The Cable Assembly division of Intelliconnect (Europe), the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF connectors, now offers phase matched cable assemblies. This allows customers to specify the electrical length in time or degrees at the frequency of operation for a specific cable assembly.
Phase matching of a cable assembly is essential when connecting to multi-channel receivers as it is important for discrete channels to match and track each other over frequency of operation. Cables can be matched in “sets” or pairs. One of two methods may be used – electrical length (matched to a golden standard), or phase matched to another cable.
Applications for phase matched cable assemblies include high power amplifiers, RF combiners and filters, multi-beam antenna arrays and phased array radars.
Intelliconnect has seen considerable business growth since its launch two years and ago the operation has relocated to a new facility in Corby and investing in additional production equipment.
Intelliconnect provides high quality, UK manufactured, bespoke cable assemblies for both high-volume or specialist small batch requirements operating from DC to 50GHz for typically RF applications including test and measurement and defence.
Using their own UK manufactured high quality RF connectors, all types of cable assemblies are undertaken from wiring loom assemblies to high performance low loss cables operating up to 50GHz. Coaxial, triaxial and multi-way connectors may be specified and fully immersible waterproof versions are available. All Intelliconnect cable assemblies are 100% electrically tested before despatch. In addition phase matching is available where required to ensure signal integrity in individual, or batches of, assemblies.
Roy Phillips, managing director of Intelliconnect, commented, ”An increasing number of our customers are in the test and measurement market where phase matched cables are essential. We are pleased to be able to offer this service alongside our other cable assembly services. We are also a manufacturer of an extensive range of high reliability RF connectors for industrial and medical applications and are able to use our own high reliability components in our cable harnesses. We are continuing to invest in the company and will soon be able to test up to 70GHz.”