August 19, 2014
- New PIN Diode Switches Up to 12 GHz with Isolation as High as 90 dB Unveiled by Pasternack
Irvine, CA - Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter
wave products, debuts an entirely new family of
high isolation PIN diode switches consisting of three low insertion loss, high isolation and high speed modules,
covering a frequency range of 1 to 12 GHz.
When signal integrity and performance are a critical component of system functionality, the higher the isolation
figure, the better the overall performance will be. Pasternack’s new PIN diode switches feature very high port-to-port
isolation of greater than 90 dB at 1-2 GHz, 80 dB at 2-4 GHz and 75 dB at 6-12 GHz. Insertion loss of the high isolation
switches from Pasternack varies between 1.0 dB and 2.5 dB depending upon the frequency and switching speed performance
ranges from 35 and 75 nanoseconds. These new RF switches are designed with complementary-metal–oxide–semiconductor
(CMOS) transistor–transistor logic (TTL) drivers, and are fully matched internally for 50 Ohm input and output, which
eliminates the customers need for any additional sensitive RF tuning components.
Pasternack’s new hi-rel PIN
diode switches are housed in SMA-connectorized casings that are built to withstand a wide operating temperature
range of -54 to +85 degrees C making them ideal for use in many common defense and commercial applications. These
particular PIN diode switches from Pasternack are also constructed to meet typical military specifications in areas
such as vibration, shock, temperature and humidity.
“Our new offering of high isolation switches are an important addition to our growing active RF component portfolio,”
explains Michael Rachlin, Director of Product Management at Pasternack. “By making a large library of active components
available from stock, Pasternack is helping RF engineers test their concepts and ideas more rapidly and complete their
projects on time.”
Pasternack’s new high isolation PIN diode switches are available today from stock. You can view the new RF switches
http://www.pasternack.com/pages/Featured_Products/high-isolation-pin-diode-switches.htm. Pasternack can be contacted
About Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers
the industry’s largest selection of passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted August 20, 2014