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New Mini-Circuits 8-switch matrix from Clarke & Severn Electronics

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Clarke & Severn Electronics  presents Mini-Circuits’ USB-8SPDT-A18, a general purpose USB controlled RF switch matrix designed for greater efficiency in RF and microwave test setups.
Containing eight electro-mechanical SPDT, absorptive fail-safe RF switches constructed in break-before-make configuration and powered by +24V DC with a switching time of 25 mSec typical, the new 8-switch matrix enables testing of multiple parameters or multiple DUTs in a single pass without stopping to connect or disconnect cables.
The eight absorptive switches allow for a large number of presets such as dual transfer switches, 2-in/8-out, an SP9T, or 2-in/6-out plus an SP3T. Any design configuration can be saved, with all jumpers and switch states clearly indicated for quick recall and setup, or as a handy reference when working on future projects.
The RF switches can be operated in all these configurations remotely using the supplied GUI program, or programmed by the user using the included API DLL com object. They also operate over a wide frequency band from DC to 18GHz, have low insertion loss (0.2 dB typical) and high isolation (85dB typical) making the switch matrix suitable for a wide variety of RF applications.
The Mini-Circuits 8-switch matrix is supplied with the software CD, USB cable, and 24VDC power.

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