables, and connector designs. We have more than 70 years of industry experience in designing and manufacturing high-performance coaxial cables, connectors, assemblies, and custom solutions for ultra-demanding applications, including aerospace, avionics and airframe, land mobile radio and public networks, medical, military and defense, industrial, quantum computing, radars, railway, space, test and measurement, wireless infrastructure and 5G, and more.
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