Hand Formable, coaxial cables occupy a position between semi-rigid and flexible cables. These cables are good choices when forming at the point of installation is required, but are not designed for repeated flexure. Micro-Coax allows you to select from solid aluminum jacketed cables (Alumiline) or tinned-braided cables (UTiFORM)
The aluminum jacket provides 100% shielding and optimized signal performance just like copper jacket semi-rigid cables. Alumiline can be formed several times, but offers the added advantage of a solid aluminum outer conductor, which greatly increases the RF shielding performance and reduces the chances of passive inter modulation. Additionally, Alumiline cables also have low insertion loss.
Alumiline are built around the same line sizes as standard semi-rigid cables thus enabling use of all of the same connectors and tooling, but each has its own unique advantages.
Alumiline Hand Formable cables are available with either a solid or low-loss PTFE dielectric for improved phase stability. When making a choice between handformable products, consider frequency range of operation and overall electrical performance favoring the Alumiline for higher frequency and more critical applications.
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