PIN diode switches cover 10 MHz to 67 GHz

April 29, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
An expanded portfolio of in-stock solid state PIN diode switches from Pasternack covers frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz – adding 69 unique models of 50 ohm PIN diode switches in compact connectorized package styles.

Delivering impressive isolation, insertion loss, and switching speed performance, these PIN diode switches suit applications where fast switching and long lifetime are critical, such as in aerospace, defense, and commercial RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave communication systems, switch matrix assemblies, and production testing environments for a variety of signal routing functions between control components. Integrated TTL-compatible driver circuitry offers accurate logic controls for computer command and automated test systems.
The PIN diode switches are available in popular configurations including SPST, SPDT, SP3T, SP4T, SP5T, SP6T, SP8T, SP12T, and Transfer models that cover select broadband frequencies ranging from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. These switches offer superior performance with high isolation up to 80 dB, fast switching speeds down to 50 ns, insertion loss levels as low as 1 dB, and dual operating voltage ranges from -15 to -5 and +5 Vdc.  Maximum RF input power handling varies from 0.1- to 1-W (CW) depending on the model. Additionally, all models are available in rugged packages that are designed to meet military grade environmental test conditions and several models feature field replaceable connectors.