Tuesday, March 5, 2024

A Series Of Electromechanical Relay Switches

By Nidhi Agarwal

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The electromechanical relay switches are designed to ensure reliable RF signal routing with a wide range of frequency bandwidths.

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Pasternack has launched the series of ruggedized electromechanical relay switches, which the company claims are designed to guarantee reliable Radio Frequency (RF) signal routing, catering to critical applications across a wide spectrum of market bands, ranging from Direct Current (DC) to 40 GHz. According to the press release issued by the company, the switches comply with the Ingress Protection 64 (IP64) standards and incorporate a Level 1 moisture seal. The company claims the relay switches are suitable for customers who operate in outdoor environments or where testing conditions may involve exposure to moisture. The company ensures that the switches are durable and reliable across various settings.

The press release highlights the great performance of the series, with insertion loss as low as 0.15 dB and achieving isolation levels of up to 90 dB. The company ensures exceptional signal integrity, minimizing any potential signal degradation. Additionally, the switches offer various actuator options, such as latching, failsafe, or normally open actuators, all compatible with Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL) logic. According to the company’s claim, the relay switches can efficiently manage power levels of up to 160 watts continuous wave (CW) at 1 MHz, ensuring consistent and reliable performance even in challenging and demanding situations. The electromechanical relay switches are offered in compact package designs that adhere to Military (MIL) grade standards and feature coaxial interfaces.

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“Pasternack’s unwavering commitment is to provide our customers with robust, reliable and readily available solutions tailored to their unique requirements. This latest product line exceeds those expectations,” said Kevin Hietpas, Product Line Manager.

Some of the key specifications of the series of relay switches include:

  • Connector Series: SMA/N
  • Connector Gender: Female
  • Switch Design: SPDT
  • Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Maximum VSWR: 1.4:1
  • Minimum Frequency: 6GHz/1GHz
  • Maximum Frequency: 18GHz/12GHz
  • Maximum Insertion Loss: 0.4dB/0.5dB
  • Minimum Isolation: 65dB/60dB

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