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Solid-State PIN Diode Switches

Solid-State PIN Diode Switches

The company has expanded its portfolio of in-stock solid-state PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz. Sixty-nine unique new models of 50 ohm PIN diode switches are available in compact connectorized package styles and display impressive isolation, insertion loss, and switching speed performance. They offer a broad range of solutions in applications where fast switching and long lifetime are critical. These PIN diode switches are used extensively in aerospace, defense, and other arenas 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. The new switches are available in popular configurations including SPST, SPDT, SP3T, SP4T, SP5T, SP6T, SP8T, SP12T, and Transfer models that cover select broadband frequencies. They offer superior performance with high isolation up to 80 dB, fast switching speeds down to 50 nsec, insertion loss levels as low as 1 dB, and dual operating voltage ranges from -15 to -5 and +5 Vdc. Maximum RF input power handling varies from 0.1 to 1W 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.