Fairview Microwave debuts new armored test cables

Fairview Microwave recently launched a new line of armored coaxial test cables, which were designed to withstand the rigors of continued field and production line testing.

The new cables can be ordered with SMA or N-Type connectors, which are built out of stainless steel. The SMA test cables were designed to operate to 20 GHz and the N-Type test cables operate to 18 GHz. Fairview said the robust interface between the connector and armoring, along with the strain-relief booting, increase the overall performance and longevity of the cable assembly. Fairview’s armored test cables are built using a triple shielded coax with an expanded PTFE dielectric.

Despite having a durable stainless steel jacket, Fairview’s new armored cables are manufactured with a flexible coaxial cable allowing them to bend and flex repeatedly without degrading the electrical signal. The armored assemblies from Fairview Microwave can be purchased in several standard lengths from 24 to 60 inches.  Other lengths, including metric, are also available upon request.

“RF test cables can undergo tremendous strain due to frequent bending, stretching and twisting during normal use,” said Greg Arnold, technical sales manager at Fairview Microwave. “Fairview’s new armored test cables utilize a rugged outer construction, specially designed to endure the physical stress associated with heavy torquing and potential crush conditions. 

“They are the perfect solution for applications ranging from high-traffic production environments and outdoor antenna ranges to shipboard/flight line and antenna/base station testing.” 

Fairview’s new armored test cables are currently shipping.


CSG launches cyber security platform

CSG International an-nounced the recent worldwide launch of its new cyber security platform, which was designed for the enterprise security sector.

CSG applied its 30-years of experience in telecommunications technology to its new enterprise security business, which is known as “CSG Invotas.”

Instead of detecting and analyzing intrusions, CSG said Invotas provides proven automation and orchestration solutions to respond in real time to emerging and ongoing cyber attacks.

  “Our clients have witnessed a staggering rise in the number of cyber attacks and compromised data records, and they need partners that can support real-time security management,” said Peter Kalan, president and chief executive officer of CSG. “Attacks unfold in the blink of an eye but can take months to be properly contained and eradicated. CSG Invotas enables our clients to respond to attacks in real time, providing increased levels of business assurance, continuity, efficiency, and risk management; decreased technology operations costs; and the ability to protect mission-critical infrastructure continuously and securely.”

CSG said Invotas offers security practitioners a platform that uses adaptive, flexible automation and orchestration solutions to enable real-time responses and scalable change management.