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Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:25

SATCOM Waveguide Switches

SATCOM Waveguide Switches

Waveguide switches are heavily used for routing signals that are narrow bandwidth at high frequencies and signals that requires high power levels. Dow-Key switches such as 30-series and 33-series can route signals up to 60 GHz.

These switches are designed to operate in high temperature environments and are offered with very good isolation and insertion loss. Also, for airborne applications where the weight is a critical factor, our Lightweight Waveguide WR-series switches are a perfect fit with its extreme low weight.

Dow-Key Microwave is a key player in the SATCOM (satellite communication) industry for decades with a wide range of relays and switching solutions available for many different ground base and Teleport applications. The best in the RF switch industry, Dow-Key's engineering team is dedicated to support customers all the way from product selection, custom design to RF system integration, and post product support.

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Supplier

  • Dow Key

    Dow-Key Microwave Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of electromechanical switches for radio frequency (RF) and microwave applications

    Dow-Key Microwave specializes in the design and manufacture of customized, high-performance coaxial switches, waveguide switches, high-reliability (space) switches (including T-switches and switch blocks), as well as switching systems such as RF matrices (electromechanical, solid state, and fiber optics). They also offer system-level rack integration, programmable attenuators, and delay lines. A wide range of applications, including space (launch vehicles, manned vehicles, and satellites), telecommunications, automated test equipment (ATE), avionics, ground-based satellite communications, and broadcasting.

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