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Probes with a broad bandwidth for making high frequency tests of RF connectors and PCBs.

PE3 Series

For SMA sockets.

The PE3 series are coaxial probes designed to make a spring loaded connection to SMA sockets. This substitutes the need for sacrificial plugs and sockets.

Test Probe Specification

Impedance
50 Ohms
Working travel
4.24mm (.167")
Spring force at working travel
Outer shield
57g (2.0oz)
Inner contact
113g (4.0oz)
Current rating DC cont (max)
3 Amps
Maximum Frequency (3db c/o)
2.5 GHz
YSWR
1.15:1@1GHz
Ins loss
0.13db@1Ghz
Required tail connector
SMB plug

Mounting Hole Size: 6.35mm/6.40mm Drill Part No: DE3

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PE6 Series

For PCB test.

The PE6 series is a range of superior performance RF coaxial test probes designed to allow an instrumentation-quality interface for broadband RF measurements up to 4GHz. Accurate small signal and RF power (up to 50w) measurements make them ideal for cellular telephone testing applications.

Test Probe Specification

Impedance
50 Ohms
Working travel (except PE6KH & KB)
4.24mm (.167")
Spring force at working travel
Each probe (3)
143g (5.2oz)
Current rating DC cont (max)
3 Amps
Maximum Frequency
4 GHz
VSWR
1.15:1@1GHz, 1.11:1 typical
Ins loss
0.12db@1Ghz
Minimum return loss
0.12db, 26db typical
Required tail connector
SMA plug
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PE8 Series

The PE8 coaxial probe is designed to make contact with SMB plugs which are often fitted to PCBs. This will remove the requirement for sacrificial plugs.

Test Probe Specification

Impedance
50 Ohms
Working travel
4mm
Spring force at working travel
530g
Maximum Frequency (3db c/o)
2 GHz
Required tail connector
MCX plug

Mounting hole size without receptacle: 4.5mm
Mounting hole size with receptacle: see each receptacle type



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