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Pasternack releases new high isolation RF switches

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article image Pasternack’s high isolation PIN diode switches

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has introduced a new family of high isolation PIN diode switches featuring three low insertion loss, high isolation and high speed modules, and covering a frequency range of 1 to 12 GHz.

When signal integrity and performance are critical requirements for system functionality, a higher isolation will deliver a better overall performance. Pasternack’s new PIN diode switches feature very high port-to-port isolation of greater than 90 dB at 1-2 GHz, 80 dB at 2-4 GHz and 75 dB at 6-12 GHz. Insertion loss of the high isolation switches from Pasternack varies between 1.0 dB and 2.5 dB depending upon the frequency and switching speed performance ranges from 35 and 75 nanoseconds.

Pasternack’s new RF switches are designed with complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) transistor-transistor logic (TTL) drivers, and are fully matched internally for 50 Ohm input and output, eliminating the need for any additional sensitive RF tuning components.

Key features of Pasternack’s new hi-rel PIN diode switches also include SMA-connectorised casings capable of withstanding a wide operating temperature range of -54°C to +85°C; and ability to meet military specifications in areas such as vibration, shock, temperature and humidity. The wide operating temperature range makes the new switches suitable for various defence and commercial applications.

Pasternack’s new high isolation PIN diode switches are available from stock.

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