Cryogenic Cables & Components
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, can now provide a wide range of Cryogenic interconnect products. These high reliability cable assemblies use only the highest quality materials including: stainless steel or niobium titanium cables and assemblies with bandwidths up to 40GHz and cupro-nickel cables, raw St/St and NbTi cables, crimp SMA and 2.9mm connectors, hermetic connectors, sealed adaptors, attenuators and low temperature hardware.
Intelliconnect cryogenic cables work to 2 K (-271.15°C) and typical applications include low temperature testing, medical and materials research.
With so many diverse applications for cryogenic cables Intelliconnect works closely with customers to find the optimum high reliability solution for unique custom designs through to high volume requirements. Customers can also specify their own cable assemblies using an online cable configurator from which Intelliconnect will provide a quotation by return.
All Intelliconnect cable assemblies and their market leading waterproof RF connector range are manufactured in the UK providing fast delivery and very competitive pricing. Intelliconnect has its own brand of semi-flexible 0.085” (I405) and 0.141” (I402) cables designed to compete with Multiflex, T-Flex and Flexiform cables which are suitable for industrial, defence, security and test system applications. These cables offer a lighter, more flexible alternative to semi-rigid types making system assembly and interconnection easier. Any small reductions in performance compared with semi-rigid cables are more than compensated for by competitive pricing and compatibility with standard semi-rigid cable connectors.
Intelliconnect 50 ohm “Spiral Strip” shielded coaxial cables are flexible alternatives to semi-rigid coax and the unique shielding configuration offers a cost effective, low attenuation option. The use of strip/round braid composite shields results in low transfer impedance levels.
The construction exhibits the same attenuation characteristics as M17/130-RG402 and M17/133-RG405 cables. All the Intelliconnect Spiral Strip Shield coaxial cables have VSWR characteristics that meet or exceed similar size flexible constructions. The I402 and I405 cable types have been designed with diameters over the outer braids of 0.141” and 0.086” and have an operating temperature range of -55 to +200°C.
Roy Phillips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, comments,” Manufacturing cryogenic cables requires specialist skills and equipment and our investment in this market is being rewarded by steadily increasing sales. Our cable harness and RF connector business are both seeing excellent growth and sales of our UK designed and manufactured connector ranges are more competitive than ever thanks to the recent changes in exchange rates.”
In addition to custom cable assemblies, Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd manufactures a wide range of standard and custom RF connectors and components, including waterproof and fast turnaround custom designs which are undertaken without NRE charges to their customers. Intelliconnect also manufacture a large range of coaxial adaptors to facilitate inter-series connection and gender change etc. Typical applications include MIL and aerospace, marine, oil and gas, medical and general microwave markets.