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AtlanTecRF launches high performance electromechanical switches

July 10, 2015

AtlanTecRF has launched a range of high reliability, long life electromechanical switches, with many popular models available from stock. These high reliability switches come in configurations from Single Pole Single Throw (SPDT) through to SP10T, allowing a microwave signal to be switched from a common input to a number of outputs.

A range of frequencies are offered including DC to 18GHz and beyond and all models are available with or without indicators and TTL drivers as standard options. Switch architecture can be defined as normally open, failsafe and latching there is also a range of transfer switches in the series.

Typical performance figures of 0.5 dB max insertion loss (18 GHz), 60 dB isolation and standard operating temperature range of -25 to +65ºC means they are suitable for a wide range of applications.

Paul Grimmett, AtlanTecRF Operations Manager, said, "The introduction of this range of switches is in response to strong customer demand. Particular interest has been shown from the automatic test equipment and communications industries where reliability, consistency and performance are key. Low PIM switches and high efficiency Self Cut-off Latching switches that once switched do not draw further current are popular choices.”