Dow-Key Microwave Spotlights Diverse Range of Specialized RF Switch Solutions

Dow-Key Microwave Spotlights Diverse Range of Specialized RF Switch Solutions at
IEEE MTT-S 2006, Booth ,1512
Joins with MPG Sister Company K&L to Highlight Totally Integrated Microwave Solutions

Ventura, CA (June 13, 2006) Dow-Key Microwave, part of Dover Corporation’s Microwave Products Group (MPG), is showcasing its broad array of RF switch solutions and customer-focused services at IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2006, San Francisco, California, June 11-16. Visitors to booth ,1512 can learn about Dow-Key’s new compact 409 PCB mount switch that can be mounted directly on an electronic board as well as the company’s newly introduced family of 40 GHz RF switches and an extended life switch for the ATE market. In addition, Dow-Key executives will be discussing the company’s recently announced reduction in lead time for its 401, 411 and 535-565 product lines.

The totally integrated microwave solutions of Dow-Key and MPG sister company K&L Microwave, booth , 1504, as well as the companies’ joint commitment to engineering excellence and customer service, also are being highlighted during the show.

“Dow-Key and K&L are dedicated to providing customers with advanced, reliable microwave solutions that meet their diverse design, application and delivery requirements,” said Dave Wightman, president of Microwave Products Group. “Our adjacent booth displays will allow show visitors to conveniently address a wide range of microwave needs.”

Dow-Key products and services being featured at the show include the following:

Compact 409 PCB Mount Switch

As a high-quality alternative to solid state devices, the compact, robust 409 operates at a frequency range of DC – 3.0 GHz. The new 409 switch, which is specially designed for mounting directly on a PCB, is ideal for military, ATE and commercial applications that require higher power handling and greater resistance to severe environmental conditions than is offered by typical PCB mount switches.

Newly Introduced Family of 40GHz RF Switches

Designed to operate with high repeatability for both military and ATE applications, the newly introduced family of products provides users with a wide selection of 40 GHz RF switch options. The 40 GHz line includes SP6T Multiposition Coaxial Switches, DPDT (Transfer) Coaxial Switches, and SPDT Coaxial Switches. Standard with 2.9 mm RF connectors, all three switch offerings place an emphasis on superior reliability and phase and insertion loss repeatability.

Engineered for Life

Created in direct response to the demand for longer life mechanical switches in the ATE market, the SPDT latching switch features an operating life of 5 million cycles. It is available in a frequency range of DC-26.5 GHz. This unit is available with actuator coils designed for 12, 15, 24, or 28 volt operation. Equipped with a latching actuator, this device switches in 15 ms (max).

Faster Turnaround

Dow-Key’s commitment to providing unparalleled customer service and on-time delivery, is further proven by recently announced shortened lead times for its SPDT 401, 411 transfer switch and the multi-position 535-565 lines. These high demand switches are ideal for general applications and can be delivered in as short as one week from the time of order.

Totally Integrated Microwave Solutions

Dow-Key Microwave and K&L Microwave, both of which are part of Dover Corporation’s Microwave Products Group, together provide customers totally integrated microwave solutions. As world leaders in the design and manufacture of microwave switches and filters for military, commercial, wireless, and high-reliability space industries, Dow-Key and K&L strive to provide just the right synergy of advanced technologies, application expertise and support services.

About Dow-Key Microwave

Dow-Key Microwave Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of electro-mechanical switches, is a part of the Microwave Products Group within Dover Corporation (a $6+ Billion Fortune 300 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange). The Ventura, Calif.-based company is AS9100-certified and committed to providing unparalleled customer service, competitive pricing, on-time delivery, and switch products that are distinguished by quality and reliability. Founded in 1945, Dow-Key is the oldest continuously operational switch manufacturer in the United States.


Adolf Cheung
General Manager – VP of Sales and Marketing
Dow-Key Microwave Corp.
(805) 650-2329