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Switch Solutions for Systems with Low PIM Requirements

Dow-Key Microwave, the Leader in RF/Microwave Switch Manufacturing, Has A New White Paper on Switch Solutions for the Public

Dow-Key Microwave Corporation, the leading manufacturer of electromechanical switches for radio frequency (RF) and microwave applications has a new white paper, “Switch Solutions for Systems with Low PIM Requirements.”

Low-PIM-RequirementsThe “Switch Solutions for Systems with Low PIM Requirements” addition to the white paper page explains that the effect of nonlinearities is becoming more prominent in signals with higher amplitude, which causes intermodulation signals to interfere with the desired system behavior and introduces unwanted results. In order to avoid this and reduce intermodulation in passive devices, low PIM designs are necessary.

Dow-Key Microwave Corporation has invested in R&D for new RF switch products and was excited to introduce to the market a family of special RF switches which meet the very stringent and low intermodulation requirements imposed by today’s test and communication industries. The launch of the “Low PIM family” has provided capability for a much improved PIM performance (below-160 dBc) and is available as an option to users with low PIM needs.

The white paper focuses on defining Passive Intermodulation, and the concerns around PIM. It also discussed the cause of PIM in both general terms and in switches while also providing a solution for systems with low PIM requirements. For more information regarding this or other Dow-Key Microwave white papers, contact Dow-Key Technical Staff.

Dow-Key commits to deliver innovative switching solutions for the Test and Measurement market. The extensive qualification, along with the refinement of our manufacturing process for our latest Low Passive Intermodulation (PIM) switches, has enabled Dow-Key to build a solid foundation focused on the cutting edge of technology, and in areas directly in line with our customers’ needs.

Dow-Key Microwave Corporation is an American company that is headquartered in Ventura, California. All product design, assembly, and testing is done within their 36,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, and the company is world renowned for producing precision products that are made for space, commercial, and military use. Dow-Key, founded in 1945, is also the oldest continually operational RF Relay Manufacturer in the United States. Contact us for more products quote and information.

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Dow-Key Microwave Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of electromechanical RF Switches and Switching Systems, is part of the Microwave Products Group (MPG), which is a subsidiary of Dover Corporation. We specialize in Coaxial Switches, Waveguide Switches, Space Qualified Switches, Electromechanical Switch Matrices, Solid State Switch Matrices, Fiber Optic Switch Matrices, Programmable Delay Lines and much more. Specializing in RF Matrix, Switch Matrix, and RF Switches.

As a leader in RF technology, Dow-Key offers high performance waveguide switches operating up to 70 GHz, coaxial switches operating up to 40 GHz, Hi-Rel switches such as SPDT, transfer switch, T-Switch, various waveguide switches and switching blocks, and switching systems such as SATCOM modules, RF matrices with individual switches, non-blocking crossbar, fan-in and fan-out modules, hybrid switching solution and much more (electromechanical, solid state and fiber optics), in addition to, custom switching designs and reliable solutions, as it is required in today's fast paced communication industry. Our products are used in a wide range of different markets, from commercial, military and to space, with applications in ATE, avionics, ground based, satellite communications, broadcasting, Hi-Rel, and many more. We are specialized in RF technology and custom switching needs. Dow-Key Microwave is AS9100 / ISO-9001:2008 certified and is committed to provide unparalleled customer service, competitive pricing and on-time delivery. Founded in 1945, Dow-Key is the oldest continuously operational RF Relay manufacturer in the United States.

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