Low PIMRFMW , Ltd. announces application and sales support for a new line of low PIM (Passive Intermodulation) coaxial switches from Radiall, a global leader in design, development and manufacturing of innovative interconnect solutions.

The rapid growth of 4G/LTE networks has led to the need for better performing Low PIM devices. As a result, Radiall developed a broad series of switches including the following configurations: SPDT, DPDT, SP4T, and SP6T. These configurations are available with either SMA (up to 18 GHz) or N (up to 12.4 GHz) type connectors.

With over 500 part number configurations available for purchase, these switches offer longer life cycles with 2 million actuations guaranteed, versus the industry average of 1 million cycles. The combination of part number configurations, long life cycle guarantee, and Low PIM performance make these devices a perfect solution for RF test systems and test benches demanding excellent passive intermodulation performance.

Specifications (General):

  • Based on Radiall’s proven RAMSES modular concept
  • 3rd order intermodulation characteristics of -160 dBc @ +43 dBm (20 watts)
  • Excellent RF performance

o   SMA Models

§  Isolation: 60 dB @ 18 GHz Max

§  Insertion Loss: 0.5 dB @ 18 GHz Max

§  VSWR: 1.5 @ 18 GHz Max

o   N Models

§  Isolation: 60 dB @ 12.4 GHz Max

§  Insertion Loss: 0.5 dB @ 12.4 GHz Max

§  VSWR: 1.5 @ 12.4 GHz Max