RF Matrix Switches: Blocking vs. Non-blocking

In the RF & Wireless Industries, system performance requirements seem to expand almost daily. These systems continue to encompass more and more of today’s broad-reaching technologies. Engineers working in this environment are often tasked with designs that must combine and distribute RF signals from multiple input devices. While at the same time, making those signals available via multiple outputs. In many cases, an RF Matrix Switch can be the solution to this problem. In this article, we will explore the three most basic types of RF Matrix Switches. We will also touch upon the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each of these configurations.