E- and W-band RF and microwave PIN diode waveguide switches for radar front ends introduced by Fairview

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Fairview Microwave Inc. in Lewisville, Texas, is introducing a line of E and W-band RF and microwave PIN diode waveguide switches for radar front ends, telecommunications, test instrumentation, and research that involve general switching, receiver protection, pulse modulation, and antenna beam switching.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Fairview Microwave Inc. in Lewisville, Texas, is introducing a line of E and W-band RF and microwave PIN diode waveguide switches for radar front ends, telecommunications, test instrumentation, and research that involve general switching, receiver protection, pulse modulation, and antenna beam switching.

These single-pole single-throw (SPST) and single pole double-throw (SPDT) millimeter-wave waveguide switches offer an ultra-broadband frequency range with fast switching performance.

Fairview's four new PIN diode waveguide switches feature integrated WR10 and WR12 waveguide ports that support a UG387/U flange and cover E-band (60 to 90 GHz) and W-band (75 to 110 GHz) frequencies.

These designs use high-performance gallium arsenide (GaAs) beam-lead diodes and low-loss Fin-line technology, resulting in performance of 4 dB typical insertion loss, 25 dB of isolation and fast switching speed of less than 300 nanoseconds.

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Integrated TTL driver circuitry with an SMA connector control port provides ease of use. All of these waveguide PIN diode switch models require a dual voltage bias of +5/-5 volts DC and have a maximum rated CW input power level of 0.5 dBm.

Rugged MIL-grade compact package configurations integrate both switch and control packaging and offer maximum performance and reliability over a temperature range of -55 to 85 degrees Celsius.

Fairview's E and W-band PIN diode waveguide switches are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. For more information contact Fairview Microwave online at www.fairviewmicrowave.com.

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