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Expanded line of Splitters, Couplers and Loads for Public Safety and Enterprise DAS Application

Power Splitter, Directional Coupler, Termination Load, Fire Fighter

RF Industries offers an expanded line of 380-2700 Mhz and 698-2700 Mhz passive components for Public Safety and Enterprise Distributed Antenna Systems. New environmentally durable models are IP67 rated for use in high humidity, dust and dirt environments.

Power splitters are available in 2, 3 and 4 way with split loss values of 3, 4.8 and 6 dB. Directional couplers are available in 4.8, 6, 8, 10, 13 and 15 dB values. Splitters and couplers have a PIM3 rating of less than or equal to -155dBc. Termination/loads have a PIM3 rating of less than or equal to -110dBc and are available in with N male connectors 30 or 50 watt configurations.

Install confidence with RF Industries line of low PIM passive components for DAS applications.

Available from RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact us at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340, rfi@rfindustries.comor visit our web site at www.rfindustries.com. RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL), is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Cables Unlimited, Comnet Telecom Supply and Rel-Tech Electronics.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Low PIM Jumper Cables for Outdoor DAS Applications

jumper cable

For outdoor applications where costly plenum rated cable is not required, RF Industries offers jumper cables using Times Microwave SPO™-250 cable. Jumpers are available in 1 and 2 meter standard or custom lengths terminated with N, 4.3-10, 4.1-9.5, 7-16 and QMA connectors. The cable is super flexible with corrugated copper outer conductor providing greater than 100cB shielding.

Jumpers meet or exceed PIM performance of -160dBc @ 700Mhz & 1900Mhz with 4.3-10 connectors and -155dBc @ 700Mhz & 1900Mhz for all other connectors. All jumpers are tested for PIM and serialized with performance data available on-line with PIM Tracker™.

SPO is a trademark of Times Microwave
PIM Tracker is a trademark of RF Industries

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Field Installable Harsh Environment Coax Connectors Meet IP 68

4.3-10 Family

Comp Pro® Compression connectors from RF Industries meet IP 68 rating for immersion performance without an external weather seal. This patented compression technology offers revolutionary advantages for water-tight connections and easy installation on braided coax cable. Comp Pro®’s 360 degree compression seals out moisture, dust and air, prevents water ingress and eliminates connector-related downtime and maintenance over your wireless site’s entire life cycle. Compression technology delivers a connector to cable pull strengths of 200+ pounds compared to the pull strength of 130 pounds average with crimp or solder clamp connector.

Comp Pro® compression connectors with N female, 7-16 DIN and TNC interfaces are available for Times Microwave LMR®-400, LMR®-400-LLPL, LMR®-400-DB and LMR®-600 cables. It’s simple one-piece design means it can be installed in one minute or less with minimal training using our VT series compression tools with ratchet handles. Comp Pro® is a registered trademark of RF Industries LMR® is a registered trademark of Times Microwave

OptiFlex™ Hybrid Connector System Reduces Installation Time and Errors While Improving System Reliability

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Low PIM QMA Adapters

4.3-10 Family

RF Industries DAS product line now includes RQA-5478, QMA to N, and RQA-5405-LP, QMA to SMA adapters. Both adapters operate up to 6 Ghz with PIM performance of less than -155dBc IM3 using 2 tones at 20 watts.

Available from RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact us at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340, rfi@rfindustries.comor visit our web site at www.rfindustries.com. RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL), is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Cables Unlimited, Comnet Telecom Supply and Rel-Tech Electronics.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

more information rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

RF Industries Offers a Family of Passive Components with 4.3-10 Connector Interface

4.3-10 Family

The 4.3-10 connector inter-face was introduced to meet the increased performance requirements of wireless networks. Features include compact connector size, superior electrical performance, low PIM and coupling torque.

4.3-10 adapters include 10 models of inner-series and between-series to N and 7-16 DIN interfaces. Adapters are available individually or in 2 kits with combinations of the most popular adapters in a carrying case. Adapters are manufactured with machined brass bodies and durable, non-tarnish tri-metal (white bronze) plating. PIM performance is less than -160dBc @ 1900Mhz 3rd order IM.

4.3-10 cable assemblies are manufactured with Time Microwave flexible low PIM, plenum rate SPP-250-LLP™ or TFT-402-LF™ cables. Assemblies are available in standard and custom lengths along with N, SMA, QMA, QN, 4.1-9.5 (mini) DIN and 7-16 DIN connectors.

4.3-10 directional couplers are available in 6 models with 4.8, 6, 8, 10, 13 and 15dB coupling values covering the carrier bands of 698-2700Mhz and public safety/carrier bands of 380-2700Mhz. PIM performance is less than -155dBc 3rd order IM.

4.3-10 power splitters are available in 6 models in 2, 3 and 4 way covering the carrier bands of 698-2700Mhz and public safety/carrier bands of 380-2700Mhz. PIM performance is less than -155dBc 3rd order IM.

4.3-10 load is available in a 2 watt model.

RF Industries offers a family of passive components with the 4.3-10 connector including adapters, cable assemblies, splitters, couplers and loads.

Available from RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact us at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340, rfi@rfindustries.comor visit our web site at www.rfindustries.com. RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL), is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Cables Unlimited, Comnet Telecom Supply and Rel-Tech Electronics.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

download PDF more information rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

OptiFlex™ Hybrid Connector System Reduces Installation Time and Errors While Improving System Reliability

OHCS

The OptiFlex™ Hybrid Connector System (OHCS) provides a quick and reliable installation or retrofit of a hybrid cable. The OHCS combines multiple fiber optic and power connections into a single connection. Traditional hybrid cable installations feature a breakout with separate power and fiber connections. The single connection point with OHCS, reduces the chance of contamination or damage of the individual fiber connections. The quick mating connector has an ergonomic 1/3 turn locking feature with audible click. The connector has a built in MPO or MU high density fiber optic connector that can accommodate up to 22 single mode or multi=-mode fiber connections. The OHCS connector includes up to 3 contacts for copper wires between AWG 16 to AWG 8 in size. Manufactured of high strength thermoplastic the connectors are UV- resistance, corrosion free and IP 68 rated for outdoor harsh environment operation.

Male and female connectors are available for cable termination along with mating bulkhead connectors for attachment to a device of junction box. Connectors are sold separately or factory terminated by the Cables Unlimited division of RF Industries.

Applications for the OptiFlex Hybrid Connector System include Fiber To The Antenna (FTTA), Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), transportation, and energy (wind turbines).

The RF Industries OptiFlex™ Hybrid Connector System is a member of the OptiFlex™ Hybrid Cable Solutions family. OptiFlex™Hybrid Cable Solutions are custom and standard multi conductor, mutli-material cables combined into a single jacketed cable configured and terminated to the customers requirements. The OptiFlex™ tall tower hybrid cable solution was the first low inductance cable to provide power and fiber for wireless remote radio heads on towers over 400 feet.

OptiFlex is a trademark of RF Industries.

RF Industries, Cables Unlimited is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) a long-standing supplier of cables and wire harnesses.

For more information please contact Cables Unlimited a division of RF Industries at 800-590-9965, 631-563-6363
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Comp Pro® N Connector for LMR®-600 Reduces Field Installation Mistakes

LMR-600

The Comp Pro® Product Line utilizes a patented compression technology that offers revolutionary advantages for a water-tight connection, easier installation, and improved system reliability on braided cables. In addition to the Comp Pro® line of connectors for LMR®-400, RF Industries has introduced an N male connector for LMR®-600.

  • Patented 360 degree compression that seals out moisture, dust and air, preventing water ingress, eliminating connector–related downtime and maintenance over the site’s entire life cycle
  • 2X pin strength for superior RF signal transmission
  • Highest pull strength in the industry – for reliable performance in the most strenuous conditions
  • Solid, one-piece construction for an easy, one-minute installation process

Available from RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact us at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340, rfi@rfindustries.com or visit our web site at www.rfindustries.com. RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL), is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Cables Unlimited, Comnet Telecom Supply and Rel-Tech Electronics.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

Download PDF More Information rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

Low PIM 4.3-10 Adapters

LMR-600

The most effective new design element in network, DAS and cellular infrastructures is the 4.3-10 connector interface. This new system was designed specifically for mobile communications applications delivers optimal performance and improved network capacity while increasing RF density. More spectrums can be supported without increasing infrastructure footprint. The weight is 60% lower using 40% less space than 7-16 DIN connectors in the same applications. PIM performance is superior to that of 7-16 DIN and 4.1-9.5 interfaces. Even better, return loss and PIM performance is independent of torque applied and cable can be flexed with little detrimental effect. The 4.3-10 connector system is IP68 rated and will support up to 500 Watts at 2 GHz and meets IEC standard 61169-54.

In base stations the 4.3-10 is increasingly the interface of choice in remote radio heads, jumpers and antennas. Where RF signals must be terminated, combined or split in multiband, multi operator DAS applications 4.3-10 meets exacting electrical and RF performance.

RF Connectors stocks 4.3-10 connectors, adapters and adapter kits.

Available from RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact us at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340, rfi@rfindustries.com or visit our web site at www.rfindustries.com. RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL), is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Cables Unlimited, Comnet Telecom Supply and Rel-Tech Electronics.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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RF Industries Offers Flexible Cable Assembly Alternative to ½ Inch Corrugated

LMR-600

For most wireless network installations, ½ inch corrugated cable assemblies are used for short antenna feeder runs. Times Microwave LMR®-600 braided cables offers similar attenuation with improved flexibility, resistance to kinking and lower cost. RF Industries manufactures cable assemblies using LMR®-600, terminated with 7-16 DIN connectors. The connectors may be configured in straight or right angle at the time of manufacture. Connectors are constructed with silver plated brass bodies. The assemblies are built to order in custom lengths.

Available from RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact us at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340, rfi@rfindustries.com or visit our web site at www.rfindustries.com. RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL), is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Cables Unlimited, Comnet Telecom Supply and Rel-Tech Electronics.

LMR® is a registered trademark of Times Microwave Systems.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Coax Cable Assemblies for Harsh Environments

CompPro Harsh Environment

The top failure modes of coax cable assemblies in the field are caused by loose connectors or moisture entering the connector, resulting in damage to the cable and reduced system performance.

Cable assemblies using the RF Industries patented Comp Pro® connector compression technology eliminates loose connectors and moisture. Assemblies are manufactured with Times Microwave LMR®-400-DB cable used for direct burial and immersion. The Comp Pro® connectors feature a wide 360 degree contact and integrated air tight seal to the cable held in place by patented technology and materials. The attached connector provides a weather seal without the addition of sealing tape which is prone to failure. In addition the patented compression technology provides a minimum connector retention pull strength of 200 pounds compared to the average crimp or solder clamp connector pull strength of 130 pounds. Assemblies are manufactured to customer required lengths.

Connector interfaces include N male straight and right angle, N female, 7-16 DIN male and TNC male straight and right angle. Assemblies are also available with Time Microwave LMR®-400 and LMR®-400-LLPL, plenum rated cables.

Available from RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact us at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340, rfi@rfindustries.com or visit our web site at www.rfindustries.com. RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL), is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Cables Unlimited, Comnet Telecom Supply and Rel-Tech Electronics.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

Download PDF More Information rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

Comp Pro® Compression Connectors for Braided Cables

CompPro

The Comp Pro® Product Line utilizes a patented compression technology that offers revolutionary advantages for a water-tight connection, easier installation, and improved system reliability on braided cables.

  • Patented 360 degree compression that seals out moisture, dust and air, preventing water ingress, eliminating connector–related downtime and maintenance over the site’s entire life cycle
  • 2X pin strength for superior RF signal transmission
  • Highest pull strength in the industry – for reliable performance in the most strenuous conditions
  • Solid, one-pice construction for an easy, one-minute installation proces

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

More Information rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

Low PIM Products for DAS from RF Industries Now Available on iBwave Design

ibwave

iBwave, the software standard for in-building wireless network design, now lists over 100 of RF Industries’ low PIM products for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). The products include low PIM, plenum rated cables assemblies, splitters, couplers, loads and coaxial adapters, 7-16 DIN, 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN and QMA.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com ibwave

4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN Adapter Kits, Low PIM Adapters for Wireless DAS

QMA Connector

4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN to N and 7-16 DIN adapters organized and protected.

4.1-9.5 DIN connectors, commonly referred to as Mini DINs, are used in wireless infrastructure and DAS installations for their compact size and low PIM performance. Technicians encounter challenges to interface the Mini DINs with the more widely used N and 7-16 DIN connector interfaces. RF Industries manufactures a complete line of 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN to N and 7-16 DIN adapters and provides the most popular versions packaged in kit form, keeping these precision adapters organized and protected.

Kits are available with the popular adapters in 6 and 7 piece variations. The right angle adapter features a radius internal design that provides constant 50 ohm impedance for optimum electrical performance to 7.5 GHz Adapters with male interfaces have large hex coupling nuts for easy mating using a torque wrench. All adapters are manufactured with brass bodies and durable non-tarnish tri-metal (white bronze) plating with a PIM rating of less than or equal to -160dBc using 2 tones at 20 watts.

All adapters in the kit and additional variations are sold separately.

  • 6 piece 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN to N Adapter Kit RFA-4195-01
  • 6 piece 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN to 7-16 DIN Adapter Kit RFA-4195-02
  • 7 piece 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN to N Adapter Kit RFA-4195-03
  • 7 piece 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN to 7-16 DIN Adapter Kit RFA-4195-04

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Custom Multi-Conductor Cable Harness for Industrial Gas Turbine

cable harness

A manufacturer of gas turbines used for industrial applications required a wire harness for monitoring equipment measuring the vacuum in and out temperatures. RF Industries Multi-Conductor product group was selected as a vendor because of experience with ruggedized assemblies used in high vibration and high temperature environments. Close proximity between RF Industries and the customer allowed for collaboration during the design and manufacturing process. The assembly included a flying lead design format allowing for easy replacement once leads are damaged in the field.

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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QMA Cable Assembly with Verifiable Low PIM Performance for DAS Applications

QMA Assemblies

LTE networks are more acute in decreased system performance due to interference caused by Passive Intermodulation (PIM) in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Traditional cable assemblies with QMA connectors may be a source of PIM. QMA connectors feature a snap lock connection as an alternative to threaded SMA connectors. QMA, with excellent electrical performance up to 6 GHz, is used in wireless infrastructure applications including DAS.

RF Industries manufactures cable assemblies using Times Microwave TFT-402-LF plenum rated, low loss, low PIM flexible cable terminated with QMA male straight or right angle connectors. The cable meets UL910 fire requirements for in-building applications. The PIM values are less than -140dBc using 2 tones at 20 watts.

All low PIM cable assemblies manufactured by RF Industries are tested to certify they meet or exceed the advertised specifications. The PIM value is printed on the cable assembly along with a serial number. For verification, a complete PIM performance chart is available for download by entering the cable serial number in PIM Tracker™ on the RF Industries web site.

Assemblies are available in standard 1 and 2 meter lengths as well as custom lengths. In addition to QMA connectors, the assemblies can be terminated with SMA, N, 7-16 DIN and 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN connectors.

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Low PIM .141 Conformable Cable Assemblies, Alternative to Semi-Rigid for Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Installations

Cable Assembly

Standard semi-rigid .141 cable assemblies with a solid jacket metal shield offer excellent electrical and low PIM performance. For installations with cable bends, special equipment is required to form the cable, requiring advance planning and longer lead times.

RF Industries conformable semi-rigid cable assemblies are manufactured with tin filled, braided outer conductor that exhibits similar electrical properties to solid semi-rigid, but can be hand formed in the field with no degradation in electrical or PIM performance. The cable has a diameter of .141 inches with a protective insulated blue jacket. The assemblies are available terminated with N male and/or QMA male connectors. Assemblies are available in standard lengths of 3, 6 and 9 feet or custom lengths. They have a VSWR of under 1.2:1 up to 2,400 MHz with an operating frequency up to 3,000 MHz. The PIM rating is less than -155 dBc for the N male connectors and -140 dBc for the QMA male connectors using 2 tones at 20 watts.

All low PIM cable assemblies manufactured by RF Industries are tested to certify they meet or exceed the advertised specifications. The PIM value is printed on the cable assembly along with a serial number. For verification, a complete PIM performance chart is available by entering the cable serial number in PIM Tracker™ on the RF Industries website.

For plenum rated requirements, RF Industries manufactures assemblies using Times Microwave TFT-402-LF cable.

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

download PDF more information rfcables@rfindustries.com www.rfcables.com

RF Industries Reduces Lead Times for High Reliability Cabling Harness for Major Rail Transportation Company

Cable Assembly

A manufacturer of locomotives for rail transportation systems issued an RFQ along with prints of a custom wire harness for power and data. The components and recommended suppliers on the customer’s bill of materials had an excessively long lead time, well outside of the customers required delivery dates. Moreover, the customer required a partial manufactured assembly with preparations for final assembly in the field.

RF Industries Multi-Conductor Group was selected as the supplier because of their experience in manufacturing cable assemblies in accordance with IPM/WHMA-A-620 Class 3 Standard, producing high performance electronic products. Their procurement team was also able to source, recommend and coordinate component substitutions with the customer, thereby reducing the delivery lead-time by over 10 weeks.

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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RF Industries introduces a low PIM adapter for quick mate QMA to connect with an N type interface

QMA Connector

QMA connectors feature a snap lock connection as an alternative to the SMA connector with a threaded connection. The QMA connector, with a quick connect disconnect feature along with excellent electrical performance up to 6 GHz, is used in wireless infrastructure applications including DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems).

The RQA-5478 between series adapter features a QMA female to N male interface that will allow connection of a QMA male terminated cable assemble to equipment with an N female connector. The adapter is manufactured with a machined brass body, plated in a durable tri-metal (white-bronze) finish. The contact is tri-metal (white-bronze). The adapter is rated for low PIM performance of ≤-155 dBc using 2 tones at 20 watts.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

download PDF more information rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

RF Industries adds Female Barrel Adapter to Extensive line of 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN Adapters

SMB Panel Mount

The 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN connector interface has been used in wireless infrastructure and DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) applications. Essentially a compact version of the 7/16 DIN connector interface, the 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN offers good electrical performance and low PIM (Passive Intermodulation).

RF Industries introduces the 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN female-to-female barrel adapter, part number RFD-4195-1953. The adapter is manufactured with machine brass body, plated in a durable tri-metal (white-bronze) finish with a PIM rating of less than or equal to -160 dBc using 2 tones at 20 watts.

In addition to the female-to-female adapter, RF Industries offers ten 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN in-series and between-series adapters to N and 7/16 DIN interfaces.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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QMA high performance, low loss cable assemblies support wireless DAS applications

QMA Assembly

QMA connectors feature a snap lock connection as an alternative to SMA connectors with a threaded connection. The QMA connector, with a quick connect/disconnect feature along with excellent electrical performance up to 6 Ghz, is used in wireless infrastructure applications including DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems).

RF Industries manufactures QMA coax cable assemblies with Time Microwave LMR®-240 and LMR-195 low loss, high performance cables and RG-142 double shielded cable. Plenum rated RG-142 is also available. Cables are terminated with QMA straight and right angle connectors as well as other connectors, including N, SMA, TNC, BNC and 7/16 DIN. Assemblies are custom made to customer required lengths. All assemblies are electrical tested to assure performance.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

download PDF rfconnectors@rfindustries.com www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

Custom Multi-Conductor Cable Harness for Industrial Laser Application

Multi Conductor Cable Harness

A manufacturer of industrial lasers used for etching integrated circuit wafers required a series of cables and harnesses to connect the various functions of the machine. Included in the requirement was a single entry point for the cables to pass through a bulkhead. The electronic signals for the cabling included RF, power, data and video. Due to the industrial application, the assemblies needed to operate in a high vibration and require sufficient shielding to endure an extreme noisy RF environment. RF Industries provided the design, fabrication and testing of the various cables, including the methodology to encapsulate into a single lightly armored jacket for passing through the bulkhead and survive the harsh environment. Design and fabrication were provided by the Multi-Conductor product group of RF Industries in San Diego.

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

rfcables@rfindustries.com download PDF www.rfcables.com

Low PIM 7/16 DIN Bulkhead Adapter for Wireless Infrastructure OEM Applications

NP-P2RFD-1654-4

7/16 DIN connector interface has been the choice for wireless infrastructure applications for its high power and low intermodulation characteristics. RF Industries expands their line of 7/16 DIN connectors and adapters with a female to female bulkhead adapter, part number P2RFD-1654-4.

The adapter is manufactured with a machined brass body, with tri-metal (white-bronze) plating for a durable finish with low PIM properties. Double flats are machined on two sides along with a lock washer and hex nut provide for securely mounting to a panel or bulkhead. A recessed O-ring provides weather sealing. VSWR is less than 1.2:1 within the operating frequency of 0-8Ghz. PIM rating is better than minus 155 dBc @2X43dBm.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

rfconnectors@rfindustries.com Brochure download PDF www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

RF Industries Expands offering of Low PIM 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN Adapters with 2 New Variations

Inseries Mini Adapter

In addition to 8 variations of 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN to N type and 7/16 DIN adapters, RF Industries developed a 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN male to female right angle and straight adapters. The 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN is essentially a compact version of the 7-16 DIN with similar electrical performance. Applications include wireless infrastructure sites, indoor/outdoor DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) requiring low PIM (Passive Intermodulation) performance.

The right angle adapter features a radius internal design that provides constant 50 ohm impedance for optimum electrical performance to 7.5 GHz. Both adapters have large hex nuts on the male interface for easy mating with a torque wrench. All adapters are manufactured with brass bodies in durable non-tarnish tri-metal (white bronze) plating with a PIM rating of less than or equal to -160dBc using 2 tones at 20 watts.

  • 4.1/9.5 DIN male to female straight, part number RFD-4195-1950
  • 4.1/9.5 DIN male to female right angle, part number RFD-4195-1952

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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RF Industries manufactures Plenum Rated, Low PIM Cable Assemblies for In-Building DAS applications with 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN Connectors

Plenum Cable Mini Adapter

The 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN connector interface is essentially a compact version of the 7/16 DIN with applications on DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) and wireless infrastructure. RF Industries manufactures 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN male connectors and terminates them onto Times Microwave plenum rated low PIM cables SPP-250-LLPL™ and TFT-402-LF. The SPP-250-LLPL™ is a ¼ inch super-flexible corrugated cable. The TFT-402-LF is an extremely flexible, flat braided, low minimum bend radius cable similar to semi-rigid .141 cable. Both cables meet UL910 fire requirements and exhibit low loss and low PIM (Passive Intermodulation) performance. The finished assemblies PIM performance meets or exceeds minus 160 dBc.

Cable assemblies are available in standard 1 and 2 meter lengths as well as custom lengths. RF Industries attaches the connectors via soldering the center pin and induction soldering to the cable outer conductor, providing excellent VSWR performance and reliable PIM performance. All finished cable assemblies are 100% final tested for electrical and PIM performance to assure every cable assembly meets the advertised specifications.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

rfconnectors@rfindustries.com Brochure download PDF www.rfcoaxconnectors.com

RF Industries Manufactures Standard and Custom Fiber Optic Trunk Cables for Wireless Infrastructure Applications

Fiber Trunk

Fiber optic cable assemblies are increasing installed in wireless infrastructure applications like fiber to the antenna. RF Industries provides factory terminated fiber optic trunk cables utilizing Corning FREEDM™ One fiber trunk cable. Available with 6 strand single mode or multi-mode, 12, 24, or 36 strand single mode configurations, the trunk cables are flame-retardant, UV-resistant and can be used for indoor, outdoor, or direct burial applications.

Fiber optic trunk cables are terminated with Corning brand LC or SC connectors with 2 meter fanouts in standard or custom lengths by Cables Unlimited of Long Island Ney York, a division of RF industries. Cables Unlimited is a Corning Gold House member, an elite group with the highest production and quality standards having demonstrated manufacturing and business excellence over many years. Cables Unlimited is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) a long-standing supplier of cables and wire harnesses.

For more information please contact Cables Unlimited a division of RF Industries at 800-590-9965, 631-563-6363
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Splitters, Couplers and Loads Reduce PIM for DAS Applications

Splitters, Couplers and Loads

For optimal performance of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) reliable low PIM components are required. RF Industries manufactures a line of low PIM power splitters, hybrid couplers and terminations/loads. Splitters and couplers have a PIM3 rating of less than or equal to -155dBc with an operating frequency range of 698-2700 MHz. The power splitters are available in 2 way, 3 way or 4 way configurations and, along with the 3dB hybrid coupler, feature N female connectors. Termination/loads have a PIM3 rating of less than or equal to -110 dBc and are available in 30 watt or 50 watt configurations with N male connectors.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Low PIM 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN Adapters, 10 Variations Available by RF Industries

4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN Adapters

Advanced wireless systems such as DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) require RF components that, in addition to being highly efficient in signal transfer, must have low PIM (Passive Intermodulation) properties. The N type interface design is over 70 year old and has been replaced in many wireless site applications with the larger 7-16 DIN interface for better electrical and PIM performance. The 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN is essentially a compact version of the 7-16 DIN with similar electrical performance.

RF Industries provides within series 4.1-9.5 adapters and between series adapters for the 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN, 7-16 DIN and N type interfaces. All adapters are manufactured with brass bodies in durable non-tarnish tri-metal (white bronze) plating with a PIM rating of less than or equal to -160dBc.

  • 4.1-9.5 DIN male to N female, part number RFN-1046-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN male to N male, part number RFN-1045-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN female to N female, part number RFN-1047-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN female to N male, part number RFN-1048-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN male to 7-16 DIN female, part number RFD-1681-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN male to 7-16 DIN male, part number RFD-1682-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN female to 7-16 DIN female, part number RFD-1683-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN female to 7-16 DIN male, part number RFD-1684-4
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN male to 4.1-9.5 female, part number RFD-4195-1950
  • 4.1-9.5 DIN female to 4.1-9.5 male, right angle part number RFD-4195-1952

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Plenum Rated, Low Loss, Low PIM, Flexible Coaxial Cable Assemblies for In-Building DAS Applications

Plenum Cables

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) installations in buildings use large numbers of coaxial cable assemblies with special requirements. The assemblies need to efficiently transfer the RF signal (low loss), reduce the occurrence of interference caused by intermodulation (low PIM), fit into tight mechanical spaces (flexible) and meet building fire codes (plenum rated). Most coaxial cable assemblies meet some of these requirements, but fall short of meeting them all.

RF Industries offers coaxial cable assemblies with Times Microwave SPP-250-LLPL™ and TFT-402-LF plenum rated, low loss, low PIM, flexible cables that meet all these requirements for an in-building DAS coaxial assembly. The SPP-250-LLPL™ is a small diameter corrugated cable. The TFT-402-LF is an extremely flexible, low minimum bend radius cable. Both cables meet UL910 fire requirements and exhibit low loss and low PIM performance.

Cable assemblies are available in standard and custom lengths terminated with RF Industries brand or Times Microwave brand RF connectors. Connector terminations include 7-16 DIN male, 4.1-9.5 (Mini) DIN male, N male and SMA male. RF Industries applies high standards of manufacturing techniques and tooling with 100% final testing for electrical and PIM performance to assure every cable assembly meets the advertised specifications.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Ruggedized fiber jumpers ensure reliable wireless system performance

LC-LC Fiber Jumper

Most Wireless systems with remote radio head designs are installed outside, exposed to harsh environments that require ruggedized fiber-to-the-antenna cabling for reliable performance. The LC-LC duplex ruggedized fiber jumpers manufactured by Cables Unlimited, a division of RF Industries, are IP66/67 rated harsh environment. The assembly is manufactured with Corning FREEDM® One cable and terminated with harsh environment connectors with strain reliefs that exceeds 56 pounds of pull. Operating temperatures are -40° to +70 C. These harsh environment fiber optic jumpers are manufactured in New York by Cables Unlimited, a Corning Gold House.

Cables Unlimited is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) a long-standing supplier of cables and wire harnesses.

For more information please contact Cables Unlimited a division of RF Industries at 800-590-9965, 631-563-6363
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RET Control Cables

RET Cables

Remote Electrical Tilt (RET) systems are being installed in many wireless infrastructure sites to optimize signal patterns. The RET control cable between the control unit and the antenna is the least appreciated system component, unless you cannot get one to complete your installation. RF Industries stocks RET control cables in standard lengths of .5 meters to 100 meters. The cables are factory terminated male to female connectors , AISG compliant and fully compatible with Andrew, Kathrein, RFS and other RET systems.

  • Custom Lengths Available
  • RoHS Compliant
  • AISG Compliant
  • IP67 Compliant (mated)
  • 1 year warranty

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly, a division of RF Industries at 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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RF Industries responds to huge Wireless Industry demand for DC power cables

Power Cables

Wireless infrastructure installations require DC power for up the tower and in the building applications. RF Industries provides outdoor and indoor multi-conductor composite power cables in standard and custom configurations.

Outdoor DC Power cables run power up the tower to support Fiber-to-the-Antenna (FTTA) applications. RF Industries manufactures standard configurations that include 2 conductor 8 gauge, 2 conductor 10 gauge, 2 conductor 12 gauge and 6 conductor 8 gauge insulated tinned copper wires rated for 600 volts. All cables include tinned copper braid and aluminum tape shield with a drain wire. The cables are UL Type TC (Tray Cable) approved with PVC jacket that are sunlight resistant and are approved for direct burial applications.

Indoor DC Power cable, TelcoFlex® III by Southwire, is the industry standard when it comes to indoor DC power cabling. Cable is available from 2/0 to 10 AWG wire size with gray cloth jacket to meet most indoor wireless (iDAS) applications. Black, blue, green and red jacket colors are also available.

Cables may be purchased by the foot or in bulk reels in standard or custom configurations.

For more information please contact RF Cable Assembly, a division of RF Industries at 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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New N Connectors Simplify Installation on High Performance Coax Cables

N Connectors

Proper installation of RF connectors onto coax cable is critical in wireless system performance. Two new N male connectors simplify the installation process by eliminating the need to trim the braid during cable preparation. The RFN-1006-49I features a solderless captive pin and the RFN-1006-4I features a crimp pin. Both connectors are compatible for high performance cables such as Times Microwave LMR®-400, CommScope CNT®-400, Belden 9913, and RF Industries CBL-CU400®. Combination hex/knurl coupling nuts allow for tightening by hand or wrench. White Bronze (tri-metal) plating eliminates tarnishing while providing improved electrical performance and reduced PIM (Passive Intermodulation). Exceptional VSWR of less than 1.10 to 1 up to 3Ghz and less than 1.20 to 1 up to 8Ghz is achieved through an enhanced impedance matching design. Industry standard tooling can be used for cable preparation and crimp termination. Heat shrink and assembly instructions are included with each connector. VSWR charts are available: RFN-1006-4I and RFN-1006-49I.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Installing Remote Radio Heads? With OptiFlex™ hybrid cable solutions, you simply climb, attach and connect—you’re done!

OptiFlex

Cables Unlimited, a division of RF Industries has flexible solutions for you.

Custom, application specific OptiFlex™ hybrid cabling solutions are perfect for wireless carriers updating their networks to 4G technologies, WiMAX, LTE, etc. because they deliver optimal low loss performance with less cost than standard tower configurations. Time and money is saved is several ways. Fewer tower runs, deployment lengths up to 550 feet with <10% voltage drop (based on radio power up to 950 watts), reduced or eliminated tower hardware, eliminated grounding cables, shipping and deployment cost savings because of lower weight and more efficient site installations. Cables arrive pre-terminated with appropriate breakouts weatherized and ready to plug and play with standard tools and basic fiber and power testers.

All OptiFlex™ hybrid cables are produced to your specifications combining coax, multiple fiber, Ethernet and power cables bundles within a rugged UV, heat and moisture resistant PVC outer jacket that can withstand harsh weather conditions or direct burial. These custom cables are weatherized from end to breakouts insuring optimal performance in environments up to 75 degrees centigrade wet or dry. All assemblies are US manufactured—pre-terminated by Corning Gold certified technicians in our New York production facility using Corning fiber components and domestic cables, fillers, shielding and jackets.

Cables Unlimited is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) a long-standing supplier of cables and wire harnesses.

For more information please contact Cables Unlimited a division of RF Industries at 800-590-9965, 631-563-6363
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Connector Saver with Stainless Steel Coupling Nut Reduces Testing Expense

P2RFD-1660-SS Connector Saver

7-16 DIN CONNECTORS are large format 50 ohm interfaces designed for high power wireless telecommunications applications such as antennas, base stations, and satellite communications.

Test ports are subject to minimal wear each time the connector interface is coupled and de-coupled. Contact pins and dielectrics can be damaged if connectors are misaligned during coupling. It is far more cost effective to introduce a "connector saver" adapter as the adapter mated directly to the test port adapter. One mating cycle on the test port to five hundred or more on the connector saver increases the testing life of the test port. Any misaligned matings will damage the connector saver, not the test port interface.

The P2RFD-1660-SS low loss, low VSWR, precision adapter performs this function when testing 7-16 DIN connectors and assemblies. After carefully installing the P2RFA-1660-SS on the test port, hundreds of tests, even PIM testing (requiring greater torque per test to insure proper ground) can be performed before wear requires replacement. The P2RFD-1660-SS adapter is machined to exacting specifications with a white bronze plated body and stainless steel coupling nut for tarnish free service.

RFP2™ Precision Products from RF Connectors division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340

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Fiber Optic Cables—High Density MTP

Fiber Optic Cable

Cables Unlimited offers Corning fiber assemblies using Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (referred to as MTP) connectors designed by USConec. This compact design allows high-density connections between network equipment. A simple push-pull latching mechanism provides easy insertion and removal. Where space is an issue, the MTP allows for more connectors on the overcrowded faceplate, thus reducing the footprint of the systems. It will interface with current MPO connectors. Though about twice the size as an SC connector it can hold up to 12 fibers, thereby providing up to 12 times the density.

Cables Unlimited is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) a long-standing supplier of cables and wire harnesses.

For more information please contact Cables Unlimited a division of RF Industries at 800-590-9965, 631-563-6363
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Precision 7-16 DIN Adapters Holds up to Repeated Mating Cycles

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P2RFA-4013-SS   named one of the Top 101 Components for 2012 by Electronic Design

7-16 DIN adapters are highly desired in test applications such as base station passive intermodulation (PIM) testing. These low loss, low VSWR adapters are designed to be used with portable antenna and cable analyzers. Anritsu’s Site Master™, Summitek’s SI™ series and Boonton’s PIM testers are examples where high grade DIN adapters are used. The P2RFA-4013-SS, 7-16 DIN Precision Adapter Kit, gives you six of the most needed 7-16 DIN and N adapters for bench and field use.

All 7-16 DIN adapters are machined to exacting specifications with White Bronze plated bodies and Stainless Steel coupling nuts for tarnish free service and superior electrical performance along with low PIM. White Bronze plating offers a non-magnetic solution while retaining high conductivity in the conductor paths. Engineered for long life in field applications, they are also suitable for lab environments.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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Precision 26.5 GHz Phase Stable Cables Offer Accurate RF and Microwave Measurements

Precision26.5GHz

Test grade cables are a must for RF applications. The test cables serve as the extension of the equipment’ test ports. They provide flexibility for measuring cable assemblies or other microwave devices. It is vital to system performance that they remain stable when subjected to environmental or mechanical stresses. Phase stable cables have triple shielding with low loss dielectric and high temp jacketing to minimize the phase effects when flexed multiple times. The connectors are made of rugged stainless steel for extended attachment and feature a strain relief support designed for armoring as an option. RF Precision Products now offers such cables for applications up to 26.5 GHz. Test charts included. Off the shelf lengths are as follows. Custom lengths are available.

RF Precision Products designs and manufactures precision grade, high frequency stainless steel connectors and adapters for OEM, military and metrology labs.

RFP2™ Precision Products from RF Connectors division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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N Female Connector Designed for Popular Plenum Cable

RFN-1028-SI

Where wireless applications require an easily routed, low loss RF cable for in-building systems, Times Microwave’s LMR®-400-LLPL has become a popular choice. This cable is an indoor highly fire retarded cable intended specifically for runs within return air handling plenums (e.g. dropped ceilings, raised floors).

To meet the connection needs of this plenum cable RF Connectors has designed the RFN-1028-I2 N female connector with crimp attachment to offer the perfect fit and performance. The connector body is made of machined brass with nickel plating. All dielectrics are made of PTFE with gold plated contacts.

RF Connectors is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) a leading supplier of connecting solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, .

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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Universal Adapter Kit Now Available in White Bronze Plating

RFA-4024-WB

RF Connectors’ 30-piece classic Unidapt™ kit has been a favorite of bench and line technicians for years. We now offer this kit with white bronze plating, RFA-4024-WB. White bronze provides a tarnish free. non-magnetic solution with electrical performance rivaling silver plated products. In addition, white bronze is corrosion resistant, lead-free, and has low intermodulation distortion. Unidapt™ system adapters come with gold-plated contacts and PTFE insulation.

Simply mix or match any male to male, female to female, or male to female adapter components. Literally hundreds of different adapters can be made instantly using the N, BNC, TNC, SMA, UHF or M-UHF components contained within our classic RFA-4024 Unidapt™ kit. The universal center adapter is the key.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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Test Grade 7-16 Adapters have Stainless Steel Coupling Nuts for harsh test environments

Precision 7-16 DIN Adapters

7-16 DIN to N adapters are highly desired in applications such as base station Passive Intermodulation (PIM) testing. Portable Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) analyzers require rugged adapters that withstand varying field environments while maintaining error correction ratios. White Bronze plating offers a tarnish free non-magnetic solution with electrical performance rivaling Silver plated products. Stainless steel coupling nuts allow repetitive torque settings of 18 ft-lbs minimum for DIN males and 30 in-lbs maximum for N males. These adapters have extremely low insertion loss, excellent VSWR and low PIM performance which makes them the adapter of choice for PIM and TDR analyzers. All adapters in the series are tested in-house to 8 GHz and up to 13 GHz on selected models. Test charts included with each adapter.

Test charts included. Parts available are:

  • P2RFD-1670-SS: 7-16 DIN Male to N Male; White Bronze, Stainless Steel Coupling Nut
  • P2RFD-1671-SS: 7-16 DIN Male to N Female; White Bronze, Stainless Steel Coupling Nut
  • P2RFD-1672-SS: 7-16 DIN Female to N Male; White Bronze, Stainless Steel Coupling Nut

RF Precision Products designs and manufactures precision grade, high frequency stainless steel connectors and adapters for OEM, military and metrology labs. RF Precision Products is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ: RFIL), a leading supplier of connecting solutions provided through its operation divisions.

RFP2™ Precision Products from RF Connectors division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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Precision Adapters Designed for Low Insertion Loss/VSWR up to 18GHz

Precision Adapters

Test grade adapters need to be rugged and versatile for use in lab or field applications. To meet this increasing need, RF Precision Products has released a complete line of the most popular test adapters covering SMA and N-types. Precision machined passivated stainless steel construction for long life, repeated use and corrosion resistance. All adapters feature epoxy captivated components and are designed for outstanding electrical performance with low loss and guaranteed low VSWR to 18 GHz. N to SMA adapters are suitable for use with the Anritsu Site Master™ line of test equipment and other similar popular brands.

RF Precision Products designs and manufactures precision grade, high frequency stainless steel connectors and adapters for OEM, military and metrology labs. RF Precision Products is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ: RFIL), a leading supplier of connecting solutions provided through its divisions.

RFP2™ Precision Products from RF Connectors division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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Ultimate universal adapter system supports field and bench techs

RFA-4022

The Unidapt™ coaxial adapter system has been a favorite of field and bench technicians for many years. The key element of this system is the small, universal adapter that is used to join any two Unidapt™ adapters with standard coaxial interfaces to create literally hundreds of different adapters on the fly. The seventy-four-piece RFA-4022 Unidapt™ Mega-Plus Kit contains everything needed to troubleshoot and test 7-16 DIN, BNC, F, Mini-UHF, MCX, MMCX, N, RCA, Reverse Polarity SMA and TNC, SMA, SMB, TNC and UHF terminated devices. In addition to fifty-five standard straight adapters, this kit contains a universal tee, a universal right angle adapter, RF sampler and injector for use up to 3 GHz, binding post adapter, banana plug adapter, two 48" Unicables™, barrel adapter for joining Unicables™ and the Unidapt™ coaxial cable tester. All coaxial components feature silver-plated brass bodies, gold-plated contacts and PTFE insulation. The Unicables™ feature universal adapter terminations and double-shielded RG-58A/U cable.

For more information please contact RF Connectors a division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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High Frequency Test Cables Now Available in New Product Line

18Ghz Test Cables

Test grade cables are desired in applications where multiple connector attachment and continuous flexing demands are a priority. RF Industries now offers a line of 18GHz precision test cables in standard or custom lengths, suitable for production or lab environments. Featuring high-grade, passivated, stainless steel SMA males with PTFE insulators, this unique cable is configured for low loss and low VSWR. With triple shielding for optimum EMI protection, they are very phase-stable during mechanical and environmental stresses. The cable is also manufactured in accordance with MIL-DTL-17, type IX specification. Other features include high velocity of propagation, wide operating temperature and blue FEP jacket. Armored versions for rugged field applications are also available. RF Industries created these test cables to meet a growing need for test grade cable assemblies.

Electrical data is: 50 Ohms impedance, 23.8 pf/ft capacitance, 85% Vp, better than -95 dB shielding effectiveness, -55 to +200C operating temperature and -.50 @ 18GHz dB/ft attenuation.

RFP2™ Precision Products from RF Connectors division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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Semi-Rigid Coax Cable Assemblies for Critical Applications

Semi Rigid-Cables

For critical applications of higher frequency, improved performance and or more stable operation, semi rigid cable assemblies are used. RF Cable Assembly division produces a variety of semi-rigid assemblies. Assemblies using .047, .085, .141 and .250 diameter cable can be manufactured to customer length requirements. Solid and conformable cable can be specified. Available connectors include 2.9mm, 7-16 DIN, N type, and SMA. Interfaces include male for all cables with female and bulkhead female available for selected cables. All cables are tested for electrical continuity with additional testing services available.

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Kit combines precision 3.5mm adapters for high frequency applications

P2RFA-4031-01

The RFA-4031-01 kit features three 3.5mm precision adapters added to the RF Connector product line for use in microwave and RF applications. All 3.5mm adapters in this series have 50 ohm impedance and are made of non-magnetic, 303 stainless steel with beryllium copper contacts, supported with a bead configuration. They are designed to operate up to 34 GHz with a VSWR rating of 1.05+.006 f (f-GHz) max, and have the same electrical length. 3.5mm series coaxial connectors and adapters inter-mate with SMA and 2.9mm connectors and are used primarily on test equipment. Female contacts feature a four-slot configuration, ensuring that pressure is distributed evenly during the engagement of the male pin, a design which, when combined with a shortened male pin, eliminates misalignment during engagement.

Adapters in the kit include

  • P2RF35M-35M-026—male-to-male
  • P2RF35F-35F-026—female-to-female
  • P2RF35M-35F-026—male-to-female

The adapters are housed in a compact, foam-lined, zippered case for convenience and protection of the components when not in use.

RFP2™ Precision Products from RF Connectors division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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2.92 mm Connectors Added to Product Line

Precision Connector

P2RF29M-SR1 is a 50 Ohm 2.92 mm precision connector that has been designed for superior performance and excellent characteristics for applications up to 40 GHz, and useable to 46 GHz. 2.92mm connectors meet highest levels of reliability and repeatability, and conform to IEEE 287 standard. P2RF29M-SR1 is mechanically compatible with SMA and 3.5mm connectors and has a shortened male pin, ensuring a non-destructive mating process. The P2RF29M-SR1, designed for .085" semi-rigid and high performance flexible cable assemblies, has a gold plated body and pin with a molded dielectric bead and a stainless-steel coupling nut.

RFP2™ Precision Products from RF Connectors division of RF Industries 800-233-1728, 858-549-6340
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Improved Environmental Performance for Solderless N Connector

RFN-1006-I-WB was named Top 101 Components for 2009 by Electronic Design Magazine

RFM 1006-1-WB

The majority of N type connectors are installed at remote sites exposed to the environment. The RF Connectors Division of RF Industries offers an improved N male connector for high performance .400 inch diameter cables. Part number RFN-1006-I-WB features white bronze plating for a non-tarnish finish with enhanced electrical performance. The plating is ferrous metal free, which reduces inter-modulation interference. A ridged back end provides better sealing for the heat shrink boot included with the connector. A combination hex/knurl coupling nut allows for wrench or finger mating. The connector may be attached to multiple brands of high performance cables including Times LMR®-400, Andrew CNT®-400, CommScope WBC®-400 and Belden® RF-400. The connector is assembled with industry standard crimp tools with .429 inch and .118 inch hex dies. The contact design includes a "weep hole" for optional solder installation.

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Kit Simplifies Installation of N Male Connectors

RFN-4511

Correct connector installation with the proper tools is critical to wireless system performance. With that in mind, RF Connectors has introduced the RFA-4511 Series, a comprehensive installation kit series for crimping N-type connectors onto Times LMR-400® or equivalent cables. The kit combines a cable cutter, one-step cable stripper, the Cable Devil™ preparation tool, professional grade crimp tool and die, and 25 N male connectors. All are housed in a rugged, foam lined case with installation instructions.

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UHF Connectors for Heliax® Cable

UHF Connectors

Availability of UHF connectors for LDF4-50A ½ inch Andrew Heliax® cable was limited to the secondary market when manufacturing ceased several years ago. RF Connectors division of RF Industries has released UHF male and UHF female connectors for LDF4-50A ½ inch cable to fill that need. These connectors utilize the same installation process and tooling required for the discontinued connectors. Manufactured with white bronze plated, machined brass bodies, these new connectors feature silver plated phosphor bronze contacts and PTFE dielectric. White bronze is resistant to tarnish, but has high conductivity and low (IM) intermodulation. The male connector, RFU-502-H1, and the female connector, RFU-520-H1 also work with Andrew LDF-4-50A cable, Andrew LDF4-RN-50A cable, RFS 810918-001 cable, RFS LCF12-50J cable and Eupen 5128 cable.

Heliax® is a registered trademarked of Andrew Corporation.

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Miniature RF Coax Cable Assemblies for Hirose U.FL and I-PEX MHF Applications

Miniature RF Coax Cable Assemblies

Many wireless PC board RF modules use Hirose U.F.L or I-PEX MHF miniature connectors. Jumper cables are used to connect the PC board to the device housing or case. RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries, offers the MHF series coax cable jumper. These cables use the I-PEX brand MHF connector and 1.13 mm coax cable that is compatible with Hirose U.F.L.

Assemblies are available with a variety of connector terminations including SMA reverse polarity, TNC female or reverse polarity female bulkhead, N female bulkhead, SMA male, N male, MMCX, MC card. Most assemblies are manufactured in standard lengths of 3, 6, 8, and 12 inches. Electrical performance is good up to 6 GHz with a VSWR rating of 1.3 maximum. RF Cable Assembly fabricates coax cable assemblies.

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High Performance Low Loss Custom Fabricated Cable

Low Loss Fabricated Cable

Wireless communication systems of today require high performance RF cable assemblies built to custom lengths using a variety of connectors. RF Cable Assembly, a division of RF Industries, fabricates custom assemblies with Times Microwave LMR®-400 high performance low loss cable. Assemblies are available in lead-free RoHS compliant upon request. Custom lengths from 4 inches to over 400 feet are available. Connector terminations include male or female N-type, 7/16 DIN, TNC, BNC, and SMA connectors. Materials are generally silver or tri-metal plated machined brass bodies, PTFE dielectrics, and silver or gold plated contacts.

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Solderless Right-Angle QMA Connector Reduces Installation Time

RQA-5010-8X

Traditional right-angle connectors require soldering the center conductor, which increases the difficulty of field installation and time required. RF Connectors division of RF Industries produces a solderless right-angle QMA connector, part number RQA-5010-8X. The QMA series connector is similar to the SMA internal configuration with a snap-on interface that allows for mating and un-mating without the use of tools. The connector features a sliding snap-lock mechanism that works by sliding the shell back and releasing to lock both connectors in place. After mating, QMA connectors can be rotated 360°. Designed to mate with all QMA jacks, they offer good electrical performance up to 6 GHz.

The RQA-5010-8X connector terminates .240 inch diameter high-performance, low-loss cables: Times Microwave LMR®-240, Andrew Cinta CNT-240®, CommScope WBC-240®, or Belden RF-240®. All of RF Connectors QMA series feature tri-metal plated brass bodies, PTFE insulation, spring copper alloy outer contacts and gold-plated inner contacts.

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Right Angle N-male Connector Termination for Limited Space Installations

RFN-1009-I

Termination of high performance/low loss RF cable in tight spaces can be a problem with standard connectors. RF Connectors division of RF Industries provides a compact right angle N-male connector, part number RFN-1009-I for termination onto Times Microwave LMR®-400, Andrew CNT- 400, Belden RF400, and Commscope WBC-400 cables. The connector attaches to the cable with crimp termination for the shield and solder termination for the center conductor.

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Universal Cable Test Kit for Wi-Fi and Broadband Applications

RFA-4028-WiFi kit

Wireless, Wi-Fi and Broadband infrastructure installation requires cables for RF and data throughput. Testing these cable assemblies in the field can be difficult with the variety of unique connectors available today as well as the popular reverse polarity styles. The RFA-4028-WIFI kit by RF Connectors, a division of RF Industries, simplifies the task. The kit contains a Unidapt RF Cable tester (RFA-4018-20) with an assortment of 30 universal adapters, including male and female MMCX, N, Reverse Polarity TNC, Reverse Polarity SMA, TNC, BNC and SMA connector interfaces. By joining two adapters using a universal center included in the kit, coaxial adapters can be made with any combination of these interfaces. The RFA-4018-20 coaxial cable tester is a solid-state continuity checker that measures for opens and shorts. The LED display indicates continuity for the shield and center conductor, as well as check for shorting across conductor paths. An additional continuity tester is included for testing CAT5/5E/6 straight through or crossover RJ-45, UTP, 10Base-T, 100Base-T, 1000Base-T EIA/TIA 568A/568/B network cables. The LED display on the tester identifies the cable pairs and indicates a correctly wired cable. It will also identify crossed pairs or miss-wired pairs. The kit is housed in a foam-lined impact resistant plastic case.

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75-ohm SMB's ideal for miniature circuitry

75-Ohm SMA Connectors

RF Connectors' 75-Ohm SMB Connectors are available in a wide range of configurations including plugs, right-angle plugs, and PCB jacks and are suitable for use in applications with a frequency range up to 4 GHz. The 75-Ohm SMB Connector series provides consistent low mating and un-mating force in positive lock mating as well as snap-on mating faces. Constructed in accordance with the requirements of MIL-PRF-39012, their interface is in compliance with MIL-STD-348. This series has broadband performance with low reflection and is ideally suited for circuit miniaturization and mate with any standard 75-Ohm snap-on jack or plug.

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Variety of Bulkhead Mount SMA Connectors in Stock for OEM Applications

Bulkhead Mount SMA Connectors

RF Connectors, division of RF Industries, offers a variety of SMA bulkhead mount connectors for use in OEM applications. Mounting configurations include front and rear mount with solder cup electrical terminations. Male and female SMA connector interfaces are available. Connector bodies are machined brass with nickel of Gold plating. All dielectrics are PTFE with Gold plated contacts.

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7/16 DIN Crimp and Solder /Clamp attachment Connectors for LMR®-600 are Convertible for Right Angle Applications

7/Din Connector

7/16 DIN connectors are large format 50 ohm interfaces designed for high power wireless telecom applications. RF Connectors, division of RF Industries, introduces two versions of 7/16 DIN connectors for Times LMR®-600 cable. The RFD-1600-2L2 attaches to the cable with a solder/clamp method. The RFD-1605-2-L2 attaches with a crimp/solder method. Both connectors have a combination feature that allows them to be assembled for straight or right angle applications in the field. Both connectors conform to the DIN specification of silver plated bodies and pins with PTFE dielectric. The coupling nuts are designed with a hex/ knurl combination that allows for hand or wrench tightening.

Originally developed and deployed in Europe, the 7/16 interface has gained acceptance in North America. DIN is an acronym for Deutsche Industries Norm, a German standard. 7/16 is derived from the diameter of the center contact (7mm) and the diameter of the outer contact (16mm). Characteristics of the design include silver plated connector bodies and contacts for reduced signal distortion from intermodulation. Operating frequency range is up to 7.5Ghz.

LMR®-600 is a trademark of Times Microwave

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Universal cable tester is field-ready for virtually all assemblies

RFA-4018-20 cable tester

RF Connectors division of RF Industries announces a cable tester to detect open and short faults in coaxial cable assemblies. This tester is constructed with the Unidapt™ universal connector system that allows testing virtually any connector with the attachment of the adapters from the Unidapt™ adapter kits from RF Connectors. The LED front panel indicates Pass or Fail with a simple red light, green light. The tester saves time by indicating whether the failure is due to a short, open conductor or open shield. The RFA-4018-20 is powered by a 9-volt battery. It is lightweight, small, and completely portable for remote site use.

RF Connectors is a division of RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) a leading supplier of connecting solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly,

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Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber Optic cable and assemblies using that cable are growing increasingly popular as the medium of choice for digital VCR, DVD CATV, audio, game, hub, computer and telecommunications applications.

  • All assemblies are 100% tested and manufactured in a controlled factory environment to maximize performance and reliability.
  • Assemblies are terminated with connectors that are designed to be compatible with industry standards: EIA/TIA 504.4 (FOCIS-4), IEC 1754-13-1, ANSI, JIS C-5970, NTT.
  • The SC and ST connectors are compliant with Bellcore 326 specifications.
  • Assemblies are available in simplex and duplex styles in single-mode and multi-mode with SC and ST terminations.
  • Custom lengths are available on special order.

Cutomer-Terminated Pigtail Assemblies

There are times and applications where an assembly needs to be run through conduit, panel enclosures or threaded through tight spaces. Having one end open allows installation of the cable itself followed by termination after placement.

When you know one end of the assembly, but are not sure of your length or which connector you need at the other end, our extensive line of pigtail assemblies should meet your requirements. One end is terminated as shown, but the other end is blunt-cut, ready to be stripped and terminated with a connector of your choice.

To determine your cable assembly part number, simply replace the XX at the end of the number shown with the length in inches you require. The cost of your assembly will then be quoted based upon that length. Overall tolerance is +2"-0, from end to end

FCC Part Compliant Connectors and Cable Assemblies

According to FCC Regulations Part 15.203, under certain applications it is illegal to replace a stock antenna with one that provides higher gain. The FCC has issued an edict calling for a unique connector, thereby prohibiting the attachment of any other connector type. Some examples of compliance to this regulation are:

  • Reverse Threads
  • Reverse Polarity/Reverse Gender
  • Non-Standard Threads
  • Non-Standard Shells

We offer not only these unique connectors but also a variety of cable assemblies incorporating these connectors. The cable assemblies are available in standard as well as special order lengths.

Reverse Polarity/Reverse Gender connectors satisfy FCC Regulation 15 by switching dielectrics and pins/contacts between genders. For example, a Reverse Gender Male consists of a male body, however, the dielectric and contact are female. Reverse Polarity connectors and adapters will not mate with standard coaxial connectors. To attempt to do so will damage the connector.

Reverse Thread configurations use left-hand threads rather than the Standard Unified Screw Thread.

The Non-Standard Threads/Shells category incorporates two methods of modifications: extended metric threads and modified shells. The metric threads on the TNCs are incorporated on both females and males preventing interface with regular connectors. Because female metric threads are elongated, interface with a quick-disconnect male connector is prevented.

If you have any additional requirements falling under Regulation 115 which meet our minimum quantity requirements, our design engineering and production team can provide custom connectors made to your specifications.

Create custom adapters and cable assemblies in seconds! Our Universal Adapter is the Key.

Each Unidapt™ fitting has a common connector end and a universal adapter end. Simply choose the two common connector ends you need, and screw them together with the universal adapter.

It's so easy. That's why technicians love it. Our ingenious adapter kits let you mix and match any 2 male or female coaxial fittings. Build the perfect adapter or cable assembly for the job—male to male, male to female, or female to female.

All Unidapt™ sections are made of silver plated machined brass with a gold plated phosphor bronze contact anchored in a PTFE dielectric.

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