Discrete and Process Automation

Signal Hound introduces the RFS44 4-port antenna switch

03 May 2024

Signal Hound, a manufacturer of accessible, versatile precision test equipment has added the RFS44 to its expanding product line. This powerful, ultra-fast antenna switch is in stock and available to order now. The RFS44 is a single pole four throw (SP4T) absorptive solid-state switch. Using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology, the RFS44 provides radio frequency (RF) switching across four ports at up to 44 GHz.

“The RFS44 allows engineers to switch from LF all the way through the Ka band and utilize this versatile tool in pseudo-doppler direction finding applications,” said Justin Crooks, senior engineer. “With ultra-fast switch speed, 3 ns rise/fall times, and direct access from our proprietary Spike software, the RFS44 enables multi-band sweeping and direction finding to the SP145 as well as the SM200 and SM435 product lines.”Source: Signal HoundSource: Signal Hound

Additional RFS44 applications:

  • Automated testing
  • Antenna polarization
  • Satellite communications
  • Industrial automation and test
  • Radar
  • 5G wireless

The RFS44 4-port antenna switch operates at a frequency range of 100 kHz to 44 GHz, is direct logic control enabled, boasts a 20 ns switch time and allows for frequency or interval switching with supported hardware. With a standard operating temperature range of -40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C), the RFS44 weighs only 8.9 oz. (0.25 kg) and measures only 4.09 inches x 4.17 inches x 1.32 inches (104 mm x 106 mm x 34 mm).

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