Fairview Microwave launched a new series of ruggedized electromechanical relay switches for reliable RF signal routing in critical applications across various market bands, from DC up to 40 GHz.
The newly launched series includes 40 different switch models and configurations, all in stock and ready to ship with no minimum order quantities. They are suitable for multiple market bands, including L, S, C, X, Ku and K, enabling versatile application possibilities and broad frequency coverage.
Notably, the switches are IP64 compliant with a Level 1 moisture seal, making them ideal for customers who face outdoor environments or moisture exposure in testing. This rugged design ensures durability and reliability in various environments.
The series also boasts exceptional performance with insertion loss as low as 0.15 dB (typical) and isolation levels as high as 90 dB, providing outstanding signal integrity and minimizing signal degradation. They are also equipped with versatile actuator options, including latching, failsafe or normally open actuators, and are compatible with TTL logic.
The high-power capability of these switches is another standout feature. They can handle power up to 160 watts continuous wave (CW) at 1 MHz, delivering reliable performance even under demanding conditions.
The ruggedized electromechanical relay switches come in compact, military-grade, coaxial package designs with SMA, 2.92 mm, TNC or N-Type connectors, depending on the frequency band.
“Our focus is always on providing our customers with robust, reliable and ready-to-ship solutions that meet their unique needs. This new product line delivers on all fronts,” said Kevin Hietpas, Product Line Manager.