Cristek Product Overview

Cristek Product Overview2019-04-25T12:17:59+00:00

Cristek Interconnects

RF Microwave | Filtered | Nano Miniature | Micro Miniature | D-Subminiature | Circular | Combo & PCB| Harness & Cable Assy | Elektro Mechanical Assy

IPP has represented Cristek across Europe for over 25 years. Together, we have established a reputation for innovative interconnect solutions spanning simpler custom Micro-D connectors, through transient and EMI filtered connectors to full and complex combination harness configurations.

RF Microwave

In over two decades of experience, Cristek Interconnect’s focus has been on designing and producing ultra miniature, high precision connector and cable assemblies – making it the perfect partner to solve your most demanding microwave application. Our microwave connectors specialize in high frequency, low loss applications where products need to survive in the most challenging environments within extremely confined packaging arrangements.

Cristek’s standard offering of SMP and SMPM connectors includes the full range of launch options. Its rapidly expanding SMA product line was designed initially for difficult environments and with an eye to minimizing variability during assembly to precision cable. Our unique ability to package high-frequency, low-loss contact systems into the dame connector system as 24-330 AWG signal contacts sets us apart by optimizing package size and performance.

The SMP connector is a multi-functional, miniature, high frequency, push-on connector that can be adaptable for use in wide variety of high reliability applications. This connector is suitable for applications ranging from hermetic modules to backplanes. The multitude of configurations and styles provide specifically tailored solutions for a wide range of cabled and module to module assemblies. A unique feature of this connector is the ability to install cable assemblies with minimal movement. The floating connector feature provides a maximum allowance for misalignment. Unlike other push-on type connectors, the frequency range of the connector is not self limited by its push-on, blind mate features. These robust connectors are designed to mate tightly and maintain performance through 40 GHz.

SMP parts:

  • SMP Bullet Interconnects
  • SMP Semi Rigid Cable Connectors
  • SMP Flexible Cable Connectors
  • Feed Thru, Non Hermetic Connectors
  • PCB Connectors
  • Adapters

Contact IPP for advice and more information.

The SMPM connector, which is 30% smaller than its cousin, the SMP, has similar features and applications. This is a multi-functional high frequency push-on connector suitable for use in a variety of applications. This ultra miniature connector can be used for applications ranging from hermetic modules to backplanes, and because of its diminutive size, it is ideal for “gang” or multi-connector configurations. Unlike other push-on type connectors, the frequency range of the connector is not limited by the push on, blind mate construction. These deceptively robust connectors are designed to mate tightly and maintain performance through 65 GHz.

SMPM Parts

  •     SMPM Bullet Interconnects
  •     SMPM Semi Rigid Cable Connectors
  •     Feed Thru, Non Hermetic Connectors
  •     PCB Connectors

Contact IPP for advice and more information.

SMA is an acronym for SubMiniature version A and they were developed in the 1960’s. These 50Ω SMA connectors are semi-precision, subminiature units that provide excellent electrical performance from DC to 26 GHz. They are high-performance connectors in a compact size with outstanding mechanical durability.

SMPM Parts

  • SMA Straight Plugs
  • SMA Right Angle Plugs
  • SMA Female Bulkhead & Flange
  • SMA Jacks

Contact IPP for advice and more information.

Cristek’s microwave connector product line is constantly expanding so we offer many connector configurations and interfaces not yet shown in this catalog. This rapid expansion is driven by customers who trust us with their most demanding and unique applications as well as our own needs as a cable assembly house requiring reliable connectors which are cost effective to assembly. All connectors are designed to meet the latest military and/or industry specifications for the specific connector types. We also have developed several unique interfaces/styles to suit customer applications. In many cases these connectors will exceed the related specification in both performance and frequency range.

Contact  IPP for more information and advise.

Cable Harnesses and assemblies for a variety of challenging applications.

Our areas of expertise and capability include:

  • Assembly & Test
    • Operators and inspectors are IPC/WHMA – A- 620 and S-STD-001ES Certified
    • Environmental stress screening, xray and vacuum bake available
    • 100% electrical test IAW IPC/WHMA-A-620 or application specific requirements
  • Construction
    • Wire range from 8 AWG to 34 AWG
    • Overmolding & potting
    • Machine overbraid: 16 to 64 carrier, Shielding & jacketing (eg: Kevlar)
    • Complex wire harnesses requiring three dimensional fixturing
    • Solderless termination of micro miniature (M83513) style connectors
  • Space grade menu of specialty services
    • Space grade menu details

RF Microwave Cables

Cristek designs and manufactures semi-rigid and flexible RF and microwave cables assemblies for a wide range of high reliability applications ranging from DC through 67 GHz. Contact Cristek early in your design process for so our experts can provide you suggestions resulting in the most cost effective solution to meet your environmental, electrical and mechanical requirements.

As a qualified connector designer and manufacturer, Cristek can couple its application specific connector designs with the right cable to meet your most demanding requirements. If you have already selected your materials and components, Cristek will also provide turn-key build to print cables processed by our expert team of certified operators.

Cristek offers four grades of enhanced performance flexible cables series in addition to common military grade RG, semi rigid and hand conformable series.

Cristek RF and Microwave cable assembly brands include:

Greyhound Ultimate Performance Cable

Like its high performance, four-legged namesake, the Cristek Greyhound flexible cable series provides the ultra-performance! Combining phase stability over flexure and temperature with the lowest insertion loss at high frequency these cables come up winners in the most demanding situations. For laboratory and test however, we recommend the nearly equivalent performance and lower cost “Labrador” series.

Labrador Ultra Performance Cable

The Labrador is a tremendously athletic, energetic, smart and breed of dog that adapts to nearly any situation. Labrador cables perform nearly as well as Greyhounds in most situations and are lowest cost. They should be the first choice for test and measurement applications but if phase stability over temperature and flex is required the Greyhound is the better selection.

Bullmastiff Defender Cable

The Labrador series adapted and modified to include a variety of armoring and protective options is named for the Bullmastiff. At its core is an intelligent and docile dog that exhibits extreme toughness when threatened. Bullmastiff cables protect your gear from moisture, UV light and other outdoor threats. They can repel abrasive environments introduced through high vibration as well as having an added layer of fire resistance. Available with better than 300 PSI of pressure, they can be ordered to resist crushing due to foot traffic, light vehicle. Cables ordered with the armor have the added benefit of kink resistance and improved RF shielding.

German Shepherd Improved RG Performance Cable

The German Shepherd is a loyal, bold and courageous dog; confident, fearless and a quick learner. As the world number one choice for police and military and one of the most popular breeds chosen by families in the United States, it is a true all around “workhorse” dog. That is why we named Cristek’s improved RG flexible cables after this all around top notch dog breed. Shepherd cables take advantage of standard RG cable materials but incorporate an improved outer conductor construction. These cables operate to 18 GHz while their standard RG316 counterparts top out at 3 GHz. Shielding effectiveness is increased from the 60 db average of RG316 to 95dB with an associated 15% improvement in insertion loss.

Dachshund Semi-Rigid Replacement Cable

We are not sure why we named these cables after the Dachshund, except that we know that small dog lovers would never forgive us if we overlooked this fiercely loyal, cute and comedic breed. The Dachshund brand of cables are our lowest cost series because they combine the use of off-the-shelf connectors designed for semi-rigid cable with basic performance flexible cable.

Terrier Semi-Rigid RG Cables

There are more terrier and terrier derivative breeds than one can count. Each one is unique and loaded with personality. Like terriers, the configurations of semi rigid RG cables seem to be endless. They also tend to be taken for granted. Cristek brings strict process discipline to the fabrication of basic RG semi rigid cables. You can count on us to tame this common but stubborn breed of cable with product produced with minimal variability and the highest standards of workmanship.

Labradoodle Hand Conformable Cables

This one is easy….like the hybrid Labradoodle canine, hand conformable cables are a blend of semi-rigid and flexible technologies and features. Cristek has you covered on these, so give us a call and see what we can do!

Bulldog RG Flexible Cables

The bulldog scores pretty low on nearly all dog selection criteria except that due to his friendly, calm and gentle demeanor he continues to be one of the most popular breeds. Bulldogs score the lowest on ease-of-training and intelligence – kind of like your basic RG flexible cable. However, if you don’t need high performance these cables should fit the bill, as long as they are constructed with reliable materials and stable processes. Count on Cristek to get the most possible performance out of your bulldog RG cables. Our lean manufacturing disciplines make us an affordable and reliable source to trust your RG cable assemble project to.

Contact  IPP for more information and advise.

Filtered

Cristek knows what it takes to bring quality, reliability and responsiveness to the demanding world of EMI Filter Connectors. They have applied its 15 years of niche experience in the detail oriented, short run, ultra-miniature world of Micro and Nano connectors to the development of its EMI Filter connector product line. We have augmented our technical team by adding industry experts in EMI Filter connector design and test as well as in the design of military cylindrical connectors.

EMP, NEMP and LEMP surge protection is available on all basic connector styles. This is a particular area where Cristek’s expertise in the area of ultra-density packaging provides additional value. Our approach yields a device of superior reliability that can often be retrofitted into your existing system. The following sections detail our comprehensive product offering of all major cylindrical and rectangular mil spec style connectors. As is the case with most Cristek product lines, we find that despite our extensive catalog offering, most customers require special modifications and designs to support their unique application. We welcome your inquiries for special application requirements!

Contact  IPP for more information

We know what it takes to bring quality, reliability and responsiveness to the demanding world of EMI Filter Connectors.

  • A complete understanding of the connector.
    • As an electrical device
    • As a mechanical device
  • An extensive attention to detail
  • A high level of interaction with & service to the customer
  • The ability to design & produce ultra dense packages
  • The willingness to take on “short run” orders

Contact  IPP for more information.

Nano Miniature

The Nano contact was first developed in the mid 60’s increasing the package density from 400 contacts per square inch in the Micro to 1600 contacts per square inch in the Nano. This leap in high reliability and high contact density was well suited for the future demand in high-speed signals, reduction in board packaging, and weight savings.

Nano Miniatures Connectors: Saving space, weight and time in a variety of industry applications.

The Nano contact was first developed in the mid 60’s increasing the package density from 400 contacts per square inch in the Micro to 1600 contacts per square inch in the Nano. This leap in high reliability and high contact density was well suited for the future demand in high-speed signals, reduction in board packaging, and weight savings.

Today, saving space, weight and time is applicable to all industries — military, space, medical, telecommunication, automotive and computer designers are all striving to pack more performance into less space. The combination of current industry trends with advances in flexible and rigid printed circuit technology has driven an increase in demand for Nano miniature connectors. These nano miniature connectors are suitable for use in implantable medical devices, hearing aids, prosthetics, computers, petroleum industry, vision equipment, control systems, missiles, satellites, and space probes.

Cristek Nano miniature connectors utilize the same reverse gender contact system described in Section 1.0; however, the contacts in the Nano are 30 AWG whereas the Micros are 24 AWG. Cristek Nano miniature connectors are available in plastic and metalized packages; in strip, D style and circular layouts; in wire, through hole PCB, and surface mount PCB termination versions.

The Nano miniature connector line is our most dynamic product area so if you don’t see what you are looking for in this catalog, be sure to consult the factory.

Nano Connector Overview

For more information or how to order our Nano miniatures, please contact us.

M32139
Cristek is in qualification testing. Form fit and function equivalents are available in the MOTS section. Ask to be notified once qualification is achieved.

* CIN01 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row Plug With Leads
* CIN02 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row Receptacle With Leads
* CIN03 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Plug With Leads
* CIN04 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Receptacle With Leads

Military Grade Off The Shelf (MOTS) Nano Miniature Connectors
* CMN1 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row With Leads
* CMN2 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row With Leads
* BRN1 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row Right Angle Board Mount
* BRN2 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Right Angle Board Mount
* BVN1 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row Vertical Board Mount
* BVN2 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Vertical Board Mount
* SRN1 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row Right Angle Surface Mount
* SRN2 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Right Angle Surface Mount
* SVN1 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row Vertical Surface Mount
* SVN2 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Vertical Surface Mount
* CNA01 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Single Row Jumper
* CNA02 – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Jumper
* NFX – Nano Miniature Connector Metal Shell Dual Row Flex Circuit Termination

Nano Strip Connectors – Plastic
* CNS – Nano Strip Connectors
* CSN – Surface Mount Nano Strip Connectors

Contact IPP for more information.

Micro Miniature

Cristek is the most dynamic manufacturer of Micro miniature connectors in the world today! As a niche supplier, our focus on this high-reliability, ultra-density micro miniature connector product enables us to consistently provide our customers with the best value solutions for their demanding applications.

The advantages of the Micro concept are impressive. By halving the contact center spacing from 0.109″ to .050″, the contact density is increased fourfold. That means that in roughly the same panel space a user of a 25 contact D-Subminiature connector can get 100 Micro contact

Today, the Micro interconnect system is the most flexible, diverse and best performing .050″ pitch product available. Recent manufacturing advances have made Micro miniature connectors more competitive with commercially available high-density products.

Product overview:

M83513 – QPL’d Micro Miniature D Connectors

* M83513/01 – Micro Miniature D Connector Metal Shell Plug Solder Cup
* M83513/02 – Micro Miniature D Connector Metal Shell Receptacle, Solder Cup
* M83513/03 – Micro Miniature D Connector Metal Shell Plug, Crimped-Prewired
* M83513/04 – Micro Miniature D Connector Metal Shell Receptacle, Crimped-Prewired
* M83513/06 – Micro Miniature D Connector Plastic Shell Plug, Solder Cup
* M83513/07 – Micro Miniature D Connector Plastic Shell Receptacle, Solder Cup
* M83513/08 – Micro Miniature D Connector Plastic Shell Plug, Crimped-Prewired
* M83513/09 – Micro Miniature D Connector Plastic Shell Receptacle, Crimped-Prewired
* M83513/10-15 – Military Micro D Connector Metal Shell Right Angle P.C.B. Mount
* M83513/22-27 – Military Micro D Connector Metal Shell Straight Board Mount
* M83513/05 – Military Hardware

Military Grade Off The Shelf (MOTS) Micro Connectors
* MOTS Micro D Connectors Overview
* CMD Micro D Connector Metal Shell
* CPD Micro D Connector Plastic Shell
* CHD Micro D Connector Low Profile Metal Shell
* MFX Micro D Connector Metal Shell Flex Circuit Termination
* HFX Micro D Connector Hybrid Shell Flex Circuit Termination
*MBR Micro D Connector Metal Shell Right Angle PCB Mount
* PBR Micro D Connector Plastic Shell Right Angle PCB Mount
* HBR Micro D Connector Hybrid Shell Right Angle PCB Mount
* MBS Micro D Connector Metal Shell Straight Board Mount
* MBC Micro D Connector Metal Shell Straight Board Mount Condensed
* MCR Micro D Connector Metal Shell Right Angle-Board Mount Condensed
* PCR Micro D Connector Plastic Shell Right Angle Board Mount Condensed
* HCR Micro D Connector Hybrid Shell Right Angle Board Mount Condensed
* SMR Micro D Connector Metal Shell Surface Mount Right Angle
* SPR Micro D Connector Plastic Shell Surface Mount Right Angle
* CSR Micro D Connector Metal Shell Surface Mount Right Angle Condensed
* SMV Micro D Connector Metal Shell Surface Mount Vertical
* MDG Micro D Connector With O Ring
* MDV Micro D Connector Metal Shell Straight_Board Mount Condensed With O Ring or Gasket
* MDW Micro D Connector Metal Shell Straight With O Ring or Gasket
* MSM Micro D Connector Metal PC Board Mount SMT Connector
* MSR Micro D-Metal Connector Right Angle Board Mount .075 X .075 Footprint
* MSV Micro D Metal Connector Vertical Board Mount .075 X .075 Footprint
* CMA CPA Double Ended Micro Connector Cable Assembly
* MHF Micro D Connector Metal Shell Hybrid Coax
* MWR Micro D Connector Metal Shell, Wired Right Angle

Micro D Connector Accessories
Reliable Mating and Demating, Application Specific Mounting, & Keeping it all Together During the “Shake, Rattle, and Roll”
* M83513/05 – Military Hardware
* Micro Hardware Non Removable Hardware CMD CMA
* Micro Mounting Mounting Approaches For Styles M83513 CMD CPD
* JPK Jackpost Hardware Front Rear Panel Mount
* BSM EMI Strain Relief Micro Backshell
* MSAV Micro D Connector Metal Shell Connector Saver
* PSAV Micro D Connector Plastic Connector Saver

Micro Strip Connectors – Plastic
* MSTRIP HDW Micro Strip Hardware Options And Positioning
* CMS Micro Strip Connectors
* CDS Micro Strip Connectors Dual Row
* CCS Centi Strip (.100 Spacing Micro Strip)
* SRS Surface Mount Micro Strip Plug Right Angle
* SRD Surface Mount Micro Strip Dual Row Plug Right Angle
* SVS Surface Mount Micro Strip Receptacle Vertical

Miscellaneous Micro’s
* CCD – Combo Micro And Coaxial Contacts or Micro And Power Contacts
* CMJ – Mini Jack

Contact  IPP for more information.

D-subminiature

Standard and High Density D-Subminiature Connectors – High reliability for military, avionics, space and industrial applications.

Cristek Interconnects offers one of the most comprehensive lines of high reliability D-Subminiature connectors available for military, avionics, space and high reliability industrial applications.

Product overview:

Standard density d-subminiature connectors, 20 AWG layouts with 9, 15, 25, 37 and 50 contacts.

High density d-subminiature connectors, 22 AWG with 15, 26, 44, 62, 78 and 104 contacts are available as well as several custom and combination versions.

All d-subminiature connectors may be manufactured with crimp, solder cup, straight PCB and right angle PCB terminations (except solder cup terminations on High Density configurations).

MOTS and MIL-DTL-24308 style d-subminiature connectors are offered along with products compliant with GSFC S311-P-4, P-10, JPL CS512091, ASTM E-595 and NASA-RP-1124.

Applications requiring environmentally sealed and EMI filtered d-subminiature versions that can withstand jet fuel, water immersion and deep space are available. Further protection may be provided by incorporating rear sealing grommets or full encapsulation in the termination area to resist moisture intrusion during service and/or to resist flux entrapment during soldering. Stainless steel, brass and aluminum shell materials and alternative finishes to cadmium and zinc are often used. Shells may be ordered with dimples to provide EMIIESD ground paths. Parts can also be purchased as part of a harness assembly incorporating other connector products. Connector savers and other accessories are also offered.

D-subminiature connector part
* M24308 – QPL’d Standard Density D-Subminiature Connector
* DSAV – D-Subminiature Connector Saver

Contact  IPP for advise & more information.

Circular

Small circular connectors are ergonomically desirable for human interface. Ranges of coupling/decoupling choices are available depending on the application. All cable connectors can be supplied with strain relief/EMI adapter backshells for customer cable termination and/or molding or alternatively, Cristek can fabricate a turnkey cable specifically engineering to meet your circular connector needs.

Miniaturized Circular Connectors are ideal for applications where an ultra-miniature I/O connector is needed.

Cristek offers a broad line of the smallest, high reliability, miniaturized circular connectors available today. The panel-mounted connectors are ideal for applications where an ultra-miniature I/0 connector is needed for your box. These circular connectors can be purchased to protect against fluid immersion and most have excellent EMI shielding characteristics.

Small circular connectors are ergonomically desirable for human interface. Ranges of coupling/decoupling choices are available depending on the application. All cable connectors can be supplied with strain relief/EMI adapter backshells for customer cable termination and/or molding or alternatively, Cristek can fabricate a turnkey cable specifically engineering to meet your circular connector needs.

Accessories such as EMI and/or immersion proof dust caps can also be provided. Connectors can be designed with Micro, Nano, RF or high voltage contacts. All connector products can be EMI filtered.

Other than the Nano, this is Cristek’s most dynamic connector product area so if you don’t see what you are looking for in the catalog, please consult the factory.

For more information or how to order our circular connectors, please contact us.

Circular connector part overview
MMC- Micro Miniature Circular Connector (Jam Nut Bulkhead to Coupling Nut)
PMC – Plastic Ultra Miniature Circular Connector
FMC – Flange Mount Circular Connector (Flange Mount Bulkhead to Coupling Nut)
QDC – Quick Disconnect Micro Miniature Circular Connector

Many miniature circular connector configurations available- Contact us with your application requirements!

Combo & PCB

Cristek’s lines of 55302, MOTS, Stacking and Press-Fit PC Board connector systems are perhaps the best-kept secret of the product offering. The M55302/127 and /128 connectors were among Cristek’s original products offered in 1985.

These Cristek products all incorporate high reliability beryllium copper contacts and have closed entry mating to facilitate alignment and prevent overstress. These post and box style parts have been in use for nearly 3 decades and have proven their reliability and cost effectiveness over time.

Proven reliability and cost effectiveness over time.

Cristek’s lines of 55302, MOTS, Stacking and Press-Fit PC Board connector systems are perhaps the best-kept secret of the product offering.
The M55302/127 and /128 connectors were among Cristek’s original products offered in 1985.

These Cristek products all incorporate high reliability beryllium copper contacts and have closed entry mating to facilitate alignment and prevent overstress. These post and box style parts have been in use for nearly 3 decades and have proven their reliability and cost effectiveness over time.

The MOTS section contains an expanded offering of the M55302 product as well as Cristek’s high density STACK-IT connector system. STACK-IT can be used to stack multiple cards of an electronics system in line when a conventional mother/daughter card approach is not feasible. The STACK-IT has also been successfully used for back-to-back card packaging schemes.

M55302 Connectors
*M55302 193
*M55302/128XX1X – Military Double Row Box
*M55302/128XX2X – Military Double Row Box W/Ears
*M553021128XX3X – Military Double Row Box W/Holes
*M55302/127 – Military Single Row Box

MOTS
*101 -Commercial Modtek Double Row Box
*104 – Commercial Modtek Single Row Box
*105 – Commercial Modtek Double Row Box, .150 Pitch
*131 – Vertical Box With Standoffs, High Profile
*136 – Vertical Box With Standoffs, Low Profile
*106 – Low Profile Gridtek
*501 – Stack-It

Please contact us for more information.

Harness & Cable Assy

A cable harness is only as reliable as its weakest connection point and with over 25 years of connector design and manufacturing experience, Cristek knows connectors! Cable Harness Assemblies Combining unparalleled connector expertise, over $1 million of cable assembly specific equipment with experienced cable technicians and engineers ensures you can trust Cristek with your most critical harness assembly challenges.

Cristek is there for you from concept through full scale production. Our range of applications experience in satellites, missiles, weapon systems, ground shelters, vehicles, medical devices, and many others, allows us to draw from a tight menu of best practices to yield cost effective designs and repeatable results. When you plug a Cristek assembly into your system it works first time, every time!

Harnesses – Cables – For electronic assemblies

Areas of expertise and capability include:

Assembly & Test
* Operators and inspectors are IPC/WHMA – A- 620 and S-STD-001ES Certified
* Environmental stress screening, xray and vacuum bake available
* 100% electrical test IAW IPC/WHMA-A-620 or application specific requirements

Construction
* Wire range from 8 AWG to 34 AWG
* Overmolding & potting
* Machine overbraid: 16 to 64 carrier, Shielding & jacketing (eg: Kevlar)
* Complex wire harnesses requiring three dimensional fixturing
* Solderless termination of micro miniature (M83513) style connectors

Please contact us if you need assistance.

Cristek designs and manufactures semi-rigid and flexible RF and microwave cables assemblies for a wide range of high reliability applications ranging from DC through 67 GHz. Contact Cristek early in your design process for so our experts can provide you suggestions resulting in the most cost effective solution to meet your environmental, electrical and mechanical requirements.

As a qualified connector designer and manufacturer, Cristek can couple its application specific connector designs with the right cable to meet your most demanding requirements. If you have already selected your materials and components, Cristek will also provide turn-key build to print cables processed by our expert team of certified operators.

Microwave cable assemblies

Cristek offers four grades of enhanced performance flexible cables series in addition to common military grade RG, semi rigid and hand conformable series.

Cristek RF and Microwave cable assembly brands include:

Greyhound Ultimate Performance Cable
Like its high performance, four-legged namesake, the Cristek Greyhound flexible cable series provides the ultra performance! Combining phase stability over flexure and temperature with the lowest insertion loss at high frequency these cables come up winners in the most demanding situations. For laboratory and test however, we recommend the nearly equivalent performance and lower cost “Labrador” series.

Labrador Ultra Performance Cable
The Labrador is a tremendously athletic, energetic, smart and breed of dog that adapts to nearly any situation. Labrador cables perform nearly as well as Greyhounds in most situations and are lowest cost. They should be the first choice for test and measurement applications but if phase stability over temperature and flex is required the Greyhound is the better selection.

Bullmastiff Defender Cable
The Labrador series adapted and modified to include a variety of armoring and protective options is named for the Bullmastiff. At its core is an intelligent and docile dog that exhibits extreme toughness when threatened. Bullmastiff cables protect your gear from moisture, UV light and other outdoor threats. They can repel abrasive environments introduced through high vibration as well as having an added layer of fire resistance. Available with better than 300 PSI of pressure, they can be ordered to resist crushing due to foot traffic, light vehicle. Cables ordered with the armor have the added benefit of kink resistance and improved RF shielding.

German Shepherd Improved RG Performance Cable
The German Shepherd is a loyal, bold and courageous dog; confident, fearless and a quick learner. As the world number one choice for police and military and one of the most popular breeds chosen by families in the United States, it is a true all around “workhorse” dog. That is why we named Cristek’s improved RG flexible cables after this all around top notch dog breed. Shepherd cables take advantage of standard RG cable materials but incorporate an improved outer conductor construction. These cables operate to 18 GHz while their standard RG316 counterparts top out at 3 GHz. Shielding effectiveness is increased from the 60 db average of RG316 to 95dB with an associated 15% improvement in insertion loss.

Dachshund Semi-Rigid Replacement Cable
We are not sure why we named these cables after the Dachshund, except that we know that small dog lovers would never forgive us if we overlooked this fiercely loyal, cute and comedic breed. The Dachshund brand of cables are our lowest cost series because they combine the use of off-the-shelf connectors designed for semi-rigid cable with basic performance flexible cable.

Terrier Semi-Rigid RG Cables
There are more terrier and terrier derivative breeds than one can count. Each one is unique and loaded with personality. Like terriers, the configurations of semi rigid RG cables seem to be endless. They also tend to be taken for granted. Cristek brings strict process discipline to the fabrication of basic RG semi rigid cables. You can count on us to tame this common but stubborn breed of cable with product produced with minimal variability and the highest standards of workmanship.

Labradoodle Hand Conformable Cables
This one is easy….like the hybrid Labradoodle canine, hand conformable cables are a blend of semi-rigid and flexible technologies and features. Cristek has you covered on these, so give us a call and see what we can do!

Bulldog RG Flexible Cables
The bulldog scores pretty low on nearly all dog selection criteria except that due to his friendly, calm and gentle demeanor he continues to be one of the most popular breeds. Bulldogs score the lowest on ease-of-training and intelligence – kind of like your basic RG flexible cable. However, if you don’t need high performance these cables should fit the bill, as long as they are constructed with reliable materials and stable processes. Count on Cristek to get the most possible performance out of your bulldog RG cables. Our lean manufacturing disciplines make us an affordable and reliable source to trust your RG cable assemble project to.

Nee help? Contact IPP.

Please contact us for more information