The Gore Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator really lets engineers minimize the trade-off in mechanical vs. operational specs of a cable
(PRWEB) January 15, 2015
W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced an online tool designed to complement the existing GORE™ Microwave/RF Assembly Builder. The new GORE™ Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator is used to calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for different cable types. The Calculator is particularly useful when the initial cable type is unknown and needs to be specified independent of the connector.
The main Calculator section enables the user to select a Market (Aerospace and Defense, Spaceflight, Test & Measurement) and Category (such as General Purpose, Ruggedized and Phase Stable, etc.) from the dropdowns to view cable types and their specs. The user then enters data in fields for frequency, length, temperature and altitude to narrow the results in the main Cable Types table. The Multiple Cable Review tool allows the user to select up to three cables to be compared on a single, detailed results screen.
“The Gore Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator really lets engineers minimize the trade-off in mechanical vs. operational specs of a cable,” said Keith Cuthbert, Gore Applications Engineer. “A user can now figure out exactly how narrow of a cable you can get while maintaining a required insertion loss performance.”
The Calculator includes a Conversions page that has most of the everyday conversions, including distance, frequency, power, temperature, VSWR/return loss and weight. A Glossary is also included that features explanations for many of the terms used in the online calculator.
The online interface features a responsive design, making it equally usable on PCs, tablets and smartphones using any major browser (Explorer, Chrome, Safari). “Today’s engineer is not always using a desktop computer, therefore tools need to be accessible and useful anytime and anywhere.” said Jenn Haupt, Global Marketing Specialist at Gore.
To view Gore’s new Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator, visit tools.gore.com/gmcacalc. You can also contact a Gore applications specialist at electronics.usa(at)wlgore(dot)com to discuss your application needs or challenges.
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high- performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.