Coaxial Cable Assemblies / RF Cable Assemblies

Galaxy is a leading manufacturer of custom coaxial cable assemblies.


Custom Coax Cable Assemblies, RF Cable Assemblies

Four coax jumper cablesGalaxy is a leading manufacturer of custom coaxial cable assemblies with vast expertise in their design. Coaxial/RF cable assemblies are commonly used to transmit signal and radio frequency (RF) in the multi megahertz range. Coaxial cable assemblies can be built with various types of connectors and cable types, with varying lengths depending on the intended use or application. Coax cable assemblies are also referred to as RF cable assemblies.

The Galaxy Differentiator for Coaxial Cable Assemblies / RF Cable Assemblies

Galaxy’s customers often begin at the design and prototype phase of a project and go all the way through to large production runs. Galaxy’s knowledgeable engineering staff can assist with the choice of a coaxial cable and in the actual design of the coaxial cable assembly, including providing product improvement suggestions. If an off-the-shelf coaxial connector will not work for an application, Galaxy can help design a connector that meets all mechanical, environmental and electrical requirements. With its low minimum order requirements and expert engineering design services, Galaxy can provide specific coaxial cable assemblies / RF cable assemblies to meet customer and application requirements.

Every RF cable assembly / coaxial cable assembly that is manufactured at Galaxy is made to customer specifications. Galaxy takes pride in the quality, delivery and price for RF / coaxial cable assemblies, along with good customer communication.

Coaxial Cable Assemblies / RF Cable Assemblies Technical Capabilities

Coax cable assembly, yellow and black wiresWith its equipment and technical knowledge, Galaxy can manufacture virtually any RF / coaxial cable assembly. Galaxy can work with standard RG type cables; some common types are: RG59/U, RG142/U, RG174/U, RG188/U, and RG316/U, among many others. Galaxy routinely produces LMR low loss cables of all sizes, including LMR-100A, LMR-195, LMR-240, and LMR-400. If the application requires extremely small diameter coaxial cable, Galaxy has experience in building assemblies with micro-coax cable. Other types of coaxial cables that Galaxy has extensive experience with include conformable coaxial cable and semi-rigid coaxial cable. Using Galaxy’s robust engineering services, custom designed coaxial cables can be manufactured and used to create custom coaxial cable assemblies. Coax cable assemblies can range in length from a few inches to one hundred feet. All cables are built to customer and industry standards. Galaxy’s Quality Control Department can perform both physical and electrical testing to ensure every RF / coaxial cable assembly is manufactured correctly and functions as designed.

Markets for Coaxial Cable Assemblies / RF Cable Assemblies

Coaxial Cable Connector Types

  • BNC
  • TNC
  • SMA
  • UHF
  • MCX
  • SMP
  • SMA
  • N Type
  • SMB
  • MMBX
  • MMCX
  • SSMC

Quality Control Processes at Galaxy Wire & Cable

Galaxy Wire & Cable ensures the highest quality design and construction throughout its entire process via rigorous and thorough quality control (QC) processes. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Galaxy’s QC process from start to finish, including the manufacturing of custom coaxial cable assemblies and RF cabble assemblies.

FAQs about Coaxial Cable Assemblies / RF Cable Assemblies

Will two coaxial cable assemblies perform the same if the connectors are identical, but the lengths are different?

No, if the lengths of the coaxial cable assemblies are not the same the electrical signal being transmitted will be different. The attenuation of the signal will differ.

What different names are used to refer to coaxial cable assemblies?

Sometimes the short name coax is used, so they are called coax cable assemblies. They are also referred to as radio frequency (RF) cable assemblies. Additional designations include the word “jumper”, including: coaxial cable jumpers, coaxial jumper cables, coaxial jumpers, RF cable jumpers or RF jumpers. All of these terms can be used interchangeably.

What does the designation “RP” mean in front of some connector types?

When you see the designation “RP” in front of a connector type it refers to Reverse Polarity. Reverse Polarity means that the contacts or pins are switched between male and female so that the adapters will not mate with standard coaxial connectors.

What are the different genders available and names for coaxial connectors?

Female coaxial connectors are often referred to as Jacks. Male coaxial connectors are often referred to as Plugs.

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Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Coaxial Cable Assemblies / RF Cable Assemblies

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with coax cable assemblies and radio frequency (RF) cable assemblies.