Which coax cable should I choose?

Hirose U.FL compatible IPX connectors from RFmall.com can be terminated to three micro-coax cable types, 1.13mm, 1.32 double shielded, and RG 178 coax. The cable you choose should suit your application. Refer to the charts below for individual characteristics. For instance, RG 178 is the thickest of the three cables and will provide the least amount of loss. However, the bend radius will not be as flexible as 1.13mm, or 1.32mm micro coax.

1.13mm micro coax cable

Characteristic Impedance(ohms) Capacitance(pF/ft) Max. Attenuation(dB/ft)
100MHz 1 GHz 2.4 GHz 3 GHz 4 GHz 5 GHz 6 GHz
50 +/- 3 29 .18 .59 .94 1.06 1.24 1.42 1.57
Center Conductor Dielectric diameter Overall Diameter Shield Jacket Minimum Bend Radius
.037" SC 0.026" 1.13mm SB-TC FEP  

1.32mm micro coax cable

Characteristic Impedance(ohms) Capacitance(pF/ft) Max. Attenuation(dB/100ft)
100MHz 1 GHz 2.4 GHz 3 GHz 4 GHz 5 GHz 6 GHz
50 +/- 3 29 .18 .59 .89 .99 1.23 1.35 1.55
Center Conductor Dielectric diameter Overall Diameter Shield Jacket Minimum Bend Radius
.037" SCCS .026" 1.32mm DSB-TC FEP  

RG 178 coax cable

Characteristic Impedance(ohms) Capacitance(pF/ft) Max. Attenuation(dB/100ft)
100MHz 1 GHz 2.4 GHz 3 GHz 4 GHz 5 GHz 6 GHz
50 +/- 2 29.4 .16 .52 .83        
Center Conductor Dielectric diameter Overall Diameter Shield Jacket Minimum Bend Radius
.037" SCCS .033" .071" SPC FEP 0.4"