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Application Note: Care and Handling of Cable Assemblies and Connectors

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017


Care and Handling of Cable Assemblies and Connectors.

By Bill Pote, CEO/Founder of MegaPhase

Cables 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. When connectors are not properly mated or cared for, there is a risk of damaging test ports and mating devices. Download the full application note.

Oranges in Space?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Not Only Oranges in Space But Also Tested and Space-Proven MegaPhase® GrooveTube® Cables

MegaPhase GrooveTube® cables have successfully contributed to the first and only asteroid dust capture from space in the Hayabusa, formerly known as MUSES-C Space Program. The Hayabusa seven-year long space program was equipped with MegaPhase’s GrooveTube® cable assemblies. (more…)

MegaPhase, Our Customers and Our Quality Management System

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Quality Assurance

Our customers often see an increased involvement of top management because of the responsibilities called out in our Quality Management System (QMS), ISO 9001:2008. This starts with our Quality Policy, Goals and Objectives. It continues with a Management Review of data generated by our QMS. Taking actions to make sure that goals are met, new goals are set, and continual improvement is achieved. (more…)

What is GrooveTube?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

GrooveTube® is another name for the MegaPhase super-flexible outer conductor used in many of our cable assemblies including: Warrior, GrooveTube, RF Orange, RF Green, VNA, SuperFlex, SiteLine, T-Vac Series, and BT Series. (more…)

How To? Properly Mate/De-Mate Cable Assemblies

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Interface Alignment

Contact Pins and Dielectrics can be damaged if misaligned connectors are mated. Make sure that mating interfaces are parallel and on center during Mate/De-Mate cycle

Interface Rotation

Plating and surface finish of outer and inner contacts can be damaged if connector bodies are allowed to rotate during Mate/De-Mate cycle. Use wrench flats on connector bodies to keep them stationary while rotating coupling nut during mate/de-mate.

Minimized Load Configuration

Allow test cable to assume natural bend configuration route between test port and device port. Loosen test port connection when test configuration is largely different than test configuration. Route the cable, connect device port loosely then tighten both port connections to recommended coupling torque. This method will minimize most bend and twist loading issues.