Electromechanical relay switches for DC up to 43 GHz applications

Electromechanical relay switches for DC up to 43 GHz applications

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Fairview Microwave, an Infinite Electronics brand, has announced a series of advanced electromechanical relay switches. These cutting-edge switches are set to redefine RF signal routing across an array of market bands, ranging from DC all the way up to 43 GHz.

Signifying a significant leap in technology, these relay switches are poised to address the pressing demands of an industry grappling with the need for higher data rates and a rapid shift to higher frequencies. The components span a selection of 21 diverse models and provide comprehensive coverage of popular market bands, notably L, S, C, X, Ku, K and Ka.

The designs are not only robust and versatile, featuring failsafe, latching, or normally open actuators, but are equipped with desirable characteristics such as TTL logic, position indicators, suppression diodes and solder pins.

The new switches are powered by either +12 Vdc or +28 Vdc DC bias voltage supplies. They are meticulously crafted to be compact, conforming to MIL-grade standards, and are compatible with 2.92 mm female connectors.

Reliability and performance are at the core of these designs. Ensuring they can weather a range of operational conditions, these switches are rated for temperatures between -25°C to +65°C (-25°F to +165°F). Furthermore, they boast an impressive lifecycle rating of 2 million cycles and meet the rigorous MIL-STD-202F environmental test conditions, particularly for shock and vibration.

“With our new electromechanical relay switches, we’re pushing the boundaries of technology to meet the growing demands of an ever-evolving industry,” said Product Line Manager Kevin Hietpas. “As we transition to higher frequencies and seek enhanced data rates, our switches are designed to bridge the present with the future.”

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