Pin Diode Switches
The RF switches are controlled by pin diodes that cover a frequency range of 20 MHz to 18 GHz. They are available as both reflective or non-reflective styles.
- Frequencies to 40 GHz
- TTL Compatible at +/- 5 VDC
- Power to 1 Watt CW
- Switching speeds of 20 ns
|Product Range*||Frequency Range||Insertion Loss (dB max)||VSWR (max)||Isolation (dB min)||SWSP (nsec) (max)||RF Power (WCW) (max)||Package|
|SPST||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||0.8 - 3.2||1.5 - 2.2||55 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W101,W102|
|SPDT||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||1.0 - 3.2||1.5 - 2.2||60 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W201,W202|
|SP3T||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||1.4 - 3.3||1.5 - 2.2||60 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W301,W302|
|SP4T||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||1.2 - 3.5||1.5 - 2.2||60 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W401,W402|
|SP5T||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||1.3 - 3.6||1.5 - 2.2||60 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W501,W502|
|SP6T||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||1.4 - 3.8||1.5 - 2.2||60 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W602,W603|
|SP7T||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||1.4 - 4.2||1.5 - 2.2||60 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W702,W703|
|SP8T||0.02 GHz - 18 GHz||1.4 - 3.7||1.5 - 2.2||60 - 80||50 - 200||0.5 - 1.0||W802|
High Power Switches
High-power RF applications can be served by a variety of switches, and the specifics of the applications will determine which switch is the best choice. These switches feature peak power handling up to 5 kW. Frequency can range from 12 MHz to 18 GHz with switching speeds less than 250 ns, customisable switching ports, and TTL control.
Remote Controllable Switch
The DCR-8 is an eight port RF Switch remotely controllable via USB or Ethernet. The standard broadband switch has an operating frequency of 20 MHz to 18 GHz with an insertion loss of only 4 dB. It also offers excellent port-to-port isolation of minimum 80 dB. The DCR-8 can be custom designed for customer specific bandwidths and switching port applications.
The Safe-Guard RF Switch is designed to attenuate the RF transmit signals up to 12 dB or to a reduced power level of 6.3% of the original power. When flammable gases and vapors are present, transmitting at full power greatly increases the likelihood of an explosion. By turning off the DC power to the Safe-Guard RF Switch, the transmit power defaults to the reduced level to maintain minimal communications with the affected site.
RF Switch Matrices
The RF Switch Matrices have been designed for production testing, lab environments and general switching applications to direct the signals from antennas, signal generators, spectrum analysers, network analysers, power meters, modulators and into or out of test products. They are offered in Blocking, Non-Blocking, and Super Non-Blocking configurations, as well as N x N configurations up to 40 GHz and high power applications.