Making the Right Choices When Specifying an RF Switching System

Designing an RF switching system can be boring - especially compared to designing the rest of the test system. Most engineers don’t view designing an RF switching system as the pinnacle of their careers. However, proper switching system design is essential, so it’s important to make the right choices if you want your automated test system to be successful.

If you are designing an RF switching system, your first important task is to determine the driving points for your application. Think of this exercise as writing the performance specification for your RF switching system.