Military multiplexers for RF and microwave applications with long life expectancy introduced by Pickering

June 22, 2021
Components exhibit virtually identical performance to 50 GHz when compared to existing 50 GHz switches to maintain good performance characteristics.

CLACTON-ON-SEA, England - Pickering Interfaces in Clacton-On-Sea, England, is introducing microwave multiplexers with a maximum frequency of 67 GHz in SP4T and SP6T form factors for aerospace and defense RF and microwave applications.

The model 40/42-785C PXI and PXI Express multiplexers and models 60-800 and 60-803 LXI multiplexers maintain the same physical dimensions as existing lower frequency products, enabling users to upgrade to 67 GHz products while maintaining the same slot count and rack height within their test systems.

The introduction of the PXI Express format to the microwave multiplexers includes the range from 3 GHz to 67 GHz. The 40/42-785C and 60-800 & 60-803 67 GHz multiplexers are available in unterminated SP4T & SP6T forms using the SMA-1.85 connector interface.

The components exhibit virtually identical performance to 50 GHz when compared to existing 50 GHz switches. This helps to maintain performance characteristics for legacy test systems that were previously based on 50 GHz components.

In addition, the relays used in Pickering's 67 GHz multiplexers have the same life expectancy, 2M operations, as lower frequency products from the company and twice that of competitors.

The 67 GHz SP4T & SP6T relays also can be specified in Pickering's Turnkey LXI microwave switch and signal routing subsystems. Test engineers can specify their required mix of switch types (SPDT, transfer etc.), frequency and interconnection, plus any non-switching RF products to create a custom solution for a specific testing requirement.

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