How To Create Your Own Switching System Using Dow-Key Products

VENTURA, Calif. (August 15, 2008) – Dow-Key Microwave is pleased to release three new Application Notes describing how one can build their own switching system by using Dow-Key CANBus switches together with an ENET or a GPIB Kit. The difference between the ENET and the GPIB kit lies in that the translator board uses either the TCP/IP protocol or the GPIB protocol respectively to transmit data.

The AN2008-08-CYOM application note describes in details how to select the CANBus switches and how to integrate the components provided in either Kit. It shows the user step by step how to create a matrix using Dow-Key switching solutions.

The software is further described in separate application notes, AN2008-08-ENET and AN2008-08-GPIB, differentiated by which communication protocol is used. These notes guide the reader in how to set up the communication and how to control it by using Dow-Key’s special SCPI commands. All command syntaxes are explained by using examples and the expected results are also shown.

To further learn more about how YOU can use Dow-Key’s switching solutions in order to put together your own solution, please refer to the application notes. For additional information, contact technical support.

Application Note AN2008-08-CYOM Rev1.0: How to Create You Own Matrix
Application Note AN2008-08-ENET Rev 1.1: Using the Ethernet Kit
Application Note AN2008-08-GPIB Rev1.1: Using the GPIB Kit

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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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