PIN diode switches for military RF and microwave communications introduced by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 20 May 2016. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing solid-state 50 ohm PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz for aerospace, defense, and commercial RF and microwave communication systems, switch matrix assemblies, and production testing applications.

May 20th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

IRVINE, Calif., 20 May 2016. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing solid-state 50 ohm PIN diode switches covering frequencies from 10 MHz to 67 GHz for aerospace, defense, and commercial RF and microwave communication systems, switch matrix assemblies, and production testing applications.

Maximum RF input power handling varies from 0.1 to 1 Watt continuous wave depending on the model. The devices come in rugged packages designed to meet military-grade environmental test conditions and several models feature field replaceable connectors.

The 69 new models are available in compact connectorized package styles with solid isolation, insertion loss, and switching speed performance, company officials say.

Pasternack's new PIN diode switches offer a broad range of solutions in applications where fast switching and long lifetime are critical. Integrated TTL-compatible driver circuitry offers logic controls for computer command and automated test systems.

Related: RF and microwave digital phase shifters for radar and EW uses introduced by Pasternack

The PIN diode switches from Pasternack are available in SPST, SPDT, SP3T, SP4T, SP5T, SP6T, SP8T, SP12T, and transfer models with isolation to 80 dB, switching speeds to 50 nanoseconds, insertion loss levels as low as 1 dB, and dual operating voltage ranges from -15 to -5 and +5 volts DC.

For more information contact Pasternack online at www.pasternack.com.

More in RF/Analog