May 15, 2023
For Immediate Release
WALLINGFORD, CT — Times Microwave Systems, the preeminent brand in innovative RF and microwave interconnect assemblies, cables, and connectors, has announced the release of the XtendedFlex™ 045 (XF-045) micro-coaxial cable, the newest addition to its XtendedFlex product family. The versatile XF-045 is an exceptionally compact cable that combines unparalleled flexibility with low attenuation, making it well-suited for applications that require a balance of optimal power delivery with thermal properties and durability. The new micro-coaxial cable is ideal for medical devices used in minimally invasive procedures, including endoscopic devices, microwave ablation, and medical imaging. It is also ideal for industrial and automotive sensor connectivity.
Designed with a low-loss construction, the XtendedFlex 045 minimizes thermal dissipation while maximizing signal integrity and power transfer efficiency. It features a unique thin-walled PFA jacket that provides excellent biocompatibility and chemical resistance—with an estimated 60% reduction in wall thickness—offering ultimate flexibility in a cable that is robust enough to embed into high-pressure liquid cooling lines. In addition, XtendedFlex 045 is constructed with a combination of materials, that minimizes shape memory, which enhances maneuverability in medical devices such as catheter and endoscope.
The micro-coaxial cable is ideal for single-use and re-usable sterilizable applications as a discrete transmission line or integrated into a cable bundle for higher-density solutions. XtendedFlex 045 can also be combined into a hybrid cable assembly with multiple transmission media, such as fiber optic and fluid lines, providing a single integrated cable solution for power, signal, and thermal management.
“Applications such as precision medical devices present unique equipment challenges, demanding specialized interconnect solutions that must be high-performance, safe, and reliable,” said Kai Loh, Product Solution Manager at Times Microwave Systems. “The XtendedFlex 045 is a game-changer, with a unique construction and customizability to address increasing needs for compactness and flexibility, low attenuation, and thermal dissipation.”
Thanks to Times Microwave Systems’ global footprint and extensive distribution network, the XF-045 micro-coaxial cable solution is now available with significantly shorter lead times than comparable products. For more information, visit XF-045 | Times Microwave Systems.
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About Times Microwave Systems
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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