Rugged vector network analyzer (VNA) test cables for benchtop, production testing introduced by Pasternack

Dec. 21, 2020
These rugged VNA test cables with stainless-steel connectors provide as many as 5,000 mating cycles when attached with proper care.

IRVINE, Calif. – Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand in Irvine, Calif., is introducing a line of flexible vector network analyzer (VNA) test cables to address demanding laboratory and test applications like precise benchtop, semiconductor probe, and production testing.

Pasternack's rugged VNA test cables display electrical properties such as phase stability of plus-or-minus 6 degrees at 50 GHz, plus-or-minus 8 degrees at 70 GHz with flexure, and a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of 1.3:1 at 50 GHz and 1.4:1 at 70 GHz.

The 50 GHz assemblies are terminated with 2.4-millimeter stainless-steel connectors, while the 70 GHz assemblies use 1.85-millimeter stainless-steel connectors. The braided, stainless-steel armor surrounding the coax provides a rugged-yet-flexible cable with a flex life exceeding 100,000 cycles.

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These VNA test cables have connectors that provide as many as 5,000 mating cycles when attached with proper care. 50 GHz and 70 GHz versions come with NMD-style connectors which often are used on test sets and network analyzers.

Swept right-angle 2.4-millimeter and 1.85-millimeter connector options enable these cables to fit into tight spaces and reduce the length of cable.

For more information contact Pasternack online at

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