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Monday, 31 October 2016 10:31

Dow-Key Reliant Switch Product Series - your ATE solution!

Dow-Key Reliant Switch Product Series - your ATE solution!

The RF & wireless devices of today are equipped with many RF signal routes between their output and input interfaces that require sophisticated and rigorous testing. Maintain high insertion loss repeatability and successfully replicate RF (test) results with Dow-Key Reliant Switch™ solutions.

Available now from the first release of Reliant Switch™ product line; a 1x2 bidirectional coaxial switch with an operating frequency from DC to 26.5 GHz which covers the typical 6 GHz test range and beyond.  The switch is designed with a high isolation of 85 dB at 4 GHz maintaining the integrity of the measured signal in port-to-port testing. This switch can sustain a guaranteed insertion loss repeatability of 0.03 dB across the entire frequency band and has an extended life where each position has a minimum of 10 million life cycles. It is offered with latching actuators, optical position indicators and SMA connectors. 

Also available, the second release of Reliant Switch™ product line is a terminated 1x2 bidirectional coaxial switch, terminated to a 2W 50-ohm load. This bidirectional coaxial switch has a maximum insertion loss of 0.42 dB up to 4 GHz and 0.80 dB at 26.5 GHz while the insertion loss repeatability is guaranteed to be 0.03 dB across the entire operating band. It is offered with latching actuators, optical position indicators and SMA connectors with a minimum life of 10 million cycles.

The final configuration in the Reliant Switch™ product line is a 1x6 multi-position coaxial switch with 50-ohm 2W terminated ports and an operating frequency from DC to 26.5 GHz.  This switch is designed with a high isolation of 100 dB (up to 12.4 GHz) and guaranteed insertion loss repeatability of 0.03 dB across the entire frequency band.  It is offered with latching actuators, SMA connectors, optical position indicators and an operating life of 5 million life cycles.  The Reliant 1x6 is currently scheduled for orders beginning November 2016.


Please contact your Heynen rep. for more purchasing information.