New E and W-Band PIN Diode Waveguide Switches from 60 to 110 GHz

Fairview Microwave has released a new line of E and W-band PIN diode waveguide switches. These single-pole single-throw (SPST) and single pole double-throw (SPDT) millimeter-wave waveguide switches offer an ultra-broadband frequency range with fast switching performance. They are ideal for telecommunications, test instrumentation, research and development programs and radar front ends in applications that involve general switching, receiver protection, pulse modulation and antenna beam switching.

Fairview's four new PIN diode waveguide switches feature fully integrated WR10 and WR12 waveguide ports that support a UG387/U flange and cover E-band (60 to 90 GHz) and W-band (75 to 110 GHz) frequencies. These designs utilize high-performance GaAs beam-lead diodes and low-loss Fin-line technology, resulting in exceptional performance of 4 dB typical insertion loss, 25 dB of isolation and fast switching speed of under 300 nsec. Fully integrated TTL driver circuitry with an SMA connector control port provides ease of use. All of these waveguide PIN diode switch models require a dual voltage bias of +5/-5 Vdc and have a maximum rated CW input power level of 0.5 dBm. Rugged MIL-grade compact package configurations integrate both switch and control packaging and offer maximum performance and reliability over a full temperature range of -55°C to +85°C.

Fairview's new E and W-band PIN diode waveguide switches are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. For detailed information on these products, click here.