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Switches with Guaranteed Low Insertion Loss Repeatability Levels as Low as 0.03 dB and Cover
DC to 40 GHz
Irvine, California - Pasternack, a leading provider of
RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has unveiled a new series of low insertion loss
electromechanical switches. Test and measurement applications require
signal processing component performance to be highly accurate and repeatable over long periods
and under extreme conditions. In automated test systems where electromechanical switches are
used for signal monitoring and routing applications, every switch will add repeatability error.
Electromechanical switches which exhibit low insertion loss repeatability over millions of
switching cycles play a critical role to ensure overall system measurement accuracy is maintained
at optimum levels. Typical applications for these switches include test instrumentation, electronic
warfare, electronic countermeasures, microwave radio, VSWT, radar, space systems and research
Pasternack's 12 new models of
electromechanical switches cover broadband frequencies from DC to 40 GHz.
They exhibit very low insertion loss repeatability with guaranteed levels of 0.03 to 0.05
dB over 5 to 10 million switching cycles depending on the model. The switches are offered
in three configurations: single-pole double-throw (SPDT), single-pole four-throw (SP4T) and
single-pole six-throw (SP6T). They are designed with latching actuators and desirable features
that include indicators, self-cut-off, TTL and 50 Ohm terminations. Impressive performance
includes low insertion loss of 0.3 dB with high Isolation of 100 dB typical, and input power
ratings of up to 70 watts CW and up to 1 watt for hot switching applications.
These rugged and compact coaxial package assemblies are RoHS and REACH compliant, shielded
for EMI/RFI suppression and magnetic fields. They are highly reliable and guaranteed to meet
a series of MIL-STD-202 environmental test conditions that includes exposure to temperature
cycle, humidity, altitude, vibration and shock. Depending on the model and frequency, these
electromechanical switches are available with SMA or 2.92mm connectors, some models support
ribbon cable assemblies for DC, indicator, and TTL logic controls. All models are export rated
as EAR99. "Our new high-reliability electromechanical switches boast impressive insertion
loss repeatability performance and a list of features that designers will find extremely useful.
All twelve designs are available off-the-shelf with same day shipping," said Tim Galla, Product
Manager at Pasternack.
Pasternack's low insertion loss repeatability electromechanical switches are in stock and
ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.
For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
Over the last 40+ years, a lot has changed in the RF and Microwave industries. However,
some things remain the same, like Customers' demand for a reliable source of quality products
supported by superior technical and customer service.
Since 1972, Pasternack has steadily grown by aligning its offerings to match the needs
of our Customers. We maintain an inventory of more than 40,000 products that are always available
which gives you access to products ranging from the rare, hard-to-find specials to the broadest
array of industry standards.
Today, Pasternack is a global supplier of RF and Microwave components supported by a growing
list of 19 International Distributors who service customers in more than 35 countries worldwide
and partner with us in pursuit of our vision to be the world's most recognized and trusted
provider of urgently needed RF/Microwave components and assemblies.
Pasternack continues its mission to provide the users of RF and Microwave components and
assemblies the broadest and deepest selection of products available for same-day shipment
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted October 2, 2017