High-Performance, Low-Loss RF Coax Jumpers


RF Jumper Table
RF Jumper Table
CarlisleIT offers multiple configurations for RF jumpers with 1.85 mm, 2.40 mm, 2.92 mm, and 3.50 mm connector types on .079-inch (outer shield diameter) coaxial cable. Low insertion loss and VSWR of CIT’s coax jumpers indicate the high quality and performance. Low VSWR of <1.2 indicates a uniform impedance profile across the length of the Coaxial Cable Assembly with minimal unwanted standing waves and reflections. Keeping the insertion loss less than -3 dB across the 50 GHz frequency spectrum ensures that the signal loss in the cable is very small.

Interlock stainless steel armor Coaxial Cable Assemblies are also offered by CarlisleIT in 0.125 and 0.092-inch cable jacket sizes, or 0.078 inch and 0.105 inch outer shield sizes respectively.

. The armor extends the assembly life and adds additional physical protection.

  • Versatile low-loss cables offering outstanding performance in almost any environment
  • RF/Microwave coax cables supporting frequencies up to 70 GHz
  • Armor cables for over bending and high-temperature operation
  • Excellent abrasion and cut-through resistance for Armored Coax Cable Assemblies
  • Lower loss than Competition and precise phase matching
  • Standard RF Jumpers phase matched to +/-2 ps in pair.
  • Tighter phase matching to +/-1ps and +/-0.5 ps is available upon request
  • Light weight of less than 5 g/ft
  • Minimum static bend radius of 0.130"
  • High flex life of 3,000 cycles
  • Wide operating temperature range of -65 °C to 165 °C

CIT’s Standard RF Coax Jumpers are now available from distribution.

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Heat Shrink Tubing Options

RF Coaxial Cable Jumpers from Carlisle IT are available in short, medium and long heat shrink tube options. Longer heat shrink tubing results in higher reliability of solder joint of cable with the connector. Longer heat shrink also acts as extended strain relief for cable assembly that can be useful in applications involving repeated flexing and twisting of cable assembly close to connector.

The three heat shrink tubing options are shown as follows:

Tubes

Longer heat shrink tubing results in larger bend radius for cable assembly, which allows less bending of cable and vice versa.

Typical VSWR and Insertion Loss performance of CarlisleIT's RF Coax Jumpers is shown below:

VSWR of 24 inch 0.092'' Coax Cable Assemblies

Insertion Loss of 24 inch 0.092'' Coax Cable Assemblies

VSWR of 24 inch 0.125'' Coax Cable Assemblies

Insertion Loss of 24 inch 0.125'' Coax Cable Assemblies

Suggested Applications

RF cables are used in a variety of applications, including ATE systems, emulation systems, adapters and pitch translators, antenna systems, navigation, and feedback. They are also used in amplifiers, microwave antennas that need high shielding, and RF test enclosures with tight spacing. When it comes to electronic systems, these cables are used to create short delays in RF/microwave systems, carry RF signals on PCB, used for board-to-board signal transmission, for radar and differential signal propagation, and to transmit/receive high-frequency signals in oscillators, amplifiers, and electronic subsystems. Other common applications include satellite and security camera systems, home cable TV systems, and lab test environments.

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