L-com Global Connectivity
Cart is Empty
USA & Canada (800) 341-5266     International +1 (978) 682-6936
L-com's CA-400 Low Loss Coaxial Cable for Antenna Systems
(Tuesday, April 10, 2012)
L-com Global Connectivity
L-com's CA-400 Low Loss Coaxial Cable for Antenna Systems
  Quick Order Free Catalog Custom / OEM New Products Sale Items  

To ensure the best performance of a wireless LAN antenna system, signal loss needs to be kept at a minimum. A common cause of signal loss is often from the coaxial cable itself. The type and length of cable used are both determining factors that can lead to a weaker signal at the end of the cable where the antenna is connected. This leads to the introduction of Low-Loss coaxial cable. By providing better RF shielding than typical RG cable, signal loss through the cable is greatly reduced.

Click here for your wireless infrastructure tutorial and primer.

For example, a 2.4 GHz system using 50 feet of RG213 cable will have approximately 6 dB of loss. That is an efficiency of only 25%. L-com's CA-400 series which is the low-loss equivalent of RG213 only has 3.3 dB of loss, giving this cable an efficiency of 46.7%. That is almost half the signal loss of the RG213 cable.

Specs for CA-400 series coaxial cable

The most common type of low-loss cable used for WLAN antenna systems is the 400-series type cable. L-com's CA-400 Low-Loss cable provides the perfect balance of being lightweight and small in diameter, while at the same time offering excellent low loss characteristics. Providing equal performance and mechanical characteristics from brands like CommScope/Andrew and Times Microwave, L-com's CA-400 low-loss coax is available in bulk reels of 500 or 1000 feet or can be purchased by-the-foot.

L-com's CA-400 Series Low Loss Coaxial Cable Assembly with Type N Male Connectors

 This cable is also available as Plenum rated 400-series, and for installations requiring greater flexibility, as 400-series Ultra-Flex cable.  In addition to our bulk cable, L-com offers a wide variety of off the shelf cable assemblies as well as customs that can be ordered using our online custom cable configurator.

Crimp and clamp style connectors for our CA-400 cable are available in Type N (male and female), RP-SMA (male and female), RP-TNC (male and female) and other connector types, along with hand strippers, spin strippers, and crimping tools. That's everything you should need for a typical bulk cable installation.

Click here to try our Radio to Connector-Type cross reference guide.

When it comes to installing a WLAN or extending a LAN using wireless radios and antennas, L-com has you covered from antennas, to radios, weatherproof enclosures, amplifiers, PoE midspans and lightning protectors.  We're your one-stop shop for wireless connectivity.

Connect with L-com
Follow L-com on Twitter
Follow L-com on Facebook
Follow L-com on YouTube
Follow L-com on Google+
Share This Email

Latest News
Get the latest press releases from L-com here!

Helpful Links
L-com Home Page
Authorized Distributors
Custom Cables
Product Wizards
Product Comparisons
Technical Resources
Newsletter Archive
Newsletter Feedback
Friendly & Knowledgeable Service · In Stock Availability & Same Day Shipping · 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Other newsletters that may be of interest to you:
6/13/2016 The Benefits of 24 AWG Cable
5/24/2016 Why our Premium D-Sub Cables are Superior
5/17/2016 An A to Z review of the 802.11 standards
4/12/2016 USB Type-C Cable Assemblies Provide Legacy USB Connectivity
3/1/2016 Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Explained
2/2/2016 The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
12/15/2015 Cable Shielding - How it Works
12/1/2015 Embedded Antennas and the IoT
11/10/2015 Long Live RS-232!
9/22/2015 The Differences between Solid and Stranded Cable
9/15/2015 Coaxial Connector Termination: Which Technique is Right for You
8/11/2015 802.11ah Breathes New Life to the 900 MHz Frequency Band
7/14/2015 Cable Options For Every Application
7/7/2015 900 MHz - Your NLOS Friend
6/2/2015 802.11ax Offers Blazing Fast Wi-Fi Connectivity
5/12/2015 The NBASE-T Alliance - Fostering Multi-Gig Speeds over Cat5e/6 Cabling
4/7/2015 L-com and The Internet of Things (IoT)
3/3/2015 802.3bt the Promise for Higher Power PoE
1/6/2015 L-com's Family of Brands - A Solution for Every Application
12/9/2014 Cat6a Products for High-Speed Networking
  Page:  1 of 15
Free Newsletter
L-com Global Connectivity           50 High Street           North Andover, MA 01845
www.L-com.com E-mail: sales@L-com.com 1-800-341-5266 www.Facebook.com/LcomGlobal

© Infinite Electronics International, Inc.
an Infinite company