The TMQ4 and TMQ5 bundled cable assemblies for 5G. These new solutions combine industry-standard four and five conductor MQ4 and MQ5 connectors with Times Microwave’s high-end coaxial cables. It solves the challenges associated with the ever-increasing number of RF inputs required by the MIMO antennas commonly used to accomplish the densification needs of 5G networks.
The increasing demand for high coverage MIMO antennas used in 5G applications has led to substantial growth in RF ports. Furthermore, 5G antennas are shrinking as higher frequency bands need to accommodate larger bandwidth requirements, translating into more antennas in a smaller space. This densification creates numerous challenges related to installation, torquing, ensuring proper weather sealing and more.
The TMQ4 and TMQ5 bundled coaxial cable solution design dramatically reduce the number of individual connections hooked up while creating a more rugged solution. It checks off all the boxes in terms of antenna port densification, saving a lot of labor with quick and easy fool-proof installation. These harnesses are available with Weather Protection Boots to seal them to IP-67 specification. They also feature excellent UV resistance, adding to the assembly’s durability for long-term performance.
Available with Times Microwave’s industry-leading LMR cables and low PIM options like the SPO and TFT-5G, these bundled solutions are 0.25″ and smaller. They are also available in several other constructions, including corrugated copper outer sheaths and ultra-flexible flat braid constructions.