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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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All Purpose Analog Switch Design Hints
Application brief from Pericom.

A Mechanical Approach to Overcome RF MEMS Switch Stiction Problem
Abstract by Lei L. Mercado, *Shun-Meen Kuo, Tien-Yu Tom Lee, and Lianjun Liu.

Configuring an Optimal RF/Microwave Switch System
Application note from Keithley.

Design of A Novel Bulk Micro-machined RF MEMS Switch 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
Article from Microwaves & RF, by Robert W. Dobson.

Extreme Temperature Reed Switch Operation
Application note from Hamlin Electronics L. P.

FDTD Based Broadband MEMS Switch Design
The design of a RF MEMS single pole double throw (SPDT) switch is investigated.

How Reed Relays Work
From Cougar Electronics.

IC Drives Up to Four Single-Coil Latching Relays
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Interfacing Switches and Relays to the Real World in Real Time
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Keeping the HI-0201 Switch Closed When Removing the V+ Supply
Application note from Intersil Corporation.

MEMS RF Switch Designers Now Have 40-GHz Reference Platforms
From Electronic Design Online, by Roger Allan.

Microwave Switches
From Microwaves101.

Optimal Design of a Bistable Switch
From the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.

Reed Switch and Reed Sensor Applications
From Meder Electronic.

Reed Switch and Reed Sensor Applications
From Reed Relays and Electronics India Limited.

Reed Switch Applications

Reed Switches
By James Johnston, Electronics Meccano.

Reed Switch Motor
From Simple Electric Motors.

Relays Rise to Increasing Frequency Demands
Article from Electronics Products, by Michael Baldwin.

Selecting the Right CMOS Analog Switch
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

SMA Actuated RF MEMS Switch
Abstract by George K. El-Khoury & Mohammad A. Hotait.

Stacking Six A/B Station Selector Relays
Application note from Top Ten Devices, Inc.

T1/E1/J1, N+1 Redundancy With Analog Switches
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.

Technical & Applications Information [Relays]
From Coto Technology.

Understanding Relays
Automotive series developed by Kevin R. Sullivan.