Allen, Tex. - Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a new portfolio of electromechanical relay switches that cover ultra-broadband and millimeter-wave frequencies up to 40 GHz. These high-reliability RF switches are guaranteed to perform up to 2 to 10 million life cycles, which make them an suitable for industries and applications related to defense and commercial aviation, radar, wireless communications, satellite communications, and test and measurement.
The relay switches guarantee operation up to 10 million cycles thanks to a patented design of the actuator and the transmission link has been optimized for magnetic efficiency and mechanical rigidity, said the company. The devices are MIL-STD-202 qualified and are designed to withstand exposure to sine and random vibration and mechanical shock.
The coaxial relay switches are available in a variety of flavors from SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) to SP12T (Single Pole 12 Throw) and are designed with either SMA, Type-N, or 2.92 mm depending on the frequency range. Frequencies for these RF switches range from DC to 40 GHz depending on the model; power ratings range from 5W to 700W, and operating voltage ranges from +12V to +30V. Other key specs include high isolation up to 85 dB and low insertion loss of 0.15 dB at 1 GHz.
In this product release, 42 designs are in-stock, which include 38 connectorized models and four surface-mount devices that provide a small footprint and lower cost than traditional connectorized packages, according to the company.
Availability: 42 products are in-stock.