Pasternack has recently expanded their portfolio of in-stock solid state PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. There are 69 unique new models of 50 ohm PIN diode switches available in compact connectorized package styles and display impressive isolation, insertion loss, and switching speed performance.
These new switches can be used in a broad range of solutions where fast switching and long lifetime are critical. They are used extensively in 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.
These switches 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. They offer excellent performance with high isolation up to 80 dB, fast switching speeds down to 50 nsec, insertion loss under 1 dB, and dual operating voltage ranges from -15 to -5 and +5 Vdc. The Maximum RF input power handling varies from 0.1 to 1 watt (CW) depending on the model. Additionally, all models are available in rugged packages that are designed to meet military grade environmental test conditions and several models feature field replaceable connectors.