Switch Matrix Product Line Minimizes Insertion Loss



American Microwave Corporation recently released a switch matrix product line from single pole to 65 throw with exceptional insertion loss.  The base specifications comprise:

  • Frequency: .5Ghz to 40GHz
  • Insertion Los:s <7dB up to 18GHz and <10dB up to 40GHz
  • Isolation: 65 dB minimum
  • Switching speed <500ns
  • Input/output: VSWR 2.0:1
  • Power supply: +5VDC @ 220mA max/-12VDC@45mA max

The innovative design is a single pole/25 throw hermetically sealed switch using a combination of suspended and stripline substrates and a switch control configuration via encoded 5-bit TTL inputs latched by the use of a dual rail strobe. 

The design maintains the basic specifications up to 40GHz and 65 throw.  Using a modular design AMC can rapidly and cost effectively modify the design for specific ELINT, EW or satellite ground station needs and deliver in 60-90 days. 

AMC has an extensive line of Switch Matrices, DVLA's, Power Dividers, Attenuators and is constantly evolving the technology to support it's military application customer base.