Low loss coaxial cables convey data, audio and video while retaining high signal fidelity. Coaxial cables are made up of an inner conductor, an insulating layer over the conductor, and a layer of conductive shielding. Signal losses are more frequent with coax cables, making fiber more desirable, but a low loss coaxial cable retains signal integrity to a much higher degree than a standard coax cable will. Low loss refers to a cable’s low attenuation loss over distance. A low loss coaxial cable has superior shielding in comparison to a standard RG (radio guide) style cable, and thus achieves enhanced low attenuation loss characteristics. Low loss coaxial cables also utilize solid center conductors, which offer lower attenuation than the stranded conductors occasionally found on RG cables. A low loss cable is used in applications wherein signal attenuation must be at a minimum and serves as an accessory for signal generators being interfaced with amplifiers or antennas. They are ideal for ISM, PCS, WLAN and cellular applications.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals carries cables with low attenuation, high precision, with frequency ranges from DC to 40GHz. These cables are calibrated in our 17025 accredited lab and supplied with insertion loss (attenuation) traces.