RF Switching Topics

    Pickering Interfaces manufacture a number of different types of RF switching products with a wide range of capabilities, on this page find some topics which might help you understand the technical issues with RF switching and how the solutions we offer impact on your application.

    • VSWR and Insertion Loss Plots - VSWR and insertion loss can have a significant on on the RF levels through a system, and both are equally important. Find out why.

    • VSWR Interaction - If two RF switches are connected together with a perfect cable then VSWR in the switches will add insertion loss uncertainty into the system, a handy table may help

    • VSWR to Return Loss - Handy table which converts return loss to VSWR and shows the voltage error on an imperfect load

    • Power Loss Due Series Switch VSWR - When two RF devices with imperfect VSWR are connected in series the insertion loss can be more than you expect. This table identifies the loss bands you can expect.

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