RF Switching Topics

    Pickering Interfaces manufactures 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 your application.

    • VSWR and Insertion Loss Plots - VSWR and insertion loss can have a significant 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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