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 before.
I have a SMA-jack on my PCB and SMA-female antenna on the other side.
My application use 2.45 GHz RF signal. I am considering to buy any type of cable below except RG-58 and RG-8X.
and buy gold finish SMA-male connector for a cable assembly (correct type that would fit to the cable). The datasheet of the cable connector (Crimp) shows recommended strip cable length and dimensions.
I will choose a connector that max frequency is higher than 2.5 GHz.
Is there anything else to consider?
Does anyone know a well written application note or tutorial that explains how the cable should be properly assembled to have a better performance?
- Any tips or tricks?
I don't have a vector network analyzer or a spectrum analyzer with a track generator, but I believe the performance should be OK, is it so?