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RF Switch Operates to 3 GHz with 2 Million Switching Operations
Narda, an L-3 Communications company, introduced the Model MS-SMA-020 SPDT fail-safe RF mechanical switch that operates from DC to 3 GHz. It is appropriate for automated test equipment, base station transmitters and receivers, and general-purpose applications. The Model MS-SMA-20 will withstand 2 million switching operations, and it has insertion loss of <0.2 dB, isolation of 80 dB, and VSWR of 1.2:1. It can operate from -10 deg. C to +60 deg., C and it requires 28 VDC at 160 mA. The switch uses SMA female connectors and is housed in a rugged enclosure measuring 1.5 in. x 1.34 in. x 0.5 in.