Narda Press Release - February 28, 2010
Narda SP3T Reflective Switch Offers Fast Switching Speed to 18 GHz
NY – February 28, 2010 - Narda, an L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) company, today introduced the
Model SP133DHS SP3T reflective switch that operates from 2 to 18 GHz and provides fast switching speed, high
isolation, low insertion loss, and is housed in a rugged compact package. Together these features make the switch
an excellent choice for applications ranging from electronic warfare systems and simulators to automated test
Model SP133DHS has switching speed of 15 ns, insertion loss ranging from 2.6 dB from 2 to 12 GHz and 2.9 dB
from 12 to 18 GHz, maximum VSWR of 2:1, and isolation up to 65 dB. It can handle up to 200 mW of RF power and can
survive RF power input of 1 W CW and 20 W peak (1 µs pulse width, 5% duty cycle).
The switch operates from
+5 VDC at 110 mA and -12 VDC at 70 mA, and operates over a temperature range of -54o C to +95o C. It meets
MIL-STD-202F for humidity, shock, vibration, and thermal shock, and measures 1 x 1.2 x 0.3 in. without connectors.
TTL drivers are included and are reverse-voltage protected, and options include very low loss video leakage,
integrated TTL logic control, a BCD decoder driver, and over-voltage protection. Other package styles can be
specified as well.
Model SP133DHS is available from Narda for immediate delivery.
Please note that the direct link for this product’s data sheet can be found at:
Phone: (631) 231-1700
About Narda Microwave-East
Narda Microwave-East is a division of L-3 Communications Company, a
$14 billion electronics manufacturer
serving the military and commercial communication markets. For more than 50 years, Narda has developed and
manufactured state-of-the-art RF and microwave components, microwave integrated circuits (MICs), multi-function
assemblies, and subsystems in the frequency range from DC to 60 GHz for both commercial and military applications.
Narda is also the world leader in RF safety products, and a leading manufacturer of fiber optic modulator drivers
and oscillators for OC-192 and OC-768 applications. Narda maintains the world's largest inventory of RF and
microwave components, many available from stock.
About L-3 Communications
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a
leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems,
aircraft modernization, training, and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad
array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links,
propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment,
encryption, intelligence systems, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland
Security initiatives with products and services.
Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of
Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.
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