TFlex – Ideal for In-Cabinet & On board Interconnection
Times Microwave have recently introduced new TFlex cable assemblies up to 26.5GHz/40GHz:
4.3-10 Connector Series
Rojone Pty Ltd introduces the new 4.3-10 Connector series. Designed for major telecom equipment manufacturers, the 4.3-10 series is small and lightweight, features high performance/low intermodulation, and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Lightweight 4.3-10 connectors offer these key features and performance characteristics:
- 30% smaller and 60% lighter than the comparable 7/16 square flange jack receptacle
- RF power up to 500 W @ 2 GHz
- Low intermodulation
- Frequency range: DC to 6GHz
- Meets IP68 Requirements
- Available in Screw, Hand Screw and Push-Pull formats
Importantly, on the 4.3-10, electrical & mechanical reference planes are separated with the ground contact sliding. Intermodulation performance is not linked to the installation torque – the contact pressure is a function of the contact design.
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Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) NSW Young Achiever Awards (YAA)
Rojone is proud to sponsor the 2015 Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) NSW Young Achiever Awards (YAA), which celebrates the achievements of young professionals working in the Australian Defence Industry. Rojone and AIDN recognise that driven and talented young people are the key to the future of the defence industry. In order to recognise individuals who may be future industry leaders, AIDN has created the AIDN Young Achiever Award and Rojone is pleased to support this important initiative.
The finalists for the 2015 NSW awards came from across the defence industry in NSW and demonstrated the talent and dedication working in this industry.
The winner was announced at the AIDN NSW 21st Anniversary Dinner held in Sydney in September and presented by Mr Steve Wearn, acting General Manager Commercial, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. The 2015 AIDN Young Achiever is Christine Chen, who works for Thales in EM/RF Engineer in the Speciality Engineering Group. The runner up was Danya Henriksen, Project Officer Maintenance Planning, Petrolink Engineering with 3rd place going to Ryan McKay, Project Engineer, Forgacs-Broens.
The winner of the NSW award will be competing for the national Young Achiever’s Award against winners from the other states. This will be announced at the AIDN National 21st Anniversary Dinner on Monday 8th February 2016 in Canberra.
Rojone offers its congratulations to all entrants and finalists, and looks forward to supporting this award in the future.
MaxGainTM Cable Assemblies for Loss Critical PERFORMANCE
Times Microwave have released the MaxGain Range of fully tested Cable Assemblies designed for Loss Critical performance. The cable is designed to work from DC to 18GHz and uses a revolutionary outer conductor geometry to provide ultra-stable low loss performance. Coupled with a full range of passivated stainless steel connectors these assemblies are ideally suited for applications where lowest loss and good stability with bending is required.
Features and Benefits
Semi-Rigid Cable Assemblies
Rojone has been one of Australia’s leading Coaxial Cable assembly manufacturers for over 30 years. The arrival of our new CNC Bending machine has significantly increased our capability to produce volume, state-of-the-art semi-rigid cable assemblies and delay lines suitable for microwave, military, RF, and telecommunications applications to 18GHz.
Semi-rigid coax cable assemblies are typically used in ground and airborne radar systems, satellite and terrestrial wireless communications equipment, high bandwidth data communication equipment, medical imaging apparatus, test equipment, electronic warfare and to connect to microwave antennas.
As communications bandwidth and imaging resolution increase, higher frequencies, power handling & shielding are very important factors. These applications require excellent durability, phase stable performance, low attenuation, high signal fidelity and the ability to handle more power. Semi-rigid coax meets these requirements and is ideal for high temperature, high power applications while maintaining excellent phase stable performance and minimising VSWR. Semi rigid is especially significant in tactical environments where high shielding and shock or vibration tolerance is critical.
Rojone offers .047, .086, .141 and .250 inch diameter cables, bare copper, tin-plated copper and aluminum sheath which is 30% less weight than copper jacket, all terminated to high performance SMA, APC, N, BMA & more RF Coaxial connectors by IPC 620 Certified Technicians.
All assemblies are 100% tested; sweep testing is also available to ensure identical electrical properties for each assembly. We would also high recommend all cables are temperature cycled through our environmental chamber, depending on your specifications; this normalise the cable dielectric ensuring optimum performance and overall stability.
Hand forming semi-rigid assemblies is definitely a skill; only the most talented technicians are used to create these unique high performance assemblies. While this process is used by most small to medium production facilities, the technique is really only suitable & cost effective for low volume prototyping or production. With this in mind, Rojone decided that it was time to increase its capabilities & competitive edge by investing in CNC Automated equipment to produce volume, high performance Semi-Rigid Assemblies that are internationally price competitive.
Rojone’s new RD5 CNC Bender is impressive. It produces 3 axis bends fast, accurately and repeatably directly from customer’s CAD or STEP files, using the full range of qualified Mil-C17 semi-rigid coax cables.
The RD5 bends semi-rigid cable using a rotary wipe process. This technique has proven to be the gentlest bending technique on the semi-rigid cable providing for excellent signal transmission when the cable is in its final assembly. The collet closer that holds the coax during the bending process is designed specifically to grip yet be gentle on the cables outside jacket. The design of the carriage spindle allows the end of the coax cable to get right up next to the bend tooling on the very last bend. This often translates into avoiding a trimming operation after bending.
In addition to the CNC Bender, we also purchased an AM40 digital protractor designed to measure the bend angle of small tubing/semi-rigid coax & sheet metal. Its measuring range is from 0 to 360 degrees in increments of 0.1 degrees. It uses a high-resolution encoder to ensure the repeatability of the bend angle measurement. The digital readout, displayed in large numerals, updates continuously to show the real-time bend angle. This tool is ideal for measuring the first semi-rigid assembly run off the CNC, to ensure that the programming is spot on and more importantly to adjust the program to compensate for any spring back resulting from different cable batches.
Design guidelines for Semi-Rigid Assemblies:
- Employ a single common bend radius.
- Avoid the cable minimum bend radius for improved electrical performance.
- Define cable assembly “ends” with respect to the connector reference plane in lieu of the physical end of the connector. In the case of right angle connectors, utilise the connector centre-line.
- Avoid specifying specific vendor part numbers for connectors unless absolutely necessary.
- Specify electrical performance testing only in bands of interest and only for critical performance tests. Excess electrical testing, while nice, also becomes expensive.
- Where possible, do not design bends-on-bends. A design tool may allow this, but it often proves difficult to realise practically.
- If designing a phase matched assembly, be sure to consider “forming areas”. These are “open” areas in the system that allow the “take-up of variations in cable length as a result of phase matching.
- Specify thermal-conditioning only when necessary. Usually this is only needed for phase sensitive applications as this has a cost impact.
With over 30 year of coaxial experience, the team at Rojone are confident in our ability to offer our clients design, drafting & prototyping assistance for any prospective assembly requirement and we are ultimately your competitive partner when it comes time to manufacture.
Times-Protect® LP-SPT™ RF Lightning Protection Tester Now Available!
The new and unique Times-Protect® LP-SPT™ RF surge protection tester has been added to growing line of innovative surge protection products offered by Times. The LP-SPT™ provides the user with the capability to test virtually any lightning protection device or component to ensure its proper functioning and capability to protect critical and expensive RF equipment. Weighing only 16 ounces and powered by two 9 volt batteries, the ruggedised hand-held unit is completely portable making it ideal for field use.
The LP-SPT™ unit has two terminals, N male and N female, to support testing of the most popular in line RF surge protection devices and can easily test RF surge protectors with any other interfaces by using commonly available RF adaptors. At just 9” x 4” x 1-1/2” the slim LP-SPT™ unit comes complete with a heavy duty nylon carrying case, batteries, easy-to-follow instructions and a set of custom alligator clips to allow testing of surge protection components such as MOV’s, diodes and gas tubes. Made in the USA, the LP-SPT™ has a list price of $875.00 and is available through the extensive Times global distribution network.
L-com Partners with Rojone Pty Ltd in Ingleburn, Australia
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – 07/22/13 – L-com, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has reached a distribution partnership agreement with Australian manufacturer and distributor Rojone PTY LTD to sell its wireless connectivity products throughout Australia. L-com’s products will join an impressive range of cabling and wireless brands including Times Microwave, Radiall and Pasternack.
Rojone was formally established in 1981, and has since grown to over sixty dedicated, professional staff in two offices – one in Ingleburn, NSW Australia and one in Perth, Western Australia. Today, Rojone is an ISO 9001:2008 certified designer and manufacturer of many unique products, including its voice interactive GPS vehicle tracking system, and high performance coaxial, fiber optic, and multiconductor cables and connectors, as well as wireless antennas, amplifiers, lightening protectors, splitters and much more.
“Rojone’s commitment to the high-performance of its own brand of products and those it distributes has made them a top supplier to many Australian and New Zealand companies,” said Mark Jaworski, L-com International Sales Manager. “We’re proud to be part of their efforts to meet this growing demand throughout Australia.”
“In partnering with L-com, we will be expanding our offering with many quality and innovative wireless products that are hard to find elsewhere,” said Livia Grabowski, Rojone Managing Director. “These are products our clients need, and we’re ready to supply them.”
Rojone will begin adding select L-com and HyperLink® brand products to its website and product portfolio. L-com has added Rojone to its authorized distributor page and will begin shipping components for stock this month.
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L-com, a global designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unmatched customer service for the audio/video, OEM, military/aerospace, IT, and wireless RF industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as the HyperLink® line of wireless antennas, amplifiers, filters/splitters, lightning protectors, weatherproof enclosures, and much more. Trusted for more than 30 years, L-com, Inc. is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, and is ISO 9001: 2008-certified. For more information, please visit: http://www.L-com.com/
Rojone Wins Distributor Performance Award
In recognition of the efforts of their worldwide partner network, Pasternack Enterprises announced the recipients of their Distributor Performance Awards for 2012. This year, Rojone Pty Ltd has been fortunate to receive one such award:
The “EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE AWARD” is presented to three of our Distributors for achieving strong Territory Sales Growth and Customer Growth, despite a challenging global economy. Congratulations to Livia Grabowski and team of Rojone Pty. Limited in Australia, Simon Kwok and team of Corad Technology, Ltd in greater China, and Bernd Fleischmann and team of GIGACOMP GmbH representing Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Well done team!
BNC HD True 75 ohm HDTV Connector Series
As the exclusive distributor of Radiall products, Rojone is proud to introduce the addition of the new BNC HD Connector.
The BNC HD connector’s technologically advanced design is available in a wide variety of colours, and its unique easy grip boot allows for high density integration without the use of a tool to plug or un-plug, making this high-definition BNC the best choice for all broadcast applications.
The new BNC HD connector features a two-part design that is quick and easy to assemble in the field using only a standard crimper, and the advanced True 75 ohms design features outstanding performance up to 6 GHz with exceptional return loss performance, and data rates up to 3 Gbps or higher while meeting or exceeding SMPTE 292M and 424M standards.
The robust mechanical properties make this connector ideal for rugged environments, and it is available for the most popular cables in the Broadcast market (Argosy, Belden, CAE, Draka and more). BNC HD is also available in Brass, R/A Plug and bulkhead versions.
Features and benefits:
- Intermateable with standard 50 and 75 ohm BNC products
- Typical VSWR 1.05 at 4 GHz (-32 dB return loss)
- Better mechanical performance, durability with 1,000 mating cycles guaranteed
- Field installable on most coaxial cables using hand-crimping tools
- Colour coded for easy signal identification
- Custom made cable assemblies available
- True 75 ohm RF line, optimised electrical performance at 3 GHz up to 6 GHz, specially designed for HDTV signal transmission
- Composite Material: special design for faster connection
- Seamless: chemical bonding, designed to seal to cable
- Gold plating: 1,000 mating cycles
Radiall’s BNC 75 HD connector is specially designed for broadcast applications. The high performance and easy to use concept make this connector the best choice in your broadcast activity. In addition to the BNC HD connector, Radiall provides a wide range of additional broadcast coaxial connectors such as high frequency F connectors, high density DIN 1.0/2.3, SMB, SMZ, MCX, Snap-On connectors, and fibre optic systems.
Exclusively distributed by Rojone Pty Ltd, Radiall of France is a global leader in coaxial connector & cable assemblies, and has a full range of coaxial electro-mechanical switches with more than 40,000 different part numbers. Rojone is experienced in the RF & Microwave industry, and is proudly 100% Australian owned & privately operated.
New Lightning & Surge Protector Products Launched
Rojone Partner Times Microwave Systems has announced two new products within their Times Protect™ line of Lightning & Surge Protectors.
The LP-GPX-05-T high performance series is an exceptional DC pass design for protection of GPS receivers requiring up to 5Vdc power to be supplied on the center pin. While the RF path is DC blocked, the biased DC voltage protection circuit uses Solid State protection technology to provide unsurpassed surge performance.
The LP-GPX-05-T series offers outstanding Insertion Loss and Return Loss characteristics over the 1000-2000MHz band, making it suitable for protection of commercial and military GPS, as well as other applications in this band.
Unlike competitive protectors, the white bronze plated construction of the LP-GPX-05-T series eliminates potential galvanic corrosion issues and provides long life in hostile environments. The fully weatherised housing is sealed to IP65 allowing for outdoor as well as indoor installation.
- LP-GPX-05-TFF – TNC Female connectors on surge and protected sides – bidirectional
- LP-GPX-05-TFM – TNC Male connector on one side & TNC Female connector on the other side – bidirectional
The Times Protect™ LP-BTRW high performance surge arrestor series addresses applications in the 20MHz-1000MHz spectrum. Unique DC blocking technology employed in this design provides optimum isolation of the antenna port from the protected equipment port for maximum surge protection. LP-BTRW surge protectors have exceptional RF performance and are constructed from the highest quality materials for unsurpassed durability and longevity. These units meet and surpass all applicable industry standards. The LP-BTRW product family is available with N connector configurations and fully weatherised to the IP67 standard for outdoor use.
- LP-BTRW-NFF – N Female connectors on surge and protected sides
- LP-BTRW-NMP – N Male connector on protected side with N Female connector on surge side
- LP-BTRW-NMS – N Male connector on surge side with N Female connector on protected side
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