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Switches & Relays Design Data

The companies listed here can supply your needs for any type of switch, be it solid state or mechanical, reflective or absorptive, manual or electrically controllable. They provide not only a stock of off-the-shelf models, but can also design and manufacture custom models for meeting specialty insertion losses, m x n matrices, form factor, power handling, or other unique parameters. There is a lot of design information available in the form of white papers, datasheets, and online write-ups. Please consider contacting RF Cafe advertisers first for your needs.




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Please click here to visit the Amplical websiteAmplical
Whippany, NJ
Phone: 201-919-2088

Amplical was founded by Engineers for Engineers
Amplical is determined to be a leading supplier of quality RF microwave components. Utilizing the latest in RF Microwave technology, Amplical focuses on premium quality amplifiers and attenuators at affordable prices. Amplifiers are tuned for exceptional amplitude flatness and our attenuators are designed for precision and the utmost in accuracy. Our products are typically available from stock. It is our pleasure and honor to provide you with both an exceptional product and exceptional service. GaAs technology.

       • Amplifiers - High Power, Maximally Flat
        • Attenuators - Relay, Solid State
        • Custom RF Microwave Assemblies
      • Modulators - Rack & Connectorized
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Please click here to visit the Dow-Key Microwave websiteDow-Key Microwave
Ventura, CA
Tel: 805-650-0260
 Dow-Key Microwave Corporation is the world's
 largest manufacturer of electro-mechanical RF
 switches. We are AS9100/ISO-9001 certified
 and committed to providing unparalleled
 customer service, competitive pricing, on-time
 delivery and switch products that are
 distinguished by quality and reliability.
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  Dow-Key offers the largest switch product line in
 the world with over 10,000 unique configurations.

Our Products Include:

  • Coaxial Switches - SPDT, DPDT, Transfer,
                   Manual, Fail-Safe, NO, Multi-Position
  • Electro-Mechanical   &   Solid State
     Switch Matrices - Multi-Pole, Multi-Throw
  • Fiber Optics Matrices - 8x14, 14x15
  • Programmable Attenuators - Up to 127 dB
                                                  30 - 3000 MHz
  • Programmable Delay Lines - 10 ps Step
  • Space Qualified Switches - 2/3 Switch,
                     SPDT, DPDT, Transfer, High Power
  • Waveguide Switches - SPDT, DPDT, X-fer
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View Dow-Key's Catalogs

All Purpose Analog Switch Design Hints | pericom.com/pdf/applications/AB007.pdf
Application brief from Pericom.

A Mechanical Approach to Overcome RF MEMS Switch Stiction Problem | ansys.com/industries/mems/mems-downloads/ectc_03_moto_s09p3c.pdf
Abstract by Lei L. Mercado, *Shun-Meen Kuo, Tien-Yu Tom Lee, and Lianjun Liu.


Configuring an Optimal RF/Microwave Switch System | keithley.com/data?asset=16520
Application note from Keithley.

Design of A Novel Bulk Micro-machined RF MEMS Switch | intellisensesoftware.com/papers/Design of a Novel Bulk.pdf
A RF MEMS capacitive switch fabricated using bulk silicon micro-machining is investigated in this paper.

Evaluating RF Relays For Military Systems | mwrf.com/Articles/ArticleID/6662/6662.html
Article from Microwaves & RF, by Robert W. Dobson.

Extreme Temperature Reed Switch Operation | hamlin.com/specSheets/AN105A-Tech-Extended_Temperature_Operation.pdf
Application note from Hamlin Electronics L. P.

FDTD Based Broadband MEMS Switch Design | cosis.net/abstracts/KH2002/00090/KH2002-A-00090.pdf
The design of a RF MEMS single pole double throw (SPDT) switch is investigated.

How Reed Relays Work | cougarelectronics.com/pdf/reed_relays.pdf
From Cougar Electronics.
Click here to visit the Pulsar Microwave websitePulsar Microwave Corp.
Clifton, NJ
Tel: (973) 779-6262
Pulsar Microwave is celebrating its 26th anniversary as a valued supplier of passive microwave components covering the frequency range of 10 kHz to 40 GHz with both narrow band and ultra-broadband products for the wireless communications markets.  ISO and RoHS.

We Specialize in Custom Requirements

Power Dividers/Combiners - 2-32 Way, Low /
 High Power to 40 GHz. SMT & Connectorized.
Directional Couplers - Low and High Power to
 18 GHz, 2500 watts. SMT and Connectorized.
Attenuators - Pin Diode, Voltage/Current
 Controlled and Digital Controlled to 16 GHz.
Switches - Absorpt./Reflect., SP1T-8T to 18 GHz.
90° & 180° Hybrids - 10% BW, 2:1 to 4:1,
 2:1 to 6:1, 5:1 to 125:1, 3 & 4 Port, to 20 GHz.
Phase Shifters - Analog (Narrow, Octave) and
 Switched Bit Digital, to 4 GHz.
Mixers - High IP3, DC/AC Coupled, to 7 GHz.
 High Frequency to 18 GHz. SMT & Connectorized.
I & Q Networks - Modulators, Demodulators,
 and Image Reject Mixers, to 16 GHz.
Bias Tees - 0.01 to 40 GHz. SMT & Connector.
Frequency Doublers - 0.2-6000 MHz. SMT &
     Connectorized.
DC Blocks - To 18 GHz, SMT & Connectorized.

IC Drives Up to Four Single-Coil Latching Relays | maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/an_pk/3288
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Interfacing Switches and Relays to the Real World in Real Time | maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/appnote_number/764
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Keeping the HI-0201 Switch Closed When Removing the V+ Supply | intersil.com/data/an/an9402.pdf
Application note from Intersil Corporation.

MEMS RF Switch Designers Now Have 40-GHz Reference Platforms | elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=3826
From Electronic Design Online, by Roger Allan.

Microwave Switches | microwaves101.com/encyclopedia/switches.cfm
From Microwaves101.

Optimal Design of a Bistable Switch | seas.harvard.edu/brenner/Optimal_design.pdf
From the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.

Reed Switch and Reed Sensor Applications | meder.com/fileadmin/meder/pdf/en/Sensor_Applications.pdf
From Meder Electronic.

Reed Switch and Reed Sensor Applications | reed-sensor.com/pdfs/RRE_Reed_Switch_Applications.pdf
From Reed Relays and Electronics India Limited.

Reed Switch Applications | nec-tokin.com/english/product/pdf_dl/ReedSwitcesApplications.pdf
From NEC TOKIN.

Reed Switches | eleinmec.com/article.asp?23
By James Johnston, Electronics Meccano.

Reed Switch Motor | .simplemotor.com/rsmotor.htm
From Simple Electric Motors.

Relays Rise to Increasing Frequency Demands | electronicproducts.com/ShowPage.asp?SECTION=3700&PRIMID=&FileName=FEBCII1.FEB2001
Article from Electronics Products, by Michael Baldwin.

Selecting the Right CMOS Analog Switch | maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/appnote_number/638
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

SMA Actuated RF MEMS Switch | webfea-lb.fea.aub.edu.lb/proceedings/2004/SRC-ME-10.pdf
Abstract by George K. El-Khoury & Mohammad A. Hotait.

Stacking Six A/B Station Selector Relays | qth.com/topten/apnote1.htm
Application note from Top Ten Devices, Inc.

T1/E1/J1, N+1 Redundancy With Analog Switches | maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/appnote_number/2857
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Technical & Applications Information [Relays] | cotorelay.com/Reed-Relays-Applications-Information-Entire-File.pdf
From Coto Technology.

Understanding Relays | autoshop101.com/forms/hweb2.pdf
Automotive series developed by Kevin R. Sullivan.
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