Coaxial cable, or coax, is a type of cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield.

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Cable Connector Identification [closed]

I recently bought Belkin Ultimate Surge Protector for protecting my modem, router and PC. I have a broadband connection from Cable provider (through modem via coaxial cable). Now I wish to connect ...
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Is there a simple way to DIY a coaxial male connector?

I have a 12V power supply that has a female coaxial plug like the one on the right in this image: I rigged something up with tinfoil just to see if it would work, but it's not ideal at all. ...
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Calculating attenuation of coax cable run

This question is related to my question about long-distance Ethernet. I discovered the Netsys NH-310C, a reasonably-priced device for converting Ethernet to coax for long-distance runs. The ...
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Threaded alternative to MMCX connectors which mates to RG-316/U

I'm currently in the process of redesigning the RF section of a communications system for a cube satellite. There are two PCBs in this system: one containing the down/up converters and modem, and ...
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How to find Peak Electric and Magnetic fields of a Coaxial Cable?

By this I don't mean the simple statics problem. Lets say I have the power that'll flow through the cable, the frequency of the signal, and a standard data sheet for the cable, such as this one. How ...
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Explain an oddity with coax internet signal loss

I debated which StackExchange site was best to post this question to. Please feel free to move it if I chose wrong. In my house, coax enters the wall in one bedroom and is terminated 1 foot later at ...
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Assembling my own antenna cable - considerations

I need to use a 4 m antenna cable on an application. Due to non-standard cable length and some more unrelated reasons, I am considering to assemble my own cable which I have not done such thing ...
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40 GHz spectrum analyzer with N-type coax input?

We have an old Rohde & Schwarz FSEK 30 that is advertised as having a range from 20 Hz to 40 GHz, with an N-type input connector. My conundrum is that a type-N connector with air dielectric ...
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Relation between piezo/tribo electricity generated in a coax cable and force of bending or twisting it

I have a silicon coaxial cable with characteristic impedance 45 ohm. I dont pass any signal through it and i connect one of the cable to the oscilloscope. Now, I am hitting the cable with a force of ...
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reflection test on coax cable

I used a silicon coax cable (characteristic impedance 45 ohms) and sent a square wave with frequency 1 Mhz and amplitude 5V through it. The cable was teminated openly with no end resistance. I could ...
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How to terminate a coax connection into a receiver for best common-mode rejection?

I am designing a simple HF receiver as a hobby project. The design is similar to the SoftRock Lite II, and the antenna input looks like this: The SoftRock design doesn't really say how the inputs ...
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TTL signal: output impedance, overshoot and other characteristics

I have an assignment for my Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation course, specifically me and my group were asked to perform time and voltage measurements using reflectometry on coaxial cables. ...
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Jack type for a 12v DC motor

I have an Arduino with a motor shield and I use it to power 4 different DC motors. Motors are connected to the shield through a screw terminal. Since I am in the prototyping step, I am moving them ...
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Driving 74HC logic with sub-nano second clock reference

My goal: I am trying to phase lock a 74HC-based digital circuit from a clock reference at 10~15MHz pulse repetition rate. The pulse width is around 400 picosecond. The peak voltage is sometimes below ...
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Sending Signals over a Coaxial Cable [closed]

Recently I've been trying to understand how multiple signals can travel along a coax cable. Indeed, I have already read "How are multiple signals propagated in a coaxial cable?", but it doesn't seem ...
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How should I test a coaxial cable?

I'm a ham radio operator, but haven't been very active on HF bands for a while. I have an inverted-V antenna and a long run (approximately 25m) of coax that runs from my upstairs "shack" down the ...
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Two different length antennas can cause problems?

I am using two 443 MHz transceivers (FY-605 transceiver) with both having different antenna lengths. One antenna is around 12cm long and the other antenna is around 17cm long. Will this cause ...
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Help understanding onboard power supply measurement test connections

I recently came across this circuit for measuring the output of a TPS54620 switching regulator (12V->3.3V). I'm not a power engineer, so I'd like some help understanding the parts in red boxes ...
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Effects of impedance matching between 50 and 75 Ohm coaxial cables for 10 Mbit/s, Manchester-coded signals (20 MHz)

TL,DR: This is quite a bunch of text because I have included plenty of background info. However, there will finally be a good, and precise question: Should I use an impedance matching network when ...
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Why does it take less force to mate a full-detent SMPM connector than to demate?

As seen in the table at the bottom of the page the mating force of a full-detent SMPM connector is less than its demating force. This is the opposite of every other type of SMP/SMPM connector listed ...
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How boost a DVB-C signal [closed]

I receive a DVB-C signal from my broadcast TV provider, and I use coaxial cables and some splitters to connect my three televisions to the coaxial wall-socket. Unfortunately I have problems to ...
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Push-on coaxial connector with RF leakage performance comparable to threaded-coax connector?

In examining the performance characteristics of the push-on SMP connector I've noticed that the RF leakage is at best -80dB @ 3 GHz and then continues to degrade as the frequency increases to -65 dB ...
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Live wire touching ground, sends power back through TV cable [closed]

This bizarre show happened twice at my house. The first time it happened I only realized something was at fault when I was having to call the cable company every two weeks to fix the cable internet. ...
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Capacitance and Inductance properties of coaxial transmission lines

I'm interested to understand what affect the capacitance (between cable core and shielding) and the inductance have on a signal transmitting down a coaxial cable.
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Closed circuit Wifi over coax?

If you connect an access point to (PCIe/USB) Wifi card over coax (i.e. no antennas) will it work? If it would work, what would the maximum cable length be? (This is just a thought experiment. I ...
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Connecting two RF devices

I plan to build two RF modules. One is an analog down converter with a balanced output IF of ~50 MHz The second in a fast ADC @ 100 MSPS with balanced input. I want to have them separated for ...
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Industry standard measure for coaxial cable stiffness?

Is there an industry standard measure for coaxial cable stiffness? By stiffness I mean the spring force experienced when bending or deforming the cable. In my search for a highly flexible lab test ...
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GPS USB device with external coax antenna? [closed]

I've been looking around for a bit searching for a USB connected GPS reciever which i can hook up to my laptop. However, the building i'm sitting at is not ideal for recieving GPS signals but i do ...
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Why does coaxial cable cause this effect?

This is a follow-up question related to my non-contact voltage detection circuit (here). I wanted to be able to detect voltage in a wire a few feet away from the Arduino, so I added a length of RG174 ...
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BNC splitter which separates ground and signal?

I'm a student doing research in a physics lab and we often have the need for a certain type of BNC cable splitter. This splitter has a BNC jack which accepts a single coaxial cable as input. It has ...
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Coax Impedance Explanation

I have been trying for a while to understand Coaxial Cable impedances for ham radio etc. use. I only know what it is not though. Coaxial Cable does not measure the rated impedance from one end to ...
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Re-broadcasting a wideband satellite television signal over a short distance?

Normally a coax cable connects a satellite dish to the receiver. I'm in a situation where I can't easily install a coax cable, but a wireless signal ought to be possible because it's only 10 meters ...
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Why were coax cables used for networking?

Often, if older standards become obsolete, it's because they are superseded by newer technologies. In the past networking was done using coax, instead of the twisted pair used today. Why did they use ...
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Are the currents that travel on the outside of coax really “common mode”?

Consider a ladder-line transmission line. Given any currents on the two conductors, we can describe those currents as the current on each conductor individually, or: currents that flow one way on ...
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Is it possible to reject noise traveling on the outside of a coaxial transmission line?

Say I have some ordinary coax between a receiver and an antenna. That coax will have three currents in it: the desired signal an exactly equal an opposite current on the inside of the shield ...
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How good is coaxial cable?

My question relates to the accumulated AC voltage that will appear on the screen of a length of coax: If the cable is properly terminated at one end and fed with data (or any signal) at the other ...