Flexible, twistable waveguides operate to 40 GHz over nine frequency bands
The flexible/twistable waveguides, also referred to as a “flexguide”, utilize helically wound silver coated brass strips surrounded by a flexible and twistable, yet durable, neoprene sleeve. The ends of the waveguide are terminated with brass flanges available in nine waveguide sizes and multiple flange styles.
Typical VSWR for these flexible waveguides ranges from 1.05:1 up to 1.35:1 depending on waveguide size and frequency. Insertion loss performance is similar with typical levels as low as 0.07 dB. These waveguides will flex in both the E and H planes and can also twist. Flanges in lower frequency versions are available in both UG and CPR styles.
The flexible waveguides sections from Pasternack act as a malleable conduit in waveguide systems where there is not perfect alignment for a traditional rigid waveguide section. Often ideal for test labs or prototyping, these flexible waveguides can easily be flexed and twisted to conform to various misalignments in waveguide systems. These flexible waveguide twists can be ordered in standard lengths including 12, 24 and 36 inches with same-day shipping.