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MegaPhase Press Release - June 14, 2011
MegaPhase Announces Quick-Turn ExpressTM Lead-Times
Stroudsburg, PA – June 14, 2011 – For Test and Measurement Cables Featuring GrooveTube® Technology Engineers
and technicians challenged to maintain fully functioning testing facilities while keeping tight inventories rely
on MegaPhase to deliver critically needed test and measurement (T&M) cables. To meet rapid delivery supply needs,
MegaPhase is offering a Quick-Turn ExpressTM program for its full line of T&M cables featuring its advanced
GrooveTube® Technology. There is never an
expedite charge at MegaPhase.
It's our goal to help testing laboratories function efficiently by supplying high performance T&M cables to meet
not only rigorous production environments, but demanding customer production schedules! The Quick-Turn ExpressTM
program is backed by the guarantee that if it doesn't ship on time, MegaPhase will pay the cost of the freight.
T&M cables address three important criteria for testing RF and Microwave components and systems: phase stability,
insertion loss stability and repeatability of measurements for the cable's useful life. This enables MegaPhase
customers to calibrate most test sets with rate of recurrence far less than competitive products, and therefore
achieve the "lowest cost per measurement"TM and more reliable test results.
GrooveTube® cables feature:
Mechanical benefits include:
- A super-flexible outer conductor. This results in repeatable, reliable performance over time because the
outer conductor does not fatigue when flexed like traditional braid/foil outer conductors and stiff corrugated
- Superior phase and amplitude stability during flexure because the inner conductor stays in the center of the
outer conductor - where it belongs. The insured concentricity maintains impedance and low SWR.
- Low VSWR and Insertion Loss because each connector screws directly on to
GrooveTube®, the outer conductor, and then the seam is 100% soldered versus other cable brands terminating
to small strands of braid.
MegaPhase line of
GrooveTube® products available in the Quick-Turn Express™ program include:
- Smaller bend radii. Cables can be repeatedly bent to 0.5in with minimally degrading RF signal.
- Crush Proof. Inherent in
GrooveTube® is a crush-resistant armor that withstands over 150lbs/in2 of plane compressive force.
- Pull Resistance. Strong mechanical termination at connectors, armor varieties and packaging options mean
these cables are very difficult to pull apart.
About MegaPhase, LLC
MegaPhase is an ISO-9001:2008 certified privately-held company
that designs, manufactures and sells RF/Microwave coaxial cable, cable assemblies, connectors and RF components
through 70 GHz. Located in Stroudsburg, PA, MegaPhase customers include OEMs in instrumentation, broadband
networking, wireless communications, semiconductor, advanced microwave and optical electronic systems, space and
defense. MegaPhase products include
GrooveTube® test cables , semi-rigid and flexible coaxial cables for advanced systems,
test adapters and coaxial connectors .
MegaPhase's broadband and high frequency interconnect technologies include
have been used reliably to test smart phones, transmit signals on the US Navy's new AWACS E-2D Advanced Hawkeye,
Agilent's new FireFox® handheld analyzers, and many other high-profile projects. For more information contact
MegaPhase at 570-424-8400, by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
How Fast Do You Need Them?
Let us know by contacting
or calling 877-MegaPhase (877-634-2742)
or 570-424-8400 extension 188.