Ventura, California – August, 2001 — 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 GHz SP8T switch (P/N 581-430803E) with internal 50 Ω termination. DC Characteristics include 24-32 VDC (28 VDC nominal operating current is 180 mA typical @ 20ºC) operation. Equipped with a latching actuator, this device switches in 15 ms (max). The control circuitry includes self cut-off and TTL driver.

With a focus on the ATE (Automatic Test Equipment) market, this SP8T switch is the first product with its number of outputs that performs to 26 GHz. This high frequency performance is critical for testing the new generation of LMDS (Local Multi-Point Distribution Systems) communications system


Frequency Range(GHz) DC – 4 4-8 8-12 12-18 18-26
VSWR (max ) 1.10:1 1.15:1 1.20:1 1.8:1 2.3:1
Insertion Loss(max.) 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.80 0.50
Isolation (dB Min ) 80 80 75 55 50
RF POWER, WCW 100 70 50 30 15

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