RF and microwave probes for test and measurement of microwave circuits introduced by Fairview

ALLEN, Texas, 21 March 2016. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a family of semi-rigid RF and microwave test probes operating to 6 GHz for test and measurement of microwave circuits.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ALLEN, Texas, 21 March 2016. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a family of semi-rigid RF and microwave test probes operating to 6 GHz for test and measurement of microwave circuits.

These test probes are constructed of high quality semi-rigid coaxial cable and SMA female connectors, and come in several cable diameters to help when attaching the unterminated end of the probe to a circuit board trace.

There are two versions including straight-cut probe ends for those that would like to customize the dimensions of the center conductor and dielectric dimensions, as well as pre-stripped probe ends that are ready for immediate use.

Users can make simple sampling measurements without creating a separate subassembly circuit board or adding a connector to the circuit layout by soldering the outer conductor to the signal ground and the exposed center conductor to the trace carrying the signal of interest.

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Fairview provides three diameters of semi-rigid coax and three different lengths from 3 inches to 12 inches to fit a variety of trace widths and applications. All test probe cable assemblies are 100 percent RF tested to ensure the cable assemblies operate to 6 GHz and to make sure that the SMA connector interface meets the 1.35:1 voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) specification prior to shipping.

To protect the small diameter coax from damage, each part is shipped in a clear protective tube that store the probes for future use. for more information contact Fairview Microwave online at www.fairviewmicrowave.com.

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