One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of microwave component technology has launched a new range of switch drivers.

Labtech Microwave’s LMS8XX series, designed to meet the demanding drive requirements of PIN diode microwave switches, offer small size, high power and selectable transition times. Although the basic unit (LMS820) is designed for SPDT (single pole double throw) applications, units will soon be available for three and four way (LMS821) and five and six way (LMS822) switches.

Commenting on the new product, Alistair Frier, business development manager of Labtech Microwave said: “This is a stand-alone product, designed and developed by our own teams, that replaces high cost parts previously purchased from US suppliers. It is a discrete, cost effective addition to the Labtech Microwave product range i.e. a switch driver as opposed to a RF PIN switch and thus a saleable item in its own right. We are already selling to other PIN switch and higher-level sub-system manufacturers who would integrate PIN switches into their higher-level products.”

Labtech Microwave will be exhibiting at stand 1311, European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Amsterdam, Holland, from 28 -30 October 2008.