Semi-Rigid Test Probes from Fairview Allow Engineers to Quickly and Easily Test their Development
Allen, TX - Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, debuts
a new family of
semi-rigid test probes operating up to 6 GHz. Designed to assist in testing microwave
circuits, these test probes are constructed of high quality semi-rigid coax and SMA Female connectors.
The new test probe assemblies from Fairview Microwave come in multiple
cable diameters to help when attaching the unterminated end of the probe to a circuit board trace. There
are two versions including straight-cut probe ends for those that would like to customize the dimensions
of the center conductor and dielectric dimensions, as well as pre-stripped probe ends that are ready
for immediate use. By soldering the outer conductor to the signal ground and the exposed center conductor
to the trace carrying the signal of interest, simple sampling measurements can be made without having
to create a separate subassembly circuit board or add a connector to the circuit layout which can take
up valuable real estate.
Fairview provides 3 diameters of semi-rigid coax and 3 different lengths from 3 inches to 12 inches
to fit a variety of trace widths and applications. All test probe
cable assemblies are 100% RF tested to ensure the cable assemblies operate to 6
GHz and also to make sure that the SMA connector interface meets the 1.35:1 VSWR specification prior
to shipping. To protect the small diameter coax from damage, each part is shipped in a clear protective
tube that can also be used for storing the probes for future use.
“Our new semi-rigid test probes provide engineers and designers a convenient, ready-to-use solution
for testing their development circuits or troubleshooting and analyzing different portions of their
circuits,” explains Brian McCutcheon, Vice President and General Manager at
Fairview Microwave. Fairview’s new semi-rigid test probe cable assemblies are now in-stock and available
to ship today. You can view these new cables by visiting
Fairview Microwave can be contacted at +1-972-649-6678.
About Fairview Microwave
A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate
delivery of RF components including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations
and much more. All products are shipped same-day from the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certified production
facilities in Allen, Texas.
1130 Junction Dr. #100
Allen, TX 75013
Posted February 21, 2016