Cable assemblies are critical to obtaining correct test results and signal integrity in many applications. Proper care and handling of cable assemblies and connector interfaces is critical for insuring accurate operation.
A problematic base station can be replaced, but a cable and antenna system is not so easy to replace. Field techs rely on portable cable and antenna analyzers to analyze, troubleshoot, characterize, and maintain a base station system. This article covers fundamentals of cable and antenna analysis measurements: return loss, cable loss, and distance-to-fault (DTF).
It is imperative for military organizations around the globe to be able to find ways to lighten the loads that soldiers carry into battle. Every piece of equipment must be able to improve communications, agility, and lethality for soldier reliability. Connector and cabling solutions have been identified as one place to make such improvements. This white paper takes a close look at the miniaturization of military connectors, and addresses issues of size, weight and functionality.
This white paper presents numerous environmental challenges, such as the ability of connectors to seal out dust, dirt, and water, which must be addressed by cable connector manufacturers, along with a variety of standards that possibly need to be met.
Eastern OptX announced the Model 1200 low-loss ground-to-antenna tower top system at IMS 2017 recently.