Semi-rigid test probes to assist in testing microwave circuits introduced by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 14 July 2016. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing a line of semi-rigid test probes to assist in testing microwave circuits.

Jul 14th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

IRVINE, Calif., 14 July 2016. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing a line of semi-rigid test probes to assist in test and measurement (link to topic center) testingmicrowave circuits.

By soldering the outer conductor to the signal ground and the exposed center conductor to the trace carrying the signal of interest, users can make sampling measurements with these probes without creating a separate subassembly circuit board or add a connector to the circuit layout.

The test probes come in three different diameters of semi-rigid coax including 0.02 inch, 0.034 inch, and 0.047 inch. All test probe cable assemblies are RF tested to a maximum frequency of 6 GHz, and also to ensure that the SMA connector interface meets the 1.35:1 voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) specification prior to shipping.

These assemblies come in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-inch lengths and are designed to fit a variety of trace widths and applications. The probes are also terminated with female SMA connectors.

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The test probes come in 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 pig tail ends.

For more information contact Pasternack online at www.pasternack.com.

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