Coaxial Cable Assemblies
Coaxial cable is an electrical cable consisting of an inner conductor or several un-insulated conductors tightly twisted together, often surrounded by an spacer, surrounded by an outer cylindrical conducting shield (sheath), and usually surrounded by a final insulating layer (jacket). The term coaxial comes from the inner conductor and the outer shield sharing ("co-") the same axis. It is often used as a high-frequency transmission line to carry a high-frequency or broadband signal but may also be used for frequencies as low as audio frequency. The electromagnetic field carrying the signal exists (ideally) only in the space between the inner and outer conductors. The shielding reduces interference from external electromagnetic fields, although coax cable does radiate energy, shielding does somewhat reduce the possibility of a transmitting device causing undesired interference through transmission line leakage.
Types of Coaxial Cables Assemblies