Lightweight Cables suit military airborne applications.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring connectors with ETNC, SMA, or N interfaces, M/A-COM FA20RXLW, FA29RXLW, FA46RXLW, FN49RXLW, and FN52RLLW cable assemblies come in ODs of 0.20, 0.29, 0.46, 0.49, and 0.52 in. respectively. They can withstand harsh environments, including altitudes from ground-level to 70,000+ ft and temperatures from -55 to +200°C. While FA20RXLW and FA46RXLW have PFA jacket, FN49RXLW and FN52RLLW feature Nomex jacket.

Original Press Release:

Tyco 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 military applications.

"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 airborne applications."

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.

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


Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, wireless systems and undersea telecommunications systems and services, with 2006 sales of US$12.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With approximately 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at

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