Ventura, California – April, 2005

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. The newest product is an 18 GHz CANbus-Controlled SP6T Smart Switch with internal 50 Ω termination. DC characteristics include 22-26 VDC (24 VDC nominal operating current is 250 mA typical @ 20ºC) operation. Equipped with a latching actuator, this device switches in 50 ms (max).

This Smart Multi-Position Switch targets the ATE market and provides excellent insertion loss repeatability (±0.05 dB up to 9 GHz). CANbus architecture allows for an easy integration of large switching systems that could utilize over 150 switches in one network, reducing complex programming and integration time for an overall system.


Specifications (P/N 461H-480823A-3):

Frequency Range (GHz) DC – 4 4 – 8 8 – 12 12 – 18
VSWR (max.) 1.2:1 1.3:1 1.4:1 1.5:1
Insertion Loss(dB max.) 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6
Isolation: (dB Min.) 80 70 65 60
RF Power: WCW 100 70 60 45

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:/www.dowkey.com.