For the production industry involved in designing, prototyping, and mass-producing machinery, equipment and systems quality is important. One of the important needs for industries is cables for power and data transfer. Data can be transmitted in the form of radiofrequency, micro-wavelengths, signals, barcodes and many other forms. Understanding the diverse needs of industry and military level productions, coaxial cables are able to offer a wide range of options.
Basic Structure of Coaxial Cables
Coaxial cable has a copper wire that is a conductor and is wrapped by an insulating sheet to protect any leakage or loss signal and also resist any interference from outside noise, therefore, ensuring high-quality signal transmission. The inner conductor is wrapped by the insulating sheet which is further wrapped by a tubular conducting shield of aluminum. The angle at which the outer shield is placed around the inner conductor, sharing the same geometric axis, brought the name coaxial. The cable is insulated with a rubber coating to protect against any damage to internal layers. This rubber coating is sometimes referred to as ‘jacket’ because its function is to protect the internal conducting wire.
These cables are capable of transmitting high-frequency electrical signals with low losses, therefore, sharper quality. Due to the larger diameter and several layers, this cable is also a good candidate for carrying week signals which can not afford interference from the environment which will further distort the signals and damage the already poor quality of signals.
Design of Coaxial Cable
Coaxial cables can greatly vary in design, which can affect the performance and utility of the cable. The inner conductor could be one solid rigid wire or a stranded layer offering more flexibility. The inner wire could be silver-plated or copper plated.
The dielectric insulator wrapped around the inner conductor greatly affects the properties of the wire. The insulator may be a foam plastic, solid plastic, or air with spacers supporting the inner wire.
At the end of the cable, there is a connector which serves to connect the cable with the appliance. The thick metal-plated structure helps prevent any loss of signal or leakage when the connection is established.
Different Types of Coaxial Cables
Coaxial cable can be of different types depending upon what kind of transmission they make possible. Different coaxial cables can transmit power, radio frequencies, binary data, signals, micro wavelengths, or audio and digital signals. Depending upon the working and functionality the coaxial cables are divided into several categories.
Digital Coaxial Cables
Optical digital audio cables and digital coaxial cables can transfer a digital signal from one component to the other. Both are used to make audio connections between a source such as a game console, DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, and other components such as a receiver, amplifier, or speaker at home theaters. Both cable types transfer a digital signal from one component to the other. coaxial cables are usually preferred due to better voice quality and less signal loss.
These are the coaxial cables that transmit radio signals and are used for purposes like sending radio signals to television sets. RF cables are most frequently used for Television sets and internet connections.
Flexible semi-rigid cables that can replace the classic RF cables very efficiently are quickly gaining popularity as they come in many lengths and sizes and with a variety of connector options. Time microwave cables are extensively used in various applications including industrial and mechanical applications. They are used in commercial and military RF and microwave communication systems, airborne systems, satellite, cellular base stations, ground systems. The major benefit of these cables is that a large system of cables could be installed in less time and cheaper cost.
The wide range of coaxial cables with different connectors can help you design several systems more efficiently with better quality and less cost. Sole Engineering supplies you with the highest quality cables with the most reasonable rates in the market. We are popular for the high-quality diverse product range and low prices in Malaysia. Our company is appreciated for delivering high performance, quality goods at rates competitive to the market.