Flexible cable: Center conductor (solid
wire, or stranded wire for increased flexibility) is contained within
a tubular dielectric, which is covered by braided shield wires and
a protective jacket. Many flexible cables have a second layer of
braid for increased shielding. Armored cables have a layer of braided
flat steel wires over the jacket for abrasion resistance.
The connector terminates the braid to the connector body, and to
a solid or slotted outer conductor which ensures ground signal integrity
with the jack connector when mated. The center contact of the connector
is attached to the cable center conductor by soldering or crimping.