Semi-Rigid Cable comprises a coaxial cable enclosed in a solid copper sheath. From the name, it is obvious that Semi-Rigid Cable is not very flexible and after being formed once cannot be flexed. The semi-rigid cable is also named as “hard line” cable.
It has the following characteristics:
1) Stand Alone Microwave Component
A Semi-Rigid Cable has itself a key microwave component. It means that all of its parameters are actually very important and stable. A cable quality depends on how easily the components combine to form a stable communicating system. It takes more than an hour to inspect the Semi-Rigid Cable electrical and mechanical parameters.
2) Wide Frequency Range
Semi-Rigid Cable provides a wide frequency range for signal transmission ranging up to 65 GHz. Semi-Rigid Cable comes in different sizes of the diameters and connectors. The collaboration of parameters of the cable and the connectors increases the frequency at which the signal is being transmitted. Sometimes, different by using enhanced cable and connectors the range for transmitting signal could be increased to 110 GHz. But it is always wise to use the cable with stable configurations.
3) Hand Formable Shape
Semi-Rigid Cable has the tendency to form a shape and then keep it. Its shape is designed according to the requirement of the equipment. The formation of this Semi-Rigid Cable involves intensive care and proper tools which could help the cable to bend without damaging the outer covering of the cable. Reforming the cable often damages its outer layer, it also forms ripples in the outer wall and disturbs the electrical conductivity of the cable.
4) Stable Phase
Semi-Rigid Cable is manufactured using the high-quality material. Due to which the cable remain electrically stable. Temperature changes the electrical conductivity of the metal and the dielectric that is why it is better to use phase stable cables in harsh installation environments.