Tyco Electronics - Press Release 10-30-2007
Electronics Expands the M/A-COM Family of High-Performance, Lightweight
Cables for Military Airborne Applications
New Cables Offer 25-31% Weight Savings Over Traditional Cable Constructions
LOWELL, Mass. – October 30, 2007 – Tyco Electronics
announced today that it has extended the M/A-COM family of high-performance,
lightweight cables to include five new cable types covering a variety
of outer diameter sizes and constructions. The M/A-COM FA20RXLW, FA29RXLW,
FA46RXLW, FN49RXLW and FN52RLLW augment the company’s successful FN34RXLW
cable line and are ideally suited for use in electronic defense, launch
vehicles, commercial aviation, space/satellites and other general purpose
“We understand and appreciate that the
rigorous requirements of modern airborne applications, especially the
demands on high-quality cable assemblies,” said Ray Schwartz, product
manager, Tyco Electronics. “The expansion of the M/A-COM family of lightweight
cables assemblies is a deliberate effort to provide our customers with
the most versatile and comprehensive line of high-quality components
that are guaranteed to satisfy the demands of even the most demanding
As outlined in the table below, each
of the new cables offers a 25-31% weight savings over traditional construction
with no change in VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Radio) or insertion loss.
The new assemblies can also withstand the same harsh environments as
M/A-COM traditional assemblies, including altitudes from ground-level
to more than 70,000 feet and temperatures variations from -55°C to +200°C.
Complementing the lighter cables, all assemblies feature reduced weight
and volume connectors which retain conventional ETNC, SMA and N interfaces
while incorporating new materials. The new M/A-COM assemblies are also
available in various outer diameters and numerous jacket materials.
These products may be subject to US export compliance laws and regulations.
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Pricing and Availability
Please contact Tyco Electronics’ M/A-COM products domestic and international
sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting
technical documents are available online at http://www.macom.com/cables.
ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics, currently a business segment of Tyco International
Ltd., is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components,
network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.7 billion
to customers in 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures
and markets products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances
and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer
electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing,
sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics’ commitment
is its customers’ advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can
be found at www.tycoelectronics.com.
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