Ventura, California – August, 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. Its newest product is a 26.5 GHz CANbus-Controlled SP6T Smart Switch with internal 50 Ω termination.

The switch utilizes the latest generation of Microcontrollers that incorporate a CANBus interface fully compliant with V2.0A and V2.0B standards. DC characteristics include 22-26 VDC (24 VDC nominal). Operating current is 250 mA typical @ 20ºC. Equipped with a latching actuator, this device switches in 15 ms (max).

This Smart Multi-Position Switch targets the ATE market and provides excellent insertion loss repeatability (±0.05 dB up to 9 GHz). Its CANbus architecture integrates easily into large switching systems that use more than 130 switches in one network, reducing complex programming and integration time.


Specifications: (P/N 461L-480822N)

Frequency Range (GHz) DC-4 4-8 8-12 12-18 18-26.5
VSWR (max.) 1.2:1 1.3:1 1.4:1 1.5:1 1.7:1
Insertion Loss(dB max.) 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.7
Isolation: (dB Min.) 80 70 65 60 55

Dow-Key”s offers a product line of switches ranging 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