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Solid State PIN Diode Switches Cover Wide Frequency Range

28 April 2016

Pasternack has expanded its portfolio of in-stock solid state PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. Sixty-nine unique new models of 50 ohm PIN diode switches are available in compact, connectorized package styles.

Pasternack expands line of pin diode switches. Source: Pasternack Pasternack expands line of pin diode switches. Source: Pasternack

The PIN diode switches offer a broad range of solutions in applications where fast switching and long lifetime are critical. These include aerospace, defense and commercial RF, microwave and millimeter-wave communication systems, switch matrix assemblies and production testing environments for a variety of signal routing functions between control components. Integrated TTL-compatible driver circuitry offers accurate logic controls for computer command and automated test systems.

The PIN diode switches from Pasternack are available in popular configurations, including SPST, SPDT, SP3T, SP4T, SP5T, SP6T, SP8T, SP12T and Transfer models that cover select broadband frequencies ranging from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. These switches provide isolation up to 80 dB, switching speeds down to 50 nsec, insertion loss levels as low as 1 dB and dual operating voltage ranges from -15 to -5 and +5 Vdc. Maximum RF input power handling varies from 0.1 to 1 watt (CW) depending on the model.

All the switches are available in rugged packages that are designed to meet military-grade environmental test conditions, and several models feature field replaceable connectors. They are available from stock.

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