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A Guide to RF Switching Systems

Whether you are designing an RF switching system or planning to purchase one, it is important to understand the fundamentals of these complex systems and the ways in which application requirements impact cost and performance. In order to understand the challenges in a matrix design, it is important to understand the critical building blocks, as well as the important decisions that must be made along the way. This paper explains the requirements placed on switching systems and the tradeoffs that different choices will present.

Design Guide Microwave Switches & RF Coaxial Relays

A guide in basic microwave theory and its application in microwave switches and RF coaxial relays.

CANbus Controlled Switch Matrices

Electronic control of conventional buses such as RS-232, RS-422 and GPIB, requires complex wiring for control and power lines in electromechanical switch matrices. As these switches grow in complexity, the control interconnections between components become a real challenge, thus increasing design and integration time and affecting serviceability. This paper features how Controller Area Network (CAN) resolves the complexity in designing electromechanical switches matrices.

Smart Switches with CAN Serial Communication Bus

A series of electromechanically switches are developed that is targeted specifically at test equipment applications. The unique switches are based on ISO defined serial communication bus which adds tremendous flexibility to today’s complex test systems. This paper will discuss in details how these switches operate.

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As a leader in RF technology, Dow-Key offers high performancewaveguide switches operating up to 70 GHz, coaxial switches operating up to 40 GHz, Hi-Rel switches such as SPDT, transfer switch, T-Switch, various waveguide switches and switching blocks, and switching systems such as SATCOM modules, RF matrices with individual switches, non-blocking crossbar, fan-in and fan-out modules, hybrid switching solution and much more(electromechanical, solid state and fiber optics), in addition to, custom switching designs and reliable solutions, as it is required in today's fast paced communication industry. Our products are used in a wide range of different markets, from commercial, military and to space, with applications in ATE, avionics, ground based, satellite communications, broadcasting, Hi-Rel, and many more. We are specialized in RF technology and custom switching needs. Dow-Key Microwave is AS9100 / ISO-9001:2008 certified and is committed to provide unparalleled customer service, competitive pricing and on-time delivery. Founded in 1945, Dow-Key is the oldest continuously operationalRF Relay manufacturerin the United States.

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