Electromechanical Relay Switches Boasting 2 to 10 Million Life Cycles Released by Pasternack
February 4, 2015
Irvine, CA - Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, introduces
a new family of in-stock
high-rel electromechanical relay switches with designs that range from 2 to 10 million life cycles, making them
uniquely qualified for applications including defense and commercial aviation, semiconductor manufacturing, communications,
radar, SATCOM, test instrumentation, medical devices and many others.
latest release of hi-rel RF switches consists of 42 unique designs which include 38 connectorized models as well
as 4 surface-mount devices that boast a small footprint and lower cost than traditional connectorized packages.
A unique patented design of the actuator and transmission link has been optimized for magnetic efficiency and mechanical
rigidity which guarantees operation up to 10 million life cycles with excellent repeatability. The rugged MIL-STD-202
qualified construction of each RF relay switch is designed to withstand exposure to sine and random vibration and
New coaxial electromechanical switches from Pasternack are available in package styles using SMA & N Type
connectors and include varieties from SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) through SP12T (Single Pole 12 Throw). Frequencies
for these new RF switches range
from DC to 40 GHz depending on the model, operating voltage ranges from +12 V to +30 V, power ratings
range from 5 W to 700 W and have high isolation up to 85 dB and low insertion loss of 0.15 dB
at 1 GHz. Additional features of these electromechanical relay switches include indicators, a latching actuator,
a failsafe actuator and TTL Inputs.
"We are pleased to release one of the industry’s largest off-the-shelf portfolios of electromechanical relay
switches," explains Tim Galla, Active RF Components Product Manager at Pasternack. "The patented rugged design features
of these RF switches allow up to 10 million life cycles with excellent repeatability, compared to standard electromechanical
relay switch designs."
Pasternack's new hi-rel electromechanical relay switches are available today from stock. You can view the new
RF switches by visiting
Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
About Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers
the industry’s largest selection of passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted February 5, 2015