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Within RF and microwave industries, there are several varieties of coaxial cable connector types including SMA, SSMA, SMB, SMC, SMP, BNC, Type N, MMCX. Each offers unique benefits based on the end use or application.

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Cross Reference Coax Cable Connectors and Much More!

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You may have an older device that you need a replacement cable for, but you have no idea where to start or which coaxial cable connector you require. You may be stuck with a part number that isn’t coming up in any of your searches or you might need a custom cable assembly that the manufacturer of the original cable might not provide. You’re focused on improving your signal quality, maybe looking for high speed functionality with compressions connectors or perhaps a connector that uses a crimp tools.

Luckily, there is an easy cross reference guide available so you can find the coax cable connectors you need to make that replacement. Often, you use what you think is a proprietary cable for years, thinking that you can’t find a replacement. Thankfully, there is a way to cross reference coaxial cable connectors so you can get brand new cable assemblies which will keep your vital piece of hardware operational. Cross reference between:

  • Americon
  • AEP
  • AMP
  • Amphenol
  • CDI
  • Huber Suhner
  • ITT Pomona
  • Ma-Com
  • Military
  • Omni-Spectra
  • Pasternack
  • Radiall
  • Sealectro
  • Solitron
  • SV Microwave
  • Tyco

Then get the coax cable connectors you need! Just place the part number in the dialog box and find the corresponding Coaxicom part. By using this cross referencing tool, you can find a higher quality, less expensive replacement coaxial cable connector than searching the internet for a used cable, going back to the manufacturer, or trying to make it yourself.

Use the Coaxicom cross referencing tool to find replacement coax cable connectors today!

Visit www.Coaxicom.com or call 866-262-9426 if you need any additional help locating the right RF Connector for your job. 


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Plans for First Space Tourists to Circle Moon Delayed Again.

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Space-transportation company misses another deadline for putting humans in its Dragon capsule.

SpaceX has indicated it won’t launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced, the latest sign that technical and production challenges are disrupting founder Elon Musk’s plans for human exploration of the solar system.

A new timetable for the flight—now postponed until at least mid-2019 and likely longer—hasn’t been released by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the formal name of the closely held company.

Over the weekend, company spokesman James Gleeson confirmed the private moon launch has been postponed, without indicating when it might occur. “SpaceX is still planning to fly private individuals around the moon and there is growing interest from many customers,” Mr. Gleeson said in an email.

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft attached to the Harmony module of the international space station after it arrived in December 2017. PHOTO: NASA/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK

The delay comes amid SpaceX’s own projections of a nearly 40% drop in launches next year from as many as 28 anticipated for 2018. The decline primarily reflects a global slump in manufacturing orders and launch contracts for large commercial satellites. SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla..

SpaceX also is confronting industry doubts about market demand for its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company’s newest and biggest launcher, which had its maiden blastoff in February.  “People don’t think it’s serious enough yet to figure out how to use it,” Thomas Mueller, SpaceX’s chief propulsion technology officer, said in May, speaking to attendees on the sidelines of a space conference in Los Angeles. Mr. Mueller declined to elaborate or respond to questions.  (content pulled from www.wsj.com, The Wall Street Journal, by Andy Pasztor, u

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The Cable Assembly of your Dreams!

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Maybe saying “Cable Assembly of your dreams” is a little silly, but when you think about everything you go through to get the right cable, it can be a huge pain in the neck. You go to a website and they have the cable type you are looking for, but available in only half the length you want. So you buy a coupler and two cables. Instead of purchasing one item, you now have 3, which is something else you didn’t want to do.

What if you go to the website and they don’t have the cable you are looking for at all and you need to buy various adapters? All you are doing is affecting the performance of an overpriced and shoddily made cable!

Thankfully, you can now build your own cable assembly with Coaxicom! The cable assembly available on the Coaxicom site is the most advanced on the internet! Get the exact cable you want, in the length you want with the connectors you want. With a custom made cable assembly, there will no longer be testing multiple cables, adapting, coupling or jumping through various hoops like you may have in the past!


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Nano-Coating Makes Coaxial Cables Lighter

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Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube-based outer conductor developed by Rice University scientists.

The Rice lab of Professor Matteo Pasquali has developed a coating that could replace the tin-coated copper braid that transmits the signal and shields the cable from electromagnetic interference. The metal braid is the heaviest component in modern coaxial data cables.

Replacing the outer conductor with Rice’s flexible, high-performance coating would benefit airplanes and spacecraft, in which the weight and strength of data-carrying cables are significant factors in performance.

Rice research scientist Francesca Mirri, lead author of the paper, made three versions of the new cable by varying the carbon-nanotube thickness of the coating. She found that the thickest, about 90 microns – approximately the width of the average human hair – met military-grade standards for shielding and was also the most robust; it handled 10,000 bending cycles with no detrimental effect on the cable performance.

“Current coaxial cables have to use a thick metal braid to meet the mechanical requirements and appropriate conductance,” Mirri said. “Our cable meets military standards, but we’re able to supply the strength and flexibility without the bulk.”

Coaxial cables consist of four elements: a conductive copper core, an electrically insulating polymer sheath, an outer conductor and a polymer jacket. The Rice lab replaced only the outer conductor by coating sheathed cores with a solution of carbon nanotubes in chlorosulfonic acid. Compared with earlier attempts to use carbon nanotubes in cables, this method yields a more uniform conductor and has higher throughput, Pasquali said. “This is one of the few cases where you can have your cake and eat it, too,” he said. “We obtained better processing and improved performance.”

Replacing the braided metal conductor with the nanotube coating eliminated 97 percent of the component’s mass, Mirri said.

She said the lab is working on a method to scale up production. The lab is drawing on its experience in producing high-performance nanotube-based fibers.

“It’s a very similar process,” Mirri said. “We just need to substitute the exit of the fiber extrusion setup with a wire-coating die. These are high-throughput processes currently used in the polymer industry to make a lot of commercial products. The Air Force seems very interested in this technology, and we are currently working on a Small Business Innovation Research project with the Air Force Research Laboratory to see how far we can take it.”

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(Article credit: Rice University, Houston, Texas Jan. 2016, www.https://news.rice.edu/. Co-authors are graduate students Robert Headrick and Amram Bengio and alumni April Choi and Yimin Luo)

Why 50 Ω Connectors?

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All over the world, the predominant impedance for RF/microwave coaxial transmission lines and connectors is 50 Ω. Here is why….

50 ohm stdThe theoretical impedance for minimum attenuation is 77.5 Ω while the maximum power transfer is 30 Ω. The average of these two impedances is 53.75 Ω (rounded off to 50 Ω). Therefore, 50 Ω is a compromise between the minimum attenuation and maximum power transfer in a coaxial transmission line, and that is why it was selected. There are connectors available with other impedances, the next most popular impedance being 75 Ω (approximate minimum attenuation performance) that is in fairly wide use internationally and in long line communication systems.



Use a Cross-Reference Guide For the Exact Match

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Anyone who is purchasing coaxial connectors needs to know exactly which connectors will work with their applications before making a purchase. Coaxicom maintains a cross-reference guide that is designed to ensure that customers are building a connector that will work for them.

How the Cross-Reference Guide Works

Simply choose a competitor name from the pull-down menu, then type in the competitor part number to get a COAXICOM Cross-Reference.

Coaxicom offers a link to the part and the catalog to ensure that customers can review their selection. Detailed information about each part is included in the catalog with pictures to prevent customers from purchasing incompatible connectors.


The Next Generation of the Phase Adjustable Connectors  3993-2 RG402 (0.141) and 3993-3 RG405 (0.085).

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 There has never been a faster or easier way to phase match a set of cables. With the newly released high-performance 3993-2 & 3993-3,Coaxicom has enhanced the direct solder versions of the phase adjustable connectors for superior electrical performance. Just trim the cable, plug it in and solder to the connector body.

 The Coaxicom 3993 series of Phase Adjusters are designed to deliver a means of phase adjustment over frequency ranges up to 18 GHz. The 3993 SMA Phase Adjustable connectors have an adjustment range of over 180 degrees and a maximum VSWR of 1.30:1. The 3993 is a phase adjustable SMA plug (male) direct solder connector. The 3993-2 is for RG402 (0.141″  semi-rigid) and the 3993-3 is for RG405 (0.085 semi-rigid). Both can also be used with Coaxicom’s ultra-flex and blue-flex cables. The 3993-2 & 3993-3 are available from stock.

Coaxicom specializes in the manufacture of RF connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters, torque wrenches, phase adjusters and cable assemblies.

For more information, to request RFQ, or ask for engineering support. 

Contact us at Sales@coaxicom.com – 866-COAXICOM (262.9426) – www.Coaxicom.com


Coaxicom Provides High Quality Coaxial Cable Assemblies

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When in the market for coaxial cable assemblies, you want the assurance of a product that will give you performance and durability at a reasonable price. Rather than shop with a company that manufacturers its products overseas, you can get what you want with the quality you expect when you buy your cable assemblies from Coaxicom.

Coaxicom understands that customers like you need flexibility when it comes to selecting coaxial cable assemblies. Its American-made cables and connectors are very customizable, letting you get coaxial cables assemblies to your specifications.

Along with customization, you also expect your cable assemblies to stand the test of time. Don’t waste time and money! Get the cable assemblies you want when you need them with Coaxicom.

How To Find a Quality Attenuator

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Are you searching for quality attenuators? Confused about the options that are available to you? Fortunately, Coaxicom has made it easy to purchase quality attenuators for almost any power reduction requirement.

What Sets Coaxicom Apart

You have many choices when it comes to purchasing attenuators online, and quality will impact the success of your projects efforts. Here are the reasons that you should choose Coaxicom for attenuators.


• Coaxicom provides a full range of attenuators that are ideal for most all of your power reduction needs. There are many options available to find the right attenuator for you.

• All of the products that are available through Coaxicom are made in the United States to ensure strict quality standards are followed.

• While Coaxicom provides the highest quality products possible, customers do not have to pay a premium for this quality. Attenuators are offered at competitive prices.

• Custom products are available according to each customer’s specific needs. Customers are given the opportunity to contact a friendly customer service or engineering representative to discuss their unique needs.

Announcing the Next Generation of the Phase Adjustable Connector

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Announcing the Next Generation of the Phase Adjustable Connector.

There has never been a faster or easier way to phase match a set of cables. With the newly released high-performance 3993-2, Coaxicom has enhanced the direct solder versions of the phase adjustable connector for superior electrical performance. Just trim the cable, plug it in and solder to the connector body.

The Coaxicom 3993 series of Phase Adjusters are designed to deliver a means of phase adjustment over frequency ranges up to 18 GHz. The 3993-2 SMA Phase Adjustable connector has an adjustment range of over 180 degrees and a maximum VSWR of 1.30:1. The 3993-2 is a phase adjustable SMA plug (male) direct solder connector for RG402 (0.141″  semi-rigid) or Coaxicom’s ultra-flex and blue-flex cables. The 3993-2 is available from stock.

Coaxicom specializes in the manufacture of RF connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters, torque wrenches, phase adjusters and cable assemblies. For more information or to order a product catalog, visit Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom.


The Coaxicom Team

Contact us at Sales@coaxicom.com

866-COAXICOM (262.9426)


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