Lightweight RF Coaxial Cables Save Aircraft Weight

Featured Product from PIC Wire & Cable

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PIC Wire & Cable® has continually developed lighter-weight components. We also understand that lighter components equal thousands of dollars saved over the lifetime of an aircraft. The RFMATES® ULTRALITE family has been rapidly adopted by major aircraft and avionics OEMs in response to the rising industry demand for weight saving cables. These lightweight, flexible cables offer significant weight savings over competitor and RG cables:

  • PIC UH25107 is 81% lighter than RG211
  • PIC UH67163 is 80% lighter than RG393
  • PIC UH44193 is 56% lighter than RG142

Features & Benefits

  • Better Shielding
    • Silver Plated Copper spiral (helically) wrapped shield
    • Shielding effectiveness of -110 dB
  • Lower Loss (Attenuation)
    • Smaller Size & Bend Radius
  • Improved Dielectric
    • Expanded PTFE or tape wrapped PTFE
    • Higher Velocity of Propagation while maintaining a strong structure
    • Increased flexibility
  • Laser Markable
    • High temperature, white laser-markable jacket
    • Eliminates the need for labeling

As part of our RFMATES line, ULTRALITES are 50 ohm coaxial cables that can be specified for applications encompassing Collision Avoidance, Communications and Navigation.