PIC’s next generation ULTRALITES are an expansion of our lightweight 50 ohm RF coaxial cable family - RFMATES®. Each ULTRALITE cable provides a considerable weight savings compared to RG cables and other similar-performing cable.
PIC RFMATES® 50-ohm coaxial cables are lightweight, flexible, low loss transmission, high-temperature cable. Our high-tech cables are designed specifically for aircraft systems and other harsh environments. Most are constructed with silver-plated copper conductors and shielding. Most 50-ohm designs also incorporate extra shielding for superior EMI protection.
PIC 50-ohm triaxial cables are also light to reduce fuel consumption and flexible. Our triaxial cables have low loss of transmission signal, low temperature low as -55°C high-temperature up to 200°C and are designed specifically for aircraft systems and other harsh environments.
PIC aircraft cables and aircraft cable assemblies are widely specified for major avionic systems in commercial, corporate and military aircraft and all of them meet or exceed FAA flammability requirements. A test report is included with every assembly.
The low loss coax cable 50 ohm construction consists of 1.) an outer FEP jacket (clear) 2.) silver-plated copper shield, 3.) aluminum/polymide shield, 4.) silver-plated copper flat strip braid, 5.) PTFE Dielectric, and 6.) silver-plated copper conductor.
PIC carries high temperature cable wire in a wide variety of configurations to suit every harsh environment application. The temperature range for the majority of the coaxial cable is -55/+200° and for triaxial cable -55/+150°.
|P/N||Replacement||AWG||Loss @ 1.0 GHz
dB/100 ft (dB/100m)
Light Weight Low Loss Coax Cable
|UH22089||S22089||10||3.5 (11.5)||0.345 (8.76)||7.2 (10.7)||View Burn Test||View|
|UH67163||RG393||14||6.2 (20.3)||0.227 (5.77)||3.4 (5.1)||View Burn Test||View|
|UH44193||RG400/142||19||10.4 (34.1)||0.152 (3.86)||1.9 (2.9)||View Burn Test||View|
Low Loss Coax Cable
|S22089||RG214/RG393||10||3.5 (11.5)||0.44 (11.05)||18.0 (26.8)||View Burn Test||View|
|S55122||RG393||12||5.1 (16.7)||0.31 (7.87)||8.3 (12.4)||View Burn Test||View|
|S33141||RG393||14||6.7 (22.0)||0.27 (6.86)||6.5 (9.7)||View Burn Test||View|
|S67163||RG393||15||7.0 (22.0)||0.23 (5.72)||5.4 (8.0)||View Burn Test||View|
|S65161-A||RG393||16||8.2 (26.9)||0.20 (4.95)||3.5 (5.2)||View Burn Test||View|
|S44193||RG142||19||11.1 (36.4)||0.20 (4.95)||4.3 (6.4)||View Burn Test||View|
|S44191||RG400||20||11.8 (38.7)||0.20 (4.95)||4.3 (6.4)||View Burn Test||View|
|S88207||RG142||20||12.8 (42.0)||0.13 (3.30)||1.9 (2.8)||View Burn Test||View|
|S86208||RG142||21||14.1 (46.3)||0.13 (3.30)||2.0 (2.9)||View Burn Test||View|
|S40501||RG405||24||19.4 (63.6)||0.10 (2.54)||1.4 (2.1)||View Burn Test||Call PIC|
|S31601||RG316||26||26.3 (31.2)||0.10 (2.59)||1.0 (1.5)||N/A||Call PIC|
High Loss Coax Cable
|*S46191||N/A||20||21.5 (70.5)||0.20 (4.95)||2.7 (4.0)||View Burn Test||View|
|L8620TX||N/A||21||15.1 (49.5)||0.17 (4.39)||2.9 (4.3)||View Burn Test||View|
|L2201TX||N/A||20||20.4 (66.9)||0.25 (6.22)||6.0 (8.9)||View Burn Test||View|
NOTE: All Electrical, Mechanical, and Environmental (EWIS) Testing has been completed on PIC’s RFMATES cables and their associated connector line. These tests include Vibration, Shock, Thermal Shock, Aging Stability, Flammability, and more. A complete list of the tests completed is available along with a full qualification test report (QTR) if requested here.
* Call PIC for availability
RG Replacement refers to comparable electrical performance, however compatible connectors may need to be considered for replacement applications.
|RG Cable||PIC Replacement||Weight Savings as %||More Flexible||Tighter Bend Radius||Smaller OD||Lower Attenuation||Better Shielding Effectiveness|
RFMATES® – Aircraft Coaxial Cables 50 Ohm & Aircraft Triaxial Cables 50 Ohm
VideoMATES® – Aircraft Coaxial 75 Ohm & Aircraft Triaxial Cables - 75 Ohm
DataMATES® – Aircraft Databus, Ethernet and Digital Video Cables
MicroMATES® – Aircraft Microwave Cables / Aircraft High Frequency Cables