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.
- Radio Frequency Testing Procedures for Pickering switch cards
- Selecting an RF Connector - Understand the RF connectors used in switching products
- Why Use Terminated RF Switches? - Terminated RF switches can improve system performance; find out why.
- 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.
- Crosstalk and Isolation Plots - Understand the crosstalk and isolation plots, and their impact on user applications
- 40-870 and 40-830 Series Architectures - A simple guide to the configurations available for 3GHz RF switching
- Calibrating RF Modules with Souriau Multipole Connector - The 40-755 and the 40-754 are offered in two different connector versions, find out here the differences and how to calibrate the 40-754/5 version that uses Souriau MS-M RFconnectors
- Solid State RF Switching to 6GHz - See the range of 6GHz switching solutions using solid state switches
- RF Level Conversion - An easy way of swapping between different RF Level units
- 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.