What are RF and microwave switches?
They are devices that route high frequency signal through transmission paths. RF and microwave switches are used extensively
in microwave test systems for signal routing between instruments and devices under test (DUT). Incorporating a switch
into a switch matrix system enables you to route signals from multiple instruments to single or multiple DUTs — allowing
multiple tests to be performed with the same setup, eliminating the need for frequent connects and disconnects. RF and
Microwave switches allow your test system to make full use of the RF test equipment it contains. However, there is no
one solution that fits all systems, designing RF switching involves making engineering compromises that involve density,
connector choices, bandwidth, cost, switch topology as well as choice about the control interface.
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At Pickering we pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide range of RF and Microwave switch solutions to fit all applications.
These solutions are offered in many different switch topologies, relay types and form factors—covering frequencies from
low RF to 65GHz in both Ethernet LXI and PXI controlled platforms: