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New product provides the Space RF engineering and design community with an off-the-shelf
high frequency RF switch for the most challenging high-reliability space applications
Milpitas, CA – December 14th, 2021 –
Teledyne e2v HiRel announces the availability of a rad-tolerant 20 GHz,
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) absorptive RF switch, model TDSW020A2T, that is
ideal for use in demanding high reliability, space and defense applications and
is now available with qualified material off-the-shelf. This new RF switch, developed
on 0.15 μm InGaAs pHEMT technology, will be available as die and is qualified
per MIL-PRF-38534 Class K-equivalent for space applications.
TDSW020A2T leverages monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design techniques
that deliver superior performance in the Ku and K microwave and millimeter-wave
bands. The switch delivers low insertion loss, high isolation, fast switching times,
and high linearity across a wide frequency band from dc to 20 GHz and attains an
input power 1 dB compression of 28 dBm (typical). Class K equivalent element
evaluation is performed per wafer.
"We continue to expand our portfolio of high reliability RF products for Ku and
K bands and beyond," said Mont Taylor, Vice President and Business Development Manager
at Teledyne e2v HiRel. "This new product is the first 20 GHz switch qualified to
100 krad, and joins our growing product lines of amplifiers, low noise amplifiers,
power amplifiers, DVGAs, digital step attenuators, limiters, mixers, prescalers,
phase-locked loops, and switches."
The TDSW020A2T is TID radiation tolerant to 100 krad (Si), making it an
excellent choice for satellites and other high altitude, high reliability applications.
For more information on all of Teledyne e2v HiRel's space offerings, review our
portfolio of semiconductors, converters and processors, and related services
here on the Teledyne Defense Electronics website.
Devices are available for ordering and shipment today, from Teledyne e2v HiRel
or an authorized distributor, with the option of Classes H- or K-equivalent screening.
They are shipped from our DoD Trusted Facility in Milpitas, California.
About Teledyne e2v HiRel Electronics
Teledyne HiRel’s innovations lead developments in space, transportation, defense,
and industrial markets. HiRel’s unique approach involves listening to the market
and application challenges of customers and partnering with them to provide innovative
standard, semi-custom or fully custom solutions, bringing increased value to their
systems. For more information, visit
About Teledyne Defense Electronics
Serving Defense, Space and Commercial sectors worldwide, Teledyne Defense Electronics
offers a comprehensive portfolio of highly engineered solutions that meet your most
demanding requirements in the harshest environments. Manufacturing both custom and
off-the-shelf product offerings, our diverse product lines meet emerging needs for
key applications for avionics, energetics, electronic warfare, missiles, radar,
satcom, space, and test and measurement.
Teledyne Defense Electronics
Phone: +1 323-241-1623
Posted December 16, 2021