HAUPPAUGE, NY – September 15, 2010 -- Narda, an L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) company, today introduced the SEM163 SP6T electromechanical switch for operation from DC to 18 GHz.

The switch is a normally-open configuration and includes an indicator circuit. Insertion loss is less than 0.5 dB, VSWR is less than 1.5:1, and isolation is as high as 80 dB. It employs SMA female connectors and measures 2.5 high by 1.1 in. square. It operates from 28 VDC and requires 140 mA of actuating current. Other models in the DC-to-18 GHz SEM163 family include latching configurations, TTL control, suppression diodes, and self-energizing and de-energizing capabilities.

The Model SEM163 and all other members of the SEM163 family are in stock and available for immediate delivery.

The data sheet for the SEM163 family can be found at: http://www.nardamicrowave.com/east/index.php?m=Products&e=details&id=1516.

Narda Microwave-East can be contacted on-line by clicking the link below our logo on this page, or by e-mail: nardaeast@L-3com.com, or calling (631) 231-1700.