Pickering's PXI & LXI RF and Microwave Switching SolutionsWhat 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. 

Download these RF & Microwave resources:

RF & Microwave Switching Reference Map  White Paper: Making the Right Choices when Specifying an RF Switching System

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:

PXI Switch Modules Available

LXI Switch Modules Available:

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. 

For applications requiring a mix of RF and Microwave switching functions and the convenience of an Ethernet interface in the same 4U chassis, look no further than our LXI/USB modular chassis. These chassis accept any of our PXI RF and Microwave switches and attenuators.

You can find more information on RF & Microwave switching on our Knowledgebase or contact us to speak to one of our switching experts.

Need help?


Search our knowledgebase for information on software drivers, product comparisons and technical support for our entire product range.


Product Selector

Because we offer such a large range of products, this tool will help you narrow down our offering to get you the correct switch and simulation solution you need.

Try the selector

Resource center

From success stories and product videos to product literature and newsletters, find the information you need about our switching and simulation solutions.

Get the resources you need

Worldwide presence

We supply and support our products across the globe, with seven offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as additional representation. 

Find a local office or agent near you