Using an electromechanical matrix allows users to route multiple RF signals to multiple output paths, in the form of:
• Crossbar – one path exists between the input signal and the output path.
• Fan-Out – divides the input signal so that it can be routed simultaneously to different output paths.
• Fan-In – Combines all input signals and routes them simultaneously to the same output path.
These systems are designed for the applications: ATE (ideal for testing UUT) and SATCOM (for switching between communication signals in a larger scale). The primary advantages to using these units are the broad bandwidth, high density switching (route many inputs/output signals), and their perfect compatibility with low and high RF power applications. The trade-offs to using the units though are their slower switching speed, limited life, and larger systems. There are also a variety of software controls that come with all matrices including LCD/keypad or touch screen for manual control or Ethernet, RS-232, HTTP, LabView or GPIB for remote control. Our high-quality electromechanical matrices are engineered with precision and vary by Matrix type, Input/Output Configuration, Connector type, Frequency, and type of Software control.