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Junkosha launches military grade interconnect solution into defence sector at European Microwave Week

Interconnect pioneers unveil MWX3 series for high end military communication and radar systems; launch MWX161 interconnect for multi-port Vector Network Analysers

European Microwave Week stand number: Booth 2215

Interconnect pioneers Junkosha have chosen European Microwave Week to showcase its new MWX3 series of mmWave cabling solutions, designed for the high-end military communication and radar systems sectors. Thanks to its precision engineered expanded-PTFE tape wrapping technology, this new interconnect features characteristics including excellent phase and amplitude stability with temperature (-65˚C to 125˚C), meaning it has highly desirable properties for use in the harshest hot and cold environments.

“At Junkosha, we are constantly innovating new precision engineered cabling solutions not only for this new 5G enabled world, but also for the highly specialised military and aerospace industries,” explains Masaru Omoto, Product Manager for Junkosha. “European Microwave Week is the first event whereby we will showcase a new solution for our defence and aerospace customers, based on the increasing requirements for cabling solutions that can demonstrate characteristics including an ability to contend with significant radiation, high fluctuations in temperature and vacuum based environments. All of these are now familiar requirements for today’s high-end military radar communications specialists as they look to stay ahead of today’s electronically based warfare.”

Alongside the MWX3 series, Junkosha is also launching its MWX161 cabling solution. Reaching up to the 67 GHz range, it has been designed to make engineers’ lives easier when connecting to a multi-port Vector Network Analyser. This is due to the small diameter of the connectors. To add to its ease of connection, a torque driver is available to mount the interconnect on to the narrow pitch connector arrangement board.

“We listen to our customers’ requirements as they seek to innovate in what is a continually changing 5G landscape,” continues Omoto. “Our new MWX161 interconnect is a result of a combination of our technology innovation and listening to what our customers need. Typical uses for this cabling solution include multiport VNAs where space between the cables is at a premium; narrow pitch RF matrix switchers that route RF signals between multiple inputs and multiple outputs; and multiple connector device under test (DUT) boards which serve as an interface circuit between the automatic test equipment and the device under test.”

The 22nd European Microwave Week is the largest trade show dedicated to microwaves and RF in Europe. Including in excess of 300 international exhibitors, the event provides visitors with an opportunity to review and discuss next generation technology developments with relevant and interested parties such as academics, professionals and leading industry figureheads. It also offers a forum for discussing trends and exchanging scientific and technical information. The event is being held at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, from 29th September to 4th October. For more information, click on http://www.eumweek.com/.

For more information on Junkosha’s wider precision engineered MWX range, click on https://www.junkosha-mwx.com/.

This release has been issued on behalf of Junkosha by Kredo Consulting Ltd. For further information please contact Andy Parker on andy@kredoconsulting.com or +44 (0) 1242 650573 or Steve Thomas on steve@kredoconsulting.com or +44 (0)1242 650574.

About Junkosha

Junkosha are pioneers of sophisticated fluoropolymer application technologies across many sectors including microwave interconnect and medical devices. With three operations in Japan, including its headquarters as well as sites in the US, UK and China, it is one of the best kept advanced technology secrets outside of Japan. The company provides wire and cable products, including microwave interconnects, robot cables, high data rate cables, camera link cable assemblies, ultrafine coaxial cables and assemblies, cables for clean environments, and general wires and cables. It also provides tube and fitting products, including generic resin tubes, fluoropolymer tubes, high-barrier tubes, flexible multi-layered tubes, industrial hoses, degassing modules, heat-shrinkable tubes, and the market leading peelable heat shrink tubes.

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