Agilent’s L Series of economically priced, high-performance electromechanical switches operate up to 26.5 GHz with an operating life of 2 million cycles. The series is comprised of terminated and un-terminated SP4T and SP6T multiport switches, as well as a transfer switch. The series features guaranteed insertion loss repeatability of >0.03 dB throughout the 2-million-cycle operating life. This capability not only minimizes measurement uncertainty, but also reduces the downtime for recalibration and improves testing efficiency. According to the company, these switches provide the required functionality over their life expectancy and the flexibility to deal with the most complex switch matrix and automatic test equipment (ATE) applications.