Leading the way in transmission line solutionsOver the last 40 years, MICRO-COAX has built a reputation for manufacturing the finest microwave cable products available. Today's spiraling wireless communications marketplace has allowed MICRO-COAX to bring this expertise to a wider range of applications than ever before.
Today's MICRO-COAX products range from semi-rigid cables to flexible cables, delay lines, and miniature coaxial components. In addition, MICRO-COAX is one of the few microwave cable manufacturers with the ability to deliver a wide range of space-qualified products designed to meet or exceed the stringent requirements imposed by NASA and international space agencies.
TQM And ISO 9002
MICRO-COAX was one of the first microwave cable manufacturers to adopt the Total Quality Management (TQM) philosophy throughout its facilities, and is an ISO 9002 company. In addition, MICRO-COAX employs a computerized quality maintenance program certified to MIL-STD-45662 that provides constant calibration compliance through the use of inspection tools and instrumentation. The MICRO-COAX facility is also certified to MIL-Q-9858, and all soldering activities are certified to MIL-STD-2000, ANSI/J-STD-001, and NHB 5300.4 (3A-2). Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques monitor product quality, and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) II plans and controls the manufacturing process.
New 90,000 square foot facility
First In Space, Too
MICRO-COAX has manufactured high-reliability products for in-orbit spaceflight applications for more than 30 years. Today's satellite communications market demands an ever greater range of products, and MICRO-COAX has made the research and development commitment to ensure that these needs are met.
Some of our hi-rel and space-qualified capabilities include:
Assemblers trained and certified to NASA's NHB 5300.4 (3A-2) hand soldering spec.
Class 100 clean room for assembly and Class 1000 clean room for inspection, x-ray, and packaging.
Packages purged and backfilled with nitrogen before heat-sealing.
Multipaction-resistant connectors that meet NASA and ESTEC guidelines.
UTiFLEX cable assemblies with radiation-resistant carbon-loaded Tefzel® jacket.
Passive intermodulation resistant connector and cable designs.
UTiFLEX Ultralight Low Loss Cable Assemblies utilize DuPont® Aracon® metal clad fiber for the outer shield. The result: 25% less weight as compared to copper braided cable, and strength five times greater than steel.
Products For Every Application
Today's MICRO-COAX product line has breadth and depth unmatched elsewhere. From cellular to PCS, and radar to spaceflight, there's a MICRO-COAX product that perfectly fills the need. In addition to hi-rel and space-qualified cables and assemblies, MICRO-COAX offers the following products:
Miniature UTiFLEX Cable
Clean room assembly for hi-rel and space
MICRO-COAX Delay Lines
Semi-rigid Cables and Assemblies
74 standard semi-rigid cables, many deliverable from stock
25 QPL models
Low-loss models that utilize low-density PTFE for exceptional phase stability, no expansion of dielectric, greater power handling capability, and broader operating temperature range
Impedance from 5 to 125 ohms and sizes from 0.008 to 0.750 in.
100% RF shielding
Custom Delay Lines
Broad library of configurations ensures the shortest delivery time in the industry
Perfect choice for wireless base stations
Tightest phase delay tolerances available
UTiFLEX Flexible Cables
Exceptional performance to 50 GHz
Excellent shielding performance
Superb amplitude and phase stability
Cables designed exclusively for critical demands of automatic network analyzers
Available with a wide variety of connectors for operation up to 18 GHz
Ultralight cables available
Mobile Handset Cables
Very low insertion loss can increase talk time
Precision-formed and fabricated
Repeatable high-volume production
Cable diameters to 0.031 in. and smaller
Low-loss, high-temperature cables for reflow and pick-and-place applications
Miniature Coaxial Components
MICRO-COAX Wireless Components
Designed for use as resonators in VCO/DRO tank circuits, impedance inverters, transmission line filters, and time-delay elements, and as shielded interconnects
Low profile, high Q, high isolation
0.047 in., 0.085 in., and 0.141 in. dia.
UTiFORM Tin-Dipped Hand Formable Microwave Cable
No bend tooling required
Form and route at installation
Tinned outer conductor for improved solderability
Accepts standard semi-rigid connectors
Low attenuation and VSWR
Available with Low Density Dielectric
Our Customer Commitment
Micro-Coax may have grown in size and capabilities over the years, but its commitment to application and technical support remains the same: To deliver the finest microwave cable products in the world, in the shortest possible time, while providing the highest level of customer service.
To find out more about MICRO-COAX and how our products can help in your application, please call us at (800) 223-2629, or send us a fax at (610) 495-6656, or visit us online at www.micro-coax.com.
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