High Reliability RF Electromechanical Relay Switches Introduced
We introduced a new family of in-stock high reliability RF electromechanical relay switches with designs that range from 2 to 10 million life cycles. These new high-rel electromechanical RF relay switches from Pasternack are uniquely qualified for applications including: defense, commercial and military aviation, communications, radar, SATCOM, test instrumentation, medical devices and many other applications where the high reliability of your RF switch is critical.
This high-rel RF switch product line consists of 42 unique switch designs which include 38 connectorized RF models as well as 4 surface-mount devices with high reliability that boast a small footprint and lower cost than traditional connectorized packages. A unique patented design of the actuator and transmission link of these new Hi-Rel electromechanical relay RF switches has been optimized for magnetic efficiency and mechanical rigidity which guarantees operation up to 10 million life cycles with excellent repeatability. The rugged MIL-STD-202 qualified construction of each radio frequency relay electromechanical switch components is designed to withstand exposure to sine and random vibration and mechanical shock.
The new coaxial electromechanical high reliability switches are available in package styles using SMA & N Type connectors and include varieties from SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) through SP12T (Single Pole 12 Throw). Frequencies for these new RF switches range from DC to 40 GHz depending on the model and operating voltage ranges from +12V to +30V. Power ratings for the high rel RF switches range from 5W to 700W with high isolation up to 85 dB and low insertion loss of 0.15 dB at 1 GHz. Additional features of these RF electromechanical relay switches include indicators, a latching actuator, a fail-safe actuator and TTL Inputs.