RF Cable Wire for High-Performance Applications

Precision wire products enabling the development of innovative, high data rate RF cable wire for current and next generation products.

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Ulbrich Hpc Copper

Material Qualities that Only Ulbrich Can Provide

  • In-line Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) ensures the end-product will have a low variation periodic.
  • Aspect ratios up to 420:1 (industry standard is typically limited to 100:1).
  • In-line statistical process controls provide consistently high-quality material.
  • Options for thermal treatment that optimize material modulus to match customer wrap parameters.
Rf Cable Data Sheet 2019

High Performance RF Cable Materials

A leading supplier to the Microwave and RF Cable industry, Ulbrich is your source for a broad range of precision wires for your specialty cable requirements. Ulbrich’s quality, technology and know-how will drive your performance higher.

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Braid Wire Helix

Unique Cable Wire with High-Frequency Capabilities

As the leading suppliers of important wire materials, our customers can effectively and efficiently produce high-frequency RF and microwave cable wire. These high data rate RF cable wires are vital in the development of a number of current and next generation products. From military and aerospace, to data centers and back plane applications, our RF cable wires set the foundation for the small-form factor cables with the high-frequency capabilities necessary to make cutting-edge products.

Weight And Tensile Strength Graphs

Clad Materials for RF Cables

Ulbrich is committed to delivering high precision products, now with the added benefit of large weight savings for your critical applications, as well as bi-metal construction for high strength applications. Ulbrich Lite SPCCA and Ulbrich SPCCS can both be manufactured into either round and flat sizes comparable to other copper products.

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Flex Life And Strength Graphs

High-Flex and High Strength RoHS Alloys

Ulbrich supplies alternate copper alloys that can provide improved flex life and material strength for your RF and Microwave Cables. Ulbrich High-Flex and High Strength RoHS Alloys are well suited for flat or round braid applications where a high-flex life is needed.

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Comparison data of measured alloy flex life and tensile strength


PropertyBase Copper Annealed TemperBase Copper Hard TemperUlbrich High-Flex AlloyUlbrich High Strength Alloy
Flex Life (# of bends)
35
45
56
73
Tensile Strength (psi)
37,500
63,000
51,000
92,400
Yield Strength (psi)
18,000
60,000
42,000
90,700
Elongation (%)
30
2
10
2
Conductivity (IACS%)
100
97
98
76
Various Wire 2

Engineering Experts with a Flawless Process

Since 1924, Ulbrich has consistently maintained a superior level of industry expertise to go along with its careful and comprehensive engineering process. This attention to detail ensures our ability to produce a customized product, allowing our customers to minimize cable manufacturer yield losses and voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) spikes in high-performance coaxial cable products.

Metals and Alloys List

Looking to connect the future?

Speak with an Ulbrich Specialist today for all of your high speed RF Cable wire needs!

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