Equipment and Components for the RF and Microwave industry

Ultra Flexible Low Loss
Test Cables
APC-CA26 & APC-CA18 Series

  • Frequency DC-26.5GHz & DC-18GHz
  • SMA & Type N Male Connectors
  • PUR Jacket
  • Velocity of Propagation 76%
  • Ultra Flexible
  • RoHS Compliant

AtlanTecRF's APC series of cable assemblies are designed for general purpose laboratory and equipment applications where high performance, flexibility and low loss are key features. Connectors are either SMA Male or Type N Male, giving excellent RF performance up to 26.5GHz with
SMA connectors and 18GHz with Type N connectors.

Standard lengths range from 0.5 to 5.0 metres in 0.5M increments but longer lengths up to 20M available on request.

 General Specifications
 Operating Frequency DC-26.5GHz (SMA); DC-18GHz (Type N)
 Connectors SMA or Type-N Male Stainless Steel
 Attenuation @ 20C typ. @ 6GHz
@10GHz
@ 18GHz
@ 26.5GHz
1.0dB/m
1.4dB/m
2.0dB/m
2.5dB/m
 Cable Impedance 50 (+/-1) ohms
 Velocity of Propagation 76%
 Capacitance 85pF/m
 Phase Stability vs Frequency +/-3 degrees
 Phase Stability vs Temperature 500ppm typ.
 Shielding Effectiveness 90dB
 Voltage Withstand 1000V DC
 Operating Temperature -55 to +85C
 Cable Outside Diameter 5.0mm
 Minimum Bend Radius 20mm
 Weight 50g/m

1. Centre Conductor: Silver Plated Copper (dia. 1.02mm)
2. Dielectric: LD PTFE (dia. 3.07mm)
3. Outer Conductor: Silver Plated Copper Ribbon (dia. 3.27mm)
4. Outer Shield: Silver Plated Copper (dia. 3.78mm)
5. Jacket: Blue PUR (dia. 5.0mm)


 Part Number Length
(Metres)
Insertion Loss (dB) typ. VSWR typ.
 SMA Male/SMA Male Connectors
 DC-26.5GHz
  6
GHz
12
GHz
18
GHz
26.5
GHz
6
GHz
12
GHz
18
GHz
26.5
GHz
 APC-CA26-SMSM-0.5M 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3
 APC-CA26-SMSM-1.0M 1.0 0.9 1.3 1.5 2.6 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3
 APC-CA26-SMSM-1.5M 1.5 1.4 2.1 2.5 3.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 APC-CA26-SMSM-2.0M 2.0 1.9 2.9 3.5 5.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 APC-CA26-SMSM-2.5M 2.5 2.4 3.7 4.5 6.4 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 APC-CA26-SMSM-3.0M 3.0 2.9 4.5 5.5 7.6 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 APC-CA26-SMSM-3.5M 3.5 3.4 5.3 6.5 8.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 APC-CA26-SMSM-4.0M 4.0 3.9 6.1 7.5 10.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 APC-CA26-SMSM-4.5M 4.5 4.4 6.9 8.5 11.4 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 APC-CA26-SMSM-5.0M 5.0 4.9 7.7 9.5 12.6 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
 Part Number Length
(Metres)
Insertion Loss (dB) typ. VSWR (:1)
 SMA Male/N Male Connectors
 DC-18GHz
  6
GHz
12
GHz
18
GHz
40
GHz
6
GHz
12
GHz
18
GHz
40
GHz
 APC-CA18-SMNM-0.5M 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-1.0M 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-1.5M 1.5 1.5 2.2 2.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-2.0M 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-2.5M 2.5 2.5 3.8 4.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-3.0M 3.0 3.0 4.6 5.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-3.5M 3.5 3.5 5.4 6.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-4.0M 4.0 4.0 6.2 7.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-4.5M 4.5 4.5 7.0 8.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-SMNM-5.0M 5.0 5.0 7.8 9.6   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 Part Number Length
(Metres)
Insertion Loss (dB) typ. VSWR (:1)
 N Male/N Male Connectors
 DC-18GHz
  6
GHz
12
GHz
18
GHz
40
GHz
6
GHz
12
GHz
18
GHz
40
GHz
 APC-CA18-NMNM-0.5M 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-1.0M 1.0 1.3 1.9 2.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-1.5M 1.5 1.8 2.7 3.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-2.0M 2.0 2.3 3.5 4.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-2.5M 2.5 2.8 4.3 5.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-3.0M 3.0 3.3 5.1 6.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-3.5M 3.5 3.8 5.9 7.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-4.0M 4.0 4.3 6.7 8.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-4.5M 4.5 4.8 7.5 9.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
 APC-CA18-NMNM-5.0M 5.0 5.3 8.3 10.4   1.1 1.2 1.3  
Frequency
(GHz)
Power Handling
(GHz) Typical values @ 40C (Watts) CW
6 60
12 40
18 32
26.5 20
Tolerance on Cable Length
Length Range (+/-mm)
0 - 0.5M +10/-0
0.51 - 1.0M +25/-0
1.1 - 5.0M +50/-0
5.1 - 20.0M +100/-0

Longer lengths up to 20M available on request.

We reserve the right to change standard product specifications without notice but will be pleased to consider control drawings for quotation.

T: +44 (0)1376 550220 F: +44 (0)1376 552145 E: sales@atlantecrf.com 40A Springwood Drive, Braintree, Essex CM7 2YN, England