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Pasternack introduces its PIN diode switches for RF and microwave applications

06 November 2023

California-based Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand, has introduced 10 different models of military-grade ultra-broadband PIN diode switches for phased-array radar, broadband jamming, wireless infrastructure and 5G communications.

According to the company, the switches are available in SP2T, SP4T and SP8T configurations — all of which feature integrated TTL drivers and rugged military-grade coaxial-packaged designs.

Source: PasternackSource: Pasternack

These radio frequency and microwave switches reportedly operate at frequencies from 1 MHz to 75 GHz and this wideband frequency coverage includes UHF, VHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, K, Ka, Q, U and V.

Further, the product line also features reflective and absorptive designs, with the latter allowing for low voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) performance. Likewise, these switches reportedly offer input power handling of as much as 1 W continuous wave, and rapid switching speeds as low as 50 ns.

Additionally, the PIN diode switches are Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and can function in temperatures from -40° C to 85° C.

For more information, visit the Pasternack website.

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