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Frequency Range – RF Connectors and RF Adapters

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RF Frequency Ranges
Since radio frequency radiation has both an electric and a magnetic component, it is often convenient to express intensity of radiation field in terms of units specific to each component. The electromagnetic spectrum holds all possible radio frequencies ranging from 3 kHz o 30 GHz. RF technology is utilized throughout telecommunications, space, aerospace, autonomous vehicles, medical and military applications. Coaxial Components Corp offers a wide variety of RF components including the custom US manufactured Coaxicom line of RF connectors, RF adapters, attenuators, coaxial cable assemblies, terminations and torque wrenches. This quick reference guide outlines the frequency range of these components.

Sharon Randall-Munch

RF Expert Joins Coaxicom’s Expanding Sales Team

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STUART – Sharon Randall-Munch who spent the last 21 years as an inside sales representative in the radio frequency microwave component industry, has been added to the Coaxicom sales team based in Stuart, Florida. Co-Owner and CEO Donna Haas announced the appointment last week as the Coaxial Components team continues to grow in response to its expanding market share in the global RF industry.
“Sharon’s expertise in this highly-specialized field has been well received by our client base,” says Haas. “She has the ability to provide detailed product support and cross-referencing sources from day one, guiding our customers through the availability of products that may satisfy their engineering challenge.” In her previous positions, Sharon represented a wide variety of product lines that align with the precision components manufactured by Coaxicom in Florida.
Randall-Munch recognized the innovative approach Coaxial Components is taking in today’s competitive global marketplace. “It’s always been a challenge to deliver precision US quality in the timeframe many customers require.” She continued, “Coaxicom maintains a vast inventory of piece parts readily available for assembly. Combined with lean on-site manufacturing and an experienced team, we can deliver military grade quality, with some of the shortest lead times in the business. That’s a win-win for Coaxicom clients.”
Coaxial Components Corp headquarters in Stuart is also the manufacturing center for development of Coaxicom’s broad spectrum of precision connectors, inter & intra series adapters; RF connectors; attenuators; terminations; phase adjusters; torque wrenches and cable assemblies. Coaxicom received the Import Excellence award from the Martin County Business Development Board in 2013. Yale University researchers have also applauded the company’s development of a series of non-magnetic connectors utilized by the medical industry for MRI imaging. For more information, visit Coaxicom.com.

A Closer Look at LMR 100 Cable Assemblies

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Coaxial Components offers in-house custom coaxial cable assemblies using True Times Microwave LMR-100A Cable. This allows Coaxial Components the flexibility to build virtually all varieties of LMR-100 cable and connector options.

LMR®-100A Cable is Ideal for…
• Any replacement drop in for RG-316/RG-174
• Jumper assemblies in wireless communications systems
• Any application (WISP, WLL, GPS, LMR, WLAN, WiMax,
SCADA, Mobile Antennas) requiring an easily routed,
low loss RF cable

LMR® – PVCis designed for low loss general-purpose indoor/outdoor applications and is somewhat more flexible than the standard polyethylene jacketed LMR.

LMR® – PVC-Wis a white-jacketed version of LMRPVC for marine and other indoor/outdoor applications where color compatibility is desired.

Flexibility and bendability are key characteristics of the LMR100A cable design. The flexible outer conductor enables the tightest bend radius available for any cable of similar size and performance.

Low Loss is another key feature of LMR-100A. Size for size LMR has the lowest loss of any flexible cable and comparable loss to semirigid hard-line cables.

RF Shielding is 50 dB greater than typical single shielded coax (40 dB). The multi-ply bonded foil outer conductor is rated conservatively at > 90 dB (i.e. >180 dB between two adjacent cables).

Weatherability: LMR-100A cables designed for outdoor exposure incorporate the best materials for UV resistance and have life expectancy in excess of 20 years.

Connectors: A wide variety of connectors are available for LMR-100A cable, including all common interface types, reverse polarity, and a choice of solder or non-solder center pins. Coaxicom’s SMA, SSMA, BNC, TNC, Type N, SMB, SMC, SSMB and SSMC connectors are in-stock, making quick turnaround timelines for your custom cable assembly requirements. Most connectors for the LMR or RG cables will employ crimp outer attachment using standard hex crimp sizes. Coaxicom’s innovative non-magnetic series connectors are also available.

Cable Assemblies: All LMR-100A cable types are available as pre-terminated cable assemblies.

Coaxicom is an industry-leading US manufacturer of RF connectors, adapters, terminations and cable assemblies. Our experienced team offers the shortest lead times in the business, and we are able to adapt to your unique requirements. We also have a large inventory of RF components on hand, resulting in fast deliveries. We are a woman-owned small business and ISO:9001:2015 AND AS9100:2016 certified. Our Cable Builder is available for your convenience. To check availability, lead time and pricing send your RFQ to Sales@Coaxicom for same day quote service.

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Coax Cable Assemblies

RF Cable Assemblies for LMR, Flexible and Low-Loss Cables

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A cable assembly is a group of wires that comes packed as a single component. It helps to establish multiple connections without much confusion. RF cable assemblies are made up of coaxial cable with appropriate connectors attached to the cable ends to transfer signal from source to receiver. RF cables are a type of coaxial cable that is used to send radio frequency signals. Moreover, RF cables are used to interconnect function generators, oscilloscopes, transmitters, test fixtures, antenna, and other electronic subsystems. The RF cables transmit electronic signal with great integrity so that there would be no loss of information between connections. In RF cable assembly, RF cable can be identified by the connectors at the end of the cable. RF cable connectors have single pin which is plugged into the RF input on a TV or other electronic devices. The RF cables are majorly used in cable TV and internet connections. RF cable assemblies are used in various applications namely telecommunication, military/aerospace, medical, computer & peripherals, and Test & Measurements.

Flexible Coaxial Cable

Flexible cables, originally designed for military applications, are now also used in many commercial applications including data transmission, video processing and wireless connectivity. Flexible cables can be terminated to a wide range of connector choices including BNC, SMA, N-Type and TNC and are ideal for use for low and mid-frequency applications.

Low Loss LMR Cable

LMR® cables offer high performance and flexibility in 50 ohm configurations, ideal for broadband and wireless applications. These cables are commonly terminated with BNC, TNC, SMA and N-Type connectors.

Semi-Rigid Cable

Semi-Rigid and conformable cables are widely used in precision applications requiring high shielding effectiveness. The below cables can be terminated to a wide range of connector choices including SMA, TNC, or MCX.

Coaxicom Manufacturing

Founded in 1983, Coaxial Component Corp is located in Stuart, Florida, United States. The company is a boutique manufacturer of the Coaxicom line of RF microwave components. Specializes in custom manufacturing with short lead times and high-precision quality, Coaxicom has become an industry leader in the supply of RF interconnect systems for the broadband, automotive, internet, instrumentation, military/aerospace and wireless infrastructure markets.

All-Tech Electronics Expands into RF Microwave Industry with Coaxicom Line

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All-Tech Electronics Brochure

All-Tech Electronics Expands into RF Microwave Industry with Coaxicom Line

HAWTHORNE, NEW YORK – All Tech Electronics and Coaxial Components Corp recently announced a new distribution partnership. The new alliance is All Tech Electronics’ first expansion into the RF microwave industry. All Tech Electronics is now an Authorized Distributor of all products manufactured by Coaxicom, a global provider of RF microwave components for aviation, communications, research, and military & space applications.

Celebrating 26 years as a certified Small Disadvantage Business, All Tech Electronics has developed a nationwide network to supply key military organizations. The company provides its clients with access to comprehensive resources combined with the flexibility and service of an industry-leading small disadvantaged business.

Expanding to Coaxicom’s high-precision line is a timely addition in response to the growing needs for space and satellite development, 5G communications, new drone technology and other military applications. The initial offering includes the many core industry components such as the SMA, SMB, Type N, SSMC, MMCX and SSMA connector lines, and cable assemblies. Many of Coaxicom products are offered in both standard and non-magnetic versions. All Tech offers cross reference assistance to resolve industry matching for quick deliver requirements, made possible by Coaxicom’s extensive inventory of quick-turn components.

As a trusted go-to source, All Tech Electronics will now offer the Coaxicom’s competitive advantages in the RF industry including shorter leads times on custom manufacturing, high-quality US made components, and an extensive inventory of its vast line of adapters, cable assemblies, connectors, terminations, attenuators, resistors and other RF components. Coaxicom, a 36-year-old manufacturer, is well known for its innovation in phase-adjusters, radius connectors, non-magnetic components and high-performance attenuators.

“The focus on American-made quality has been a top priority for supply chain managers and many of today’s top defense industry contractors,” says Frank Berte, All Tech’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Principal. “In the midst of the current global trade environment, demand is high for quality US manufacturing in the RF industry.”

All Tech also offers a full range of services to help its customers minimize the impact of rapidly changing technology. To meet your component modification and testing needs, All Tech offers an extensive selection of diodes and transistors, integrated circuits, and electromechanical & passive parts. Their suite of value-added services available to its clients includes affordable BGA reballing and restoration, automated and manual taping, automated tinning and trim and form. The company provides bill of materials management, quality control and component modification.

We’re pleased to secure a trusted relationship with All Tech Electronics,” says Donna Haas, co-owner of Coaxicom. “Their long-standing record of excellent service for many of the military’s top suppliers opens an extensive distribution network for Coaxicom.” As a certified Woman-Owned Small Business, Coaxial Components Corp, parent company of the Coaxicom brand, offers one of the world’s largest inventories of military grade electronic components.

Coaxial Components Corp, headquartered in Stuart, Florida is the manufacturing center for development of Coaxicom’s broad spectrum of precision connectors, inter & intra series adapters; RF connectors; attenuators; terminations; phase adjusters; torque wrenches and cable assemblies. Coaxicom is ISO 9001 AND AS9100 Certified and operates under lean manufacturing principles. Yale University researchers have also applauded the company’s development of a series of non-magnetic connectors utilized by the medical industry for MRI imaging.

Coaxicom Achieves ISO 9001:2105 and AS9100:2016 Rev. D Recertification

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STUART, FLORIDA – Coaxial Components Corp, headquartered in Stuart, Florida is the manufacturing center for development of Coaxicom RF microwave components. Under the direction of American Global Standards of Montecito, CA, the company achieved its ISO 9001:2105 and AS9100:2016 Rev. D recertifications for the Design and Manufacture of Coaxial Components & Cable Assemblies. The original certification was achieved in 2014.

Established in 1983, Coaxial Components Corp was purchased in late 2018 by two Florida businesswomen, Donna Haas and Laurie Andrews. The company is also now a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business specializing in the design and manufacturing of precision connectors, inter & intra series adapters; RF connectors; attenuators; terminations; phase adjusters; torque wrenches and cable assemblies.

Since the ownership change, the company has focused its expansion into the growing markets for radio frequency technology including the private space industry, 5G communications, drone technology and other military applications. As a nimble small business operating under lean manufacturing guidelines, the company is able to offer significantly shorter lead times for custom manufacturing and a wide selection of in-stock components due to Coaxicom’s 36-year history.

Under the new direction, Coaxicom has achieved a 32% increase in sales revenue and is providing precision components to many of the world’s leading companies including Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Boeing, Spacex, Harris L3, Honeywell and Raytheon. Yale University researchers have also applauded the company’s development of a series of non-magnetic connectors currently being utilized in the development of quantum computing.

ISO Certification Coaxicom

ISO Certification Coaxicom

Fight the Power with an Attenuator!

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All devices require a certain amount of energy, but sometimes you are working with multiple devices that have various power requirements. This can create a difficult situation, unless you have a Coaxicom attenuator!

An attenuator is the opposite of an amplifier; it reduces the power between connections, making low power instruments compatible with its higher powered counter parts.

The reasons are clear why you should make sure you have the proper attenuators in your arsenal of connections and adapters. You never want to run the risk of damaging an instrument by delivering an excessive surge.  Too much power can ruin an entire piece of very expensive hardware. You also don’t always want to buy new often costly cable connections rated for less power.

Bottom line, an attenuator serves as both a long or short term solution and will save money along the way.

Coaxicom attenuators are made in the U.S.A. using top grade materials. By using a quality and reliable attenuator, you can maximize the performance of your equipment without having to stock up on multiple cables and other components.

There are myriad attenuator types to choose from, so make certain you are knowledgeable on the power specs for your instruments. If you need a little help, Coaxicom engineers are available and will collaborate to solve any issue or answer any question.

Additional products include attenuator kits, as well as DC blocks, GPO, flange mount and Type N attenuators. Coaxicom also offers attenuators to 300-watts.

For more information, RFQ or find the nearest distributor, contact the Coaxicom:
www.Coaxicom.comSales@Coaxicom.com – 866-COAXICOM (866-262-9426 )

Coaxicom US Manufacturing

Woman-owned US Manufacturer of Coaxial Cable Connectors, Adapters, Attenuators, Terminations and Cable Assemblies.

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Coaxicom’s Between-Series Attenuators

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Coaxicom has also expanded its product line to include cost-effective, space saving fixed coaxial attenuators which also double as type N to SMA adapters. They operate to 18 GHz, and are available in 1-dB increments to 20 dB. Accuracy is +/-0.3 dB to 6-dB, and +/-0.

5 dB to 20-dB. Maximum VSWR is 1.10, 1.20, and 1.30 to 4, 10, and 18 GHz respectively. They are rated for 2 watts average power @ 250 C, and derate linearly to 0.5 watts @ 1250 C. Body and connectors are passivated stainless steel, and conductors are gold-plated beryllium copper.

The part number is 5910–*– **– (dB), where * is the first connector type (NM for N male, or NF for N female), and ** is the second connector type (SM for SMA male, or SF for SMA female). For example, the part number for a 6-dB attenuator with a type N male and a SMA female is 5910–NM–SF– 6. Overall lengths of the units are 1.32” to 1.53”, depending on the connector configuration selected.

 

For information on the attenuators described here or other products from Coaxicom’s broad line of connectors, adapters, terminations, attenuators, phase adjusters, DC blocks and torque wrenches and cable assemblies; contact Scott  at 866.Coaxicom (866-262-9426) or via email to ScottA@coaxicom.com.

Coaxicom now features full inventory from:

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The Story of Old Glory.

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On January 1, 1776, the Continental Army was reorganized in accordance with a Congressional resolution, which placed American forces under George Washington’s control.

On that New Year’s Day the Continental Army was laying siege to Boston, which had been taken over by the British Army. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left corner (the canton).

On June 14, 1777, to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

Between 1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state:

 

Act of January 13, 1794 provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May 1795.

Act of April 4, 1818 provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state, signed by President Monroe.

Executive Order of President Taft, June 24, 1912 established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.

Executive Order of President Eisenhower, January 3, 1959 provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.

Executive Order of President Eisenhower, August 21, 1959 provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically.

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Today the American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red, alternating with six white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union.

Color Symbolism
Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor.
White symbolizes Purity and Innocence.
Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

Happy Independence Day from Coaxicom

Phase Adjuster Connector

Phase Adjustable SMA Adapters & Connectors

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Simple Mechanical Phase Adjustment

These SMA connectors for semi-rigid coaxial cables offer a precise, yet extraordinarily simple means of phase adjustment for microwave instrumentation. Coaxicom phase adjustable connectors incorporate a threaded interconnection of variable length. Turning a phase adjustment nut creates small-incremental changes in cable length and hence phase, up to a maximum of 180 degrees at 18 GHz.

MDC 1089-2

MDC 1089-2 & -3 Phase Adjuster Connector

Coaxicom phase adjustable connectors are available in two standardard sizes, MDC 1089-2 for .141″ diameter cable and MDC 1089-3 for .085″ diameter cables. Adapter versions, MDC 189-1 (DC-18GHz) and MDC1089A (DC-4GHz) are also available for in-line applications. For phased array radar, test equipment, ILS & other instrumentation using phase matching techniques, the new connectors substitute the ease of mechanical screw adjustments for laborious cable-trimming. Phase matching may be performed at final production stages, allowing less stringent specifications for equipment components. Once established the proper phase setting for each cable is maintained by a connector locking nut. To compensate for system aging, the locking nut may be released and new phase adjustments made at any time.

MDC 1089A

MDC 1089A Adapter Alternative

 

Electrical Performance

VSWR Data Chart - Phase adjuster

Phase Adjuster VSWR Data Chart

Unlike other phase-matching techniques with limited frequency ranges which may hamper performance or require use of more than one model, each broadband Coaxicom phase adjustable connector covers the entire range from DC to 18 GHz. Low VSWR is typical (see chart above). Phase adjustment range in degrees is ten times the frequency in GHz (e.g. 100 degrees at 10 GHz, 180 degrees at 18 GHz).

Environmental Performance

Coaxicom phase adjustable SMA connectors are operational at temperatures from -65 detgrees C to +125 degrees C. They also meet the following sections of MIL-Std-202 for environmental conditions. Vibration: Method 204- Test Condition D.

 

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