THIEF RIVER FALLS, USA: Digi-Key Corp. announced the addition of 3M Twin Axial Ribbon Cable, SL8800 Series to its vast product line. They are available for purchase now on Digi-Key’s global websites. These cables come in four-channel 100 Ω 30 AWG versions.
Twin Axial Ribbon Cable, SL8800 Series from 3M is the optimum solution for space-constrained systems, as the cables are unjacketed, extremely thin, very flexible, and are capable of being folded with minimal loss or performance impact. SL8800 Series cables can route along the sides of cabinets and through narrow openings in densely packaged equipment with little to no effect on performance.
The electrical performance places 3M Twin Axial Cable solutions in an elite category, beyond solving the spatial challenges caused by densely packaged systems. The longitudinal shielded construction provides resonance-free attenuation up to 20 GHz and can support transmission speeds from 1 Gbps to 25 Gbps and beyond. These cables can be folded in multiple locations with less than 0.5 ohm impedance local variation at each fold, which separates this cable from other options currently on the market.
The cable's built-in wire-to-board registration to the paddle card termination area enables easy termination with repeatable consistency and reliability and is ideal for automation in the cable assembly process.