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New High-Performance RF Switches from Richardson Electronics supplied by Wireless Components

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Richardson Electronics introduces a new line of high-performance RF switches from M/A-COM Technology Solutions suitable for radar systems, automated test systems and high-speed packet data networks.  

The high isolation MASW-008543 SPDT RF switches available from Wireless Components feature ultra-fast settling time and improve the performance of 3G/4G infrastructure, instrumentation and radar systems.  

The RF switches are optimised from 0.5 to 4.0 GHz.  

Fabricated using M/A-COM Tech’s patent-pending low-gate-lag GaAs pHEMT technology, the RF switches have dramatically shortened gate lag, which in turn reduces settling time by a factor of roughly 1500 compared to older technology switches.  

Key features of the MASW-008543 RF switches: 

  • High isolation, 65dB at 2GHz
  • Superior isolation to insertion loss (IL) ratio at 65 dB vs. 0.70 dB IL (2GHz)
  • Ultra-low 90% - 99% settling time (including gate lag)

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