Fairview Microwave has added a new line of coaxial RF probes and a probe positioner. These new devices are suitable for use with signal integrity measurements, chip evaluations, substrate characterisation, coplanar waveguide, gigabit SERDES and test fixture applications. The RF coaxial probes offer return loss better than 10dB and a maximum operating frequency of 20GHz. The probes provide a 3.5mm female interface, a pitch of 800 or 1500 micron and offer cable-mounting. They provide gold-plated contacts and can be used by hand, with or without a probe positioner. Compliant coaxial GSG (or GS) pogo pins allow for a broad range of probing angles. These new products are ideal for use in microwave components, high-speed communications and networking. “Launching this new family of products provides us with the unique opportunity of delivering a brand-new solution to an existing problem. Engineers and technicians will no longer have to construct their own probes, we have a finished product that has been tested and proven to provide the tester with more repeatability and control,” said Dan Birch, product manager.