Adding to the improved performance of MICRO-COAX's semi-rigid cables is the elimination of dielectric extrusion. "LL" dielectrics made from expanded PTFE are used and are mechanically stable under temperature extremes. As a result, the cables are ideal for reflow applications.
The semi-rigid cables are designed with center conductor leads formed at right angles to, or coplanar with, the bottom of the copper outer jacket. This technique improves installation onto thru-hole or surface mount circuit boards. The copper outer jacket can have ink jet markings that allow location finding by pick-and-place vision systems, allowing the cable to be used in high-volume automated manufacturing environments.
MICRO-COAX offers 74 standard semi-rigid cables, including 26 QPL models. All the cables have 100% RF shielding and low VSWR. Impedance ranges from 5 Ω to 125 Ω. Cable sizes vary from 0.008 to 0.750 to meet a variety of application requirements.