Ventura, California — January, 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, introduces a new family of electromechanical matrices based on a CANbus (Controller Area Network) interface. The CANbus interface provides simplicity and flexibility to the everincreasing complexity of today”s switch matrices. Developed specifically for the ATE market, the product line includes a Full Access (Fan-out) switch matrix that is designed to cover all present and future frequency bands for wireless applications.

There are 3 basic configurations of CANbus switch matrices: PN 2501 – a standard 6 x 6 with 6 input and 6 output SP6T switches; PN 2502 – a 6 x 6 Full Access (Fan-out) with 6 input broadband power dividers and 6 output SP6T switches; and PN 2503 – a 6 x 6 Full Access (Fan-out) with 6 input low noise amps, 6 input broadband power dividers, and 6 output SP6T switches.

Typical Specifications:

Model 2501 2502 2503
Frequency (GHz) DC to 18 .8 to 4 .8 to 4
VSWR (Max.) 1.8:1 1.7:1 2.0:1
Insertion Loss (Max.) 4 dB 10.5 dB 15 dB (gain)
Isolation (Min.) 85 dB 60 dB 60 dB
RF Power (CW) 25 10 -10 dBn

Dow-Key”s product line of switches range from Single-Pole Single-Throw to Single-Pole 14-Throw as well as Transfer, Inline models, Waveguide designs, Switch Matrices, Integrated Modular Assemblies, and related passive components. For more information, call the Dow-Key Sales Department at (805) 650-0260 or visit our web site at

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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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