Ventura, California – September, 2003
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. Its’ newest product is a high power, high shock 18 GHz SPDT Switch with SMA connectors. DC characteristics include 24-32 VDC (28 VDC nominal operating current is 300 mA typical @ 20ºC) operation. Equipped with a failsafe actuator, this device switches in 15 ms (max).
Dow-Key’s innovative design of the RF contacts and high power SMA connectors allows for a dramatic increase of power handling. In the X-Band application, the switch is able to handle CW power exceeding 130W and peak power 400W. This switch is designed to withstand a mechanical shock level of 100 g – 6 ms, pyrotechnic shock up to 2000 g, and random vibration exceeding 20 g rms.
Typical RF Performance (P/N 401A-630832):
|Frequency Range (GHz)||DC – 4||4-8||8-12||12-18|
|Insertion Loss (dB Max.)||0.15||0.25||0.35||0.45|
|Isolation (dB Min.)||80||70||65||60|
|RF Power, WCW||200||160||130||90|
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 https://www.dowkey.com.