New Electromechanical Switches Designed for
High Reliability with up to 10 Million Switching Cycles
Lewisville, Texas (January 30, 2018) - Fairview Microwave
Inc., a supplier of on-demand RF and microwave components, has unveiled a new series
low insertion loss repeatability electromechanical switches. These
electromechanical switches exhibit low insertion loss repeatability which is guaranteed
over millions of switching cycles. This performance is extremely useful to help maintain
overall system measurement accuracy. Typical applications for these switches include
test instrumentation, research and development, electronic countermeasures, electronic
warfare, microwave radio, space systems and radar.
Fairview's 12 new
electromechanical switches exhibit extremely 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. 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 switches cover broadband frequencies from DC to 40 GHz
and are offered in three configurations: single-pole double-throw (SPDT), single-pole
four-throw (SP4T) and single-pole six-throw (SP6T). They have latching actuators and
desirable features that include indicators, self-cut-off, TTL and 50 Ohm terminations.
These rugged, MIL-grade electromechanical switches are RoHS and REACH compliant and
guaranteed to meet MIL-STD-202 environmental test conditions that include exposure to
humidity, altitude, temperature cycling, vibration and shock. Another important feature
is all package designs are shielded for EMI/RFI protection and magnetic fields. Models
are available with either SMA or 2.92mm connectors depending on the operational frequency.
Multi-throw models support HE10 connectors with ribbon cable assemblies for DC, indicator
and TTL logic controls, and all models are export-rated as EAR99.
"Designers will find Fairview Microwave's line of low insertion loss repeatability
electromechanical switches are extremely useful in maintaining overall system measurement
accuracy and provide the added confidence of highly reliable operation over millions
of switching cycles. Plus, all twelve designs are available off-the-shelf with same day
shipping," said Tim Galla, Product Manager at Fairview Microwave.
Fairview's new low insertion loss repeatability electromechanical switches are in
stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.
About Fairview Microwave
A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave
offers immediate delivery of RF components including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable
assemblies, connectors, terminations and much more. All products are shipped same-day
from the company's ISO 9001:2008 certified production facilities in Allen, Texas. Fairview
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Posted February 2, 2018