Dow-Key Microwave (a subsidiary of Dover Corp., NYSE:DOV), is an AS9100 and ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of electromechanical coaxial and waveguide switches, Switch Matrices, Integrated Modular Assemblies, and related passive components. Dow-Key”s newest product offering is the Custom Programmable Delay Line Instrument.

The 8001 Programmable Delay Line Instrument offers wideband electrical signal delay and precision programmable control in one easy-to-setup and use instrument. Total delay is custom configurable up to 200 ns, and minimum step size resolution is 10 ps or 3.6 degrees per 1 GHz input signal frequency. Instrument control supports GPIB (IEEE488.2), Ethernet TCP/IP and RS-232 interface protocols.

The design of this instrument targets both R&D and ATE requiring high precision delay with programmable control in timing and synchronization, phase shifting, and noise cancellation applications.



  8001 Summary   8001 Summary
Delay Type Microwave relays and semi-rigid coaxial cable Power Handling 10W CW, 50W peak
Resolution (step size) Customer specified to 10 ps minimum Operating Life 400,000 operations
Delay Range Customer specified up to 200 ns maximum range Maximum Settling  Time 0.50 second
Phase Shift / Resolution per 1 GHz 3.6 degrees per 1 GHz input signal frequency (10 ps) Operating Temperature Range +10 to +30 degrees C
Frequency Range DC to 18 GHz Weight 4 kg+
Connectivity GPIB, Ethernet, and RS-232 interfaces standard or optional MT-100A Micro-terminal Physical Size 13 3/8″ long x 12 7/8″ wide x 5 ¼” high

Dow-Key”s product line of switches range from single-pole single-throw to single-pole 14-throw as well as transfer, inline, waveguide, switch matrices, and integrated modular switch assemblies. For more information, call the Dow-Key Sales Department at (805) 650-0260 or visit our web site at http:/