Coaxial Test Probes from Pasternack Provide Engineers an Easy Solution for Testing & Developing Circuits
- Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, debuts a new line of
semi-rigid test probes designed to assist in testing microwave circuits. By soldering the outer conductor
to the signal ground and the exposed center conductor to the trace carrying the signal of interest, sampling measurements
with these probes 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.
Pasternack's new test probes are offered in 3 different diameters of semi-rigid coax including 0.02 inch (0.51mm), 0.034
inch (0.86mm) and 0.047 inches (1.19mm). All test probe
are 100% RF tested to ensure the cable assemblies operate to a maximum frequency of 6 GHz and to also ensure that the SMA
connector interface meets the 1.35:1 VSWR specification prior to shipping. These assemblies come in 3, 6, 9 and 12 inch
lengths and are designed to fit a variety of trace widths and applications. The probes are also terminated with female SMA
The new semi-rigid test probes from Pasternack come in 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 (also called pig tail) that are ready for immediate use and do not require any additional stripping.
"Testing development circuits, troubleshooting and analyzing different portions of microwave circuits is made easier
with our new lines of ready-to-use semi-rigid test probes," explains Steve Ellis, Interconnect Product Manager at Pasternack.
"These new assemblies are part of a rapidly expanding test and measurement components portfolio designed to meet the urgent
requirements of our customers." T
he new semi-rigid test probes from Pasternack are in-stock and ready to ship the same day.
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers the
industry's largest selection of passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping.
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted June 15, 2016