Matrices in Focus: Model 4601 & Model 4701

Model 4601 and Model 4701

Dow-Key Switch Matrices in Focus: Electromechanical Model 4601 and Model 4701

VENTURA, Calif. (April 9, 2010): Dow-Key presents two of its existing switch matrices that distinguish themselves from the other electromechanical matrices in our portfolio as they are offered with:


  • Touch screen LCD (for local control) equipped with a friendly Dow-Key Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU) with Windows XP professional operating system
  • Removable hard drive
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Power LED monitoring


Model 4601and Model 4701 – are both non-blocking full fan-out RF matrices, with the capability of connecting any input to any one (or multiple) outputs simultaneously. Each model operated between 1 to 18 GHz and can be controlled remotely depending on the user’s choice of interface without any additional cost.

  • Ethernet (TCP/IP) and RS-232
  • GPIB (IEEE-4888) and RS-232


Input/Output Configurations:
Depending on the desired input/output configuration, the models are separated by the following arrangements:

  • Model 4601: from 4×4 to 8×8
  • Model 4701: from 9×9 to 12×12


Connector Type:
Standard unit are configured with N-type connectors at the input and with SMA-type connectors at the output terminals, but per customers need the type of connectors can be exchangeable upon request.


For further information and detail specifications, download the data sheets below or contact Dow-Key directly.


Data Sheet: Model 4601
Data Sheet: Model 4601

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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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