Microwave Journal

Amplical announces new high performance broadband coaxial PIN switches

May 26, 2015

Amplical Corp. announces a new family of competitively priced high performance broadband coaxial PIN diode switches featuring low insertion loss, low vswr, high isolation, and fast switching speed. Standard configurations range from single-pole, single-throw (SPST) through single-pole, six-throw (SP6T), single-pole eight-throw (SP8T) and single-pole, twelve-throw (SP12T). All switches are available with either absorptive or reflective inputs in many broadband frequency ranges including 400 MHz to 6 GHz, 2 to 18 GHz, 500 MHz to 18 GHz and an ultra-broadband 100 MHz to 20 GHz.

The switches operate from +5 V and –12 to –20 V DC power supplies. DC current draw is optimized to minimize DC power dissipation. TTL compatible drivers are incorporated on all switches for convenient logic control.

Mechanical packages for all switch configurations have been optimized for minimal size and weight. The switches incorporate MIL-PRF-39012 SMA female connectors and ø0.030" solder pins. Ø0.096 throughholes are incorporated on all switches for convenient chassis mounting.

Applications for this series of switches include communications systems, electronic simulators, bypass switches, test equipment, switched filter banks, blanking switches, radar systems, EW systems and simulators.

All switches can be customized for any electrical or mechanical parameter including alternate DC power supplies, frequency band-specific performance optimization, port-to-port and unit-to-unit insertion lossand insertion phase matching. Hermetic seal and MIL/high-reliability screening is available on all models.