LMR-100 is a low loss, double-shielded coaxial cable type that is Data Alliance's standard for short versions of antenna cables with all of the following connector types: RP-SMA, SMA, N-type connector, RP-TNC, MMCX, 50 Ohm BNC connectors, and FME.
- All WiFi standards: 2.4GHz and 5GHz applications: 802.11AC, 802.11N, 802.11G, 802.11B, 802.11A
- Cellular Wireless LTE / 4G, GSM / 3G WiMax: Data and voice applications
- IoT wireless & M2M: Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID, LoRa, LTE-m, NB-IoT.
- Copper clad-steel conductor - the industry standard carrier of that important RF signal.
- Dielectric PE foam - an highly effective dampener of any signal seepage throughout the cable.
- Double shielded - aluminum sheet plus copper braiding equals a well contained conveyor of charge.
- Outer Jacket - strong, sturdy, robust and ready for almost any environment.
Composition of the LMR-100 coaxial cable::
- Inner conductor: 0.46 mm (0.02 in) in diameter
- Dielectric foam diameter & material: 1.52 mm (0.01 in), Polyethylene foam
- Inner shield: Aluminium tape.
- Outer shield: Copper braiding
- Outer cable sheath diameter, material & color: 2.79 mm (0.1 in) in diameter, Polyvinyl chloride, black.
Temperature stability = materially stable and functional up to 85-degrees C / and uninhibited by temperatures as low as -40-degrees C. A good multipurpose player in the coax stakes.
Bending radius = if you bend this cable you can expect a bending radius of 25.4 mm (0.25 in).
Weight = in case you were looking to meticulously plan the practicalities of using LMR-100 on your next project, take a note of the average weight: 0.02 kg/m (0.013 lbs/ft.).
Observing safety standards the LMR-100 was made halogen-free, so will not liberate toxins in case of fire.
LMR-100 has low attenuation (low signal loss) for a coax of it's narrow diameter, retaining consistent signal over length. Attenuation in various frequency bands:
- At 900 MHz: LMR-100 = 0.75 dB/m. (0.228 dB/ft.)
- At 2400 MHz: LMR-100 = 1.28 dB/m. (0.389 dB/ft.)
- At 3500 MHz: LMR-100 = 1.58 dB/m. (0.48 dB/ft.)
- At 5800 MHz: LMR-100: 2.10 dB/m. (0.641 dB/ft.)
Double shielding benefits
- In environments where you have significant amounts of EMI, the double shielding nature of the LMR-100 makes it a winner.
- The combination of a aluminium layer and copper braiding makes it effective even amidst other high load equipment.
Posted by George Hardesty on 20th Oct 2019