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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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).
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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Inter and intra series coaxial adapters and wave guide-to-coaxial adapters are some of the more common components used in RF, microwave and wireless applications. OEM’s and manufacuturing and engineering test facilities are continually required to provide temporary or permanent connections between the many coaxial and waveguide series in use. This is particularly true today where long established connector series (N, TNC, BNC, 8874, 900, SMA,e tc.,) must be mated with interfaces introduced later (3.5mm, 7/16 DIN, SSMB, SSMC, MCX, 7mm, etc.).
Recognizing this need, Coaxial Components Corp maintains a large inventory of MIDISCO and Microwave Distributors components. Some of the most common and some not so common inter and intra series coaxial and coaxial-to-wave guide adapters are available. We can also supply wave guide transitions in standard and double ridge configurations. If you have a requirement not shown in the catalog or our cross referencing tool, simply request engineering assistance through our website or call 772-287-5000.
The user should bear in mind that for best performance, the usable frequency for a given adapter is established by the operating range of the lower frequency interface on the adapter. As a guideline, a table is provided below to summarize the recommended frequency range of the more common coaxial interfaces. These guidelines represent the range for optimum performance. Most adapters are usable at higher frequencies with limitations.
Coaxicom manufactures standard and precision adapters. Standard adapters are usable to frequencies less than 12 GHz for N and TNC, or up to the recommended frequency range for the other series. Precision adapters use an “X” prefix for the part number and feature stainless steel construction for a more precise interface and an extended frequency range for the N and TNC series. In the case of precision N, TNC or SMAs interfaced with lower frequency series (ie: XBM-SM, XNF-BM etc.), the precise construction and stepped internal transition yields improved performance beyond the normal operating range of the lower frequency series.
Get Julian Andrew’s take on Coaxicom’s Cable Assembly capabilities.
When looking for your next cable assembly manufacturer for upcoming projects, it is important to know what options are actually available. Because many manufacturers specialize in only a few types of connectors and even fewer cable variations.
At Coaxicom, you will always find the most common RF connectors for your assembly, but you can also design virtually any type of cable assembly imaginable.
If you are using multiple types of specialized instruments, you may require a proprietary or very particular connections that your average manufacture may not be familiar with at all.
Coaxicom is different because not only does the company manufacture a huge selection of connectors, but can also create a custom cable assembly that is made to order so there is no need to adapt, or “make-shift” a connection potentially losing quality and reliability.
When you choose U.S. based and globally distributed, Coaxicom as your cable assembly manufacturer there are just limitless possibilities.
Choose a connector type, quantity, cable type, length and you are ready to go with a cable assembly from the best cable assembly manufacturer in America.
The best part is that Coaxicom’s cables assemblies are crafted by experts with decades of experience.
Coaxicom now also features Microwave Distributors Company (MDC) and Midisco inventory as well.
Talk to engineering sales support today for more information at (866) 262-9426. Email: Sales@Coaxicom.com