2004 connector, cable and cable assembly survey: this is the second survey of connectors, cables and cable assemblies sponsored by Microwave Journal. We plan to update it annually with continued industry support and participation.
There is clearly a large overlap of similar products being produced by the 56 companies included in the survey. On the face of it, it would appear that the market is over-saturated to the point where there must be some fallout. However, careful examination of the information shows that virtually all of the companies have at least one unique, proprietary or patented product that addresses some niche market and which forms the core of their business, as well as customized products to meet specific requirements. These special products and services seem to be the principal reason for the diversity of suppliers. In addition, some companies specialize in different markets such as Hi-Rel, military and base stations as opposed to low cost commercial and consumer. There are also suppliers that specialize in computer back-planes and related PCB products that are only available from a limited number of companies. Thus, in reality, the overlap is not as great as it seems.
As a sign of the times, every manufacturer provided an address for its Web site. Most of these sites contain either full catalog information or selected data sheets. We have also provided phone and e-mail points of contact for each company where available.
I would like to thank the many people who responded to our request for information. Because of limited space, we were not able to use some detailed information that was sent in addition to the specific survey answers, however, we were able to use some of that information to expand on the brief answers to the questions. The data are presented in table format on the following pages. Readers are encouraged to use the Web information and contact points to gain additional insight on the products, services and capabilities of a company of interest.
COMPANY STANDARD CONNECTOR TYPES SPECIAL CONNECTORS Aeroflex/Weinschel Planar Crown[R] and Planar Planar Crown[TM] and Blind-mate[R] systems, Planar Blind-mate which are compatible with N, allow connector TNC, GPC-7, 3.5 mm, 2.92 mm interfaces to be and 2.4 mm series changed for custom applications or for damage replacement Amphenol RF MMCX, AMC, MCX, SMB, SMC, SMP, AFI, QMA, FAKRA, SMA, 1.0/2.3, QMA, FAKRA, AMC BNC, TNC, Mini BNC, Twin BNC, Triax, UHF, Mini UHF, N. F. 7/16 Anritsu K series (2.92 mm), V series Over 300 special or (1.85 mm), W1 Connector custom designed (1 mm) connectors Applied Engineering SMA, SMB, SMC, SLB, SSMB, Water-proof and Products SSMC, SSLB, SSMA, MCX, 75 weather-tight, [ohm] MCX, MMCX, 75 [ohm] special leg Snap-on, 75 [ohm] Screw-on, configurations for BNC, TNC, N, Adapters PCBs special plating between series and over 100 and finishes, custom styles of MIL-PRF-39102 QPL contact Connectors configurations, special cable types, connectors with internal functions like switches, unique captivation, reverse polarity, special testing Astrolab Inc. N, SMA, SMP, SMPM, TNC, SMA designs up to ATNC, 3.5 mm, 2.9 mm, 2.4 27.5 GHz, SSMA mm, 1.85 mm, BNC, 7 mm, designs up to 40 GHz, 7/16, BMA, TK, SC, HN, low IM space M39029 coax contacts--in qualified TNC. various forms such as multipaction straight, right angle, swept resistant designs, bend, bulkhead and flanged Flouraloy dielectric, M39029 contacts up to 12 GHz, phase shifter /line stretchers up to 26.5 GHz, HF hermetically sealed Belden Inc. Do not manufacture Do not manufacture connectors connectors BTC Electronics BMB, BNC, C, G874, GHV, HN, Special connector Inc. LC/LT, MCX, MHV, M MCX, MQD, configurations to N, QDS, QMA, SC, SMA, SMB, customer's drawing SMC, TNC, TPS, TRB, TW34, TWBNC, UHF, 1.0/2.3, 7/16 CE Precision No standard connector Special designs for Assemblies Inc. products specific customer problems such as a 600 W version of the SMP connector. The company also builds radiation hardened connectors, high temperature and high power connectors as well as low IM and waveguide connectors Compel Group N, 7/16, SMA, SMB, SMC, Special designs are 1.0/2.3 (50 or 75 [ohm]), available using a DIN inserts, MCX, BMA, wide variety of 1.6/5.6 (75 [ohm]), BT43, materials and SMP, MMCX processes Corning Gilbert GPO (DC to 26.5 GHz), GPPO Custom versions of Inc. (DC to 65 GHz), GMS (DC to the GPO, GPPO and GMS 23 GHz) designs for backplane mounting, waveguide launches and group mating configurations Delta Electronics N, QDS, SC, MMCX, MCX, BNC, QDS, slide-on, BMA, Mfg. Corp. 75 [ohm] BNC, C, G874, GHV, pressmounts, Mini HN, LC/LT, MHV, SMA, BMA, QDS, G874 SMB/SMC, TNC, TPS, TRB, TW34, TWBNC, UHF, 7/16 Deutsch Advanced DPP series of connectors in Custom connectors for Interconnect N and SMA configurations special environmental with push-pull coupling, interfaces 7/16, circular multi-pin, blind mate, environmental power connectors, fiber optic Dynawave Inc. SMA, SSMA, SMB, SMC, MCX, Custom designs for MMCX, BMA, BMA Miniature, cables, field SMP, SMPM, SMPSM, SMT, 2.4 replaceable, PCB mm, 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm, 7 mm, mount, edge mount, N, TXC, SC, HN, BNC, 7/16 hermetic connectors and seals, tabbed contact, adapters ESM Cable Corp. Do not manufacture Do not manufacture connectors connectors EZ Form Cable Corp. MCX, MMCX, BMA, SMA, SMB, EZ Quick-Connect[TM] SMC, N, TNC, BNC, SSMA, Plug (SMA SSMB, 7/16, DSB compatible), standard series to stripline and mierostrip transitions, standard series for low loss and eustom cables Flexco Mierowave LC, LT, GPO, BNC, EIA, HN, Special connectors Inc. precision N, precision SMA, for use on cable SC SMC and TNC assemblies such as GPPO, SSMA and ZMA types Florida RF Labs Do not manufacture Do not manufacture Inc. connectors connectors Florida RS SMA, TNC and N with special Special SMAs in plug, Technology strain relief jack and bulkhead W. L. Gore & 7/16, N, TNC, TNCA, SMA, Special board mount Associates Inc. precision N, 7 mm, 3.5 mm, footprints, eustom 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, 1.85 mm, cable connectors MVX, MMCX, BMA, BMMA, #8, #12, SMP, SMPM, adapters between series, blind mate adapters, PCB mount connectors Harbour Industries Do not manufacture Do not manufacture connectors connectors Huber + Suhner SMA, SMB, SMC, SMS, B307/16, Custom MMBX, SUHXER BMA, BNC, TXC, BNT, BNO, QUICK-FIT, ARC series SHV, MHV, PC 7, PC 3.5, PC for automotive 2.4, QLA, QMA, MCX, MMDX, applications, quick MMCX, QN/QMA, PC3.5/SK, plus lock connectors and adapters B19 adapters, phase trimmers IMS Connector SMA, SMB, SMC, SMS, SSMB Customer specific Systems GmbH nano, SMP, SMM, MMCX, MCX, designs are available coaxial inserts DIN 41612, coaxial inserts sub-D. high power inserts, high voltage inserts, FME, BNC, TNC, N, 7/16, 1.6/5.6, SMBA (FAKRA Std.) Insulated Wire Inc. SMA, TNC, N, SC, 1.85 mm, Custom designs 2.4 mm, 2.9 mm, 3.5 mm, 7 mm including MIL 38999 2.4 mm, 2.9 mm, 3.5 mm, 7 mm multi-pin contacts, enstom flange mounts, special interface connectors Jyebao Co. SMA, SMB, SMC, MCX, MMCX. Custom designs can be TNC, BNC, N, MHV, SHV, C and made--minimum reverse polarity versions quantity 1000 pc, delivery 8 to 10 weeks M/A-COM (Tyco) SMP, 2.4 mm, SSMA, 2.92 mm, MTNC--A multipactor 3.5 mm, SMA, TR, TNC, ETNC, free variant of TNC N, 7 mm, SC, C, 7/16 IEC, for high power space HN, LC, LT, MLT, 7/8 EIA, 1 applications, size 8 5/8 EIA (types N, TNC and and 12 contacts for 7/16 IEC available with low low loss, low VSWR, PIM) high frequency performance for MIL-C-87104 and MIL-T-81490 in standard MIL-C-38999 housings, SL family of connectors MegaPhase Inc. Do not manufacture Special adapters for connectors test applications Micro-Coax Inc. Mannfacture connectors to Special connectors support in-house cable for multi-paction assembly business only sensitive applications and low PIM requirements Micro-Mode Inc. MSMA compatible to SMA 2.92. Special applications MBM B compatible to BMB, with interface to MMSP compatible to SMP, MSSP SSMA, BMA, 2.4, SMC compatible to MSMP, MSSS[TM] and TNC as well as customer interfaces Microstock Inc. SMA, SMB, SMC, MCX. MMCX, Special SMAs for low (Distributor) MMBX, 3.5 mm, 2.9 mm, 2.4 loss 0.047 diam. mm, 1.85 mm, BMA, qma, SHV, semi-rigid cables mhv, N, 7/16, 1.0/2.3, such as UT-47-LL and 1.6/5.6, 4.1/9.5, TNC, BNC, UT-47-LL-TP, special UHF, plus between series SMA for 25 [ohm] adapters 0.090 diam. cables such as UT-90-25 and UT-90-25-TP Microwave SMA, SMB, SMC, CMS, SSMA, Special and custom Distributors Co. SSMB, SSMC, MMCX, N, UHF, products with (Midisco) C, HN, 7/16 and others reasonable minimum lot sizes of cable from other manufacturers Midwest Microwave SMA, SSMA, SMM, BMA, N, Engineering and TNC, BNC, 3.5 mm, 7 mm, design support for adapters specials Molex Inc. MMCX, MCX, SMB, SMA, SMA Catalog derivative field replaceable, SMP, for special 2.92, BNC, TNC, F, Fakra, requirements such N, 7/16, between series as: solderless edge adapters mount, 45 degree SMB plugs, MCX enstom coaxial headers RF Industries Inc. 3.5 mm (DC to 34 GHz), MHV, Unique interface reverse polarity N, BNC, connectors to satisfy TNC, SMA, SMB, SSMB, MMCX, FCC Part 15 including (FCC Part 15 compliant), reverse polarity, reverse thread N, TNC, SMA reverse thread, (FCC Part 15 compliant), metric thread of 7/16 DIN, 75 [ohm] BNC, TNC, modified body Mini-SMB and SMB. F. FME, connectors, Panel mini-bayonet, MCXMMCX, N, mount N, SMA, TNC NEC P300, RCA, SMA, SMB, with extended TNC, UHF, mini-UHF, unidapt, dielectic and 1.0/2.3 contacts, custom PCB connectors RF TEC Mfg. Inc. SMA, TNC, MCX, MMCX, 7/16. Snap-on SMA, Push-on long sleeve thumbnut SMA N, M18 male and plug, double contact F female, 50/75 [ohm] receptacle for satellites TNC, thumbnut SMA plug for #195 cable, long sleeve thumbnut SMA male-TNC male adapter, SMA male-F female adapter, connectors for 1.32 mm double shield and 0.8 mm single shield for hirose U.FL connector Rhophase Microwave No standard connector Custom connectors for Ltd. products special applications such as SMA 10 [ohm] for a laser application Rosenberger SSMB, SSMC, SMP, mini-SMP, SMCC for Hochfrequenztechnik MCX, 1.0-2.3, coax inserts surface-mount, custom GmbH & Co. for mini-coax, D-sub coax, products on request DIN 41626, high voltage inserts, DIN 41626 power inserts, SMB, SMG, SMC, QLR-A, FME (SAP), 1.6-5.6, BNC, TNC, UHF, mini-UHF, N, 7/16, microdot, F, high voltage SHV-SHV-NIM, high voltage 4-10, IEC antenna, C. high voltage HN, twinax, 3.5-12/CATV, BNC-twinax, adapters, RF-FAKRA, RPC-N, R-TNC, RPC-7, RT-SP, GHz RPC-3.5, RCP-2.92, RCP-1.85, RCP-1.0, RCP-2.4 San-tron Inc. N. 7/16, SMA, BNC, TNC, C, Extended insulators HN, LC, MHV, SC, SHV, UHF, and contacts, custom 1.0/2.3 and adapters flanges, custom cable sizes, custom designs based on standard interface designs S.G. McGeary Co. 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.9 mm, Custom designs are 3.5 mm, PGM, SSMA, SMA, available on request TNC, N, 7 mm Sabritee Inc. SCX, Micro-D, SMP, SMPM, Custom designs are high frequency D-sub size 8 available on request coax contacts Semflex Inc. MCX, SMA, BMA, 3.5 mm, 2.9 High power/high mm, 2.4 mm, BCN, TNC, ETNG, temperature, N, 7 mm, SC, HN, 7/16 DIN, environmental sealed. 7/8 EIA, 1.3/8 EIA, 15/8 EIA custom interfaces, push-on/blind-mate, phase trimmers Southwest Microwave SMA, enhanced high Custom designs are Inc. temperature SMA, N, TNC, available on request. SSMA, OPS/BMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 Wave guide launchers, mm, adapters between series, mechanical switch end-launch adapters, field connectors, special repleaceable accessories, flanges, 50% of new SSMA to 40 GHz and shipments are SSMA-to-2.4 mm adapters non-catalog specials to 50 GHz Special Hermetic Heremetic SMP (MIL-STD-348) Modified SMPs for Products special interface mounting Spectrum 1.4/4.4 mm, 1.8/5.6 mm, SPM (Spectrum power Elektrotechnik GmbH 2/5.5 mm, 1.85 mm (V), 2.4 minature), push-ous mm, 2.92 mm (K), 3.5 mm, 7 for 7/16, N, TNC, SMA mm, 7/16, BMA, BNC, C, HN, and SMA reverse sex, N, SC, SMA, SMP, SPPO SBX (Spectrum (SSMP), TNC and TNX blind-mate X), SBY Spectrum sub sub miniature push-on) Spinner GmbH 7/16 (low PIM), N (low PIM), Custom 7/16 panel 4.1-9.5 (low PIM), TNC, BNC, mount and EIA N, HN, 1.6-5.6 EIA, between connectors with a series adapters coupling nut SRC Cables Inc. Do not manufacture Do not manufacture connectors connectors SRI Connector Inc. 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.9 mm, 3.5 Superites SMA right mm 7 mm, N, SMA, TNC, ZMA angle connectors with and between series adapters high performance, proprietary custom designs SSI Cable Corp. Do not manufacture Stainless steel connectors connectors made to their specifications and specials at customer request Storm Products Inc. SMA, TNC, N, precision N. Custom designs for 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, GPO, GPPO, specific customer GMS, 2.9 mm, 2.4 NMD requirements SV Microwave Inc. SMA, SMA slide on, SSMA, Custom designs SSMA high frequency, BMA, including space BMMA, BMZ, BZ, BZ high qualified power, ZMA, ZMA high power and frequency, TNC, precision TNC, N, N high frequency, 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm, 7 mm, SMB, SMC, C Telegartner Inc. BNC, TNC, UHF, mini-UHF, N, Custom designs as 7/16 DIN 1.6/5.6 DIN, FME, well as surge SMA, SMB, SMC, SMS, SSMB, protectors (both gas MCX, MMCX, ASMB and stub) for N and 7/16, low PIM types, special connectors for corrugated and non-standard cables Tensolite Inc. SMA, SSMA, SMP, SSMP, SSMT HF connectors to 65 BMA, 2.92 mm, 1.85 mm, MCX, GHz, integrated N, TNC, 7 mm, TK connector block interface assemblies, custom angle designs Thermax/CDT Do not manufacture Do not manufacture connectors connectors Times Microwave N, TNC, BNC, SMA, UHF Reverse polarity, Systems Inc. mini-UHF, 1.0/2.3 DIN, 7/16 self-locking, phase DIN, 7/8 EIA, 7 mm, 3.5 mm, trimmed, non-solder reverse polarity (EZ) Trompeter BNC, TNC, N (all 50 or 75 Pateching and Electronics Inc. [ohm]), SMZ, F. mini-BNC distribution panels, (75 [ohm]), WECO and custom designs, mini-WECO, TPS, TRB, TRT, hermetic, radiation TRS, TTM, TRC, TRN, TWBNC resistant, space rated to NASA Srec SP-R-022 TRU Corp. 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, MCX, 7 mm, Customer specific 7/16, BMA, BNC, C, EIA, F, designs, quick- HN, LC, LT, MMCX, N, SC, disconnect, high SMA, SMB, SMC, SMP, triax voltage, high power, low PIM, O-ring and hermetic, QDM, QDS, SQS, adapter series Vitelec Co. BNC (50 & 75 [ohm]), Modifications of insulated BNC, twin BNC, standard product as TNC, SMA, SMB, SMC, MCX, well as eustom MMCX, N, N (high frequency), designs twinax, UHF, mini-UHF, FME, F, entro, adapters COMPANY RAW CABLE MANUFACTURING CABLE ASSEMBLIES Aeroflex/Weinschel Do not manufacture cable Do not manufacture cable assemblies Amphenol RF Yes, please visit Flexible, semi-rigid, www.amphenol.com conformable, harnesses, phased matched, time delay Anritsu Do not manufacture cable Cable assemblies with APC, N, K, V, and W1 connectors, mostly semi-rigid. Test cables both armored, semi-rigid and flexible Applied Engineering Do not manufacture cable Flexible, conformable Products semi-rigid, phase matched and delay lines Astrolab Inc. 0.041 to 0.310 diameter from Mini-bend flexible, 70% VP to 82% VP, semi-rigid convoluted semi-rigid to highly flexible with for superconducting capability up to 90 GHz temperatures down to 4[degrees] K, high flexcables for gimbles and phase stable cables up to 60 GHz Belden Inc. Mil-Spec RG Type coax for Do not manufacture high frequency applications cable assemblies as well as 50 [ohm] antenna coax for wireless communications applications including base stations, wireless lans and other in-building wireless applications BTC Electronics Do not manufacture cable Do not manufacture Inc. cable assemblies CE Precision Semi-rigid and special A wide range of Assemblies Inc. cables custom cable assemblies including build-to-print and custom standard and low loss assemblies from DC to 65 GHz with limited capability to 110 GHz, Cable assemblies are available from commercial grade to space qualified, radiation hardened Compel Group Do not manufacture cable Coaxial, multi-pin, fiber optic, semi- rigid, conformable, corrugated, flexible, multi-strand for commercial, military, laboratory and medical applications Corning Gilbert Do not manufacture cable Laboratory and test, Inc. general purpose, semi-rigid, flexible Delta Electronics Do not manufacture cable Do not make cable Mfg. Corp. assemblies Deutsch Advanced Do not manufacture cable Laboratory and test Interconnect for push-pull N and SMA, assemblies to customer specs, test jumper cables with DPP on both ends Dynawave Inc. Semi-rigid and flexible as Instrumentation, well as custom designs laboratory and test, semi-rigid, formable, flexible, delay lines, phase stable, phase matched, low IM, high power, rigid ESM Cable Corp. Do not manufacture cable Laboratory and test, general purpose, flexible, rigid, semi-rigid, phase stable, phase matched, high temperature EZ Form Cable Corp. Semi-rigid cable from 0.020 Custom cable to 0.325 inch in copper or assemblies using all aluminum at impedances from of the EZ Form cables 25 to 100 [ohm]. Custom cables from special materials, flexible cable such as EZConformable in diameters from 0.034 to 0.250 inch at 50 and 75 [ohm], EZFlex 401, 402 and 405 flex Flexco Mierowave Custom cable is manufactured Cable assemblies Inc. for use in Flexco cable using Flexco cable assemblies for commercial, test and military with emphasis on assemblies with very low phase and amplitude changes during flexure. Florida RF Labs Do not manufacture cable Laboratory and test, Inc. general purpose, flexible, semi-rigid, hand formable, phase stable, phase matched, high temperature, space level and custom Florida RS Do not manufacture cable 40 GHz test cables, Technology low loss assemblies, semi-rigid configurations, Flex cables both standard and armored, sizes from 0.019 to 2 inches in diameter W. L. Gore & Broad capabilities including Flexible, laboratory Associates Inc. coaxial, RF/microwave, round and test, phase and planar, ribbon, triaxial, amplitude stable, and hybrid constructions performance options through 67 GHz, ruggedized, general purpose, phase matched, high temperature, low loss, long length, high power, spaceflight, high density, airframe/ vapor sealed Harbour Industries 20 types of MIL-C-17 QPL Source of cable for approved RG cables, strip many cable assembly braid, communication houses network, low loss spiral strip, sureform, high performance foam, high strength, triaxial, low noise, plenum Huber + Suhner Standard RG types (58, 174 Flexible RF, form etc.). low loss RF cables, stable, semi-rigid, high temperature and hand formable, flame-retardant, low noise flexible MW for test applications, triaxial, twisted pair, multiple cables in the same jacket, radiation hardened IMS Connector Do not manufacture cable Semi-rigid, Systems GmbH semi-flexible, flexible, corrugated, coilcord, GPS cable, GSM cable Insulated Wire Inc. Over 150 types ranging in Low loss cable size from 0.050 to 0.500 assemblies up to 65 with impedances from 10 to GHz, general purpose 125 [ohm]. A wide variety of and laboratory, outer braids, shields and medical and military jacket materials. Multiple applications cables in common jackets and armored types as well as semi-rigid and reflex cables Jyebao Co. Semi-rigid and flexible, RG types, Japanese 0.034, 0.047, 0.085 and types, semi-rigid, 0.141 with various platings handbendable, low loss, phase matched M/A-COM (Tyco) Hundreds of cable types from Laboratory, general 0.05 to 0.98 with a variety purpose, airborne EW, of materials phase stable, phase and amplitude matched, small diameter, radiation resistant, cable sets with interchangeable ends and replaceable heads MegaPhase Inc. Groove Tube[TM] coaxial Flexible and cable but do not sell raw semi-rigid assemblies cable for test and system cable applications from 2 to 65 GHz. There are 5 product lines for test and measurement and 8 product lines for system and general purpose cables Micro-Coax Inc. Semi-rigid, aluminum Test, general jacketed, hand-formable-tin purpose, flexible, dipped, low loss and semi-rigid, phase ultra-low loss flexible, stable, phase miniature low loss, matched, high ultralight flexible temperature, low loss, ultralight, space qualified Micro-Mode Inc. Do not manufacture cable Flexible, semi-rigid and rigid phase matched assemblies Microstock Inc. Do not manufacture cable, Laboratory and test, (Distributor) but do distribute it general purpose, flexible RG, semi-rigid formed to specification, phase stable, low loss rigid assemblies Microwave Semi-rigid (SNAKE and Standard RG cables, Distributors Co. hand-formable) LMR,[TM] semi-rigid, (Midisco) (Ultra-Flex) as well as ultra-flex, and phase distribution stable assemblies Midwest Microwave Do not manufacture cable Test and measurement, general purpose, Mil/Aero applications, low loss, std, RG-type patch cords, semi-rigid and semi-flex, phase matched, delay lines Molex Inc. Do not manufacture cable Laboratory, test and general purpose applications using flexible, semi-rigid and triax cable RF Industries Inc. Do not manufacture cable General purpose, WiFi and antenna pigtails, wire harness, flexible, semi-rigid, phase matched, pull/tensile tested, HI pot, sweep tested RF TEC Mfg. Inc. Do not manufacture cable Laboratory and test, general purpose, flexible, semi-rigid, rigid, phase stable, phase matched Rhophase Microwave Do not manufacture cable but Laboratory and test Ltd. are UK agents for Insulated to 50 GHz, medical, Wire Inc., Harbour defense, general Industries Corp., Haverhill purpose, flexible, Cable and Manufacturing semi-rigid, phase Corp. stable, phase matched Rosenberger Do not manufacture cable Flexible, Hochfrequenztechnik semi-flexible, GmbH & Co. semi-rigid, corrugated, UTIFLEX cable assemblies, test cables San-tron Inc. Do not manufacture cable Do not manufacture cable assemblies S.G. McGeary Co. Do not manufacture cable Do not manufacture cable assemblies Sabritee Inc. Do not manufacture cable RG-316 flexible coax, RG-178 flexible coax, RG-405 semi-rigid, RG-402 semi-rigid, RG-58 flexible coax, SR.047 semi-rigid Semflex Inc. High performance 50 [ohm], Test and measurement, low loss, high power, low phase or delay density PTFE dielectries, RG matched, semi-rigid cable types, communications and conformable, cable, custom cable rigid air/dielectric electroform assemblies, custom splitters and power dividers, 1553 databus, custom harnesses and corrugated jumpers Southwest Microwave Do not manufacture cable Semi-rigid and Inc. semi-flexible/ conformable, field replacable connectors, Hi-REL Special Hermetic Do not manufacture cable Do not manufacture Products cable assemblies Spectrum 0.141 semi-rigid cable using Flexible test and Elcktrotechnik GmbH a seamless convoluted measurement, stainless steel copper ruggedized, military, composite tubing interconnect systems, power, commercial, phase stable, hand formable, semi-rigid (0.034 to 0.50 diameter) Spinner GmbH Do not manufacture cable Corrugated cables for base stations and low IM test, braided general purpose, semi-rigid, phase stable, phase matched SRC Cables Inc. Do not make their own cable, All types of cable custom designed cables are assemblies made for them SRI Connector Inc. Do not manufacture cable Do not make cable asemblies SSI Cable Corp. 0.093, 0.145, and 0.240 Semi-rigid (copper, stainless steel cable in stainless steel, regular and low loss types aluminum), flexible, as well as stainless steel conformable, phase jacket over copper outer matched, delay lines, conductor, RTFE or medium medium and low loss, loss dielectric wireless preps, wire harnesses, test, general purpose and eryogenic Storm Products Inc. Semi-rigid, flexible, solid Semi-rigid, flexible, PTFE, low loss low density general purpose, PTFE, microporous and laboratory and test, expanded PTFE, ePTFE tape military, and foil wrapping, flat and communieations, round wire braiding, textile miniature low loss, braiding, low and high phase stable, temperature extrusion, high-rel, thermal semi-rigid die sizing pre-conditioned SV Microwave Inc. Do not maunfacture cable All types built to customer requirements Telegartner Inc. Do not manufacture cable Laboratory and test, general purpose, flexible, conformable, semi-rigid, low loss, high power corrugated, multi-core coax Tensolite Inc. Netflight[R] high Flexible, semi- performance cable, flexible, high ACCULITE[TM] miniature density assemblies, coaxial, balanced line, test and measurement, twisted pair multiconductor, precision harnesses, low loss flexible cables semi-rigid, delay lines, phase matched Thermax/CDT MIL-C-17 cables, MaxForm Do not manufacture hand formable, MaxFlex cable assemblies cables, high temperature, low loss cables with air expanded PTFE, seamless wrap PTFE tape dielectric cables Times Microwave Commercial, aerospace and Laboratory and test, Systems Inc. shipboard high reliability general purpose, RF & microwave flexible, semi-rigid, phase stable, phase matched, high temperature Trompeter Do not manufacture cable 1553 data buss and Electronics Inc. ground suport, broadcast head-end patching, Telco central office, medical MRI test, laboratory and test TRU Corp. Do not manufacture cable High power and high voltage (RG-217,218,393). general purpose (RG-58,142), custom semi-rigid (0.250, 0.141, 0.085), high temperature, corrugated, flexible Vitelec Co. Do not manufacture cable Semi-rigid, flexible (with or without data for telecoms, datacoms, wireless, test) COMPANY UNIQUE PRODUCTS WEB SITE AND CONTACT INFORMATION Aeroflex/Weinschel US and International patents www.aeroflex- on both Planar Crown[R] weinschel.com and Planar Blind-Mate[R] Technical: Jimmy systems Dholoo, Sales: Thomas Steidel, sales@aeroflex- weinschel.com Amphenol RF AFI Interface to compensate www.amphenolrf.com for axial and radial Technical: Tom Aubin misalignment, which is 203-796-2059, available in both 50 and 75 taubin@amphenolrf. [ohm] com. Sales: Greg Straiton 203-796- 2079, gstraiton@amphenolrf. com. Anritsu The new W1 connector, which www.us.anritsu.com can be used up to 1-800-Anritsu 250[degrees]C, VP series Blind Mate up to 65 GHz Applied Engineering SLB/SA patented self www.acp.us, Products aligning PCB to PCB system Technical: Dave Critelli at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sales: Dennis Flanders at email@example.com, General: sales@aep. us Astrolab Inc. Mini-bend cable assemblies, www.astrolab.com ever-flex cable and the Mary Ceres 732-560- Cobra-flex line 9570 Belden Inc. Conformable[TM] coax for www.belden.com semi-flexible replacement Technical Support: of rigid-coax 1-800-beldenl BTC Electronics Special configurations and www.btcelectronics. Inc. quick samples com Technical: Robert Barnett at rbarnett@ btcelectronics.com. Sales: Audra Starling at astarling@ btcelectronies.com, 800-526-2828 CE Precision All products are unique www.cepainc.com. Assemblies Inc. to the individual Technical: Henry customer's requirements. Richards 480-940-0740 Many are not available x222, hrichards@ for export without cepainc.com. Sales: government permission Kathy Kennard x219, firstname.lastname@example.org Compel Group Patented plastic flange 7/16 www.compel.it or www. (available in pms colors) compelna.com. Americas: Peter Afano at email@example.com Europe: Mauro Colleoni at mauro. firstname.lastname@example.org Asia: Antonella Colombo at antonella. email@example.com Corning Gilbert The GPO and GPPO push-on www.corning.com/ Inc. interconnects were created corninggilbert by Gilbert and are patented Technical and Customer Service: (US and Canada) 800- 651-8869 (International) (01) 623-845-5613, push-info@ corning.com Delta Electronics Heli-grip, QDS, mini QDS, www.deltarf.com Mfg. Corp. G874 Corinne Rose (Application Specialist) crose@ deltarf.com and Terry Hannan thannan@ deltarf.com Deutsch Advanced PP series is unique as it www.deutschai.com Interconnect does not require a special Chief Engineer is receptacle Bryan Harrington, Customer Service Manager is Clyde Farren, Sales & Marketing is Ted Linder 909-791-2600, Fax 909-791-2611 Dynawave Inc. Internal R & D www.dynawave.com Brian Nothum 978-469 -0555, bnothum@ dynawave.com ESM Cable Corp. Specializing in RF and high www.esmcablecorp.com frequency Greg Garno or David Doo at 209-892-3347 EZ Form Cable Corp. EZ Quick-Connect[TM] is www.ezform.com patented Technical: Tom Ricard at firstname.lastname@example.org Sales: Jeff Buccitti at jbuccitti@ezform. com Flexco Mierowave Flexco's cable assemblies www.flexcomw.com Inc. are unique due to a Bill Bright, Larry combination of connectors Cagno and Dan Beene and special cables with a at 908-850-5800 or wide range of jackets, email@example.com braids and protective armoring. These are extremely rugged, while providing excellent phase and amplitude stability Florida RF Labs Lab-Flex[TM] cables DC to 46 www.rflabs.com Inc. GHz with 2.4 mm, 2.9 mm, 3.5 Jim Walker 772-286- mm SMA, precision type N & 9300 or jwalker@ TNC as well as low cost rflabs.com assemblies for specific frequency ranges with 40% lower loss and shielding greater than 90 dB Florida RS Many of our assemblies are www.flrst.com Technology made on patented production Technical: Tim Spacek equipment & Al Ragl, Sales: Sandy Struthers, 772 -221-8188 W. L. Gore & Performance to 67 GHz, www.gore.com/ Associates Inc. precision test adapter, electronies 800-445- phase and amplitude 4673 or 302-292-5100 stability, low loss/long length assemblies Harbour Industries Many of the specialty cables www.harbourind.com incorporate proprietary John D. Palasciano materials and processes at jpalaseiano@ harbourind.com Huber + Suhner MMBX board-to-board, www.hubersuhner.com Sucoflex,[TM] LSFH (low Local sales smoke halogen free), offices in 60 enviroflex cables, low noise countries cables. triaxial, twisted pair (up to 100 [ohm]) IMS Connector Press-fit and press-in as www.imscs.com Systems GmbH well as MIM manufacturing Technical: Roland technology Baumgartner +49-7654 -901-182 rbaumgartner@imscs. com Sales: Christian Bitzer +49-7654-901- 130, firstname.lastname@example.org Insulated Wire Inc. Proprietary dielectric of www.iw-microwave.com laminated, expanded or full Cable assemblies: 203 density PTFE. Dielectric -791-1999 or iwsales@ constant can be tailored iw-miocrowave.com Raw anywhere from 1.3 to 2.0. cable: 631-981-7424 Patented connector design or iw-microwave.com for full captivation on large cables up to 18 GHz Jyebao Co. Almost the only manufacturer www.jyebao.com.tw of semi-rigid cable in Jyebao Sales at Southeast Asia email@example.com M/A-COM (Tyco) All products designed and www.macom.com. produced in-house Technical: Ray Schwartz at 978-442- 5487 or Gorden Robertson at 978-442 -5486 Sales: (Americas) 800-366- 2266, (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 44 (1908) 574200. (Asia/Pacific) 81-44 -844-8296 MegaPhase Inc. GrooveTube[TM] is unique www.megaphase.com to MegaPhase Joe Carbonara at 570 -424-8400 sales@ megaphase.com Micro-Coax Inc. Flexible Ultralight UTiFLEX www.micro-coax.com cable assemblies using Sales: Bruce Ash at DuPont's ARACON[TM] metal 610-495-4225 clad fibers Technical: John Lewis at 610-495-4326 Micro-Mode Inc. MSSS[TM] series, which is www.micromode.com 20% smaller than MSMP and Technical: Mark Perry 40% smaller than SMP. Over 619-449-3844 x25 500,000 parts produced firstname.lastname@example.org Sales: Brian Peckham 619-449-3844 x46 & Ray Benitez 619-449- 3844 x26 Microstock Inc. No unique products www.microstockinc.com (Distributor) Technical contact: Dr. Bob Schafer, Sales: Scott Frobese, email@example.com. com, 215-699-0355 Microwave Unique configurations www. Distributors Co. and combinations microwavedistributors (Midisco) supported by a large /idisco.net inventory Technical: John Summerville, Sales: Mark Laurenti, instock@ microwavedistributors .com Midwest Microwave Flexform I and Flexform www.midwest-microwave II are proprictary cable .com Contact: Ruth designs Fawson, fawson@ midwest-microwave.com 781-894-8787 or sales@midwest- microwave.com, 734- 429-4773 Molex Inc. Solder-less edge mount is www.molex.com a patented Molex design. Technical: Don Could, Supplied in panels up to 30 Dwaine Robison Sales: BNC receptacles Roger Kauffman 317- 834-5600 firstname.lastname@example.org RF Industries Inc. Unidapt adapters, pigtails, www.rfcoaxconnectors. adapter kits, quick com www.rfcables.com, disconnect BNC, F, mini-UHF, www.rfneulink.com N, RCA, SMA and TNC, MB and Technical: Connie mini-bayonet, cellular Jones, Dave interface adapters and McReynolds, Ronnie connectors Rice Sales: Rosa Reynolds, Rob Lieby all at rfi@ rfindustries.com RF TEC Mfg. Inc. Snap-on and push-on SMA, www.rftec.com push-on N up to 14 GHz, Kiyoshi Endo 770-251 long sleeve thumbnut SMA, -2235 or k4st@rftec. connectors for 1.32 mm and com 0.8 mm cables for hirose U.FL connectors and cable assemblies Rhophase Microwave No unique products www.rhophase.co.uk Ltd. Technical: Byron Putt & Nick Lewis, Sales: Jodie Di-Orio & Bob Davis Rosenberger QLR-A (Quick Lock www.rosenberger.de Hochfrequenztechnik Rosenberger-SMA), SMCC- US: Kevin LaRue 717- GmbH & Co. surface-mount coaxial 290-8000 info@ connector is patented coax rosenbergerna.com to planar technology Europe: Harry Rausch (+49 8684-180) info@ rosenbrger.de San-tron Inc. Reverse polarity types and www.santron.com unique 15 product line to Technical: Fred Hull meet FCC Part 15.203 978-356-1585, fred@ santron.com, Sales: Chris Sanders chris@ santron.com S.G. McGeary Co. Swept right angle bends in www.sgmcgeary.com all series plus the PGM Technical: Larry series, which is Herring Sales: Steve intermateable with SSMA McGeary 321-409-0509, connectors up to 50 GHz and Fax 321-409-0510 uses an air-dielectric interface. New 1.0 mm series extends the capability to 110 GHz Sabritee Inc. SCX-Air dielectric interface www.sabritec.com/ catalogs/ catalogdownload.htm Technical: Mike Pohorecki at mpoho@ sabritec.com Tony Cardino at tcardino@ sabritec.com Jeff Uhlack at juhlack@ sabritec.com Sales: Glenn Piper (West Coast) at gpiper@ sabritec.com Phil Baynes (East Coast) at pbaynes@sabritec. com Semflex Inc. High power KW series cable, www.semflex.com light-weight R[G.sub.+] Robert Thiele, Stan series cable, rigid air Hardin, Don Gerbis dielectric electroform Tom Barber, VP Sales assemblies at tom.barber@ trompeter.com Southwest Microwave All connectors are thermal www. Inc. tested, space qualified southwestmierowave. materials, high-rel, high com Technical: Dusty temperature performance, lot Leavitt 480-783-0201 control and material x391 dusty@ traceability, lead-free southwestmicrowave. solder processing com Sales: Sandy Feeney 480-783-0201 sandyf@ southwestmicrowave. com Special Hermetic Robust series for aluminum www.shp-seals.com Products and kovar as well as other Technical: Jack housing materials are Pollock jack@shp- covered by US patents or seals.com Sales: patents pending Wendy Cheney wendy@ shp-seals.com 603-654-2002 Fax 603-654-2533 Spectrum CNCA-700 cable cutting and www.spectrum-et.com Elektrotechnik GmbH stripping machinc, push-on Peter Von Nordheim + 7/16, N, SMA, TNC and SNX, +49-89-3548-040 SBY, SSPO and SPM are unique pvnordheim@ compuserve.com Spinner GmbH Jumper cables for corrugated www.spinner.de copper cables email@example.com SRC Cables Inc. Proprietary coax types www.sre-cables.com SRC-316, SRC-402SF & President. Dan SRC-405SF Hirschnitz, Dan@src- cables.com Sales Coordinator: Kathy Badger, Kathy@src- cables.com SRI Connector Inc. Superite series www.sriconnectorgage. com Mark Hiser 321-259-9688 hiser@ sriconnectorgage.com SSI Cable Corp. Stainless steel cables are www.ssicable.com unique to SSI Contacts: Bill Smith and Brek Sowers 360-426-5719 firstname.lastname@example.org Storm Products Inc. Phase Master[R] -- www.stormproducts. exceptional phase stability com/microwave with temperature, True Inside sales Blue[R]--low loss with 888-347-8676 durability and value. Storm Flex[TM] -- superior electrical performance, trouble free, durable, compact, Accu-Test[TM] -- calibration accuracy, repeatable phase measurement with flex SV Microwave Inc. www.svmicrowave.com Sales & technical 561-840-1800 email@example.com Telegartner Inc. SimFIX Plus[TM] connectors www.telegartner.com and low PIM telealloy Technical: Allen plating Ehredt Sales: Jim Ziebka 630-616-7600 firstname.lastname@example.org Tensolite Inc. QBC series for blind mating www.tensolite.com with standard series, email@example.com Netflight[TM] cables, or 877-890-7483 UCCULITE[TM] cables, Q-Flex,[R] Semi-Flex[R] and Workhorse[R] cable assemblies, high density application cable assemblies such as HDSI[R] and HDSI-DP[R] Thermax/CDT Thermas LTE expanded PTFE www.thermaxcdt.com dielectric is proprietary as Maria Neclerio is seamless wrap PTFE 203-284-9610 dielectric and jackets Times Microwave Miltech, blindmate, T-flex, www.timesmicrowave Systems Inc. stripflex, T-com, nu-trac, .com Technical: Joe FlexRAD, testmate, Lanoue jlanoue@ phasetrack, LLSB, LSSB, and timesmicrowave.com LMR cable and cable Sales: Sue Reynolds assemblies sreynolds@ timesmicrowave.com Trompeter Separable BNC connectors for www.trompeter.com Electronics Inc. PC mount. miniature normal- Technical: Mark through patch jacks with Borton 818-865-6534 true 75 [ohm] for HDTV mark.borton@ performance tromperter.com VP Sales, Tom Barber, 818-865-6557, tom. firstname.lastname@example.org TRU Corp. Quick-disconnect line, www.trucorporation. special coupling nut com Technical: Doug designs, solderless right Snader, Tony angle designs Martiniello Sales: Brenda Wheeler, Roger Cook 978-532-0775 Vitelec Co. Gigaflex[TM] cable www.vitelec.com.uk assemblies email@example.com -44 (0) 1420 488661
HARLAN HOWE, JR.
Editor, Microwave Journal
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2004|
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