DOW-KEY ANNOUNCES RF MEMS SWITCH PRODUCT

Ventura, California – November, 2002

Dow-Key Microwave (a subsidiary of Dover Corp., NYSE:DOV), is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of electromechanical coaxial and waveguide switches, Switch Matrices, Integrated Modular Assemblies, and related passive components.

“MEMS technology will help us meet the demands of today”s market for even smaller, higher performing RF switches at lower cost. MEMS RF switches clearly demonstrate the true real-estate saving achieved by their use. We expect the demand to increase rapidly as soon as the value of MEMS becomes better understood in the market,” said Don Colletta, Vice President of Marketing.

RF switches are universal building block components used in cell phones, military communications, radar systems, and automated test equipment. FR switches using MEMS technology offer superior electrical performance, low power consumption, and long life in a micro-sized package.

Currently available is a SP2T switch (DKM812) with the following specifications.

 

Specifications:

Frequency Range (GHz) 300KHz-60 GHz  
Insertion Loss (dB Max.) 0.1 @ 900MHz 0.3 @ 6.0GHz
Isolation (dB Min.) 30 @ 0.5GHz 20 @ 6.0GHz
Return Loss (dB Max.) 15 @ 6.0GHz  

Samples are now available in a hermetically sealed SMT package or on a carrier board with SMA connectors. Production quantities will be available in Q1 2003. The product is manufactured by Teravicta Technologies.

For more information, call the DowKey Sales Department at (805) 650-0260 or visit our web site at http://www.dowkey.com.

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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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