coaxial cable

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coaxial cable

n.
A cable consisting of a conducting outer metal tube enclosing and insulated from a central conducting core, used primarily for the transmission of high-frequency signals. Also called coaxial line.

coaxial cable

n
(Electronics) a cable consisting of an inner insulated core of stranded or solid wire surrounded by an outer insulated flexible wire braid, used esp as a transmission line for radio-frequency signals. Often shortened to: coax

coax′ial ca′ble


n.
a cable with an insulated tube through which an insulated conductor runs, transmitting high-frequency telephone, telegraph, digital, or TV signals.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coaxial cable - a transmission line for high-frequency signals
transmission line, cable, line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
ethernet cable - any of several types of coaxial cable used in ethernets
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This result boosts the confidence of multiple system operators (MSOs) in reusing current coaxial cables to build Gigabit networks.
These adapters allow 90[degrees] turns in spaces too small to accommodate the bending of most coaxial cables, which also reduces too much strain on the cable in certain applications.
High demand for coaxial cables, owing to high investment in broadcasting and broadband sectors so as to enhance communication infrastructure, is also expected to serve as a driver to the market over the next six years.
Since printed LPDAs at operating frequencies up to the Ku Band are very small, the described feeding technique using coaxial cables presents some realization difficulties, and the soldering of both the feeding and the mirror coaxial cables over the antenna layout could be tricky, and must be adequately implemented, since a careless realization will compromise the antenna matching and behavior.
Data from an analogous detector using optical fibres and single coaxial cables was reported in 2006 [1,2].
1 Coaxial cables can run outside and in through a hole in the wall.
CopperGate's CopperStream products can carry 128 megabits per second of data over both coaxial cables and phone lines with up to 90% user data throughput.