RF Cable Assemblies

Precision RF to 110 GHz • Next-Gen Solutions • Design Flexibility

Samtec offers a wide range of RF cable assemblies available with low-loss microwave / millimeter wave cable from .047 to .277, RG type cable (316, 174, 178, 58, 179, 6), 12G-SDI Belden cables, high-density ganged and Samtec-optimized varieties. Interface types include 1.00 mm, 1.35 mm, 1.85 mm, 2.40 mm, 2.92 mm, SMA, SMPM, SMP, MCX, MMCX, BNC, High-Density BNC, MHF U.FL/W.FL, and more.

RF Cable Solutionator® allows engineers to choose a connector and cable type, and create a final part number, in under a minute. Results include product specifications, pricing and availability, models and prints.

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Flexible Waveguide

Flexible Waveguide Cable Assemblies and Adaptors

Samtec’s new, high-frequency micro waveguide technology supports the demands of next generation millimeter wave systems. It uses a cable design allowing flexibility and a reduced size, yet also maintains loss performance similar to that of a traditional waveguide.

Features
  • Flexible and dynamically stable

  • Near-zero loss performance

  • Ultra-small form factor

  • High-frequency, micro

  • Frequency bands supported: E-band and V-band

  • E-band (60 GHz to 90 GHz)

  • V-band (50 GHz to 75 GHz)

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Nitrowave™

High-Performance RF Microwave Cable Assemblies
Phase and amplitude stable high-performance microwave cable assemblies designed to support extended frequency ranges for emerging applications.
Features
  • Nitrowave™ cable technology in distinctive Samtec orange

  • Phase and amplitude stable with flexure

  • Consistent contact resistance between layers

  • Lower density dielectric minimizes loss

  • State-of-the-art shielding techniques and interlayer

  • Silver plating enhancements mitigate corrosion potential

  • Electrical performance optimized at next gen frequencies (GHz): 18, 32, 43.5, 71, 95, 110

  • Designed to meet increased demands placed on aerospace, defense, datacom, computer/semiconductor and instrumentation markets

  • Mechanical and environmental robustness

  • Phase vs. Bending = < 0.2° x F (GHz)

  • VSWR = 1.4:1 @ 43.5 GHz (LL043 Series)

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50 Ohm Microwave Cables

50 Ohm RF Microwave Cables

High-frequency 18 to 110 GHz cable assemblies with low loss and semi-flexible microwave/millimeter wave cable from .047 to .277, high-density ganged and Samtec-optimized varieties with mix-and-match end options.

Features
  • 18 to 110 GHz microwave/mmWave frequencies (sub-Terahertz spectrum)

  • Variety of Precision RF interface types: 1.00 mm, 1.35 mm, 1.85 mm, 2.40 mm, 2.92mm, 3.50 mm, SMA, SMP, SMPM, Ganged SMPM, TNCA and N Type

  • Magnum RF™ ganged, multi-port solutions (cable-to-board & board-to-board)

  • Cable lengths standard up to 10 meters (less than 10 meters as custom RSP; contact [email protected])

  • Cable management available

  • Mix-and-match end options blend application-specific customization with the simplicity and lead time efficiencies of an off-the-shelf assembly

  • Ideal for high-performance test applications

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Low Frequency RF Cables

Low Frequency RF Cables

Standard off-the-shelf, traditional sub-6 GHz frequency cable assemblies with RG type cable (316, 174, 178, 58, 179, 6), 0.81 and 1.13 mm Micro High Frequency, 12G-SDI and Samtec optimized varieties with mix-and-match standard 50 and 75 ohm end options.


Bulls Eye®

Bulls Eye® RF High Performance Test to 90 GHz
Compression interface, small footprint and high cycle count make Bulls Eye® ideal for high-performance test applications.
Features
  • 90 GHz, 70 GHz, 50 GHz and 40 GHz test assemblies

  • Enables smaller evaluation boards and shorter trace lengths

  • Compression mounts to the board for placement directly adjacent to the SerDes being characterized

  • Solderless design improves cost and is easy to use within a lab setting

  • Microstrip/CPW or Stripline PCB transmission types

  • Test boards available for performance verification

  • 1.00 mm, 1.85 mm, 2.40 mm and 2.92 mm connection to instrumentation

  • Single or double row

  • High-density, space-saving design

  • Complete list of applications: SerDes characterization, clock/data recovery (CDR), mmWave radar, automated test equipment, FR2 5G networks

  • RF Group: dedicated RF engineers provide personal support for meeting specific RF challenges

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Magnum RF™

Magnum RF™ Ganged, Multi-Port, High-Frequency Connectors

Ganged, multi-port RF blocks and cable assemblies for millimeter wave applications. Ideal when space is limited and a high operating frequency is required.

Features
  • High-density, space-saving design

  • Push-on interface with varying retention forces

  • Ganged, SMPM connectors: operate mode-free up to 65 GHz

  • Micro-miniature SMPM style enables smaller bundle sizes for weight savings and increased airflow

  • 50 ohm impedance

  • Cable-to-board and board-to-board solutions

  • Bullet adaptors allow for axial and radial misalignment, and blind mate

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Ganged Micro Scale

Ganged Micro Scale RF Jacks, Plugs, and Cables

Samtec's ganged micro-miniature high-performance RF jacks, plugs, and cables are on a 5.00 mm pitch and available as board-to-board or cable-to-board systems.

Features
  • Performance to 6 GHz

  • 50 ohm and 75 ohm solutions

  • Full ganged system or ganged with industry standard end 2 options

  • Micro-miniature, rugged contacts

  • Optional captive panel screws

  • Single or double-ended cable assemblies

  • Optional threaded inserts

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Shielded Twisted Pair Cable System

Shielded Twisted Pair Cable System

High-speed shielded twisted pair cable assembly for 100 ohm applications.

Features
  • 100 ohm signal routing

  • 28 AWG shielded twisted pair cable

  • Terminal and socket end options available

  • Choice of cable length

  • Through-hole vertical and right-angle mating circular jacks

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IsoRate®

IsoRate® High-Isolation RF Connectors and Cables

IsoRate® 50 ohm high-isolation RF connectors and cables offer substantial savings over traditional RF connectors at approximately half the cost.

Features
  • Half the cost of traditional RF at virtually the same performance

  • Edge Rate® contacts for high-isolation

  • 50 ohm board-to-board systems

  • 50 ohm full ganged system or ganged with industry standard end 2 options

  • Positive latching available

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